OK Here's my 2 cents..... I have had lyme and co onfections for about 18 years before being treated 2 1/2 years ago with antibiotics, IV the works. Through the years I saw over 32 doctors who all said I was fine--even though I dragged my entire left side and was losing my sight along with dozens of other symptoms. I have had so many different combinations of drugs I could open my own pharmacy. Now I am adding cowden herbs in hopes to get off antibiotics some day this year. One hour I can feel great and the next feel awful..thats the way this is sometimes. But mostly I feel better. In the past when I got tired of the meds, I went off only to have the symptoms come roaring back.
While I still have some symptoms I have improved enormously as my immune system gets stronger and stronger. Last year I couldn't even drink filtered water without my tongue burning as if I had hot pepper on it and I couldn't take suppliments and had many chemical sensitivities which have gone away completely as I kill the bacteria.
Bottom line.....I say this with caution because many times when things get better other things surface..tomorrow I may feel differently, however today I believe I will get this in remission. Hang in there--stick with meds even if they make you feel like crap which is how they make me feel after I take them sometimes because you must get the bacteria or it will get you. It will creep back slowly but surely it will get you. If you are having symptoms then you need to be on something..... meds or herbal but something.
There are certain probiotics that combat the diarrea you suffer with-you should be on them. If you don't know what they are let me know. Blessings
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
Outstare The Darkness--The Light Will Come!