Actually Woodswalker, there is a doctor on the island of Maui that signed a petition in support of Dr. Joseph Burrascano - a LLMD that developed treatment guidelines for Lyme. You can email me for more details if you wish.
Even if you can't get to Maui, you could treat yourself, as many here do, with herbs. There are a couple of protocols that you could choose from if you are interested. If you would rather pursue this option, we can list the herbal protocols that we are aware of that are safe and work for many here.
As far as whether it's chronic Lyme or Post-treatment Lyme syndrome, there is no other infection (that I'm aware of) where once the prescribed treatment is finished and the patient still has symptoms, they are told not to worry about
it. Each time I've had bronchitis and it didn't clear with the first round of abx, the doc's never hesitated to continue abx treatment, although they did usually switch me to a stronger abx.
Also, I was treated with strong abx for a full 12 months back in 2007 for Lyme disease, yet I only got worse. When I found out how to detox and started using herbs to treat my infections, I only treated Lyme for 12 months (for a 40+ yr infection) and had no symptoms return for 3 years - until I got reinfected this year, unfortunately.
So in my mind, there's no doubt at all, when combining my own experiences with the science that is out there to back it up, that chronic Lyme is very real and that many doctors are creating more and more cases of chronic Lyme because of ignorance or misinformation.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12 - no active symptoms
Healed from tick-borne infections, now healing from the damage they left behind.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014
Post Edited (Traveler) : 10/4/2014 3:18:36 PM (GMT-6)