WHY DO MY LYME AND LONG-HAUL SYMPTOMS COME BACK WHEN I STOP TAKING IVERMECTIN?
Ivermectin is a powerful & relatively safe anti-parasitic drug particularly good at killing worms, mites, ticks. It’s been used for decades to prevent blindness in death, particularly in poor, tropical parts of the world.
Because of it’s long-history of use, broad-spectrum activity and excellent safety profile, it’s been used to treat all kinds of things.
What research suggests is that while it may have anti-viral and anti-bacterial effects, these tend to be at concentrations higher than what can safely be achieved in humans.
However, Ivermectin has another trick up its sleeve.
When cells are stressed or infected, they leak ATP, our body’s main energy currency. This serves two purposes: the ATP is used to kill pathogens (a bit like repurposing a daily object into a weapon in a pinch) and it serves to signal to the surrounding area that the cell has a problem.
As cells heal, the amount of ATP outside of the cell steadily goes down until they’re healthy again. But, cells can get stuck being leaky and when this happens, eventually the brain will trigger an “energy conservation mode”, which is essentially what Chronic Fatigue and post-viral illness is.
Soooooo, how does this relate to Ivermectin? Well, it turns out that Ivermectin can bind to the receptor on the cell that’s leaking ATP and essentially make it more sensitive so it can stop doing that now, thank you very much.
This explains why you might feel so much better taking Ivermectin, because it can resolve the CDR. But also why you still need to use an anti-microbial approach that addresses the infections here in order to stay well.