I was diagnosed with Lyme, EBV and Chlamydia Pn. in September after being very sick for 6 months. I had painful joints, IBS, adrenal issues, terrible hypoglycemia, fatigue and depression. My doctor put me on 400mgs a day of Doxy and a bunch of supplements. I felt better for a few months (mostly due to the anti inflammatory properties in Doxy) I ended up with bad yeast problems (despite probiotics) and so after being on Doxy for 3 months I was taken off and all my symptoms came back. My doctor then decided I needed a stronger antibiotic regimen so he put me on Ceftin and Azithromycin. As they didn't have any of the anti-inflam. properties of Doxy I not only didn't feel better but got incredibly sick and depressed. I couldn't excercise, I had terrible IBS and constipation. I found myself in a comatose state half the time. I didn't want to be around people. I had constant headaches and was in the worst state I have ever been in. I was so toxic at that point I thought I was gonna explode (I had NOT taken detoxing seriously when i was on abx!)
I decided to take matters into my own hands (with my LLMD's blessing). I went on a major detox program. First thing I did was go off all antibiotics. Then I went and had 5 colonics over a 2 week period. I also did saunas and skin brushing as well as epsom salt bathes. I go my energy back. I started exercising and MOST IMPORTANTLY changed my diet. No more alcohol, no more sugar or gluten or red meat, dairy or caffeine. Also no processed food. Nothing that comes in a box and has ingredients that aren't from the earth. I eat whole grains, vegetables, organic poultry, legumes, fruit and nuts. I eat as organic as possible. I have never loved food this much. I got my life back. yeah it takes a bit of getting used to and you have to have loads of will power but it works.
I got better and better and better. My vitamin regimen includes chlorella and Bio k (good probiotic) large amounts of C and some D (I was low) as well as liver support and magnesium which has been an ENORMOUS help in keeping me regular which keeps my toxic load way down. I exercise every other day (still lightly as I work to build up my tolerance).
I told my doc that I wanted to try to get better via herbal antibiotics so I am using teasal root right now (30 drops 2x a day) and I am tolerating it very well. I am also taking Diflucan and it has been so helpful as well.
I don't know if it is a combo of all of the above or what but I can tell you that the detoxing, diet, and going off the antibiotics gave me back my life. I am managing my symptoms this way. Long term I am not sure what will happen. I have days where my joints hurt and where I get a stabbing nerve pain in my back and after a sauna I feel tired but it passes and I have my life back.
Chlorella has been amazingly therapeutic for me as well. While I was doing 4 grams 3x daily my arthritis completely remitted and I'd say my brain fog decreased perhaps 50%. I took Yaeyama Chlorella by Source Naturals. What brand did you use?