Glad to hear you will be seeing an llmd. In the meanwhile I think slowly starting an herbal protocol (like Cowden) is not a bad idea. I'd start slow though just in case you have herx responses. I also would try integrating various detox methods and seeing what helps, this can take some trial and error. Things like alka seltzer gold plus lemon water, burbur, pinella, activated charcoal, bentonite clay, epsom salt baths, infrared sauna, chlorella, milk thistle, NAC, glutathione, alpha lipoic acid, etc... you don't have to do all of those, those are just ideas. More ideas here: /www.tiredoflyme.com/detox-methods.html
10 days of doxy is not really going to do much for an established infection, imo. I think it is better to start the herbal protocol, then see what the llmd recommends in terms of treatment options and seeing what you think makes the most sense (I think it's important to research treatment options that doctors recommend beforehand just to be safe).
When you see the llmd try and see if they have ideas for things that could help your sleep. A critical aspect of recovery is trying to find ways you can get some decent sleep.
Btw, things do get better. It can take some trial and error to find the right path to recovering health, but it is absolutely possible.
Some good resources in terms of learning more about
your options and these infections: Dr Horowitz's books and also Stephen Buhner's books (his website is also a good resource).
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