Have anyone tried longterm antibiotics for lyme?


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What was your experience? Did it help etc?

I have had over 100 tick bites in my life. I am 31 years old and every summer I have gotten multiple tick bites since I was a kid. I have negative igm but positive igg. They followed up with the blot test that was positive. positive Elispot Borrelia burgdorferi Full Antigen. I have B. burgdorferi sensu stricto.

The igm stops being positive after a while and then igg is the only thing you find on blood tests.

Counterpoint: Long-Term Antibiotic Therapy Improves Persistent Symptoms Associated with Lyme Disease

Longterm abx treatment have been shown to help some people. They also find the borrelia bacteria live and well in tissues and organs in animal studies months after treatment. So this is not as black and white as the IDSA want it to be.

I obviously seen a lot of people both get better and dont respond to this kind of treatment. But I think I have to give it a go.

What do you think?
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