First of all, thank you for your kind words. They really do mean a lot to me.
What's the reason for the spinal? For Lyme diagnosis? That's not really that reliable.
" PCR detects Borrelia DNA in the blood of fewer than half of patients in the early acute stage of disease when the erythema migrans rash is present. By the time symptoms of Lyme disease have been present for a month or more, spirochetes can no longer be found in blood. Similarly, PCR testing of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) specimens is not clinically useful. PCR testing of CSF is positive in only about
one third of US patients with early neuroborreliosis, and it is even less sensitive in patients with late neurologic disease. Urine is not a suitable sample for PCR testing at any stage of Lyme disease."www.medscape.com/viewarticle/764501
So, your actual question to me was about
taking Samento and Banderol? They are actually more effective than 400 mgs of Doxy for killing the Lyme bacteria.
So I guess it all comes down to why you are having the spinal tap? If it's for a Lyme test, it's not really recommended and I'd question the need of one based on what I know.
For antibody production though, yes, you most definitely want to be taking something to kill off some of the bacteria to kind of 'jump start' your immune system into producing those antibodies.