A tick probably bit him when he was living in Martha’s Vineyard from March to October 1998. While he never developed a rash, he slowly began to develop symptoms. They included multiple sclerosis (MS) like symptoms including numbness to the extremities, fatigue, difficulty walking, neuropathy, memory loss, dyslexia (which he did not have previously), headaches, arthralgia, muscle atrophy and spinal pain. These symptoms became debilitating and he visited 10 different physicians. He had various diagnoses that included MS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and clinical depression. He was not getting better. MN was getting worse.
In April 2000 he visited a specialist in Lyme disease who found through laboratory analysis that he was positive for Lyme disease and Ehrlichia. Over the course of 3 years he received intravenous antibiotics that included Rocephin, Merrem, Zithromax, Plaquenil, Claforan, Amoxycillin, Doxycyclin and supportive nutritional supplements. MN also received 150 hyperbaric oxygen treatments. He experienced gradual improvement to about 60% of his functioning at best. But he still had many symptoms and whenever he went off the drugs his symptoms became significantly worse. There was no lasting improvement. He knew that he could not stay on antibiotics forever, nor did he want to.
In May 2003 he sought the advice of another integrative physician who gave him an ONDAMED treatment. He received one ONDAMED treatment each week and within 2 weeks his health improved to 90%. The improvement was so significant that MN bought his own machine July 2003 and continued ONDAMED treatment 2-3 times each week. He also stopped the antibiotics shortly after starting ONDAMED treatment. MN used simple patient preset modules for one year. After one year, he decreased his treatment to 1-2 times per week. The MS symptoms including numbness and neuropathy are completely gone. He is able to walk and exercise normally. His memory has significantly improved and his headaches and dyslexia are gone. He does not have arthralgia, muscle atrophy or spinal pain. He was unable to work from 2000-2003 and was on disability. He now works full time and travels extensively. MN became a master ONDAMED trainer. If he overworks and pushes himself too hard or if he has days of sleep deprivation he may feel some slight symptoms return such as mental fog and fatigue. MN will increase his usage of ONDAMED 2-3 times per week or until symptoms disappear – usually within one week. He continues to live a full and active life. (Case Study conducted by Dr. Shari Lieber