The duration of Lyme treatment (and coinfections) is different for each person. I personally have not read many threads about
people getting better after 2 weeks of treatment. Feeling better for 2 days is already an achievement after only 2 weeks of treatment.
Try to keep in mind that each good day is a step forward.
How long have you been ill for?
Are you seeing a LLMD? He/She must have said you that it can take a while to get better? Is he/she communicating with you about
the duration of treatment?
My dr is not even giving me a timeline, which he did with my sister, he gave her an idea of how long it will take. I'm just going day by day.
There are people on this forum that have gotten better after a few months of treatment, others need years. I myself am in my 20th month of treatment and had 3 good days last summer. That's what I'm looking forward to, getting more of those days. I'm waiting in patience.
You have a positive Igenex test, I presume you have a list of symptoms that go with LD? You are getting abx. This all indicates that you have LD.
It is normal to feel bad when taking abx. You are causing a die-off of spirochetes that make you feel sick.
The best thing that happened in my mind, was when I switched the button that controlls my patience... switching it to the highest level, meaning: go day by day, hour by hour if needed, you can not rush this. Our bodies are going through a real ordeal trying to get better.
Hold on, you will get better, but you will need patience too... (Oh, I hate that word...)
Lyme/Bartonella/Yersinia/Chlamydia Pn. Sick for +/- 20 years (34 now).
Started treatment August 2012 with 15 months of abx - now on a modified Cowden Protocol since December 2013. Leaky gut, heavy metals, EBV, XMRV, erythema nodosum, Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15, Lyme arthritis, Neurolyme, food allergies/intolerances, histamine/chemical intolerance