If I do end up having lyme, I will try antibiotics. I am on zithromyacin right now due to bronchitis and not doing horrible. Shocker! This is the first time on this drug. My fear comes from having had mycoplasma. I was on 6 months of antibiotics, in which I became much worse. Much. Ever since then, I have been constipated, struggled with yeast etc. I take probiotics but they really do very little. I am not well enough to make kefir and I am allergic to milk and goat's milk. I have enough of a time just cooking myself a meal everyday. I get out almost everyday by way of walking or car. Anyway, I would try anything to get better, but have seen horrible detox symptoms on youtube regarding lyme. It's awful. My friend suppossably has lyme, after having CFS for over 12 years. She is on antibiotics or was and almost died. Her heart was a total mess. It's a nightmare. I also have a friend who instantly felt better on antibiotics and has become so much better from them. She had classic lyme symptoms early including bells palsy. She is so much better! I just have a feeling I won't be one of those folks due to my history. Well, one who feels fabulous. Then there is the question of the LLMD. The lyme doctor who is a specialist who charges over $750 for an appointment because HE CAN. Because there are so many ill and desperate people out there who will spend that much out of pocket. My friend wants me to go to one in Manhattan. I am too sick to travel 2.5 hours a way and personally, I feel the whole thing is a racket. He is treating her the same way anyone does..."oh, ok...well let's put you on this antibiotic,....not working or making you worse...ok, now this one." Each additional appt. after the first one is between $485 and $285. She is broke. I think it's awful and she is more ill. I think digesting all of this and knowing what to do is a process. I believe in emergency medicine. I do! But, I feel the foundation of the body needs to be built back up. That is so important.