Lyme Disease Does Not Exist!
Lyme disease does not exist!
Where did it come from? What is it? How do I fix it? These are the questions that inevitably come up when the diagnosis of Lyme disease is entertained. The doctors are vigorously divided and politics of the issue end with many patients committing suicide.
How can an infectious disease that soon celebrates its fortieth birthday be so widely politicized? What is the truth regarding the history of this mysterious disease? Is it chronic? Does it mimic other diseases? Is long-term therapy a patient's best option?
Lyme disease is Tuskegee syphilis experiment round two.
The Tuskegee experiment was a thirty-plus-year human experiment in which the CDC and NIH told African migrant workers that they had bad blood and subsequently followed the natural course of untreated syphilis.
The facts were these African American migrant workers had a complex multisystem illness and the NIH and CDC knew it.
The fantasy was the African migrant workers were told they had bad blood and given placebo treatment.
While we have centuries of experience telling us what to expect of the first great imitator, we have but a decade of experience with Lyme disease-less if we consider only the time since the causative organism, Borrelia burgdorferi, was identified. . . . the natural course of Lyme disease would be of considerable value to the practitioner since the first stage of Lyme infection is relatively mild, and patients may not present for months or even years after the initial infection (“Neurologic Manifestations of Lyme Disease: The New ‘Great Imitator,'” Reviews of Infectious Diseases 2, no. Supplement 6, September–October 1989).
A Patient's Personal Story
Controversial. Chilling. This groundbreaking exposé unearths relics of human ethics. Exposing bad bedside manner in the medical system, placebo treatments, and patients who grasp at straws. The United States disease control agencies playing Russian roulette with ecology and patient's health. Pins and needles. Daggers and darts. This book is a how-to to not freak out; shoot yourself; swallow Drano, antifreeze, and massive amounts of alcohol; overdose on opioids; suffocate with plastic bag; drown; have a friend hold the pillow; bathe with toasters; jump off a bridge; roll your wheelchair into a semi; and otherwise, survive with a swagger. This global mess is called Lyme disease.
“Ethan Cope's book exploring Lyme Disease presents a thoughtful, informative, balanced and hopeful review of this challenging condition, all offered from a very personal standpoint.” -Dr. Nancy Maloney MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation