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A 20-year-old female asked:

Is there anything else i could be doing to treat my late lyme disease other than just taking the antibiotics? no noticeable improvement after 2 weeks

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Many things: In my extensive experience antibiotics alone are seldom for late lyme disease, which requires a comprehensive holistic treatment approach. Many with late lyme have impaired immune function, co-infections like babesia & other conditions that need treatment. Lyme bacteria have many strategies for eluding antibiotics. See http://www.Drrandy.Org/article.Html#anchor-lyme-21683 & my comment for more:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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The link above is to an article I wrote a few years back and some of the links are outdated (I can't change them right now due to technical difficulties), but here are some links to some further info: http://betterhealthguy.com/lyme/protocols and http://betterhealthguy.com/images/stories/PDF/LymeALookBeyond6.pdf I advise finding a doctor who uses a more holistic approach to treating Lyme as it is impossible to get adequate treatment without help. Good luck!
May 23, 2013
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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May take longer: Late lyme, disseminated throughout the body and often in cns, takes longer treatment to resolve. Several months. Also many docs will use more than one antibiotic, to get the different forms of the lyme bacteria, like the spirochete, the cell wall deficient form and the cyst form. Supplements that improve immune system function also speed up recovery.
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Detox supplements are also good: alpha lipoic acis, vit C, milk thistle, NAC,Eleuthero (siberian gingseng) and mitochodrial supportResearched Nutrtritional Co, called Energy Mutliplex
Jun 2, 2013

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