and does it also mean that antibiotic treatment is not the answer??
I guess that's left up to interpretation. In my opinion, I think this research suggests that antibiotics must be administered longer than 1 month; proving that the organism can survive by burrowing into tissues. I don't think the validity of antibiotics in Lyme treatment are questioned, rather I think it answers more of a duration of treatment question (i.e. > 1 month).
But, I'm sure the IDSA will "file" (i.e. place it gently in their trash can) this one away with the other evidence supporting a longer duration of treatment.
Janem, I'm doing much better, thanks for asking. How are you getting along? Actually, I am on Omnicef, Levaquin, Zithromax, and Flagyl at the moment. I pulse them, so it's not nearly as difficult as it sounds. When I was originally on Mepron, Zith, and Flagyl, I had some EVIL herxes that put me in bed for a couple of days. The herxes have subsided tremendously...and I attribute Flagyl to a great deal of my success.
Dx History: Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis
Rx History: Doxycycline (3 months), Biaxin/Plaquenil (5 months), Levaquin (1 month), Mepron/Zithromax/Flagyl/Artemisinin (4 months), Doxycycline/Zithromax/Flagyl (2 months), Mepron/Zithromax/Artemisinin/Levaquin/Flagyl (4 months), Omnicef/Levaquin/Zithromax/Flagyl (current)