What do you mean by flare up?? A herx? or a relapse?
If Lyme is ADEQUATELY TREATED there will be no future problems.
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- Well, I was trying to piece this together but am too confused and tired to make this fit.
I might have misinterpreted your question to ask why you are in a flare if you thought lyme was treated.
I see, after trying to figure out your path, that you may be asking a theoretical question - to know if you can be well after treatment.
If treatment is thorough, it is possible.
If you have been told that you've been treated adequately, according to your history, that would not be the case.
According to your posts, it appears as if you only began treatment on September 8, a few weeks ago. And with just one antibiotic at a time (doxy or zith).
Is this true? But, then, on Sept. 21, it looks like you had a change of Rx. That was just 2 days ago.
If so, lyme has not been treated adequately, especially as you were ill for months. You'd be looking at at least 6 months of combination treatment with support supplements and then - treat 2 months PAST symptom clearance.
on September 11, you posted:
Please help, I need a Doctor who is Lyme literate.
I have alot of pain for months and even worse since starting Doxy 3 days ago.
-------------------- Fatigue, dizzy head and jaw pain since July 2010.
Igg neg/ Igm pos 23/41 KD reactive
doxy per day Sept 8 - 20 Azithromicin current
You posted on September 21 that you just saw your LLMD for the first time and
" . . . He took me off the Doxy 200 mg per day. He replaced that with azithromicin 500 mg per day. . . ."
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I am taking mostly everything on Dr. B.s basic supplement list except NT Factor. I also ran out of alpha lipoic acid and I need to get more.
Plus Liver essentials and Kidney essentials from Swanson.
I don't have the best of the best, money is a big issue for me right now. I need adrenal support. I was told will discuss more at the next visit in Oct.
He ran the blood test for co-infections and we will know by next week.
I am very very tired and my head hurts. I think I over did it, whew....
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Yes. Some appear to get cured early on, particularly if they treat more aggressively than the IDSA recommends, which is with the utterly useless doxy dose of 200 mg/day for the far-too-short period of a month. It has been speculated that the IDSA's treatment may even make new infections worse in some cases, in fact, by promoting drug-resistance and abrogating the initial immune response.
The fact that the authorities recommend inadequate prophylaxis says to me everything that needs to be known about official handling of Lyme.
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