Posted 5/8/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -6)
While I am not completely off of antibiotics, I can say with confidence that I am almost 100% my former self. I take antibiotics 4 days a month as maintenance, and that's it. I am back to running 2-3 miles per day, working full-time, actively involved in my church, etc... These are things that would have been a glimmer in my eye about 2-3 years ago.
I take some supplements on a daily basis: Multivitamin, CoQ10, NAC, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Fish oil. We eat pretty healthy, but I have a glass of wine with dinner and it doesn't knock me out like it used to.
My treatment was antibiotics only. I see Dr. J in SC and he has truly turned things around for me. I was never on IV; only orals. I will stay on the 4 days a month maintenance program for another year or so, then my immune system should have the infection in check enough to eliminate antibiotics.
Hope that helps. As far as the secret, I think it's Dr. J.
Dx History: Lyme, Bartonella, Babesiosis
Rx History: Doxycycline (3 months), Biaxin/Plaquenil (5 months), Levaquin (1 month), Mepron/Zithromax/Flagyl/Artemisinin (4 months), Doxycycline/Zithromax/Flagyl (2 months), Mepron/Zithromax/Artemisinin/Levaquin/Flagyl (4 months), Omnicef/Levaquin/Zithromax/Flagyl (current)