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|"What I want to know is does the antipsychotic haloperidol eventually completely destroy the toxoplasma parasites, or does it merely reduce the numbers of parasites temporarily? "
( 2/8/2006 1:48:34 PM)
|"Also from SciFi..David Brin's short story 'The Giving Plague'..A virus that causes people to feel the need to give blood, thus spreading the virus."
(KeaponLaffin 2/8/2006 4:18:22 PM)
|"I for one welcome our new bacterial overlords."
(Ryan 2/9/2006 1:08:47 AM)
|""What I want to know is does the antipsychotic haloperidol eventually completely destroy the toxoplasma parasites, or does it merely reduce the numbers of parasites temporarily? "
I was under the impression from the article that the antipsychotic meds did not kill the parasites at all. They just fixed whatever chemical imbalances the parasite caused. If that is the case, I suppose it would be a temporary fix until you could get something that would actually kill the parasite."
(Ryan (again) 2/9/2006 1:39:54 AM)
|"Hal Clement's classic "Needle" and "Through the Eye of the Needle" presented interesting views on this..."
(yk 2/10/2006 7:17:41 AM)
|"Wow! What a story!"
(diana 2/11/2006 4:30:27 AM)
|" I recently spoke to a friend of mine who has been battling some mental issues. I noticed over the years his nose and his nostils have flared out as his mental illness seems to be worstening. I told him i believe there is some kind of relationship between some micrscopic parasites infiltrating his sinuses (that science hasn't figured out yet) and his mental illness. Infact, I believe more than 75% of all mental illness can be attributed to these microscopic organisms. It may not be yet understood but i believe there are scientist on the verge of discovering this relationship of sinuses being deseased and mental illness. "
(John Eagle 2/11/2006 4:41:52 AM)
|"could this explain the DNCs political commentary calling consertivites " Mind-Numbed- robots" ?"
( 2/11/2006 10:40:01 AM)
|" And this begs the question..People who are mesmerized by cats,seem obsessed about cats.Could these people cat-loving behavior be due to this parasite but their immune system holds it in check so they don't develop schizophrenia?"
(Limerock 2/11/2006 11:03:50 AM)
|"Oh how erie this is...what other ways do they try to control us that we don't really know about!!!!"
(Kate 2/11/2006 1:04:49 PM)
|"Or are we being infected with parasites so the drug companies can reap perpetual profits? What else in in the chemtrail aerosols? "
(augustweed 2/11/2006 1:22:44 PM)
|"Most illness alter our minds. Not just parasites. That is why people need complete medical exams when experiencing mental illness. Physical illness affects our whole being, including the mind. "
( 2/11/2006 8:29:18 PM)
|"The first thing I thought of when I read this article was "OMG, they're midichlorians." ;)"
( 2/11/2006 8:57:39 PM)
|"well this is interesting because i find myself knowinly putting myself into situations where i could be killed, its almost as if i thrive on it i have a few cats....creepy"
( 2/11/2006 11:31:23 PM)
|"You left out the very important point of how exactly humans get the virus from cats.
(Primarily from coming in contact with cat feces or handling cat litter; apparently, there are other sources as well.)
(Giarc 2/12/2006 7:32:46 AM)
|"WHAT! So i should start judging my actions even more so now because, how do i know if i am being controlled?"
(jim 2/12/2006 5:50:24 PM)
|"Go research monosodium glutamate, and it's other 22 different names if you thought that parasitic mind control was interesting. How about mind control and profits via food supply impurities? Eat on that for a while. Cheers!"
(BOB WILEY 2/12/2006 6:03:41 PM)
|"Isn't this wonderful. Now all we have to do is to make our little friend Toxoplasma to produse some stuff that makes us high and we can live happily ever after... and even if we do take a sniff or two of cat urine every 5 minutes, who gives a damn? At least if we are high all the time and not only while sniffing cat urine."
(Legoboy Chocolatecheek 2/12/2006 10:04:57 PM)
|"I am terribly frightened..."
(Gillian O'Hagan 2/15/2006 5:57:05 AM)
|"i'd like answers to ryan's post of 2/9 1;39 am. anyone???"
(bud 2/15/2006 8:36:43 AM)
You need a Psychiatrist to consult with, definitely!
(What, me worry?
( 2/15/2006 10:23:30 AM)
|"Official's bizarre death has equally odd explanation
Ginger D. Richardson, Holly Johnson and Kerry Fehr-Snyder
The Arizona Republic
Dec. 9, 2004 07:55 PM
Phoenix's chief financial officer was the consummate professional, a straight-laced and quiet man who was a genius with numbers.
That's why the bizarre manner in which Kevin Keogh died Wednesday - apparently by climbing out the window of his moving Mercedes-Benz on a crowded Scottsdale street - left many not only grieving, but shaking their heads in disbelief."
( 2/17/2006 6:21:24 AM)
|"Check this story out; there's a wasp (ampulex compressa)that uses her stinger to bore into a cockroach's brain and takes control of the insect !
(paul k 2/17/2006 9:18:59 AM)
|"We should bend over for our new bacterial overlords ..."
(Ryan 2/18/2006 11:00:20 AM)
|"need to get more info on toxoplasmosis because i haven't gotten much "
(niga from down south 3/31/2006 5:43:42 AM)
|"I don't think there is a way to get rid of them. They will find their way back to you sooner or later. :p"
(Bonaviso 4/11/2006 4:16:41 AM)
|"This kinda reminds me of That horrible Catwoman movie. Think about it."
(Bonaviso 4/11/2006 4:22:19 AM)
|"shines a new light on evolution i suppose."
(anthony 4/16/2006 12:31:26 PM)
|"so it could be like the game resadent evil 4 all under one mind or something like that what if theres a world wide out brake like this would the people be zombie like"
(the lone swords men 4/30/2006 2:09:02 PM)
|"Evening if we do get rid of them, so many of us probably have them that any one who’s been cure would seem like a weirdo "
(joe 7/30/2006 6:16:10 AM)
|"excellent mr smithers..."
(elloello 7/31/2006 2:20:34 AM)
|"Wow. Too bad it has to destroy the host instead of just leaving thru the digestive system or something. I'm not crazy about turning myself into compost just so some bacteria can spawn. "
(E.K. 8/10/2006 12:33:47 AM)
|"Wasn't there some plant in the rainforest that releases mind control spores, humans breathe them in, causing them to find the plant and get inside it. Then the plant breaks down their body into a paste and sows its seeds in it? I remember reading something to that effect."
(Lindsay 8/10/2006 12:40:21 AM)
|"One should eat raw organic garlic,twice a day every day.
keeps 'em away!"
(Dave 11/22/2006 9:18:40 AM)
|"Toxoplasma creates all the truly good people in this world. It's influence caused civilization, freedom and Democracy. Congrats you found what made Jesus, Einstein, MLK, JFK. The name Gondii is no accident. You know really good and smart people. Something you haven't figured out is that it makes one of the global minds/hive minds.
If you have it, it will help you if you are moral or force you to crash over and over if you are not. All the Paris Hilton's that need to understand with a gift comes a responsibility. Sorry no manual comes with it. It offers a lot of survival advantages if you act moral and think for your self and selfless and do not use it as a crutch for success, for if you make the world a worst place it will turn on you. Rich people have it, Hollywood has it. If you get Schizophrenia then you were dirty or had a poor immune system. It is tuned not to make us sick, when it lowers cytotoxicity. It's the constant reinfection that causes problems.
There are huge number of such organisms and for some of the others your death is their goal. If you keep looking you may find something that makes evil. It's suggested that it could be a reptile or insect parasite or the dreaded worms
One funny thing, I have it and my dog acts just like a cat.
Licks himself clean like a cat, hates water, gets hair balls and is a loner. He understands people and even seems to understand the concept of time.
Work on delayed gratification, self control, and real kindness. It pleases them and you'd be surprised how many good people didn't go to work on 911 or survived accidents that they shouldn't by all logic.
Look up lioness adopts oryx or Oscar the nursing home cat."
(Abram730 7/27/2007 2:23:33 PM)
|"Toxoplasma Gondii has never been found in human or animal remains prior to the early Bronze Age.It is for all intents and purposes an entirely new organism in Biological History terms.It didn't evolve from any known terrestrial organism and everywhere the Toxoplasmosis infection rate hit 50% or higher caused the collapse of even advanced civilizations.On the mesoamerican super civilizations that rivaled and even exceeded lauded cultures such as ancient Egypt,Sumeria,Persia were mapping the stars,performing brain surgery,installing indoor plumbing when Toxoploama Gondii in buried remains was less than 11% were
a few decades later falling apart,perpetually at war and turning to population decimating regimes of human sacrifice when Toxoplasma Gondii infection levels reached 30% and by the time those civilizations collapsed had capped 50% rate of infected among their population.The descendants of these amazing people now wear loincloths and hunt monkeys with blowguns and have a Toxoplasmosis infection levels in the 80% range.The USA was at less than 10% in the 1950s(our greatest period of growth,innovation with low incedents of social violence) and now that our civilization is delaminating we find Toxoplasma Gondii in 40% of the population.The UK by comparison has 14% rate of infection and are far more sane as a nation than the USA has become in recent years.Cats may be the most common vector but direct transmission if often overlooked and if studies both in the US and abroad place 89% of all Schizophrenics squarely in the infected population then ho many infected people are mildly psychotic or deranged and still functioning.Think about it,piercings,tattoos,sexual deviance all perfect methiods for transmitting the parasite and all of the the types of "Risk Taking Behaviors" associated with Toxoplasma Gondii infection in lab rats.As an aside Toxoplasma Gondii also mimics the iron metabolism of many cancers and is starting to become a major source of concern among immunology and cancer studies as an underlying facilitator for many types of cancers."
(MIB 6/1/2008 1:19:27 AM)
|"Now here's a question, if you had dormant toxoplasma ocycts that are suppressed with anti-depressants/anti-anxiety medications then is it possible to reactivate these ocycts by taking a drug to quit smoking such as Chantix all of which are used to work on the chemicals in your brain, the interesting thing is Chantix works against anti-depressants. Due to my recent diagnosis of Toxo after months of hell/doctors visits etc. I believe that the anti-depressants I was taking were counter acted from the Chantix which in term made the parasite wake up and spread rather quickly. I have been sick for 3 months and now after 4 blood tests were positive. Finally the infectious disease doctor wants to treat me. The strange thing of it all is I am just your average healthy woman that doesn't own a cat and have experienced the wosre possible symptoms from the mind boggling parasite. Not to mention I don't need the anti-depressants anymore.I really feel doctors are extremly negligent and lack the proper knowledge on how to diagnois a patient with Toxo which is due to the incorrect wording on the web-sites stating the hiv/aids and people under going cancer treatment/pregnant are the only ones at risk, that is all B..S...I have been fighting this disease months and I will continue and pray that one day the world will take this illness more seriously. "
(Sabrina 10/3/2008 1:27:12 PM)
|"are there companys that test forcat urine/dog fecus"
(dennis 10/30/2008 1:16:51 AM)
|"There are doctors that can test cats/dogs through there blood for Toxo. I am sure if human feces can be tested so can animal feces though I don't think Toxo would show up in human feces!"
(Sabrina 1/9/2009 9:53:26 AM)
|"Cats are very clean animals.. Although Cats are the definitive host for Toxoplasma Gondii and are the animal where in undergoes sexual reproduction, they are not the number one vector...
You are more likely to get it from a dog then a cat... The number one vector is your food.. Raw vegetables and undercooked meats followed by insects particularly roaches.
On the plus side Sabrina, women with this are found more attractive by men and score better on IQ tests.
Although this would be accomplished by making you feel quite the opposite about yourself... you know.. dirty, ugly, worthless, ext.. You know creating a need to be more attractive and intelligent because a shift in how you perceive yourself.
Your concern is of a dormant infection becoming active
It is possible that a drug you took could of disturbed them causing them to burst from their fibroblasts.
One concern in treating toxo is not to kill intracellular toxo without also killing the cell because they turn off cell apoptosis... While in the cell they prevent cell division because they hijacks a centriole, but if they are killed the cell could become cancerous in time if cell deviation resumes.
The best thing would be to raise your metabolism and thus your immune system.. short high output exercise, good nutrition, and lots of sleep.. you know cat naps(forgive the pun)
Really 1/2 of people have this and it's not such a big deal."
(Abram730 7/8/2009 8:39:58 AM)
|"this explains the crazy cat ladies lol"
(joe 1/1/2010 2:38:40 AM)
|"oh wow..i read about them in the book Peeps by Scott Westerfeld. Wasn't sure if it was true or not. the book says that people with the toxoplasma are more interesting to be around and have more friends. not sure if i want to trust a science fiction book."
( 1/1/2010 10:38:13 AM)
|"I believe that my area wingham NSW Australia 2429 is seriously infested with laminia and toxi gohndi parasites over 40% of population. These ones seem to have serious agenda as local council is suspected of turning their workers into drones using parasites to do dasterdly deeds to the public such as putting computer disrupters in the tar on roads' planning acts of future terrorism by assembling bases underground to breed some sort of hybird parasite, using solar directional intergrated energy weapons on peoples bodies. I belive one to be situated under wingham town hall. I have been studying this anomoly in people 4 past 17yrs and only in last year have finally uncovered the truth. I totally believe we are at hazmat lock down status here as they are now manufacturing a sneaky flu virus which starts in children and is passed to rest of family and gets stronger and more intense as it goes on. I can't contact police as they seem to be as heavily infected. I believe that these new species can blow up size of football or flatten themselves out like tape worm. They seem to attack any one that is suspicious of them as they attack me on the road every day and in my home 24hrs a day even while I sleep I get burnt by nxt door neighbors microwave weapon in chest. I seriously think that this will be a big task ahead getting the human race right again, always he who dares wins that's us so lets get it done ladies and gents the future is pest control I can feel it. "
(barry 11/11/2011 7:41:53 AM)
|"what i want to know is how that proves half the worlds population is infected"
(cole 1/29/2012 3:26:37 PM)
|"That's the statistic that I read."
(Bill Christensen 1/29/2012 3:51:51 PM)
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