Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia - A Case Study

Uncategorized Dec 01, 2023

Woman 50’s – Fibromylagia and Lyme disease – Treatment to Remission – A Case Study



Diagnoses – Symptomatic and Autoimmune

A woman in her late 50's presented with diagnoses of Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, insomnia, tinnitus, POTS, positional vertigo, and more. This woman reported that he has had chronic symptoms her whole life. Symptoms became severe in 2017. This woman did Dr. Patrick Lynch's Lyme disease treatment for 10 months and has reached and remained in complete remission.

Diagnoses – Pathogenic

This woman also has a positive diagnosis for SIBO, H Pylori, and Lyme disease borrelia Bougdorferi.



Dietary modifications: For 10 months, this woman adhered to dietary modifications for the purpose of not feeding the pathogenic load, so that she can make headway with treatment. This prevents rapid proliferation, which may cause her to chase her tail and never make substantial progress or ever reach remission.

Detoxification support: S-acetyl glutathione (SAG) to assist detoxification. Dosed specifically to her body weight and pathogenic presentation. Caution is used with specific infections, as needed with her to prevent increased symptoms with SAG.

Herbal therapy: Treatment begins slow with very small doses. Increased aggressiveness and herbal rotation to offset pathogenic resistance is consistent through treatment. The approach was to go after all categories of chronic infections, clean the vascular system so that the antimicrobial properties can reach all areas, aid digestion, calm the nervous system, reduce pain, aid organ function, balance hormones, dissolve biofilm and cystic formations at the appropriate times and more.

Pharmaceutical grade essential oils: As treatment progresses, essential oils are used to increase aggressiveness and help saturate the tissues of the body with antimicrobial properties. These oils work synergistically with the herbal therapy and can be an essential component to reaching remission.

Argentyn 23 and Colloidal Silver: These two were pulsed twice for one month each throughout treatment for the purpose of cleaning the sinuses to prevent internal reinfection from swallowing contaminated mucus and to assist internal microbial balance.


Most of this woman’s symptoms decreased within two weeks, many completely subsided. She had a few days here and there throughout treatment where significant die-off reactions took place, such as fatigue, headaches, and increased pain. She also decided to partake in Thanksgiving dinner with foods that were recommended not to eat on the protocol, which sent her in to a temporary flare with increased symptoms for a few days. Overall, this woman reached remission of all symptoms associated with Lyme disease, and other chronic multiple systemic infections. 4 months later while writing this case study, she reports still feeling great and even better than she did when she completed the protocol. She has her health, energy and strength back to the point where she does what she wants and likes to do with vigor. She began a high intensity job before the completion of the protocol. She lives and works on a very involved farm that keeps her busy. She travels and is overall a very happy and blessed individual.

This woman was educated how to prevent this from happening again and how to live a long happy and healthy life without recurrence of a chronic infection(s).


Symptoms at the Beginning of Treatment

Pain & Tension – Inflammation – Immune System

  1. Chief complaint: Severe fatigue. Exhaustion upon waking in the morning.

  2. Lumbar and hip sciatica on the right side

  3. Right sided shoulder pain

  4. Base of neck pain

  5. Sharp pains down the neck

  6. Electrical zap pains under the left

  7. Ocular migraines

  8. Joint pain in the hands

  9. Gall bladder area pain

  10. Right kidney area pain

  11. Tender achy areas all over the body - fibromyalgia

  12. Neck tension

  13. Head tension

  14. Shoulder blade tension

  15. Pressure in the right ear


Obscure Symptoms - Inflammation

  1. Difficulty concentrating – Potential cerebral Inflammation

  2. Slow flow – Potential inflammation of the ureter

  3. Bilateral tinnitus – Potential inflammation of the auricular nerves

  4. Difficulty swallowing – Potential esophageal inflammation

  5. Chronic constipation – Potential inflammation of the bowel

  6. Short term memory loss - Potential cerebral Inflammation


Neurological Symptoms – Potential Neuroinflammation Leading to Degeneration

  1. Numbness and tingling in the hands, arms, lower legs and feet

  2. Positional vertigo

  3. Anxiety – feels it in the gut

  4. Tongue spasms

  5. Heart palpitations

  6. Warmth feeling on the right side of the body


Elevated Histamine Related Symptoms – Immune Related  

  1. Intermittent fevers and hot flashes. Her body feels like a furnace in the evening.

  2. Allergic reactions upon waking in the morning – 30 minutes of sneezing and clear mucus.

  3. Insomnia


Symptoms with Many Potential Causative Factors – Immune Suspicion Here

  1. Blurry vision – Potential vascular or cornea inflammation

  2. General feeling of sickness – Overload of histamine, cortisol and toxicity while accompanying a multitude of symptoms and fatigue.

  3. Hunches over when standing – Inflammation à Neurological à Potential cervical and or thoracic deformity.


Demographics & Travel in Relation to Acquired Sickness and Diagnoses

  • Raised in Louisiana – Bitten by many ticks and mosquitos throughout upbringing.

    • Highschool boyfriend came down with Epstein Barr and gave it to her. Bed ridden for 3 months. 

  • 1982 - Venezuela – Got sick. Fever, lasted a week

  • 1987 – 1994 Frankfurt Germany – Chronic inflammation and pain – Acquired Fibromyalgia diagnosis. Daughter born in ’89. Giving birth can be traumatic and suppress the immune system, thus increasing the pathogenic load in the body.

  • Colorado Springs after divorced – lived there for 5 years. Potential stress suppressing immune system, thus increasing the pathogenic load.

  • California to Marin

  • Asia – Panang Malasia

  • Oregon Present


Making Sense of the Diagnostics

This woman had multiple diagnoses of Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, insomnia, tinnitus, POTS, positional vertigo, and more.

This woman also had positive laboratory diagnostics of H Pylori, borrelia Bougdorferi and small intestine bacterial overgrowth with more suspicion of pathogenic involvement.

Lab Testing: Whether or not the pathogenic laboratory diagnoses are causes or partial causes of the diagnosed autoimmune diseases of fibromyalgia and more, it is sensible to consider that an elevated pathogenic load may be the causative factor of all of this woman’s symptoms.

The reason not to point a finger at H Pylori, SIBO or borrelia, is because there could be many other pathogens that have not been tested for that could be contributing to or causing all of the symptoms.

Demographics: We did look at demographics and found that this woman did have an acute sickness in Venezuela in 1982. Even though acute symptoms lasted for a week, the infection could have gone dormant and incubated in the body over time, thus potentially contributing to the chronic symptoms. We don’t know what that infection was, but we could consider what she ate, what the quality of the water, if she was bit by a mosquito, or swam somewhere where she later found was polluted with E.coli and giardia. We did not go down that investigatory road due to the nature of the symptoms and due to my procedure of going after all pathogenic categories, with the exception of rapid flesh-eating bacteria. So, we can consider this event parasitic, viral or bacterial of some kind.

How Far Back Did Chronic Symptoms Present: We know this woman had chronic symptoms since she was a child. We know she lived in Louisiana and had multiple tick and mosquito bites. That said, we can consider an elevated pathogenic load of the Lyme disease borellia Bougdorferi spirochete.

SIBO Consideration: Small intestine bacterial overgrowth creates lesions in the small intestine. When this happens, the bacteria develop a doorway to the circulatory and lymphatic system. This can allow SIBO to become systemic.

H Pylori Consideration: Helicobactor Pylori is a spirochete that commonly lives naturally in the stomach. Stomach acid has been hypothesized to keep H Pylori under control. Stress or trauma can suppress digestive function and allow H Pylori incubate, proliferate and make its way into the tissue of the stomach, vascular system, lymphatic system and nervous system.

Ruled Out: Co-infections: This woman did not present with symptoms associated with malarial type infections, though not to say she did not have them. She did not present with night sweats, cramping of the calves or sternum or chest. She did have chronic constipation; however, she did not have serious IBS. Her WBC was not low which many times, along with certain symptoms, can be a clue to malarial type protozoa or bacteria intracellular infections. She did not have electrical-like sharp shooting zap-like pains with the exception of one location that seemed not to fit in the same category. She also did not have any burning pain anywhere in the body. Her vascular system was not apparently compromised and her nervous system even in the midst of her neurological symptoms seemed relatively unaffected by certain infections. This is a good thing because I believe that contributed to a less intense die-off presentation. If she did have any of these co-infections, then her body did not react to them like many others do.

Ruled Out Environmental Toxicity: Going back on this woman’s life, she did not live near a paper mill or other mill that toxified the air in the environment. Her drinking water never had a history of being affected negatively, she did not have an occupation where she worked around chemicals or heavy metals daily, she did not have breast augmentation that could have caused internal leakage, and she had no history of acute exposure that made her sick at any time. If she did, environmental toxicity might be a contributing factor, however based on this woman’s history, a pathogenic cause is more likely the case.

Stress and Trauma: Lay people, practitioners of different kinds and doctors may consider the causative factor of people’s chronic disease presentations could be caused by trauma and or chronic stress. They report this like it is a fact. I report nothing as a fact unless it is scientifically proven. I am all about reporting things hypothetically when they are hypothesized. That way, I can remain open for change. I can respond accordingly to hypotheses, but I still do not call it a fact. People spend tens of thousands of dollars on shrinks and counselors who claim their chronic illness is due to stress and trauma and their symptoms don’t improve. Instead, they learn to live with their symptoms.

I find that people’s symptoms increase, or they may develop chronic symptoms after a traumatic event. In fact, I hypothesize this happened to me as well others who I have treated and cleared all chronic symptoms. This was not done by somatic, cognitive, or exposure therapy or EMDR. In fact, I tried those and they did nothing for my chronic symptoms.

An increase of chronic symptoms or the sudden development of lethal symptoms after trauma is common. This is likely because one’s pathogenic load in the body is already high but kept in place due to the body’s immune system. Research studies show, when trauma occurs, the immune system shuts down temporarily. When the immune system shuts down, infections that were kept dormant by the immune system come out of hiding and begin causing damage to the body. When this happens, the immune system turns back on over time like a light switch in a hyper mode because of the excess pathogenic involvement. This can cause an increase in severity of chronic symptoms. This can also cause lethal symptoms that need emergency intervention. This is all hypothesis, however, taking this hypothesis into consideration and working with it as if it was indeed the reason, led me down the path of successful treatment, every time.

This woman had chronic stress from her job, which weakens the immune system for a prolonged period of time. This is hypothesized to contribute to the rapid increase in her pathogenic load. She also had a child in 1987 which may have been a traumatic event for her.

Explanation of Diagnostics: We know one job of the immune system is to help keep microbes under control. We, including doctors, have not been trained or educated that pathogenic microbes are the main cause of degeneration and death, thus contributing to the cycle of life. They are a part of Mother Nature. They have purpose. One might consider chronic systemic inflammation that is generated by the immune system to be potentially caused by pathogenic microbes. All these woman’s symptoms are caused by the immune system. There are a bagillion microbes that exist in nature. There are many kinds of strep, widespread bacteria, protozoa, mold, fungus, spirochetes and yeasts. Being that this woman has had chronic symptoms her whole life leads me to consider her immune system has been compromised for a long time, thus allowing her body more susceptible to other types of infections. Being that her symptoms are immune related, it is fair to consider SIBO, H Pylori and one of the Lyme disease borellia pathogens at least part of the cause. My approach is to go after all categories of pathogenic microbes, so nothing is left out.

I thought to myself, "okay, here we go. This symptom presentation is enormous, and this woman has been sick her whole life. We "may" be in for a rocky road for at least a little while."


Getting On Board with the Lyme Protocol

Being that everyone is different in regard to how they heal, I do not have expectations nor preliminary hypotheses how people will do before they begin treatment with me. Instead, I remain open, see how people do and respond accordingly along the way. There are patterns that most people share along the road at specific times, however, I am completely open to how one does in the beginning, a they get on board with treatment. 


This Woman's Healing Process

In this woman's case, she did amazingly well as she began treatment. Of course, we began slow, with caution, so that reactions were minimized. As I recall, most of her symptoms had significantly decreased within the first month. It was quite impressive and gratifying for both of us to observe many of her symptoms decrease within the first month for somebody with such a large symptom presentation in severity, frequency and for how long she has had them. I continued to remain open for change, thinking that this could be just a temporary reduction in symptoms. 

This woman's healing process was both easy on her as well me. Treating her was easy. Check-in visits were essential every 5 weeks for reasons such as tracking progress, making sure treatment is not going backwards, make sure the person is still doing the treatment correctly as things shift and change throughout treatment, address things as they come up, modify treatment when ready, and so forth.

This woman was impeccable with treatment. She complied with the dietary modifications impeccably with one or two breaks for a day each. She continued to improve by having more energy, regaining her strength, regaining clarity of mind with an improved ability to concentrate and focus, and had a continual decrease in symptoms throughout treatment. She was back to health before treatment was complete has reached and remained in remission thus far. I am confident she will remain in remission if she does what is necessary to prevent bites and or properly treat them in the moment, maintain proper hygiene and take a month every 6 months to take herbs I recommend to help keep the natural pathogenic load under control. 



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