Hi, everyone. Thanks for reading this. You are all so helpful and knowledgeable on this site, so I thought I would give this a shot. I have late-stage (neuro) Lyme disease. It's been 5 years since my tick bite. Wasn't diagnosed for 3 years after that. Have tried abx 5 different times, only managing to take any one of them for 2-3 weeks for various reasons. I was on colloidal silver and DesBio homeopathy for a few months about 3 years ago. That's all the treatment I've had. I have such severe herxing that I end up going off of everything too soon. Like, when I took doxycycline, and also amoxicillin (not at same time), I went into psychosis -- hallucinations, memory loss, blackouts, personality change, non-stop suicidal thoughts, severe pain, swelling, anxiety, insomnia, and severe facial burning (which I had before abx; i.e., it developed after the tick bite). (Twice I had hallucinations in between treatments.) These severe reactions have also happened with natural treatments (Lauricidin, Chx herbs). I'm trying to get disability due to my severe skin photosensitivity. I'm unable to work much. My life has basically stopped because I can't be near or around any light for long, even artificial, especially when I'm treating. My question is, considering my severe brain/neuro and skin involvement (and now joints -- hands/fingers), do you think I could possibly heal completely just using herbs, or do I need to keep pursuing abx? I mean, if your mother or child were in my situation, would you be like, you need to go to Sponaugle or Envita ASAP, or would you say, we can self-treat with herbs or homeopathy? Or Hansa? I say Sponaugle or Envita because when I am in treatment I cannot function and need to be cared for and seen by a doctor daily. And those are the only places where that is an option, that I know of. Thank you so much. Sorry this is so long.
Bitten 2013 & 2014
Diagnosed w/ Lyme 10/2015. W. Blot -- CDC Neg., IGenex positive.
Diagnosed w/ Babesiosis 10/2015 -- Pathgroup titer of 1:256.
Doxy 12/2015, 2 wks.; 3/2016, 3 wks.
IV Rocephin 1/2016, 12 days.
Colloidal Silver + DesBio homeopathy Lyme & Babesia 3/2016-5/2016
Minocycline 5/2016, 9 days.
Amoxicillin 3/2017, 3 wks?