Thanks, all of you for your input!
I will talk to my doc about
doubling the dose to 200mg/twice day and will continue on it for a few months after I'm symptom free (looking forward to being symptom free!).
I'm simultaneously taking homeopathic nosodes which he recommended in the place of herbal BB-1 drops and of which he has increased the dosage. I think he was starting me out slowly on both to avoid herxing, so perhaps he intended to increase the abx as well, although I'm not sure.
Another thing he recommended was an Electrodermal Screening (EDS) with a technician that they've been using for several years now. Has anyone had experience with this EDS machine screening? She specializes in Homeoapthy and has a waitlist for appointments up until March 2016.
To CD, you're right, I did notice that my doc does not follow ILADS guidelines and he is not an official LLMD. He was recommended to me by the Texas LDA and I had heard good things about
him. He has many Lyme patients and seems very knowledgeable on the subject. I do like him so far and I think he will work with me if I want to take a different approach.
I've noticed that the heart racing/palpitations that I had before the Doxy and the homeopathic nosodes has not changed... it hasn't increased or decreased, so I'm not sure if that is a symptom of Lyme or something else like the Hypothyroidism.
By the way, how do you find out which bacteria you are infected with, eg Bart, Babesia, Erolichia, etc.? Is this only through Igenex labs?