Well there are those that get to 80-90% of their former selves faster than others. Most of this is due to the Lyme Dr. addressing the other issues outside of lyme like, babesia, bartonella, ehrlichia, mycoplasma, viruses, yeast, vitamin deficiences, toxins(mercury etc) exercise etc.
Basically if you spend most of your time chasing lyme with single drug regimens, you should expect this process to take a long time and miss several key aspects.
Most on here appear to make it to the 80-90% range within the first year. The second year or two is when most of the final resolution of symptoms occur.
The sooner you find treatment following the initial onset, the sooner you will get better.
I want to shed a glimmer of hope. This is my first time posting on this forum as I started on medhelp forum for Lyme in September. I found a tick on me in June of this year and had a round rash.....dismissed it because I did not know anything about lyme disease and have had ticks in the past with no ill feelings. A month after the tick I started getting migranes, never had before, nausea, body aches and dizzy spells and extreme fatigue. I went the next two months through July and August going to GI specialist and ENT trying to find what had all of a sudden thrown me into illness so bad that I thought at that time I would have to quit my job. No one could figure out anything except sinusitis maybe...put on antibiotics and got better initially. Then worse again once they stopped. My primary care finally ask me an important question that jogged my memory, Have you been bitten by anything? Well yes I said a tick in June that I pulled off and a round rash appeared a day or so later that lasted a week. My daughter had lyme disease he said, he tested me and I was IGM positve. He put me on doxy for one month...first week was hell..then slowly I began to get better. The nausea and aches went away, the headaches got further apart that were daily. After one month on doxy he ask me how I felt my progress was. I told him about 80 percent better...then I was switched to ceftin another month. And again I started off bad and then after one week almost a 100 percent better. The headaches were gone, fatigue lifted. I tried to remain positive throughout. My doctors daughter is better after three months of treatment and a coworker of mine was sick with lyme since 2002. She was treated only twice with antibiotics a month here and there and she only had mild symptoms since. So test for the coinfections, I was negative for these. So maybe thats the key and stay with your treatment and dont miss doses. I took my medicine religiously and by directions. Hope this will make you feel better!