Bush had Lyme.

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by gapsych, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    Aug. 28, 2008

    We’ve all seen the video, and if not, you really can’t watch it enough: George Bush when he was governor of Texas, using big words and whole sentences, making sense and not embarrassing anyone. It’s a marvel!

    “Brain fog” involves episodes of cognitive dysfunction or confused thinking and is associated with forgetfulness, losing one’s train of thought, depersonalization, and the inability to remember the correct words when speaking or writingBut Bush now is a whole different animal, leading many to wonder if it’s Alzheimers, if he’s back on the sauce, or if Dick Cheney is slipping something into his fried quail.

    An even better explanation is Lyme disease. Although doctors one year ago treated him for what they now claim was early stage Lyme disease, who knows when he got it? And dementia is one of the main manifestations of undiagnosed Lyme disease.

    Bush was treated for what his doctors described as “early, localized Lyme disease” last August after developing the characteristic bullseye rash. The doctors said he has had no recurrence.

    White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said the disease was not disclosed earlier because it happened after he had his last physical, on Aug. 1, 2006.

    Right. So why bring it up until now?

    The president’s main form of exercise and recreational activity is biking. His doctors advised him to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts and use bug spray when in risk-prone areas, such as Maine, where the president is spending a long weekend starting Thursday at his parents’ summer home on the coast.

    Bush has had a lifetime of opportunities to contract Lyme disease, if you can get it from mountain biking in Maine. But the curious circumstances of his recent annual exam have really got me wondering what gives.

    Last year’s presidential physical was conducted as usual on a visit to the National Naval Medical Center in suburban Maryland. This year’s took place in a series of exams at the White House starting July 17 and ending Tuesday night. The exams were not revealed until Wednesday…

    A total of 11 doctors were involved in the exams, overseen by White House physician Richard Tubb and Dr. Kenneth Cooper, the president of The Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas. The group included skin, hearing, heart, eye, neurological and sports medicine specialists.

    Each signed a statement saying that “within the scope of my specialty” he found Bush “fit for duty” with the expectation that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency.

    It’s all kind of odd, don’t you think? It seems like presidents always have their exams at Bethesda. I wasn’t aware the White House kept the equipment on hand that you’d need for 11 different specialists to perform tests.

    But listen to what happens when, instead of the early stage Lyme disease the White House claims Bush had, you don’t know you have it and it goes untreated too long. Symptom types include:

    Neurological (can effect central or peripheral components):

    * muscle twitching
    * polyneuropathy or paresthesia
    * Bell’s palsy
    * encephalitis or encephalomyelitis
    * vision problems, sensitivity to light, or keratitis
    * hyperacusis (severe sensitivity to sound & vibration)
    * vestibular symptoms (balance disorder may be mediated by CNS or inner/middle ear) and other otolaryngologic symptoms
    * seizures
    * ataxia


    * panic attacks, anxiety
    * depression
    * short-term memory loss
    * sleep disturbance
    * hallucinations
    * depersonalization
    * neurocognitive impairment (brain fog)
    * psychosis (rare) including diagnosis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

    And what, you might ask, is “brain fog?” It looks exactly like Bush “now” on the video.

    It involves episodes of cognitive dysfunction or confused thinking. Brain fog is associated with forgetfulness, losing one’s train of thought, depersonalization, the inability to remember the correct words when speaking or writing (aphasia).

    Brain fog is so named because the sufferer can feel like a cloud literally surrounds him or her that reduces the speed at which things can be recognized or clearly seen. Brain fog causes forgetfulness, and promotes feelings of detachment (depersonalization), discouragement and depression.

    I’m glad Bush was treated for his secret episode of Lyme disease last year. But I suspect it was too late to save him from earlier exposures.

    [This Message was Edited on 09/08/2008]
  2. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    let's not "reinnerate" about it! Talk about speaking "in

    tongues"! Oh boy.

  3. victoria

    victoria New Member

    If it were ever found out somehow that he is still suffering, even tho it appears obvious... there would be a new urgency to research. But I doubt it... took years for what all Kennedy was taking while in office for his med problems, long time after he was assasinated...