Welcome to our community! I'm glad you found us.
We don't allow any selling or promoting of products or services here, so you don't have to worry about
that. We do have a tendency to kind of promote what worked for us - if you call talking about
it and explaining it promoting it. We do that a lot, because there are so many fake or ineffective treatments out there for these infections, we like to expound on the ones that do work. Same with the labs that do our testing. We "talk up" the things that help us the most.
I was negative on lab corp until after
I completed a full year of abx for Lyme - then I got a positive. Lab corp doesn't even use the right testing medium in the petri dish to be very accurate.
Do people get positives from Lab corp and Quest that can be trusted? Yes, but most tests are a false negative because they don't use the right testing methods, among other things.
I healed from a 40 year old set of infections which included Lyme, Bartonella, Babesia, RMSF and more using herbs only. But then in 2014, I got reinfected. I was in town grocery shopping of all things, when I got bit. The bugger didn't stay on me for more than 30 minutes - 1 hour and I ended up being infected. again. I used the same herbs and healed again, but this time I started using a preventative herb so I won't get infected again. What I didn't realize is that I had asymptomatic Bartonella and Babesia at the same time, so now I'm back in treatment for those.
If you wish to use an herbal protocol, I know of one (that I earn nothing in any way shape or form for suggesting it to you- and it's not the same one I used) that you can use that will not harm you if you do not have these infections. It's commonly known as Buhner's protocol. He's a Master Herbalist that chose to focus on treating Lyme and has had a lot of success in treating these infections. You can do searches on this site to read how other members are using it, and you can go take a look at it here: buhnerhealinglyme.com/the-protocols/
Also, you can read his own words about
the protocols not harming you if you don't have these infections:buhnerhealinglyme.com/basics/protocol-harmful-if-i-dont-have-lyme/
the effectiveness of the protocol: buhnerhealinglyme.com/basics/protocol-effectiveness/
If you would rather go to a doctor first, you would do well to go see an ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) trained Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD), not one that has self proclaimed themselves as a LLMD or an ID Doctor (Infectious Disease Doctor), as ID doctors and most other doctors believe Lyme is hard to catch and easy to treat, and don't believe in the reality of chronic Lyme.
ILADS vs IDSA:www.clinicaladvisor.com/controversy-continues-to-fuel-the-lyme-war/article/117160/archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=226373www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2901226/
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 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)