I know it sounds crazy, but I firmly believe that these bacterial/parasitic infections are providing a service. They are pointing us back to the way we as people should be living. When we get back to the basics and support our bodies we can become healthy again.
This is EXACTLY how I experience the infection - thanks for putting words to it rowing mom.
I know Buhner suggests continue with herbs for 3 months after symptoms let up (if I am remembering correctly). It would make sense to me, after abx, to transition to the type of protocol rowingmom suggests, and to integrate herbal support.
Good luck! Happy healing.