So what do you make of all the lyme still in your blood?
What does your LL Dr. say?
That's discouraging to say the least!!!
Not too much to make of it, the buggers are hardy; though I'm not treating right now. My LLMD hasn't seen any microscope videos, but we've talked about
it and she found it very interesting. We talked about
how some people pay to get darkfield microscopy done on their blood. I spent too much time treating co-infections I think. I haven't found any evidence of Babesia or Bartonella in my blood. The strongest antibiotic regime I did for Lyme was probably 3 months of Rifampin/Biaxin/Minocycline followed by 3 months of Rifampin/Biaxin/Tindamax, all while doing Buhner.
What kind of microscopes and cameras are you guys using?
Mine is an American Optical 10 Series. I'm using the original illuminator (18 or 20w I believe), but it was never meant for darkfield at 100x (under-powered), which is why my video's contrast is so poor. I've done darkfield with a 63x objective which yields a better image, but in my opinion, the drop in magnification isn't worth the gain in contrast. The 100x objective is an AO Spencer 100x 1.25NA with adjustable iris. The camera is an iPhone 5c with a mount for the ocular I purchased on Amazon.
take a blood sample, view it. then drink a gatorade with 500 mg potassium dissovled in it. wait, then take another sample. you will be amazed at the difference.
Thanks I'll try that sometime. The weird looking red blood cells don't really bug me too much.