Hi Utahgal, let me play devils' advocate for a bit, as had I not already been through all that I've been through, that post would have affected me deeply as well. I didn't get a positive test until after a full 12 months of very heavy abx usage. No offense is intended, I'm just hoping to get you thinking:
First of all, what in science has you believing that after 6 years (or more) of damage being done in your body where only 3 months of healing will make huge strides? It takes time to undo that kind of damage.
New articles are coming out calling Lyme the most complex infection ever seen. That means that it simply will not respond like other, more 'simple' infections.
There is also the fact that you had an Indeterminate test - the bacteria that causes Lyme was detected
in your blood - so if you don't have Lyme, how did it get in there???? Especially band 31 - a band you were positive for and it's Bb specific?
If you want some proof that it takes some people longer, take my story. I had a well known, well respected LLMD and I used abx (900 mgs of Mino a day) for 12 months (all of 2007), stopped that because I was getting incredibly ill, spent the next three years trying to recover, detox and find a doctor that would even allow me in their office. I found an alternative medicine doc that was willing to work with me and I ended up healing from Lyme and Bart after another year of herbs, then another year after that for Babesia. So my healing, from the time I started taking it seriously, took from 2007 until 2012, with 2 full years in treatment with herbs - my only effective healing tool for me.
Take a deep breath, this is exactly the point of his post, to upset those that aren't yet firm in their acceptance of their diagnosis. It takes a while to figure out what all is going wrong in the body and that has to take place before you will see much healing from the Lyme.
Some examples of things that you need to consider:
Do you have leaky gut or other intestinal issues that don't allow you to detox well?
Are your adrenals and thyroid working well enough to support a healing body?
gene mutations that prevent you from detoxing well, have you been tested for those?
Mold, or viruses that you may have?
There is also the possibility that you need to treat Bart or Babesia first, as some won't heal from Lyme until they heal those infections first.
There also is the fact that some people respond better to different combinations of abx than what most use.
And I'm sure there is a lot more to consider, those are just off the top of my head.
If you still feel like you may not have Lyme, then it's time to rule out all other things it could be - but it's sure odd that you have antibodies to something you supposedly don't have in your body.
And, I hope that I haven't upset you. That was not my intention.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.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
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