13 yrs ago when I first met my husband, he was being treated for Lyme in NJ..by a GP no less.
At that point in time, I knew ZIP about Lyme and did not ask too many questions of him.
He was smart enough to know when he saw a bullseye to get to the Dr. pronto. Even though he had the bullseye, the GP said I do not think you have Lyme, but did put him on 30 days of Doxy..no clue what the dose was.
My husband said he had joint pain, horrid headaches and very tired for about 3-4 months.
Sure enough his WB came back Lyme positive. Now, he was never tested for co's (not even sure if they knew too much about them 13 yrs ago). He only did 30 days Doxy and to this day is fine. Cured...remission...I do not know.
His best friend also contracted Lyme, same protocol and is OK as well.
I have often wondered, that even though they caught it very early...why it was that only 30 days and no co's and they seem to be fine all these years later.
He is a contractor and where they were working, he said they would pull literally 100's of ticks off of them daily.
I cannot help but wonder if it all had to do with the immune system taking over. Maybe because they got it so quickly and were on abx's right away, their immune system kicked in high gear.
OK Here's my 2 cents..... I have had lyme and co onfections for about 18 years before being treated 2 1/2 years ago with antibiotics, IV the works. Through the years I saw over 32 doctors who all said I was fine--even though I dragged my entire left side and was losing my sight along with dozens of other symptoms. I have had so many different combinations of drugs I could open my own pharmacy. Now I am adding cowden herbs in hopes to get off antibiotics some day this year. One hour I can feel great and the next feel awful..thats the way this is sometimes. But mostly I feel better. In the past when I got tired of the meds, I went off only to have the symptoms come roaring back.
While I still have some symptoms I have improved enormously as my immune system gets stronger and stronger. Last year I couldn't even drink filtered water without my tongue burning as if I had hot pepper on it and I couldn't take suppliments and had many chemical sensitivities which have gone away completely as I kill the bacteria.
Bottom line.....I say this with caution because many times when things get better other things surface..tomorrow I may feel differently, however today I believe I will get this in remission. Hang in there--stick with meds even if they make you feel like crap which is how they make me feel after I take them sometimes because you must get the bacteria or it will get you. It will creep back slowly but surely it will get you. If you are having symptoms then you need to be on something..... meds or herbal but something.
There are certain probiotics that combat the diarrea you suffer with-you should be on them. If you don't know what they are let me know. Blessings