your question is very specific but i can answer that i've been on antibiotics for a bit over 2 1/2 years after starting treatment 6 months after first symptoms appeared.
i can say i've made progress and stripped away some of the less annoying symptoms but my main one (nerve misfirings due to bugs messing with my brain) haven't budged all that much in 2 years.
i always say with these infections it takes persistence and consistency and that could take years. i see Dr. J in DC and he says most of his 'less complicated' newer infected folks take anywhere between 9-15 months to get into remission. heck that's a long time for someone that's only been living with these bugs in them for months or a year or two.
i know of several folks that have gotten their lives (mostly) back after taking meds for a few years. i heard of another prominent LLMD say it takes on average 3 years to eradicate these infections in those without other complicated factors.
under treatment is a big problem in this area. for example i treated babesia mostly on and off for over a year and couldn't shake it. it took 10 months of targeted repeated anti-malarial protocol to get it pretty much gone.
Dr. J is Jemsek? If so, i respect that doctor a lot. But if he really means that 15 months for a newly infected person, then what i and other who have been infected for almost a decade?Not acute - but infected for months to a year or two.
It can take a few years, yes. But, improvements can be had within a few months - with remission taking longer.
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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./15 mino - to biaxi