Sorry Panto! Love your name by the way. I must have missed your post.
First of all, welcome to our lyme forum! I would highly recommend checking out our "New to Lyme, Start here" thread. Lots of information on there about
detoxing <- which is important, and loads of other info.
First, take a deep, deep breath. Your symptoms all sound like classic lyme - amazing that one little bug can create such problems! Given that you also tested positive, its lyme. My guess is you are overwhelmed with all the information being thrown at you right now. I will say only you can make the best decision regarding treatment for yourself.
On the upside, you have the diagnosis and you have an ILADs dr. That seems to be half the battle with this disease. I don't necessarily agree with being given a timeline upfront of treatment but when I was in your position that was all I wanted to know. I was never given a timeline and I went on abx 'officially' for about
5 months total in addition to herbs. The jump to herbs/homeopathy was bit rough but now it has been almost 5 months off of antibiotics and I'm still doing well.
Read, ask a lot of questions, do your research. Healing from this disease is a full time job. As far as alternative therapies I have to tell you - I am 100% converted. The antibiotics did help me a LOT. Difference was night and day but once I got to that point - I was just done I didn't want anymore.
LLMD's and many other drs will work with you. If you want to try alternative therapies first, voice your opinion. I will say whatever you do, start off slowly- make sure you are on as healthy of diet as possible and pamper yourself as much as possible!
***OH and yes, if I were in your position I would pursue some form of treatment. I wish I had known about the dangers of Lyme disease when i got bit in 2007***
July 2007 - Deer tick bite w/ physician confirmed EM Rash - given 10 days of Doxy
October 2012 - My world gets rocked January 2013 - My world turns upside down
March 2013 - Igenex +, start treatment with LLMD, LLND, and herbalist
August 2013- Finished all abx, continuing with herbs and homeopathy, Feeling good!
Post Edited (opugirl) : 1/10/2014 3:49:08 PM (GMT-7)