My dd is slowly coming off her abx. She had been on them since early April and has been symptom free for about 3 months. Two months ago she started a modified Cowden 's Protocol and is slowly adding in more herbs.
Her dr mentioned at the last visit about wanting to his patients to be symptom free for at least 3 months as there is less chance of relapse.
As for where the rule came from, I don't know, but we are fine with it. Last visit he thought she could come off all abx this time. But when he said he preferred to slowly take her off one at a time, that was good news for me. She had made such wonderful progress, there is no sense in rushing it now only to have a set back.
She is my family's hope that we all can get to have great days like she is! And I hope that for you too.
Chris: Diagnosed Lyme, Chronic Mono
Married to Lyme in NJ aka Gary: Lyme, Bartonella
Mom to Scott: Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella
Mom to Caitlyn: Lyme, Bartonella
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