Ms. I. tells us of her history, suffering from Lyme disease in the United States. Could Guatemala be the premier Lyme Disease Treatment destination of the future?
We’re working on it.
From her letter to GMT….
… I have been sick and unable to work for 11 years… I have been through Hell, and I am a shell of what I used to be. I was VP of Global Development for a Software company at age 30 — type A, energetic, smart & full of life. I struggle with pain, low-grade fevers, dizziness, seizures, nerve damage, profound exhaustion, insomnia, weakness, failed endocrine system, chronic “off the charts” systemic inflammation…..the list goes on. And on. And on.
I was wondering if there may be help for me through your service (Guatemala Medical Travel), in terms of an infectious disease specialist who is familiar with Lyme, or a team of MD’s, like a Neurologist, Endocrinologist, Rheumatologist & Infectious Disease specialist who could help effectively treat me. Stem cells? IV’s of nutrients & antibiotics?
Lyme is a horrible disease that affects every body system. It’s so hard to treat late stage because the spirochetes burrow into the muscles and invade the brain, eyes & heart. That is to say, it doesn’t just hang out in your blood, so antibiotics (I’m on 5 currently) can’t get to everything to kill it. Then, many antibiotics are resistant or cannot penetrate the biofilms. It’s just awful and makes for a very depressing existence and early death.
I’m not sure if you are aware of Lyme Disease and the enormous controversy (which is all money related and controlled by big pharma & insurance companies) in the States. Many MD’s have lost their licenses for treating patients. It’s simply unconscionable. “Under Our Skin” is a great documentary that won many awards and will explain the madness behind Lyme and treating it. I think you would enjoy it very much, just based on your mission of wanting to provide affordable and effective health care for people.