Sunday, June 24, 2018

Dear Dr. Stewart

This is a response to a comment from a doctor friend of mine who has seen the good side of vaccinations throughout his career and quickly defends them whenever they are questioned. I thought it was worth preserving and life has been so hectic I haven't made a new post in too long; so I'm saving this here.

Carolyn Lockhart Williams I know I sound like a kook and I never thought I would be a person who questioned vaccines. But I don't think I am the extremist in this debate; I am somewhere in the middle wondering what are the unintended consequences of the sheer number of vaccines that are currently on the standard schedule. I am in a Lyme disease FB group that has nearly 18,000 members and it could be said that what all of us on there really suffer from is damaged immune systems. It's not that we have "Lyme disease," which sounds like a single infection. What we actually find, when we finally get appropriate testing, is that we have 8 or 10 infections including reactivated viruses, mold, nematodes, fungus/yeast/candida. And Stewart, being in this Lyme group is like watching the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. These are some mangled people, suffering seizures, passing out, bed and/or wheelchair bound. Before I became a member, I HAD NO IDEA there were so many severely chronically ill people. But after finding out, and after frantically researching because my son was so sick, I couldn't escape what was staring me in the face: something is really wrong with our immune systems. They don't work anymore. We are born and raised in a chemical stew unknown to previous generations and, added to that, when I see so many vaccinations, I would be dishonest in my research/learning if it did not give me pause to wonder if this is part of the wearing down of the immune system (and even if vaccinations are part of the explosion in auto-immune disease). These things, the chemical stew, the vaccinations, they keep the immune system on a low-simmer and when that happens over enough time it causes real damage to the body and the immune system. I was certain, before learning my son had Lyme disease, that he had an auto-immune disorder. He had continuous, low-grade inflammation throughout his body. But I learned from the women in the Lyme group that everyone thinks that's what they have and that what we are given for it is immunosuppressant drugs which are really horrible for people who actually have parasites. Parasites love immunosuppressants! I don't have answers but I do have questions and concerns. How many vaccinations are enough? How many are too much? Are these numbers going to continue rising? And most of all . . . what are the unintended consequences and how can they be mitigated? That is not an extremist position; that is common sense. 

1 comment:

  1. Looking for answers with Fenbenazole.

    I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 1994 (onset could have been as early as 1987 when I had a severe flu which left me cold and feverish for days). Getting continually stiffened up with severe back pain, I feared I would end up in a wheelchair within 10 years. Finally was sent to a hematological pathologist who tested me for every STD and infectious disease out there, including Lyme disease. To my shock, I came back positive right across the board for Ld. ELISA, WESTERN Blot, IGg & Igm. Saw a Lyme literate doctor in Jan. 95 who was adamant that I had Lyme and put me on Doxycycline for 18 months. I did not know about the Herxheimer reaction at that time, but now wonder if that's why I felt so cruddy. As I was not improving much, my sister advised me to get on this pharmaceutical grade nutritional product. Oddly enough, I started to feel better and when my Rx came due in Aug/96, I didn't bother renewing it. Fast forward 24+ years. I am not getting more crippled up with the passage of time. (had many back attacks and swollen knees, Bakers cysts, general weakness, arthritis-like symptoms from '96 to present). I was encouraged to have my blood drawn at the local LifeLabs (MD's authorization mandatory) and FedEx it to IGeneX in Milpitas, Ca. To my dismay, it came back Positive for persistent late stage Lyme disease. I tried to explain the possibility of this to my MD to no avail. It was always chalked up to "your old (75); it's arthritis". Yeah, ever heard of Lyme arthritis? I argued. My MD was so positive that it would come back Negative then she could wash her hands of it, that when it came back positive, she informed me that they didn't accept IGeneX criteria because it wasn't approved by the FDA. I was none the wiser. Turns out that was hogwash. It doesn't have to be approved by the FDA. The FDA has nothing to do with it. IGeneX is licensed to operate in Ca and several other States and there is scientific peer reviewed evidence that IGeneX testing is by and far more sophisticated than CDC but because the test paper said it didn't meet CDC criteria for a Positive, she won't accept the diagnosis. Hence no prescription to treat. I am now going to look into Fenbenazole as a possible treatment for Lyme disease in conjunction with a full regimen of high-grade nutritionals (core minerals, antioxidants and optimizers) from a highly respected company - the same nutritionals that I took for years, but became complacent about taking for them since about 2012. I am now back on them. Can I hold out hope that Fenbenazole along with boosting my immune system, can render me more mobile and energetic say in about 6 months?
    I presently do not take any pharmaceutical drugs with the exception of a very small dose (100 mcg) of Eltroxin for Hypothyroidism. Have been on that for 40 years with no ill affects.