13 yrs ago when I first met my husband, he was being treated for Lyme in NJ..by a GP no less.
At that point in time, I knew ZIP about Lyme and did not ask too many questions of him.
He was smart enough to know when he saw a bullseye to get to the Dr. pronto. Even though he had the bullseye, the GP said I do not think you have Lyme, but did put him on 30 days of Doxy..no clue what the dose was.
My husband said he had joint pain, horrid headaches and very tired for about 3-4 months.
Sure enough his WB came back Lyme positive. Now, he was never tested for co's (not even sure if they knew too much about them 13 yrs ago). He only did 30 days Doxy and to this day is fine. Cured...remission...I do not know.
His best friend also contracted Lyme, same protocol and is OK as well.
I have often wondered, that even though they caught it very early...why it was that only 30 days and no co's and they seem to be fine all these years later.
He is a contractor and where they were working, he said they would pull literally 100's of ticks off of them daily.
I cannot help but wonder if it all had to do with the immune system taking over. Maybe because they got it so quickly and were on abx's right away, their immune system kicked in high gear.