So sorry you drank well water with dead rats in it, ewww! Have you thought about getting tested by IgeneX?
I edited my response because I feel I didn't give a full explanation.
When a person is extremely healthy, their own body kills the lyme spirochetes without any extra help which is the ideal situation. I have a gut feeling that I was born with lyme passed from my mother but my immune system killed the bacteria's without any help.
However, when I was bit (skin biopsies show it was a spider bite that infected me, not a tick) not to mention at that time I was going through some extremely stressful times that compromised my immune system thus weakening it so my body couldn't kill the lyme bacterias on it's own, I needed help.
As I wrote before, I first went to a LLMD who put me on Doxy and at that time I knew nothing about detoxing. After the doctor stopped the Doxy (he stopped it at 6 months but I had refills) for fear of my organs getting damaged, I was left with nothing to take so that's when I decided to research on my own. That's when I joined a different lyme forum and found out about Dr. Jernigan's protocol. This was 4 years later.
Dr. J's theory is to restore the body to it's original state before one became ill and that's exactly what I did. But his protocol is much more complicated then that. It's work as it's just not about taking botanicals, it's addressing not only the lyme bacteria's but one's emotional state and spirit as well. This protocol takes lots of discipline.
Some people prefer chemical antibiotics, some prefer using natural botanicals like I did. After all, what are most chemical antibiotics made from? Plant material. It only made sense to me to skip the chemicals and use botanticals made from plant materials.
Oh, it's not a theory about toxins, that a fact. Plenty of great articles out there as well as books. We live in a very toxic world these days and even the most healthiest people detox to keep themselves healthy.
Did you read the links I put in my previous post? Just curious.. I don't view this as an argument, I view it as different points of view. I am just thrilled that I am better and wish everyone here was better too!
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:
Post Edited (Deejavu) : 12/29/2008 3:14:29 AM (GMT-7)