Posted 6/9/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Hopingtofindcure, I was officially diagnosed in February after being sick for many years.
My llmd started me on Mepron, Zithro, Mino, Art and a bunch of supplements right away and in March IV Rocephin was added.
I was initially told I would need a minimum of six months of IV's but after three months have not seen as much improvement as hoped for. During my appointment last week, my doctor told me I might need a year more of the IV Rocephin.
I'm not sure but I think I remember reading that a person should be treated with antibiotics for as long as symptoms remain. Once all symptoms are gone, then treat for another three months. At that point, or earlier, switch to a herbal protocol to support the immune system and keep those buggers at bay.
Everything about this darn disease is tricky and it seems as if everyone is affected differently and responds differently to treatment. Definitely trial and error which can be very frustrating.
I hope whatever treatment protocol you're on is working and you're healing.