It has now been three weeks since I started my treatment for lyme disease at the clinic in Helsinki. I traveled home to Jakobstad to celebrate Midsummer, and will return to the clinic at least for next week.
The frequent IV-treatments with the antibiotic Azithromycin are now completed. Starting now (week 4), I could have chosen to transfer to taking that medication orally. I still decided to get it IV-distributed at least once more, hoping to make the transition as smooth as possible.
The other antibiotic I’m on is Doxycycline, a common broad-spectrum antibiotic. I started on Doxy in the 2nd week of treatment, and will continue throughout these two initial months of treatment.
Thus, I am 3/8 into my first treatment plan. So.. am I feeling better? Yes, I am. There is no dramatic improvement, but still a definitive one.
Those with a skeptical approach towards long-term antibiotic treatment will now be fast to refer to the lack of scientific evidence proving that these treatments would produce good results in treating lyme disease, and that, on the contrary, there are several randomized controlled studies in which the benefits of long-term antibiotic treatment doesn’t differ noticeably – if at all – from placebo.
I myself do not question the results of these studies, the numbers speak for themselves. But what you reap is what you sow.
These kind of studies tend to isolate one of many cornerstones – the medication – from everything else. What the studies doesn’t care for – and of which most doctors actually don’t seem to have a clue – is that lyme disease isn’t fought using antibiotics only.
Antibiotics can be – and often are – an important part of the treatment, but there’s so much else that has to co-operate favorably in the fight against the bacteria. The body has to retrieve its balance, inflammations have to be tamed, the immune system has to be strengthened, toxins have to be efficiently removed from the body.
Nutrition supplements, change of diet, detox – all are needed. Practicers of conventional medicine seems to know alarmingly little about this crucial fact, at least according to my personal experiences. Especially specialists – and maybe particularly neurologists – seem to be unable to see the forest for the single tree they water, nourish and care for.
So how come I feel an improvement? I take antibiotics. I battle inflammations by eating curcumin. I take serrapeptase to dissolve the biofilm where certain bacteria reside. I eat grapefruit seed extract to bust the cysts that the bacteria is able to transform into. I take highly potent multi vitamins, beta glucan and vitamin B (intravenously) to strengthen my immune system. I have done a screening for food intolerances (gluten, egg and dairy products amongst others) and avoid these. I take acetylcysteine and CoQ10 to protect mitochondrias. I detox by taking glutathione, drinking lemon juice, using an infrared sauna, and jogging runs.
No, antibiotics can’t single-handedly destroy an insidious infection which have been allowed to riot freely for fifteen years – especially not when it as in my case fights side-by-side with mycoplasma and TWAR. But all this has to change now. Counterattack on all flanks simultaneously.