Different people react differently to the abx. It took over a year on abx before I could even test positive. It depends on what else your body is trying to deal with.
Here's the problem as I see it - low doses of abx will allow these infections to not only survive, but to become abx resistant as well. So the question you probably should ask yourself is what do I want to do? Find a LLMD who will treat this as a serious infection (like it is), or do you stay with this doc who is not willing to put you on more than 200 mgs a day. Add in the questions 'what happens when you need a third month of Doxy?' & 'what about
the co-infections that usually travel with Lyme Disease?"
I strongly believe that you need to see a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor. Here are the links to help you to find one as close to you as possible:
For information on finding a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD) in your area, please email our long time member, Dan's Mother at:email@example.com
You can email Stephanie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also go to: www.turnthecorner.org/bod.htm
if you want to learn a little bit more about
You can also go to The Lyme Disease Association and search for LLMD's 3 times in a month. You have to register first. Here is the link:www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=277&Itemid=74
You will want to find an ILADS (International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society) doctor. The ILADS site is another great place to read to get you started on your Lyme journey. www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines_clearing_ilads.html
I do hope this helps,
Co-Moderator, Lyme Disease ;)
Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
I break up my post because my eyes have been effected by TBI's as well, which makes long paragraphs very hard to read.