I have had the honor to meet and make friends with the Amish community, so have enjoyed this. Anyway theres a woman probably my age who got lyme a few years ago. She would never touch any type of antibiotic as I am assuming its a beleif? thing. They do however use a lot of home remedies. She would get up and if sick wouldn't work,, wake up feeling ok she would work. she is well :)) I am thinking, i can't guess, i would have to ask how long she actually had it.