hi there. Well, I hate to use the word "cured" but after being on abx for 2 1/2 years, I would have said I was cured. I felt great, I returned to work full time, I got my own place (I was 27 at this time). Diagnosed at 23 after moving home after college. It didn't happen over night. I was bedridden for the first year and didn't leave the house at all in year 2. By the beginning of year 3 on treatment I really started to feel better and my good days were much more than my bad days and when I eventually stopped the meds, I got even better and then began to start my life. I stayed well for 3 years. I mean really well, but I used exercise to get me well and keep me well. I worked out 6 days a week and I credit that very much to my staying healthy.
Now, since then I have had some recurring lyme symptoms. I just had a baby 9 months ago and am having some syptoms come and go still now so that is why I hate to say cured. I am not nor have ever been as bad as I was at that time, but I think because I was so sick and so far into the lyme by the time I was diagnosed, that it may be something that comes and goes forever. I also haven't started exercising since having the baby and was much too sick during my pregnancy to even get out of bed most days so I am very much behind in my exercising routine. I imagine once I start up again on a regular basis, my leftover symptoms will subside as well.
But, I wouldn't have gotten better without abx at that time.