Lyme disease develops when a tick infected with Borrelia burgdorferi transmits the bacteria into your bloodstream. Lyme bacteria have goals to reproduce and spread to all parts of your body. They are like tiny soldiers trying to conquer a nation. Only, in this case, the “nation” is your body.
Like all soldiers, Lyme bacteria must be smart and well protected. Their ability to stay alive even when you are treated with antibiotics has scientists and researchers on a mission to develop a better solution. There are several ways Lyme bacteria protect themselves:
- Going dormant or inactive
- Hiding in the lining of cell walls
What Are Biofilms?
Biofilms are a substance in which bacteria can hide and be protected from antibiotics. They have been described as a buildup of a substance, like plaque or a shell where bacteria can hide. They can be so small they are undetectable by the human eye. Biofilms thrive on wet surfaces. When Lyme bacteria contact a preferred surface, they start building a biofilm.
To build a biofilm, bacteria use a mixture of sugars, proteins, and nucleic acids to form a gooey substance that the biofilm micro-organisms can stick to and act as building blocks. Once biofilms are constructed, some micro-organisms will break off, seek new surfaces, and build more biofilms.
Having multiple biofilms in your body leads to chronic infections and diseases, such as Lyme disease. Some research shows 80% of chronic conditions are caused by biofilms due to their resistance to antibiotics.
Detecting Biofilms in the Bloodstream
No instrument or test can locate biofilms in the bloodstream to date. However, if you have chronic Lyme disease symptoms, you have biofilms. It is the biofilms that cause the symptoms, including:
Physical Symptoms of Chronic Lyme Disease
- Periods of flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, and sweats
- Inflammation and swelling
- Stiffness in the neck and joints
- Muscle aches and pains
- Tingling or numbness in the arms or legs
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Shortness of breath
- Allergic sensitivity or reactions to some foods and chemicals that did not exist before
- Heart palpitations or irregular heartbeats
Emotional Symptoms of Chronic Lyme Disease
- Mood swings or outbursts
- Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
- Suicidal ideations
Cognitive Symptoms of Chronic Lyme Disease
- Difficulty concentrating and staying focused
- Memory problems
- Sleep disturbances
- Trouble forming words and thoughts
It’s important to note that you do not have to experience every symptom to have chronic Lyme disease. You may only experience one symptom that is severe or multiple symptoms that are moderately painful.
Treatment for Lyme Disease
The first line of defense against Lyme disease is antibiotics. Most doctors prescribe a strong antibiotic for two or three weeks. When diagnosed with Lyme disease early, this method works. However, there are other circumstances when a round of antibiotics will not work.
Lyme disease symptoms mimic those of other conditions. Not everyone receives a correct diagnosis. Often, general practitioners prescribe medicines to treat the symptoms rather than discover the source of the problem. Treating the symptoms does not lead to recovery.
Another circumstance occurs when you receive a false-negative test result. Even when general practitioners test you for Lyme disease, the tests are not always accurate. You can have Lyme disease and receive a negative test result if Lyme bacteria are protected by biofilms at the time of the test.
To avoid these circumstances, work with a Lyme-literate doctor, who can diagnose you based on symptoms and an analysis of your blood. They can also treat you with the latest, most advanced methods, including the ones below:
Dapsone Biofilm Treatment Protocol
Researchers are finding outstanding results when using Dapsone to treat Lyme disease, an antibiotic that treats slow-growing or persistent bacteria. It has been used to treat malaria, leprosy, and inflammatory diseases for many years.
This drug can be harsh, and many people trying it won’t be able to tolerate it. However, those who do have improved symptoms in a short period.
Dapsone should only be given as a last resort treatment when you have tried numerous other protocols in the year prior, like IV antibiotics, disulfiram, methylene blue, and herbal mixtures.
According to the founder of the Dapsone biofilm treatment protocol for Lyme disease, Dr. Richard Horowitz, Dapsone must be administered to Lyme patients at the lowest dose when beginning the treatment. Combine it with the following to complete the protocol:
- Rifampin or grapefruit seed extract
- Minocycline or Doxycycline or Biaxin or Zithromax
- Liposomal curcumin
- Liposomal glutathione
Working with a Lyme-literate doctor is critical since there can be side effects that your doctor may need to monitor and adjust the protocol accordingly. Side effects can include anemia, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, increased heart rate and breathing, and insomnia.
Alternative and Supplemental Biofilm Treatment Protocol for Lyme Disease
Your Lyme-literate doctor can provide biofilm treatments that can be used with the Dapsone protocol. Alternative protocols can help annihilate biofilms from the inside and outside. If any part of a biofilm is left in your bloodstream, it can grow and rebuild, and eventually, you will experience chronic symptoms once again.
One alternative treatment is with the combination of anthracycline and antimicrobials. Together, these medicines can stop DNA and RNA synthesis. Meaning they prevent biofilms from replicating and spreading in the bloodstream.
While eradicating biofilms, your Lyme-literate doctor can perform therapeutic apheresis or plasmapheresis. This procedure removes infected plasma and blood from your system and replaces them with healthy plasma and blood.
Dendritic cell vaccines are created from your blood. They boost the immune system by activating white blood cells. This process retrains the immune system from working correctly.
Lyme-literate doctors follow a four-step process in treating tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease. The four steps include:
- Treating the active infection
- Eradicating biofilms and any persistent cells
- Eliminating toxins
- Stimulating the immune system
If you have questions about biofilm treatment protocol for Lyme disease, reach out to Lyme Mexico today!