One thing is for sure, we need to do what we need to do. Anxiety is a terrible thing to ask someone to just deal with! I've had some pretty serious anxiety issues before, although they were due to having these infections. But, it did give me a glimpse into what it's like, and boy oh boy!! It was not good!
I agree that being on an SSRI may be right for you. I wouldn't have made it through my anxiety 'issues' had I not had them.
I did want to address something you said though - "or just keep the Lyme in check with natural herbal remedies (stevia, cats claw, andrographis, etc.) " These natural treatments don't just keep things in check, they will actually work to heal the infections. Herbs just set up the body to do most of the work, rather than relying on the pharma abx to kill the bacteria and the body to figure out how to get back to functioning normally (although many LLMD's are now seeing the need for supportive therapies!).
If you feel a different approach is what you need, or even a new set of eyes (a different LLMD), then I encourage you to exercise your right to do so. A set of new eyes on a problem is often very helpful!!! And, we really do need to be comfortable with our treatment choices.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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