When I was on abx for five years I was off and on them for about
two to three weeks at a time. They all hurt my stomach so badly that I just couldn't take them any longer than that long. Some of them gave me some really bad side effects too. I have a very sensitive stomach. My previous LLMD's did all they could to find abx that would not bother my stomach, or give me bad side effects, but for some reason I just did not do well with abx. Some people (like my wife) can handle them fine, others just can't handle them for whatever reason.
My wife relapsed twice and both times went back on abx and got well again. But after her recent relapse she decided to go the natural route and get treated at the Hansa Center. She decided this because she saw how well I did on his protocol. I went from near death (last December) after being extremely sick for five years to getting well in just six months time. My wife has been doing great on Dr. Jernigan's treatment and is very happy she didn't go back on abx this time. Please don't take this to mean we are "anti-antibiotics, we aren't. It's just that we are seeing so many people have such great success on this protocol that it makes sense to us to follow this protocol since it's been so effective for us. People who get treated early, after they get infected, have the best success rate with abx treatment. If a person waits three months or longer, it becomes that much more difficult to treat with abx.
You asked, "IF YOU WOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO BACK IN TIME, WOULD YOU START WITH DR. J AND AVOID ABX ALL TOGETHER? dOES DR J DO BOTH (ABX AND MORE NATURAL REMEDIES)"
Yes, absolutely if I could go back in time I'd start with Dr. J and avoid abx. But keep in mind, at that time I didn't have any real understanding about
natural medicines like I do today, so I was not ready back then to make a decision to do something like that. Plus, the lyme forum I participated on at the time (not Healing Well), was very pro abx and looked down on natural remedies five years ago. It's just been recently that lyme forums are more
open to talk about
people having success with natural treatments, ART, BRS testing, Biological medicine etc. I never really believed in this "stuff". I called it "hocus-pocus" medicine and thought it was a too weak to be effective for treating Lyme.
I have since discovered I was wrong in my thinking about
natural medicine and lyme disease--HOWEVER, it's still not an easy disease to treat even with natural medicine. That's why you need to go to someone who has a proven track record and has treated thousands of people who have gotten well. Dr. Jernigan has a proven record and knows this disease better than most LLMD's who treat lyme disease. He had the disease himself (walked in our shoes) and has invented over 30 natural medicines and treated thousands of people with chronic illnesses, not just Lyme disease.
The ONLY reason I went to the Hansa Center is because I felt there was no other hope that I would live if I didn't try something different. When death comes knocking at your door, you begin to think that maybe alternative medicine is something to explore. Heck, if I thought drinking drano would have cured me I probably would have tried it.
I had basically lost all hope of living. I wanted to die, I prayed every night that I would not wake up to another day of this misery. During Christmas (last December) our grandkids were at our house as they are every Christmas. My wife said to me, "Gary, are you going to give up the fight and leave your grandkids without a Papa?" I told her I couldn't fight this anymore. Rhonda pleaded with me to try one more protocol and if it didn't work she would agree with me that we would not spend another cent investing in trying to make me better from this disease.
Thanks to Deejavu (Denise) for sharing with me about
this protocol on Healing Well. If it had not been for her I probably wouldn't be writing this post right now. That may seem dramatic, but I am telling you with all sincerity that's how close I came to giving up. Denise, my wife, my grandkids, my family, and God's grace spurred me on to try one more time, or more protocol. I'm so glad I did.