Your doctor might have said 16 months, because spirochetes are known to have an 8 month lifecycle. Therefore 2 lifecycles of treatment might get rid of them. However, it might not. Read up on what Horowitz has said about dapsone. Wouldn't hurt to read his latest book.
re: 8 month lifecycle of spirochetes - where did you read this? Or...did your LLMD tell you?
I've not heard this before.
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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