"Or, I keep hoping we get lucky and see Canada, France, or Australia create their own guidelines and stir up an open debate on a global platform."
That would be awesome, but so far aren't they just following US - CDC ?
No, they're not really following anything:
The CanLyme links to the Dutch Guidelines (which are very old/out of date)
But the Docs don't go to the CanLyme site. Here's what they say:
1) The test is negative..you don't have lyme disease . It's rare here anyway.
2) If the test is positive:
"Here's a week of antibiotics"
or: "You've had symptoms for that long? Well, it can't be lyme because you're IgM positive...which indicates a recent infection.
Unless, of course you're lucky and you have my GP who accepted my Igenex test result.
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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