pottersclay, I have had lyme for over 18 years. I got diagnosed 6 years ago after my 3rd bite. I did not get the right treatment until 2 years ago when I also found out about
my co-infections and thyroid issues due to lyme. I went on IV last year after 1 year of antibiotics. I was on IV for 3 months. Having the PICC put in was no big deal and neither was the infusing 2 x day. As long as you keep it clean and dry you will have no problems. While on the IV I did not feel any better however, after I went off as the weeks went on I felt better and better.
I have been on orals since then and am gradually getting into herbals until the day I can stop antibiotics. I also have co-infections and am getting better all the time. Try the IV it just might make the difference for you.
Feel free to ask questions, this board has been a life-saver.
DX. LYME 7 /03 -I believe I 've had it since 1985-
oral doxi, amoxi 6 months. Have been bitten 2x since
Developed many chemical & food sensitivities& Allergies to many Suppliments
Swollen Burning tongue/lips
DX. Babsiosis 4/07 -Malerone 2 wks, Mepron & Azithromax 6 mos.
Probiotics are a MUST
Almost died from 3 doses of Plaquanil 12/07
IV Rocephin began 12/4/07
Bactrim began 1/22/07
Stopped Rocephin 3/04/08
Mepron, Azithrommax, Rafampin 5/29/08
Stopped Rifampin began Bactrim and zithro 6/2/08
stopped Mepron 7 22/08
switched from bactrim to levaquin and had bad reaction to levaquin
began Mepron again till Nov, then began Malerone
began Rifampin and Minocycline 9/08
modified cowden protocol 3/09
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