We wish to that Dr. Charles Hamel for taking time out of his Saturday morning to help us understand How Lyme and Autoimmune disease can go hand-in-hand. He specifically talked on the subject of LDA (Low Dose Antigen Therapy) and LDI (Low Dose Immunotherapy)
I just recently begun LDA for symptoms of which we believe at this time to possibly be food allergies. The LDA treatment are given every 8 weeks. Yet, the downfall is that there are very strict guidelines to follow for three days where you must keep yourself away from anything that could inhibit the treatment. For the three days there are very strict eating guidelines, and you may have to be off of your medicine for 3 days to 3 weeks, depending on what you take. Yes, it feels inconvenient, but so does feeling poorly every single day, so I am willing to give it a try.
LDI is a new treatment for those suffering from one or more of the three B’s: Bartonella, Babesia, Borrelia. You can get this at the same time you recieve your LDA, yet the guidelines for this are a little less strict. It is almost a vaccine, if you will, to treated your immune system and to make it to where your body can fight off the infections.
We always learn a great deal from Dr. Hamel. We love him so and appreciate all his efforts in helping our community.