Typically caught from a bite from
a tick, Lyme disease is a spirochete bacterial infection that can bring a wide
variety of symptoms, from fever to fatigue to dizziness. There is a
raging controversy (New York Times May 23, 2000, D1,10) over whether or not Lyme
disease symptoms can persist after a standard 30 to 60 day course of antibiotic
treatment. More conservative doctors believe that such treatment works in
all cases, and that if symptoms persist, some other disease is the cause.
Other doctors, and patients groups, believe that Lyme infection can persist, and
may require long-term antibiotic treatment.
At IPTQ I do not want to enter
into this controversy. However, I do want to suggest that IPT-boosted
antibiotic treatment may be a faster way to get results in treatment of Lyme
infection. And that it may be a better way to treat persistent Lyme
infection, if it exists. IPT had its first success in treating syphilis,
another spirochete disease, by enhancing drug delivery into the central nervous
system (CNS), where disease organisms were hiding. This may be useful in
treating Lyme disease as well.
I have heard rumors of an unnamed doctor trying insulin potentiation of
antibiotics for suspected Lyme disease, and getting promising results.
We need more than that if we are to know.