31 comments for “Dr. Burrascano’s Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guideline

  1. D Machado
    July 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    As I’m writing this (and scrambling to research Lyme Disease and the best way to diagnose it) my husband of almost 43 years is laying in hospital with a fever, severe head/neck/shoulder ache, achy joints and seems to be over the severe vomiting he suffered throughout yesterday and into today. His spinal fluid showed some white blood cells indicating an infection (Lyme Meningitis?).

    His PCP immediately put him on Doxycyclene?) yesterday but when called this morning (due to escolating severity of symptoms) told my husband to go to the emergency room at a local hospital in RI and that he would call there ahead for him.

    I’m hoping that the doctor on staff is ‘Lyme Disease Educated’ and that with a general concensious of doctors in hospital and his PCP that they will be able to treat my husband correctly.

    Note: A member of our family lives very close to URI which is a ‘hot spot’ for Deer/Black Legged Ticks. We lived there for 2 months last summer when moving from Scituate RI (another tick infested area in RI) to East Providence. My husband did have a deer tick bite over 10 years ago with a rash and was put on Doxycyclene. He was bitten again within the last 3 months but thought that the tick had not been adheared for more than a couple of hours.

    Your site is very helpful to those of us that hold hope in finding information on this dredded disease.

    Thank you.

    • Danielle
      July 27, 2011 at 10:40 pm

      So sorry to hear about your husband and I pray he finds the proper help! Turn The Corner is an amazing Lyme disease foundation that supports the research, education, awareness, etc. of Lyme disease and will help you try to locate an LLMD near you for free: “Turn the Corner volunteers proudly answer inquiries from Lyme patients throughout the world and provide free, information about Lyme-Literate medical professionals in your area.” Here is the link http://turnthecorner.org/content/selection-proper-physicians

      • August 2, 2014 at 4:27 am

        Hi Jennifer fabulous wesbtie!!! I am a survivor of chronic Lyme..a 10 year healing journey, the first 5 misdiagnosed. Quite the roller coaster. You may like my new book, Out of the Woods, Healing Lyme disease, Body, Mind & Spirit. It is an award finalist for BEST BOOK 2011 in Health.Please check it out .I could send you a copy, if there is a way you can write a review, blog it or set a link on your wesbtie.I feel aligning our efforts and talents in this Lyme battle is paramount to seek a better future for the hundred of thousands in serious states of need. I applaude your work and shining spirit!Blessings, Katina

        • March 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm

          Hi, I’m glad you are now a “survivor” of chronic lyme. I hope you continue to do well. I just found out that I have Lyme disease, also mis-diagnosed for years. Your book sounds interesting, Is it a more natural route to healing /curing, if I may, Lyme? I would like to treat it naturally, but also as inexpensive as one can as I am a single mom with and not in a good place financially right now, especially finding this out and hearing that it very costly to treat. Any help/insight and tips would be most welcomed. Thank you.

          • Sandie
            December 25, 2017 at 10:57 pm

            I have been treating my chronic Lyme infection successfully with Bee Venom Therapy (BVT). I have had Lyme and Co infections for 40 yrs. before being diagnoised. This treatment is getting my deeply entrenched infection and best of all attacts all of the bacterias. It also breaks down the film that protects the colonies of bacterias. There is a facebook “bee venom therapy” which explains the protocol and vitamins to support the body during detox. It is a very reasonable treatment.

      • August 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

        Hi Betty. I am sorry to hear you have Fibro. It took me a long time to stop fighting the disseae and start working with it. Once you do that, you will feel better about things and yourself. Good luck with everything and I hope my blog will help you.Michelle Arbore recently posted..

    • Christina Dolly
      June 7, 2014 at 12:19 am

      God bless him. All that and more is what I have been going through for 1 year 5 months. I am on the NutraMedix Program..Cowden’s Support program..561-745-2917…You need to be with your husband and make sure what they are doing is right..So many Dr.’s make mistakes that is why I am so sick now. Your husbands symtoms sound familiar with alot more to come without the proper treatment. The bad news is each band has so many symptoms in it but the GOOD news is God is still incharge…I pray for a healing for your husband and he will be given the right treament. This is the hardest thing I have ever gone through and if it is not happening to you..You can never understand…Everyday it is worse…painful…unbearable but we have to take it..Life if still GOOD…We will be healed…Made whole again…God bless you and your husband
      PS. Ticks are evil…They watch and wait for you. They are not just some ugly creature on the ground..The climb to fall on you..swinging out by their legs to put their barbs in you..So spray something with deet around your area you work and play in..Look out for them because they really are watching you and waiting…scarey

  2. Tiyana
    September 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Hi Danielle, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Lyme disease. I was recently diagnosed and in treatment with hopes of getting better. Keep sharing info? Tiyana

    • August 2, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      I found out I had fibro about 6 months ago. I had been going to the dr for about a year. She never told me I had it. When I took rdocres to another dr is when I found out I had it. No one ever told me what it was. I ran across some information last night. Now I know why I feel the way I do

    • August 3, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Hi Katina! Thank you so much for the kind comments! It’s byoend wonderful to hear that you are a survivor!!!! I would love to read your book, however it takes me a looong time to finish reading a book Also I would be glad to promote your book on my website. Do you have a special link for your book?Thank you again!!Jennifer

  3. lisa dickens
    March 17, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    i have lymes disease please help

    • Christina Dolly
      June 7, 2014 at 12:31 am

      Call me 803-536-4448if you would like to talk… I am so sorry…It will be hard…You must keep the FAITH..get treament and don’t give in…Some days harder than others…Some you will feel like you are not going to live…But you are…I am a strong cookie and it is so hard for me. I use God as my crutch..I give Him what I can’t bear and it has been alot lately..No one will understand what you are going through..If not for God I would feel all alone. You be blessed. I will tell you I take NutraMedix Cowden’s support treatment .I am 1 year 5 months into lymes disease and 3 months into treatment. The treatment is kinda expensive but what is our life worth. I read you can get help too if you need and if you tell a friend and give them the friends name they get points so their next treatment is some off. So that is good. Alot of prayer will be needed to get through this…I have wanted to cry so bad but just haven’t been able to as of yet…I don’t want the devil to win..I had no choice in this matter of lymes disease and the Dr. was wrong and I am sick but something GREAT is going to come from this…and SOON…God bless you

      • August 3, 2014 at 10:45 pm

        For me this is a relatively easy quoesitn, but has a pretty complex answer. The specialty I have actually looked forward to working with is OB/GYN. I find that the ability of a woman’s body to produce a child, endure the amount of abuse it takes during a pregnancy, and the amount of pain endured during delivery is amazing. The joy of being able to be present as life enters the world is truly one of the greatest moments in life. To me that would be the best possible option. I also would love working in the operating room with a surgeon. I have experienced the OR quite a few times, and have been on both sides of the table. I have to say I would love to work with any surgeon in the OR except for Orthopedics. The reason behind that is the surgery’s are pretty brutal when it comes to the skeletal system. Having been in the OR with an Orthopedic surgeon and seeing the use of the saws, hammers and other heavy equipment in order to perform the surgery just sends chills up my spine. I know that type of surgery is not for me. I think my favorite surgeries have to be that of the abdominal cavity. The specialties that I would least like to work for are few, and for simple reasons. Pediatrics is not a specialty for me since I have four children of my own. My Aunt is a neonatal nurse practitioner and I followed her in high school and saw the good, the bad, and the ugly so I can honestly say I could not emotionally handle that type of position. Podiatry is also an area I could not see myself working. The reason behind this is pretty silly, but here goes, I very much dislike other peoples feet especially if they are not well kept. I know in the medical field you will encounter feet on a daily basis, but I could not mainly work with feet on an everyday basis. My last specialty is Orthopedics for the reasons I noted above about the barbaric nature of the surgeries and treatments for the musculoskeletal system. Its just not for me.

    • August 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      Kelly thank you so much for the mention in your blog. I raelly appreciate it. You are my inspiration for starting my blog again. I did check out Rosanne’s blog and what an amazing woman. Thank you for the suggestion. xoxoxo

  4. shelliegh
    June 19, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I am looking for a doctor in the Los Angeles area. I have tried the websites but for some reason i don’t get a reply, wondering if you could help. My daughter has been going to an endocrinologist for the past six months and every time he thinks he knows what is it, PCOS, thyroid etc, it turns out to be false. she has many of the symptoms that go along with it and still has a mark from where she actually pulled a tick off about a year ago, unfortunately. She is almost 21 and they have diagnosed bipolar but I am sure all of her problems must have this link. Any advice would be welcome. Thank you

    • May 6, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Did you find a doctor on Los Angeles? I m also looking for one for my son.

  5. Jessica
    October 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Hi I was diagnosed with Lyme in 2013 I am 403 daughters 21-18-13 they are my life they are the reason for my fight for all my prayers … I was tested given antibiotics and told it was ok and to come back in a couple months to get testing again to make sure well just had my test again and they came back positive and they say the levels are high. I live in NC and there are not that many doctors here. I do believe that GOD is my healer I believe in so many herbs and self healing I believe that I will one day make it a point for all the info to be able to spread throughout the US for the people and families will not have to suffer and for the people that have no one will have someone to talk to and be uplifted so that they all may see the hope of healing this is so simple to me and there has to be something I am missing I am so determined to find a cure a answer I will not take no I will not listen to the state NC does not recognize this disease and there are only a hand full of doctors who can help you I am tired of this I am sorry for all of you that have to endure this it is not anything I wish on a enemy or their family I have so many questions so so many and if any one here is up to talking and helping me too I would love it and I would be so thankful
    my email is onlymyangels118@yahoo.com my contact #2525582990 you may call or text I want to thank you in advance and I want to say that I am praying for all of you as well as your loved ones stay strong keep your faith and know GOD is with you and he hears your cries and he has healed you

  6. Ladyslipah
    June 23, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I got my test results last night. I have lyme from 20+ years ago and a new recent lyme from last fall.
    I started an antibiotic regime today. I’m scared. and I’m unwell.
    I’m trying to be hopeful but I’m weepy.
    I am grateful that I have found a lyme literate md, this blog as an information source, and a monthly lyme support group not too far away.
    I’m most grateful that a total stranger advised me to have a lyme test last month. I never would have suspected lyme when I was told I need a knee replacement out of the blue. So my knee replacement will be August 10th.

    • Denise
      September 11, 2015 at 10:53 am

      To Ladyslipah: I am wondering what type of lymes test you took that could determine an infection from 20+ years ago. So many lymes tests come back with false negatives that it is good to learn that there is a test with such accuracy. Two of my tests came back negative, yet I had a fever for 21 days, the rash, headaches, neck pain & of course the tick bite that swelled across my thigh – this was 2 years ago. Please advise what type of blood test was performed on you. Thanks & best wishes on the knee replacement!

  7. angela
    July 4, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I would like to know if there is a buster to break the cystic in lyme

    • Holly
      October 28, 2015 at 4:09 am

      Hi Angela,
      Yes there are cyst busters to be prescribed with the antibiotics. One is called Mepron. Are you working with a Lyme Literate Doctor? They know what to prescribe.

    July 13, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Glad I found you. Believe i have Lyme. Started 3 years ago with severe neck pain. Being 61 they said it was arthritis. Go to PT , do exercises for it. Then my tingling in hands and numbness in feet increased dramatically. Joints started to hurt-hip, hands knees. Burning pain down outer sides of my limbs. Then these weird neurological things started to begin. Florescent lights in stores made me crazy. Couldn’t stay in stores. Couldn’t balance my feet when driving my standard shift , even though I had the car for 3 years. Can’t look at numbers and count /or subtract them. Jaw pain , cheek pain , gland pain. Also a metallic taste in my mouth.

    Being ADD hard to decipher if that can be confused with all this. INSOMNIA……..

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  10. Lorraine
    January 2, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    For 17 yrs, I lived in high endemic area in New York’s Hudson Valley. Two of my children were diagnozed with Lyme, and treated around 10 yrs ago. Both have issues like anxiety etc. We moved to the UK in 2015, and since then another one of my children has gone downhill, but Lyme test comes back negative. They do not do a complete Elisa or Western Blot. for the last year my son’s mental health has deteriorated to where he wants to die. He has the bartonella rash on his back, and I wa stold it is stretch marks. What can he do? He no longer communicates with anyone. He said it physically hurts to look at anyone, to smile, or to be seen.

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