Thanx for the tips. Yeah I know a puncture is not reliable at all, I read 30% detection rates somewhere but it's still low. Besides I don't like the thought of it at all :) As for the doxy, in my case I should have gotten 14 days of it, so I'm sort of fortunate that my doctor gave me 30. But if I knew what I know now I'd probably ask for 400 mg's for 60 days. Too late for that now though.
My knowledge on the subject increased a lot during a year of trying to figure out what strange things were happening in my body. Studying test results, forums, emailing with doctors in Germany, The Uk, America, Austria etc. Aswell as looking into portable hyperbarics and salt c( from the german borreliose abhilfe website) I actually tried the latter and it was only then that my fasculations lessened aswell as my elisa values dropped. Ofcourse I don't recommend it to anyone since it's not an officially recognized treatment and it might have been a placebo effect, but still. If you do use it, remember to use himalaya salt and not the kitchen salt. And to have your blood and urine values checked regularly (kidney function), aswell as your bloodpressure. I also used vitamin c based on calcium and ester c so it wasnt as bad for my stomach, and ofcourse drinking plenty of water! I drank ten mouthfulls on one swig salt/c. Lol sorry for the long explanation but since I'm mentioning it I might aswell do it right :) Ofcourse if you do decide to use it check out the various sites on this topic, my explanation here is hardly enough info to get started!
Anyway I'm going for a couple of PCR's (Borrelia DNA testing) in Urine, Blood and Semen in a couple of weeks (if you read my other post you'll know why I included the last one) and to check my elisa values again. Also I want to do another co-infection testrun since the last ones were somewhat inconclusive. There are no LLMD's here so I have had to figure this stuff out for myself, not uncommon to a lot of Lymies I guess, and I do the tests at a privately owned lab.
Hey it keeps you busy right? ;) I'm still waiting IMpatiently :) for the lyme-bubble to burst. I guess I'm not the only one. How great would it be if doctors could asscertain without a shadow of a doubt that the bacteria is either still living inside you or is completely gone. This might also do away with the whole post lyme THEORY(cause that's all it is untill real proof exists)
Post Edited (Chasz) : 9/11/2009 7:47:35 PM (GMT-6)