Octobrsky13, what precipitated your relapse? Do you think you got another bite? Was it stress?
Abx worked the first time, right? Did you see Dr. P 1st time?
Not really sure. I went back to work & was exposed to mold. My life wasn't exactly stress free while I was in remission so I don't really think that was it. I am naturally pretty calm. Being ill is the type of stress I don't handle well.
I can't be absolutely certain about
another bite. I didn't see a tick & I'm pretty diligent about
checking but those nymphs are impossible to see & we did have a dog up until 2 years ago. I think it's a relapse b/c I relapsed twice after initial 2 year treatment & this one felt exactly the same symptom-wise.
Abx did work the first time. There were no herbal protocols back then. I didn't know about
Dr. P so I saw a dr. that just treated a lot of Lyme but not a LLMD per se. I relapsed twice & retreated for 6 months each time but I was initially only treated with Zithromax. It did work but obviously not well enough. I was caught early - just 6 weeks after the bite but I got really sick, really quickly. All neuro with a touch of cardio. The 3rd. time was Zithromax with Doxy and that put me in remission for 12 yrs. I've always lived a healthy life style & I think that helped to keep me in remission and may be why I responded so well to conservative treatment. Before the tick bite I was only ever on an abx twice in my life. I never take meds or even supplements.