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Board: Lyme Disease 12-25-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 897
Posted By jenj770
Re: Still confused - Lyme, Lupus, something else?

If you tested positive for lyme (and with your symptoms!) then you have lyme. You need to find a qualified lyme specialist, an LLMD - lyme literate medical doctor - to treat you. From what I...
Board: High Cholesterol 12-24-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By jenj770
Re: High LDL Need Suggestion Easy To Swallow Pill

Hello Again,

I have had no problems with gas nor have I heard of anyone else taking this having this problem. This isn't a prescription drug but something you would purchase at an HFS or vitamin...
Board: High Cholesterol 12-24-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By jenj770
Re: High LDL Need Suggestion Easy To Swallow Pill

Hello,

Are you saying you want to try alternative methods to lower your LDL? If the pill size is a problem you can always cut it in half. Red Yeast Rice (Nature's Plus brand. It's large but as I...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 12-24-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By jenj770
Re: No idea about the Vitamin B12 supplement!!

After antibiotic therapy you need to push probiotics to replace the flora in the gut that was denuded from the abx. If you don't do this, GI problems, such as diarrhea, cramping, etc. can result.
Board: Lyme Disease 12-23-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By jenj770
Re: Lyme and GP

Hi,

You are seeisng a GP, not an LLMD? If correct, you really need to see a lyme specialist. The problem for many doing abx for lyme is exactly what you have described - severe and ongoing GI...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 12-23-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 46,325
Posted By jenj770
Re: Does Vitamin D3 CAUSE more bone/joint pain?

If, after testing, you do find you need a D supplement, take K2 along with it to help the D go where it's supposed to go.

Jen
Board: Lyme Disease 12-20-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By jenj770
Re: What is Borderline Lymes??

There is no such thing as "borderline lyme"! This is like saying that someone is borderline pregnant. A GP is not qualified to diagnose or treat lyme disease. Please read the sticky post at the top...
Board: Lyme Disease 12-20-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By jenj770
Re: Looking for LLMD in NYC

Hi Ryan,

There are a number of LLMDs in NYC and NJ. There is one in Staten Is. that I know of. However, we cannot post doctor's names here. I'm sure if you did the research you could locate these...
Board: High Cholesterol 12-20-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,727
Posted By jenj770
Re: Just diagnosed High Cholesterol

It really would be helpful to see all your figures> HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, to determine your exact ratios, which give a more accurate picture than the TC alone.
Board: High Cholesterol 12-19-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By jenj770
Re: Niaspan

I agree with previous poster. Twin Labs makes a very cheap and effective Flush Niacin.
Board: Lyme Disease 12-09-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By jenj770
Re: lyme test

I also developed P.O.T.S. This is not uncommon for lymies. A Naturopath who is skilled in treating lyme patients would certainly be acceptable, if you prefer to go alternative, but this would...
Board: Lyme Disease 12-09-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By jenj770
Re: lyme test

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Board: Lyme Disease 12-09-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By jenj770
Re: How reliable are the Lyme tests?

Many people with lyme disease never test positive.This is why clinical symptoms are the primary diagnostic tool. Please read the sticky post at the top of this lyme board titled "Lyme Newbies" for...
Board: Lyme Disease 12-08-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By jenj770
Re: Flu shot and lyme

Me either! :cool:

Jen
Board: High Cholesterol 12-02-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By jenj770
Re: ldl cholesterol

Some of us here use Red Yeast Rice and a ubiquinol CoQ10. The best RYR product, in terms of monoaclins and free of citrinin, is from Nature's Plus. Exercise and a low carb diet would also be...
Board: High Cholesterol 12-02-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By jenj770
Re: High but Healthy?

Re: lowering LDL. Some of us here use Red Yeast Rice and a ubiquinol CoQ10. The best RYR product, in terms of monoaclins and free of citrinin, is from Nature's Plus.
Board: Lyme Disease 11-30-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By jenj770
Re: cb1220

You could just do foot soaks to get the extra mag in your system. I have found colloidal silver drops good for ear aches.

I hope things start turning around for you soon.
Board: Lyme Disease 11-30-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By jenj770
Re: cb1220

You don't need to have had the bulls eye rash to have lyme. Most actually never had one. I never took abx so maybe someone else will respond to that question.

But are you detoxing? If not, this...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-30-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By jenj770
Re: cb1220

I'm a bit confused. Are you actually seeing an LLMD - lyme literate medical doctor? This is someone who just specializes in lyme disease. You mention other specialists so it isn't clear (to me). An...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-30-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By jenj770
Re: 5 Year old with possible lyme in Syracuse NY

Hi,

Please read the two sticky's at the top of this board "lyme newbies" and how to find an LLMD (lyme literate medical doctor). You might try ILADS or other lyme associations for names of honored...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-29-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By jenj770
Re: 41 with high cholesterol

You didn't state your triglycerides but these numbers indicate:

TC/HDL ratio = 3.4 <4.5

LDL/HDL ratio = 2.2 < 3.2

Doctors just look at the total number instead of the more important...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-28-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By jenj770
Re: Dr. States My Cholesterol Is High. Am I?

Too bad you don't have a doc who understands the importance of ratios over the total cholesterol. But maybe you could find one so inclined who could speak on your behalf or write a letter to the...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-27-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,732
Posted By jenj770
Re: Lyme Treatments - What has helped you?

MM,

Lyme Disease is a life changer, for sure. I understand your frustration.

I would just encourage you to find something that you trust for treatment and then stick with it through the herx's....
Board: Lyme Disease 11-24-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By jenj770
Re: Neurotransmitter results-BAD

Just some suggestions, if interested, or your LLMD concurs. I've heard that Lithium Orotate has helped many lymies with depression. L'Ornithine and KmagKg (source naturals) works well for stress,...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-24-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By jenj770
Re: Looking for expert opinion on my cholesterol numbers

Hi again,

I would suggest you research these statins yourself as it's important to know firsthand exactly what you are taking. Side effects are not always immediately felt but may be effecting...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-24-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,816
Posted By jenj770
Re: Natural Treatment without diagnosis? Oil of Oregano?

Oil of Oregano is great but it will not kill the bacteria. You need to take it at the first sign of that fluey feeling lymies get. In another post you asked about Salt/C, which I think a superior...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-23-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By jenj770
Re: Neurotransmitter results-BAD

Hi,

Likely you are taking (or have taken) something causing these levels to rise. Since your current doc seems uninformed about this would you consider getting a second opinion? I think a holistic...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-23-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By jenj770
Re: Potential Lyme Disease - Northeast Pennsylvania

Well, I didn't read every single word :) but enough to concur with your instincts that it is probably likely that you have Lyme Disease. The symptoms you describe are not uncommon for many of us.
...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-23-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By jenj770
Re: Please Help: Igenex Results need analysis

No, it doesn't sound like it. Very few people with lyme get the rash. Please read the sticky post "Lyme Newbies" at the top of this board for information about testing, diagnosis and proper lyme...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-22-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By jenj770
Re: Looking for expert opinion on my cholesterol numbers

Your ratios are within the recommended guidelines, probably due to taking a cholesterol lowering drug, since you say your diet hasn't been up to par. I don't understand (with these numbers) why your...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-21-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By jenj770
Re: Pain

The product I mentioned Terry naturally curcumin is actually Tumeric but you get it in a very concentrated dose.
Board: Lyme Disease 11-21-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By jenj770
Re: Pain

If you want to try alternative this is a product that I find works very well for pain. It is a natural anti-inflammatory. Since lyme causes inflammation this is a good fit. You can research, if...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-15-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By jenj770
Re: Dr. States My Cholesterol Is High. Am I?

Yet another case of an alarmist doctor scaring the wits out of a patient because they don't understand the importance of ratios over the TC!

Your panel is fine, great numbers, actually!

Jen
Board: Lyme Disease 11-15-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By jenj770
Re: Spinal tap?

A spinal tap is dangerous, painful and unnecessary. You need to be seeing a lyme specialist, an LLMD, for further treatment. Please read the sticky post at the top of this board "Lyme Newbies" for...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-09-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By jenj770
Re: Newly diagnosed with Lyme - Question regarding natural remedies

Many people choose alternative rather than abx (myself included). I did Salt/C with great results. You can also do abx with salt/C. Doing a lot of your own research will help you make an informed...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-09-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By jenj770
Re: reoccuring lymes Disease?

Hello and welcome here,

Unfortunately, you were not treated adequately or by the proper specialist (an LLMD) originally. All the symptoms you describe most likely are related to lyme. They are not...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-08-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By jenj770
Re: Lymes Disease Doctor

I wouldn't bother with anyone other than an LLMD or good Naturopath. These are specialists in Lyme. Any one else, no matter what their calling, is not qualified to diagnose, test or treat for lyme...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-08-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By jenj770
Re: Lymes Disease Doctor

I'm sure there are LLMDs in PA somewhere. There is also one in Basking Ridge NJ if that is anywhere close to you or if you don't mind driving. We can't list docs names here but it is a woman. She...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 11-01-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By jenj770
Re: high cholesterol and glucose levels

Your numbers are not that bad. Here is the breakdown of your ratios:

TC/HDL = 3.9 looking for <4.5

LDL/HDL = 2.4 looking for <3.2

Trig/HDL = 2.3 looking for <2.0

As you can see, your...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-30-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By jenj770
Re: chronic or post treatment lyme disease

Unfortunately, chronic lyme is likely since you did not see a lyme specialist; therefore, did not receive proper treatment. This scenario happens all too frequently. But there is hope.

Read the...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-26-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By jenj770
Re: lyme disease

Connie,

Please read the two sticky's at the top of this board (right above these messages) titled Lyme Newbies and How to Locate an LLMD. An LLMD is a lyme literate medical doctor. This is the...
Board: High Cholesterol 10-26-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By jenj770
Re: Horrible Numbers here!!

Do some research on some of the low carb eating plans "out there". If you stick to it, plus start exercising, you could lose weight and also lower your cholesterol. Berries are an excellent low carb...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-25-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By jenj770
Re: llmd in pgh area for seven year old

You might also consider Salt/C along with the abx. Many children are on it. The eye symptoms you list are common with lyme. You might want to take a look at the book The Salt/C Protocol for Lyme...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 10-25-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By jenj770
Re: high cholesterol

I would post this on the Cholesterol Board here along with your numbers. This will enable us to better evaluate exactly what you might need.
Board: Lyme Disease 10-25-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By jenj770
Re: llmd in pgh area for seven year old

I have not seen either doctor so those who have will hopefully weigh in. However, I would offer this to consider. Detoxing is extremely important. If it were me, I would favor the doc who recognizes...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-20-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By jenj770
Re: Western Blot & 4yr Old

Thank You so much for your response :)

To be honest I am not sure where the test was sent or what lab performed it. I am going to ask for a copy of it for sure. I believe they give mainly...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-20-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By jenj770
Re: Need a diagnosis!

Welcome here,

If you suspect you have lyme disease you really need to see a lyme specialist, an LLMD, and be tested at the lyme lab, Igenex in Palo Alto California (your blood would be sent...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-20-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By jenj770
Re: Western Blot & 4yr Old

You're right, your test doesn't make sense, nor does your doctor! Was the test done at the lyme lab, Igenex, in Palo Alto California? You really need to find a lyme specialist, an LLMD (read the...
Board: High Cholesterol 10-15-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,608
Posted By jenj770
Re: Need help with these numbers

Your TC/HDL ratio is 5.75 should be <4.5

Your LDL/HDL ratio is 4.08 should be < 3.2

Your trig/HDL ratio is 3.33 should be <2.0

Many of us have genetically high levels that are not...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-15-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By jenj770
Re: Lyme questions from newbie

Welcome here,

Because I was 12 years along with the infection before it was discovered (probably more as I think I may have also been bitten as a child but with less severe symptoms) I opted for...
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