Dr J told me (or the PA, but I saw both) that they treat on and off (giving your body breaks) until eventually they've gotten rid of most of the Lyme & Co then give your body a chance to build the immune system so it handles the residual bugs.
But some ppl use some of the herbals as a preventative. I haven't gotten there yet, but maybe Traveler will chime in.
I started out taking abx daily...and decided to pulse after hearing that Dr.J treats that way. He even talks about
it on his website. So I started taking two abx M/W/F. And add in a third one Th/F. Do this for two or three weeks and take a week off. I started that I think about
4 months ago.
But I worry that for Bartonella because it's faster replicating that it will get resistant.
Dr. J knows his stuff, though - has done a lot of research...so I shouldn't worry about
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14; added biaxin Sept. 26/14 Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.; Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin); Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif; Nov. switched mino to biaxin.