Yep, that's the problem - this is a highly complex bacteria (one of the most complex known at this time, as it can change into 3 identifiable forms while in the body) that creates a very complex illness, as it disseminates throughout the entire body relatively quickly for some - depending on how functional the immune system is at any given time. And, considering the bacteria have the ability and directly lower the immune function, it compounds this issue dramatically.
Even for treatments, you will see a LOT of trial and error, because everyone responds to different things differently, and these infections can "lead" the body to develop (sometimes temporary) autoimmune issues among other things.
I had textbook Hashimoto's thyroiditis the first time I was infected - that has since corrected itself, but I also have psoriasis that is only an issue when I have these infections. having healed once already has proven to give me some insight into my "autoimmune issues", since they clear up with I don't have these infections - even if I'm under enough stress to have my adrenals crash. Once I was reinfected though, the psoriasis returned, and my adrenals crashing took my thyroid down too, so I have hypothyroid issues now, not Hashi's.
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)