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lymegal23
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Judging from what Ive read on here. it seems that most people with chronic lyme takes almost every single drug that treats lyme by the end of their treatment

Does this happen for most chronic lyme patients. Why does this happen? Is it because the lyme grows immune/resistant to antibiotic over time so they have to keep switching you to another antibiotic after a little while

How many of you on here that got good results from lyme treatment had to go through ALOT of different antibiotics to get there?

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Yes pretty much. EVeryon is really different too-- so one Abx might be the magic bullet for some while do nothing for another.

Resistance is also an issue, and also taking certain drugs in a certain order to hit different types of things. There's a lot that goes into it. But you'll take a lot of different drugs for a long time :-(

Also, confections require different types of Abx than lyme does, so you have to add that into the mix too.

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Some people are very sensitive to pharmaceutical medications. In fact, many people with lyme-related illnesses are very chemically sensitive.

There are those who take many of these medications and some who set limits based on their experience, as to how much they are willing to go through.

The important thing is to listen to your body and your own inner knowing, and to let that guide you. This includes finding practitioners who are respectful of what is right for you.

There is support for many different ways of relating to these illnesses, and i know you can find what is right for you and the doctors and practitioners who are respectful of your individual needs.

Not all doctors and lyme-literate practitioners prescribe pharmaceutical antibiotics. Some use salt-c, some herbs, colloidal silver nutritional therapies, etc.

Hope this helps ~
wellness and peace ~

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My body does not stand antibiotics, so I took doxy, amoxy and Riamet basically... That was all. And very short term.

My daughter took only amoxy for a couple of weeks. And that was all.

and we still were sick for whatever reasons (too short, not enough, or because of cysts).

Nope, not all use antibiotics.

No matter what people keep saying, that abx is the only way, if you keep reading here in the last years, less and less people get well with ONLY abx, even though many treat for YEARS!!!

And the danger of candida infections is all around. Mold, candida, funghi thrive on antibiotic regime. These are extremely toxic, and can mess deeply with the immune system, with your brain, digestion, respiratory organs, sinuses...

So can lyme, you may say.

There are other ways to treat lyme!

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I do know someone who was cured (or at least in remission) in a little over a year by biaxin and plaquenil. She was very sick and her liver had been affected. She has been symptom free for 2 years.

Her LLMD had her stay on the ABX until she had 3 months of being symptom free. It seems to have worked in her case.

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I took some that helped me a real lot, but never took rifampin (gemifloxacin helped with bart) and never took doxy.
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Interesting

Does the lyme bacteria start to get immune/resistent to the meds that youre on tho after youve been taking them for a few months?

Does anyone have any research or proof on this happening? thanks!

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i have never heard/read that resistance is a problem as in, they start to "not work" anymore. The big thing about lyme is the different forms the bacteria takes, and treating all the forms, and surprising the new form with a new killer.
I thought your question was not--does everyone take abx, which of course they don't, but--does everyone take 10 or 12 different abx? Or 6 or 7--whatever. So my answer is, yes, a good LLMD prescribes protocols that mix it up. With many different abx. To fool the germs.

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