I used to have severe burning and other types of nerve pains all over from a combination of Neuro Lyme and Bartonella. My gut has been compromised by the nerve damage that was done there as well - all due to having these infections for most of my life untreated.
If you are going to take a break from the abx, I would encourage you to use an herbal protocol in it's place to continue treating the bacterial infection you have.
Another product that works well for me has been Avena Sativa - wild oats in the milky stage (NOT oat straw!). While it's helped me tremendously, I do have to say that it doesn't seem to have as much success for many others who try it though.
And I agree with Girlie - Bartonella testing is very faulty. It only takes a very small number of bacteria to cause significant illness, yet the tests require a very large number of bacteria in the sample to result in a positive test. Same thing with Babesia. This is why we say that co-infection testing is less reliable than Lyme testing - which is horrid!
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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