JustPiccd - Depend what you mean by "brain healing". This is not easy to answer. As far as stopping ABX, you are aware of the need to monitor liver function, right?
Keep in mind diifferent people will have different treatment experiences based on the hidden details of their illness and genes.
**If the ability for you brain to function better is what you mean by "brain healing", then yes, the fact you've read about
delayed "brain healing" is in fact true for some people for various reasons.**
Not all brain symptom issues are from lyme actually in the brain. Many other parts of the body effect whats going on in the brain. The symptoms you feel can be the same. It can take the body a long time to heal, if you've been sick for a long time.
If by "brain healing", you are referring to possible or actual lesions/scar tissue ect in the brain physically healing, this could take time, as it is actual debris ("bug" poop and dead protein parts ect) from many possible "bugs". I attended a seminar on this about
the MS/Lyme similarity, it was an eye
opener to say the least.
In treatment you have to remember the body as a whole. There is no coincidence places like the Hansa center and the whole Functional Medicine approach follow this in varying degrees.
Detoxing is widely mentioned in lyme forums, but this occurs in many different ways. There are direct mind/organ connections. Example, the liver and gut are obviously neighbors, but are also connected to and influence the brain as well. Some peoples "toxified bodies" from all the eradication simply do not detox enough to keep up, time is needed. Some people have no issue here, so they might not know this.
Note: Even something as simple as thyroid can totally make you brain and nervous system complete toast if the levels are a little low. At least 50%of Drs leave patients in a hypo state. A hypo persons brain will not work right, its nearly identical to "lyme brain". Some peoples thyroid heal after lyme. Two years after ABX and Diflucan my thyroid is very slowly healing per lab testing. Candida can also take its tole on brain function.
Post Edited (astroman) : 12/31/2017 11:59:34 AM (GMT-7)