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I would suggest you get your doc to take a look at ILADS treatment guidelines which will spell out the abx and the dosages needed for effective treatment of Lyme disease: www.ilads.org/lyme/treatment-guideline.php
200 mgs of Doxy a day will only at most stop the bacteria from replicating, but it's use long term will also encourage them to go into their cystic form, where they can't be touched by any anti-infective treatments or the immune system.
Personally, I like Buhner's protocols (although I didn't use them to heal) because you can have such wonderful control over what you use and how easy it is to ramp up your dosages. He has a wonderful website as well where many questions are answered: buhnerhealinglyme.com/
and a Facebook group: /www.facebook.com/stephen.buhner
So if you wished to start with Buhner's, I would suggest starting off with Japanese Knotweed, as Buhner suggests: buhnerhealinglyme.com/herbs/starting-protocol-with-cats-claw/
For information on finding an ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) trained Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD) in your area, you will need to enable your email option in your profile in order to receive any recommendations, as we don't allow doctor's names and contact info to be posted on the forum for several reasons. You can enable your email option in your profile, under 'edit profile'. Be sure to click the submit button to actually save your preference.
You can send me an email by clicking on my screen name or the small blue envelope under my screen name. I may have contact information for some LLMD's in your area as well. Please include your state and area that you would like to find a LLMD in and I will see how close I can get to your
You can start a new thread titled something like "Looking for LLMD in the (insert the nearest larger city & state)
area". Members can email you about
the LLMD's that they see in that area if you have your email enabled. We don't allow doctors names to be posted though.
You can also email the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance at[url]firstname.lastname@example.org for LLMD referrals and you can go to tbdalliance.org/
to learn more about
You can also go to The Lyme Disease Association and search for LLMD's 3 times in a month. You have to register first. Here is the link:www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=277&Itemid=74
You will want to find an ILADS (International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society) trained doctor, as ID Docs (Infectious Disease Doctors) believe Lyme is hard to catch and easy to treat, and don't believe in the reality of chronic Lyme. Go to the ILADS site to read the new (2014) Treatment guidelines to get you started on your Lyme journey.www.ilads.org/lyme/ILADS_Guidelines.pdf
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
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15
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