I have been seeing opthamologists on a regular basis, they really can't do anything other than monitor the situation. Only one acknowledges the linkage between NAION and Lyme. I don't have high blood pressure or diabetes.
My founded fear is that lyme caused optic neuritis is usually bilateral.
Erythromycin was panned initially by none other than our friend Wormser, subsequent testing indicated
it was a top 20 in effectiveness, with a high percentage inhibition of stationary phase persisters.
Paper "Identification of new drug candidates against Borrelia burgdorferi using high-throughput screening"
The drugs, erythromycin and kitasamycin, are readily absorbed, and they diffuse into most of the body fluids.44–46 Additionally, their biochemical features make them extremely capable for intracellular and tissue penetration. The availability of the antibiotics in the drug-sequestered sites can potentially be helpful in clearing bacteria from skin and joints.47–49 Additionally, a high percentage inhibition of stationary-phase culture forms of the bacteria and the low MIC and MBC values establish that these drug molecules can be helpful in treating both dividing and persistent forms of Borrelia."
Drug Design, Development and Therapy downloaded from https://www.dovepress.com/ by 184.108.40.206 on 11-Jun-2019
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Pothineni et al
I live in south central PA, on a farm, ground zero for very high Lyme incidence.
I also wonder if IV treatment would be appropriate, no doc will though at 56% line 41 and 44% line 34, both need 60% plus to be lyme definitive. My local LLMD I do not believe is experienced in vision loss with Lyme.
Minocycline and Erythromycin are both quite lipid soluble though, and reduce my symptoms to tolerable levels.
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