So I have been prescribed doxy as a start to lyme treatment (low CD57, western blot positive). Honestly, abx are one thing I /haven't/ tried in a decade+ of struggling with this (and my LLMD, while pretty woowoo and granola in a lot of ways - supports energy healing, does applied kinesiology/muscle testing/etc, is pretty adamant that long term abx are the most effective way to treat chronic Lyme) so you think I would be excited to see if it possibly helps. But I think for so long I have assumed "candida" was part of what was causing all my symptoms (which it might be, but I'm not sure I even believe in chronic candida, I'm certainly more inclined to believe in chronic lyme, since I have treated candida a million times, been on sugar free diets for over a year, etc) that I am just blocked and scared to start the abx. Like what if they make things worse and I can't ever recover from them, etc? My LLMD actually wanted to start with a PICC lines straight-away and I was like uhhh, no way, oral abx first I think. I know that even if lyme isn't the cause of my symptoms, that many people have found abx, doxy especially, helpful for other reasons, maybe other pathogens, maybe it's effects on the immune system, but I've been staring at this bottle for over a week and just can't bring myself to start them! Someone have a great antibiotic success story they want to share to kick me off?