Megan’s story will resonate with many people who have had Lyme disease or have loved ones who suffer. Those who get tick bites often experience a wide range of symptoms that doctors initially misdiagnose. But even when patients do take antibiotics their symptoms do not go away. That’s because if Lyme disease progresses beyond a month or two, research has shown that people’s cells literally suck in and hold b Burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, protecting it from antibiotics’ reach. Even after taking antibiotics through an IV for months, many victims of an infected tick bite are still desperate to find a cure…
What Happened To Megan
Megan, a patient of Dr. Spiegel’s, remembers getting bitten by a tick while attending basic training. During the following five years, she began to experience numb hands and feet, fatigue, nausea, migraines, joint pains, blurry vision, brain fog and chills so severe that they led to seizures. These symptoms negatively impacted Megan’s quality of life, but it was not until after giving birth to her son, Aiden, that she found herself hospitalized with chest pains and awaiting a pacemaker. Megan was just 26 years old.
Megan’s doctor put her on antibiotics. After four weeks of little to no improvement, Megan took matters into her own hands. She flew from her home in Illinois to meet a specialist in Washington DC who prescribed high doses of IV and oral antibiotics, together with a raft of nutritional supplements. Megan took 90 pills per day for a year. But her symptoms continued to worsen. Prior to getting sick, Megan was an avid runner. Now days went by that she could not even get off the couch or take care of her young son. Discouraged, Megan put her dreams of going to medical school on hold.
Hope For Healing With HBOT
But Megan would not let her symptoms beat her. She began to research what Lyme disease sufferers were saying in online communities. One treatment that patients recommended was hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Megan kept the information in the back of her mind, but did not pursue her research.
Megan felt somewhat better after a year and was able to discontinue the IV antibiotics, but within a month she wound up in the intensive care unit, suffering from sepsis, pneumonia and kidney stones.
After her doctors patched her up, Megan began researching hyperbaric oxygen therapy again. She learned that to actually kill spirochetes (the spirally, slender bacteria that cause Lyme disease), doctors need to deliver HBOT at very precise oxygen rates and atmospheric pressures. Armed with the information she needed, Megan started researching doctors, and eventually made her way to Dr. Allan Spiegel’s practice in Palm Harbor, Florida.
In the video below, you can hear Megan describe the difference that HBOT has made in her life. Toward the end, she gives her testimonial:
“Since I’ve been down here, I’ve been able to run. I’ve been able to hold my baby. I’ve been able to dance with him… I enjoy running and I haven’t been able to run or exercise like this in years. The pain has subsided, and a lot of the brain fog has gone away. My energy is there. I can do my dishes. I can take a shower without feeling like I’m going to faint.”
And that’s ALL good news. Thanks, Megan!
Neurologist Dr. Allan Spiegel, MD has helped hundreds of Lyme disease sufferers to fully recover using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. To schedule a compassionate and comprehensive assessment, click here or call our Palm Harbor, Florida HBOT center at 727-787-7077.
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