Sarah

Lyme Vaccine?

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I am working through the update to the CountrySide and Small Stock Journal iLL ATOCI.

 

101/02/32.  (2017 March/April).

 

"A very effective Lyme disease vaccine was invented in the late 1900s, but is no longer available.  The vaccine manufacturer discontinued production in 2002, stating slow sales because of low consumer demand.  The protection provided by this vaccine worked similar to the tetanus vaccine, which diminishes over time and must be administered every 10 years."

 

Anyone know who was the manufacturer? 

 

Anything?

 

Sarah

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Wow.....my good friends [husband and wife almost always both contract this]  have this horrid disease and I've never heard of this.  If you find anything, post it here please.

 

There is such controversy and a HUGE increase in the disease [and more accurately diagnosed]....that I begin to wonder WHY it was actually discontinued. 

 

MtRider  :tinfoilhatsmile:

 

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Today there are no vaccines available to prevent Lyme disease, and it is unlikely that another will be developed and licensed in the near future – not because of a lack of interest or problems with development, but because of the

precedent set by the first vaccine’s ultimate failure in the court of public opinion.  

 

While I'm not completely sold on vaccination, I am not at all confident about the intelligence and knowledge base of "the court of public opinion" .  I strongly believe that if one does not have knowledge about a subject, one does not have the right to an opinion......obviously.  Seems like a whole load of folks don't see it my way though and carry on with opinions without a shred of evidence/knowlege.  :gaah:

 

I don't know enough about this to have an opinion about this vaccine.  But I have enough knowledge about the suffering and deadly consequences of Lyme disease to shudder at the thought of losing a potential weapon against it.  :(   Especially when the numbers of victims of this disease is growing rapidly.  Unfortunately this vaccine came out during the time when tooooo many doctors were misdiagnosing and had not yet realized that "one round of antibiotics" did NOT always cure this disease.  People were dying from it and the docs continued to state:  If you still have symptoms after antibiotics, then you don't have Lyme disease.  .........."Okay, what DO I HAVE????", patients would ask.  :shrug:   ....as doc backs away slowly and runs from the room.  It was unacceptable for docs to respond in that era of time.  Slowly this odd and deadly mandate among their profession has been changing.  Too many docs "jumped the fence" and could no longer be blacklisted for not following "acceptable protocols" in diagnosing Lyme disease.  ....it's been a horror story and still doesn't have a happy ending.  :pray:

 

MtRider  ....thanks for the link, Sarah.

 

 

 

 

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There's LDA (low dose antigen or allergy...I can't remember which) that some (non-mainstream; probably allergy and intergrative med) doctors are using for patients with allergies.  Because there's so much that I'm allergic to, I would like like to do it in the next few years.   Anyway, my doc was telling me there was a Lyme treatment one.    I've not read up on it as it's not something I'm dealing with.   Might be worth looking into for those dealing with Lyme disease.

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Hmm...  No email received that there was an update.  Yesterday and today.  glitch?

 

Agreed, Mt_Rider.  I also suspect that the original was too limited.  The end of that linked page said another was under development for -multiple- strains.

 

Out_of_the_ordinary. Same for the LDA treatments.  Would such address the correct strain?  Can we identify the correct strain given the difficulty we are still having in the identification / detection of the disease?  Could it even work?  An allergy treatment for a disease?

 

Well, it is said that the start of wisdom is saying, "I do not know". 

 

Sarah.

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7 hours ago, Sarah said:

Hmm...  No email received that there was an update.  Yesterday and today.  glitch?

 

Agreed, Mt_Rider.  I also suspect that the original was too limited.  The end of that linked page said another was under development for -multiple- strains.

 

Out_of_the_ordinary. Same for the LDA treatments.  Would such address the correct strain?  Can we identify the correct strain given the difficulty we are still having in the identification / detection of the disease?  Could it even work?  An allergy treatment for a disease?

 

Well, it is said that the start of wisdom is saying, "I do not know". 

 

Sarah.

I don't know.  Like I said, I haven't looked into the Lyme part as it is not something I'm dealing with.  My doctor said they are seeing good results.    LDA isn't a traditional allergy treatment. 

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