Weve had similar discussions here years ago.
Repeating what pots said..............no one like labels lol. - and in our case since the cdc uses it as an excuse to do suggest doing nothing more. The short time frame suggested for abx per CDC is crazy though, so how can they be taken seriously....
My rambling thoughts not in any order:
I dont think people would disagree that these infections can cause total body haywire. Its only common sense that all of what that could encompass can take a long time to heal, and some might not. I like to call it "infection damage".
Testing, unless caught early is not too accurate. Its said that lyme will evade immune cells in blood by taking cover in joint fluid, tendons ect where there is no blood.. Blood testing cant detect that and treatments wont reach it.
Its well known that infections in general can cause autoimmunity. Many things including food can do this. But to what extent is what can be different per the individual.
Yes removing the offender makes things better, but not always completely. I have experience in this. There's a reason its called "auto".
If it slows down, not getting worse, that's obviously a plus, and whose to say it might not get better very slowly in time - whatever the autoimmune is. And if "critter killing" treatments abx/herbs ect are no longer making gains in recovery- that might be a sign.
When or if it keeps getting worse, in my opinion there is still way more detective work to do.
Cant forget about
what might seem to be permanent immune cell damage / low counts. Most people dont test this even if cd57 is still low but they feel "recovered / cured". In some cases, their immune system is now partially broken. Ive posted about
this many times in the past, most people are not interested in prodding more truth via testing if they feel better. But its there. I am one and its completely documented- as some here know, I dont like guessing at these things.
Genes being triggered by infection. This happens. Very detailed gene deciphering can show this. Much more than HLA, more autoimmune genes , immune cell genes too. T cell lowering genes.
The longer you have these tick infections, the more that can happen. Of course all these going on with an active infection will obviously be worse. In all honesty, I dont think many long timers heal 100%. 80-90% more common.
Some 100%'ers have come back in the past with symptoms. they thought they were 100%, positive thinking can fool you.
Dont get me wrong 90% is a gift of more life worth living. .
Post Edited (astroman) : 1/12/2021 11:15:50 AM (GMT-7)