I was diagnosed in April 2004 after having the disease for roughly 7 yrs. I was a mess, of course diagnosed with everyhting else under the sun. When I finally was diagnosed, I took 2 oral antibiotics, but after 5 months I did 4 penicillin shots a week until January 2005. hat did it for me. All along taking Levaquin. It was miraculous. Never did the IV. I continued on oral antibiotics for another 18 months after that. I have been med free since and am doing very well. Still have a few neuro residuals like severe headache, but compared to how I was, I am great.