Episode 394: Lyme in Tijuana – an interview with Luis Antonio Martinez


In this powerful episode of our Tick Boot Camp Podcast, we delve into the inspiring story of Luis Antonio Martinez, known to friends and colleagues as Antonio, from Tijuana, Mexico. His journey is not just a tale of personal struggle and resilience, but also a beacon of hope for many facing similar health challenges. Join us with special guest co-host Tiffany Perez and Tick Boot Camp host Matt Sabatello as we explore Antonio’s path to wellness, offering hope and guidance to others facing similar health battles.

  • Guest Introduction: We’re joined by Luis Antonio Martinez ("Antonio"), hailing from Tijuana, Mexico. His experience with misdiagnosis and eventual triumph over a severe health condition offers invaluable insights.
  • Symptom Onset and Struggle: Antonio’s health issues began with troubling symptoms, including headaches, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), dizziness, dysautonomia, tingling, muscle twitches, and facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy).
  • Journey Through Misdiagnosis: For years, Antonio’s symptoms were attributed to stress and anxiety, leading to significant frustration and psychological strain. His persistence in seeking answers is a central theme of his story.
  • Breakthrough Diagnosis: The turning point came with a visit to the renowned Dr. Jose Antonio Calzada, who employed dark field microscopy to diagnose Antonio with Lyme disease, a turning point in his journey to recovery.
  • Comprehensive Treatment Approach: Antonio’s treatment plan was multifaceted, including a three-month course of Cefixime (Suprax) antibiotics, Fluconazole for candida, Biocidin LSF, activated charcoal as a binder, IV glutathione, probiotics, prebiotics, and an array of vitamins (B, D, C), among others.
  • Conclusion: Antonio’s story is one of determination, resilience, and hope. His experiences highlight the importance of persistence in seeking accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. His recovery journey sheds light on the complexities of Lyme disease and the need for comprehensive treatment approaches.