Thank you all very much for your replies. I’m definitely working on gut repair, as the abx did quite a bit of damage (I have bad leaky gut and candida, which is at least part of what is causing the persistent inflammation).
Girlie, yes I’ve been treated for Bart, myco, lyme, and babesia, both with abx and herbs. My team is thorough
The POTS pre-dates my infections—I’ve had symptoms my whole life (I just didn’t know why I fainted a lot growing up!)!
WalkingbyFaith, I’m going to discuss re-testing for Bart and myco in my next doctors visit next week. To be honest, I’m not sure what tests have been done recently, because I’ve had a slew of blood work taken by different specialists and have not reviewed all the results with my team yet. I have Buhner’s books and most of the herbs you suggest (thank you), and will speak to my LLND about
a plan during my next appointment. I definitely will be avoiding abx at all costs, as my stomach simply can’t cope and I don’t believe I need them right now.
I have a question based on the feedback re. the idea that if symptoms remain, it indicates there’s still active infection: if someone has had these infections for a long period, with significant damage, it’s surely inevitable that someone will have health impacts for a period after an infection is totally cleared, because the body takes time to repair, wouldn’t it? I appreciate that if symptoms are persistent and don’t resolve, it’s likely something is going on—but isn’t it best to have a window to see if these resolve before exposing the body to more treatments? There’s surely no way your body could just feel 100% immediately—wouldn’t it take a long time to heal (which would cause impacts)? I feel a tension between wanting to ensure the infections are under control and acknowledging that my body is totally SPENT after being so sick for so long, then undergoing the extreme rigours of intense, ongoing abx treatment.... I’m especially cautious about
taking anything since learning of the MTHFR mutation and the detox / med sensitivity problems it causes.
Thank you all for your replies, advice, and support. You are wonderful!!