Sunday, 19 August 2012

Corticosteroids and M.S & Lyme

"Sticky Plaster"

Hello all,

I thought it was the steroids that were playing havoc with my body and brain causing me to become so angry, but I am not having steroids anymore now so I would suggest yes steroids do play a part but it is mostly the spirochete infection/M.S.

My father thought it was the steroids playing havoc with his brain we never put 2 and 2 together.

When the Corticosteroids the Methylprednisolone are given intravenously of a short period of 3 to 5 days during a severe M.S  exacerbation optic neuritis  or elsewhere.
The side affects are short and should go away when steroids are stopped the side affects are:
  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety and agitation 
  • Depression.   
Then oral corticosteroids may be given and when these are used in high doses over a longer period of time can have the more serious  side affects including :
  • Weight gain and swelling in the face.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Blood sugar problems and  diabetes.
  • Weakening and thinning of bones (osteoporosis).
  • Bleeding in the stomach and intestines.
  • Lowered resistance to infection.
  • Death of bone tissue caused by a restricted blood supply to the bones. This is most common in the bones of the shoulders and hips.
  • Cataracts
  • Severe agitation, paranoia, and psychosis (if corticosteroids are used in very high doses).
If there is prolonged use of corticosteroids with M.S sufferers who have frequent M.S attacks the side affects can be a problem.

I found when I was on the IV steroids for 5 days I got mouth thrush, anger, fatigue i was not given the steroids orally but the side affects for me lasted quite a while.

My father was on the oral corticosteroids, the side affects were nearly all of the above.  

My brother who had IV steroids for 5 days,  also found the side affects lasted well after he stopped.

I would say yes steroids are very strong and quite aggressive.  
With regards to any autoimmune disease they can help as they reduce inflammation of the spinal cord and brain.
In that respect they calm down the attack in M.S and other autoimmune diseases. 
 They do not cure and they do not reduce the progression of the disease.

Of course they don't because they are not parasite killers they are more like Chemotherapy and clear the body of all parasites and also the good fauna in the body, unlike antibiotics or MMS or other parasite killers.

It is believed that with a Autoimmune disease, the body has it's own antigens. 
Normally the body does not react to these, only to what it perceives as dangerous or  foreign substances that produce a immune response.
The belief is when the immune system malfunctions and interprets the bodies own tissues as foreign, producing antibodies (auto antibodies), or immune cells. 
They  target and attack particular cells or tissues in the body. This is called the autoimmune reaction.
This results in tissue damage and inflammation, this is  the autoimmune disorder. 

It is believed that some people produce small amounts of autoantibodies, then an autoimmune disorder does not occur.

I put forward another argument to this. 
Maybe the spirochete are so intertwined with the bodies tissues and cells,  that what the body is attacking is the unhealthy cells and tissues that have the spirochete intertwined  within their  structure.
The immune system is not malfunctioning at all, but perfectly functioning, itis  actually attacking the spirochete that has intertwined with the bodies cells and tissues.
 As evolution has shown, that it is always survival of the fittest,  the immune system will say, lose  a certain part of the body  i.e a nerve or limb for the betterment of the whole body system perhaps, for survival of the body.

This may sound cruel and heartless but nature can be cruel and heartless for survival. 
 It is only us humans who have a conscience and empathy. We humans are not always so ruthless.

The brain will compensate if there is brain damage say, on the right side, and then the  left will take over and become both the right and left.

The first place the body takes all vitamins and minerals is away from the mouth, to use in the rest of the body. If diet is lacking in certain vitamins and minerals, the body forgoes the mouth and teeth for the betterment of the whole body system. 
Yeah you might lose a few teeth, but at least the rest of the body has what it needs to survive.

As I said before steroids are the sticky plaster and yes sticky plasters do help when needed but we need to go to the cause of all the symptoms not just treat the symptoms treat the cause the spirochete infection. 

Lyme Girl 

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