I have posted much of this once before, but feel it might be appropriate again.
I have a friend with an MS diagnosis in Ohio; she thinks her problem is really Lyme Disease. I will copy and paste here some of her info:
"One doctor who is up on hormones as they related to Lyme and all of the co-infections is Dr. Crist in Missouri. His website is: http://www.drcharlescrist.com/
hypoglycemia is very prevalent in Borreliosis also. All of these diseases are related.
Researchers in Sweden have proven that most MS cases are caused by the L-form of Borrelia burgdorferi! It is hard to test for. It does not show up on the normal ELISA or Western Blot for Lyme disease. I have pictures of my blood taken back in 2000. My Borrelia spirochetes have morphed into the L-form.
Bowen labs in FL test for all of the forms of this spirochete (www.Bowen.org
). I am controlling my blood sugar by eating protein every few hours. If my blood sugar falls too low I get in trouble.
I also stay away from sugar and white bread!
My Lyme literate doc in PA had me on Levoxyl for the thyroid also.
There is so little known about the L-form of the Borrelia spirochete. Some researchers call it the cyst form of the bacteria. I have pictures of that form of the bacteria in my body. It is a for not easily found.
I know lots of Lyme patients that are hypoglycemic. I am sure this bacteria messes up the body's insulin levels. It does so much else!
I still believe a MS diagnosis is bogus. It is a cop out dx for docs who are too lazy to look for a true cause!
Bowen labs in FL is probably who you heard the name Bowen from. Dr. JoAnne Whitaker is the researcher. I am not sure where the Bowen name came from.
Dr. Lida Mattman has been researching stealth viruses for years. Her books can be found on Amazon. She also talks about the L-form in her books.
In addition to the Lyme spirochete it is also important to get tested for Babesia and Ehrlichia.
Both are equally just as bad.
I wish somebody would study all of these so-called "autoimmune" diseases with an open mind. I guess there is too much money to be lost if it is found that there is one underlying cause."
She has also mentioned ILADS (www.ilads.org
). Are you acquainted with this group?
Maybe you folks will find something here useful.