Lyme Disease

Dear Dr. Roselle,

I’m 25 years old and have been very sick since an MRI I had done a few months ago. I am doing EDTA chelation with some success in removing the gadolinium from the MRI which sparked many of my symptoms, and some symptoms have been subsiding.

However, my alternative doctor has tested me for Lyme Disease via Igenix labs and it said I was positive. Can this be possible that its a false positive and something else is causing this? I do not recall a lengthy tick bite or rash or mark on my body.

Help! I just want to feel normal again like I did before the MRI (I just had headaches before this, nothing else). I am hesitant to take mepron, azithromycin, tindamax, and all these other antibiotics on the protocol he said to take for my “acute infection”.

There are so many of the symptoms from Lyme Disease that overlaps with that of heavy metal toxicity, I’m not sure what is what. Thank you for any help, I would greatly appreciate it.


Dr. Tom Roselle:

The contrast MRI can trigger dormant reactions from an already stressed immune system or can be the heavy metal trigger on top of other toxic metals.

If your intestinal tract is permeable or your liver can’t handle the detox the EDTA is making it worse. (There are more gentle ways of handling that.) Is it possible that the MRI with contrast triggered the Lyme’s flare? A guarded “Yes.”

But, I wouldn’t run off and start taking a heavy duty antibiotic. At this stage the Lyme Disease bug and any co-infections have probably formed a bio-film and it may be very difficult to treat traditionally. However, it can be treated.

I would need to know more information.

How many Lyme bands are positive? What other heavy metals do you have accumulating? What is the status of your GI system and liver? You may want to slow down with treatment and start with L-Glutamine, Glutithione, Chlorella, Milk Thistle all at low dosages.

If you’re diet isn’t alkaline, then get it there. Ionization with Low Energy Light Laser to release the metals. Acupuncture to balance the energy pathways. Wish I could be more help.

Dr. Tom Roselle
Dr. Tom Roselle, DC, PAK, PAc, DCCN, DCBCN is an integrative health & wellness expert, author, talk show host, practicing health care professional, facility director, philanthropist and Chairman of the International College of Applied Kinesiology. He is well known for his mid-Atlantic health radio talk show, "Dr. Tom Roselle Live!," his acclaimed self-health book, "Ageless Health: Health Is A Do-It-To-Yourself Program" and his twice Emmy® award nominated television broadcast, "Ageless Health - The Special."