Welcome to our community!! I'm so glad you found us.
Lyme is the only infection that they say no need to treat any longer even though you still have symptoms - seems a bit odd, don't you think? Can you imagine if they told that to someone with pneumonia or cancer???
You're right in realizing that you still need more treatment. Your doctor is treating you according to Infectious Disease guidelines and here, we go by ILADS treatment guidelines which are much more accurate.
As for why you had symptoms start up right away - it could be from either thing: the last tick you had attach had a different strain of Lyme disease and you got infected with that one, or it was enough stress on your body that your current infection was allowed to "respond" in a manner of speaking.
If you haven't yet, it would be helpful for you to start with reading through the thread at the top of the forum titled,"New to Lyme?...Start here!!", as it is packed full of important information, symptom lists, helpful links and pdf's, how to detox when one has these infections, information on probiotics and much more.
For information on finding an ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) trained Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD) in your area, 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 also email the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance at[url]email@example.com 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 healing journey:
I'll also post in your other thread so that you see this.
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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