I agree with the others that have posted so far - you're early in your treatment, so please hang in there!!! It's so hard when others don't understand and make comments like that that make us doubt what we are doing - but you and your doctor know what's best for you. IV abx have their complications and don't have that good of a track record in dealing with these infections - or we all would have been on them and everyone who has tried them would be healed! So stick to what your doc is doing and see if you don't feel a 'slight' improvement like she said.
Another thing - healing from these diseases is a very complicated thing - not like healing from tonsillitis or a minor infection. The bacteria that we deal with are some of the most complicated there are from what I understand - so healing is very complicated as well. It can depend on how well your body is able to detox, whether or not the bacteria is in it's cystic form, how much support your body needs while healing and more.
Just remember, these are incredibly complex infections and not many out there understand. Educating your Mom would be the best thing, as then she can help spread the right information, but if you are not up to doing that just yet, it's definitely understandable!! Just don't let the uneducated stop you from doing what you need to be doing to heal.
You'll make it!
Lyme herbs used: "Chronic Tonic" from www.mistymeadows.org/wendydocs/Lyme Disease.pdf
for 9 months
Bart herb - only Houttuynia for 6 months
tx ended 1-2013
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
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