Sunday, April 11, 2010

THE XMRV VIRUS, PROSTATE CANCER, LYME, CFS.....WHAT'S THE CONNECTION?

               The whitefooted mouse is the primary vector for the causative agent of Lyme disease. The XMRV virus is very closely related to the mouse virus, MLV.

                               
                                             Photo   www.physorg.com  XMRV Virus

Many victims of Lyme disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS) have very similar symptoms to each other... with a few differences. I am not a scientist but would just like to throw out a hypothesis. I was originally diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a disease label which does not fit the severity of the disease. For 8 years my Lyme disease went undiagnosed. I did test positive a couple of times but I also tested negative. Many would say this is because the current testing is so inaccurate. The point is though, that when I was allowed to have antibiotics, my condition greatly improved to the point where I have my life back.

There are a few questions we need to ask . Is harboring the lyme spirochete in our bodies, the sole requirement for becoming chronically ill or are there cofactors needed to produce such a debilitating condition? Some of the cofactors involved could be the previous condition of our immune system, whether our hormones are in balance, our diet, chemical exposure and exposure to other viruses, fungi and bacteria.

The XMRV virus has recently been connected with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and has also been implicated in prostate cancer. This virus is closely related to the mouse leukemia virus(MLV) which is found in mice. Could XMRV be one of the cofactors that causes the symptoms of Lyme disease to be so similar to those of CFS and other neuroimmune diseases? The whitefooted mouse is the primary vector of the Lyme spirochete. We have been taught that the deer tick feeds off of the whitefooted mouse. We have also been told that a single tick bite can pass on several infections at once to the victim. Could it be possible that the CFS and Lyme patients who don't respond to antibiotics.....are infected with XMRV and bacteria(including Bb) is not a factor with them? Perhaps those diagnosed with Lyme become chronically infected when a virus such as XMRV is also present? Then when antibiotics are prescribed, many improve greatly but not usually all the way. Could this be because they are aslo harboring the XMRV virus or some other microbes which are unidentified? Could the white footed mouse often be passing on both infections to the ticks which then feed on us? I don't know if XMRV is a disease of this particular mouse but I thought the subject was perhaps worth bringing up

I have always puzzled over the similarities of Lyme disease and other so-called auoimmune diseases , which supposedly have no known causes or cures...only symptomatic treatments. I keep saying to myself..."what is the connection?  There is something that ties these diseases together!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8iWkh9Lykg   This video is sponsored by an organization to abolish sport hunting. I don't necessarily agree with that goal but the video emphasizes the point that mice, not deer, are the primary resevoir of the Lyme disease organism (Borrelia burgdorferi or Bb)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzIdpMUunHE   This video is of Judy Mikovitz discussing the probable link of the XMRV Virus to many diseases of immune dysregulation...such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Prostate cancer, etc.

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6 comments:

  1. I feel XMRV is being over hyped and will not be the answer for everyone. I doubt all of us with Lyme or CFS have it - just my intuition, opinion and guess. According to DNA testing I don't have it. I was included in a study and am hoping to eventually get my XMRV blood test results back which are taking forever.

    Why don't people recover from Lyme disease? Many factors. Different strains of the disease, people need to deal with mold exposure first including past and present exposure (humans in general are in denial about mold exposure), some people need to treat KPU/HPU first, or detox better in general before they can get well. Some people need to detox heavy metals or just detox past or present emotional trauma. Diet and getting enough rest and sleep come into play as well. Some people don't really want to get well. Their disease serves them in some way. Others do want to get well. Many variables.

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  2. Thankyou....that is important information to add. I feel the same way and was not really interested in this virus until I became involved with a friend who may have been infected with this virus at Pfizer and has become disabled.She has additional severe symptoms but many of her other symptoms are just too similar to Lyme and CFS. This is the main reason I finally paid attention and took time to post something about it.

    Many people feel or hope for 1 magic pill which will totally heal them but I'm afraid we also have to address our diets. I highly recommend reading Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston A Price. It can be purchased at www.ppnf.org

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  3. I am addressing my diet through DNA testing and eating what my body tolerates and not what it does not test to eat. I don't go along with the raw milk part of the Weston Price diet and feel that raw milk and raw cheese is a good way to actually get catch Lyme disease and other things I would rather not deal with. All it takes is one tick to bite one cow and then the cow can pass along LD in their milk. Cows even ones fed organic grass carry a lot diseases and I don't want to consume their raw milk. I know two ranchers with Lyme disease just in my little area of the world and my friend just started renting on cattle ranch and was bitten by a yellow jacket that gave her Bartonella.

    I do like the idea of the high protein part of the Weston Price diet but personally prefer eating a bit more ayurvedically and like to eat a lot of soupy split mung beans which I believe nurture the body and help to pull out toxins.

    I do know someone who did test positive for XMRV so it is part of the puzzle for some people but like I said there are so many variables.

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  4. Pfizer is evil!

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  5. Great article , now your goung to love this,
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/181423.php



    Jennifer

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  6. A team of scientists from the US and the UK have found a new type of prion disease in mice that damages brain arteries and may help us better understand and treat types of Alzheimer's disease that cause similar damage

    Jennifer

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