Annette says she wants the right to euthanize her severely-disabled children, who are being kept alive only by feeding tubes. What would you do? Then, former model, Stephanie Vostry, says she’s fighting to survive chronic Lyme disease, an illness some believe she may be faking.
Chronic Lyme Disease or Lie?
Dr. Auwaerter and Dr. Bhakta
Brooke says she lost her short-term memory, hearing in her left ear and part of her sight, and developed colitis, spinal meningitis, heart arrhythmia, palpitations and arthritis. She says she underwent an experimental and beneficial treatment: pumping high doses of antibiotics into her heart, 24 hours a day for two months, and 30 days of treatment in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
“Why does it take so long to get this diagnosis for Lyme disease?” Dr. Phil asks.
Brooke says the blood test for determining Lyme disease is inaccurate.
Dr. Phil clarifies that most people who are bitten by ticks do not get Lyme disease or other types of infection.
Dr. Paul Auwaerter, professor and clinical director at Johns Hopkins University, joins the show via Polycom and explains why he does not believe Lyme disease is a chronic illness. Dr. Chitra Bhakta, who specializes in autoimmune disorders and heads the OC Integrative Medical Center in Southern California, is in the audience. She believes chronic Lyme disease does exist.
“Thank you,” Stephanie responds.
For more information on Stephanie and her struggles with Lyme disease, click here.