Lymie - its really hard to know
i have a positive test for lyme from Armin labs and many symptoms that fit both lyme and bart - so my treatment is trying to cover mainly lyme and bart
progress is slow but in the right direction the last 18months after aroudn 3 years stuck at appro x 20% of my previous healthy function
my treatment is a complete lifestyle, diet, exercise and behaviour
al overhaul of my life and a comprehensive mainly herbal protocol based on buhners books- that i have gradually built up slowly over many month's - although i have used ABX in the past i hd only moderate improvements and then had to stop du to raised liver enzymes.
the main things are:
1-Wholefood ketogenic Diet
2-Daily light exercise - walking mainly - plus weights every 3rd day
3-extended protocol of herbs for lyme - per Buhner's second edition "healing Lyme" book
4-selection of co-infection herbs - again per buhner - sida, cryptolepis, alcornea, houtty, teasel, mahonia
5-immune modulation - LDN about
3.2mg per day, and Ivermectin 12mg 1x per week
6-Methylene blue for bart persisters - 130mg / day
hard to say what has helped the most - perhaps the Keto diet was the fastest and most noticeable impact. the buhner herbs seem to help at least as much as abx and have probably moved me forward the most overall but it has been a slow process.
I'm not out of the woods yet - am approx. half way back - but still improving - and in fact as i continue to systematically tune my approach based on what works for me and dropping what doesn't the speed of recovery does also seem to be improving
i am very systematic - it seems to me that this thing is so hard to shake - and no one thing or approach works for everyone - so a person could bounce around trying this and that in an ad-hock manner and never really getting anywhere.
that was certainly what was happening to me - i was stuck. so i got systematic with researching, with trials and measuring outcomes - and changed from short sharp shock type therapies that i just couldn't tolerate - to careful low and slow step by step approach - and i slowly started to move forward.
Post Edited (Garzie) : 9/3/2021 9:33:11 AM (GMT-6)