Indications are that you never get rid of it totally. But you can have
repeated infections. There is some indication that eventually the body
treats it as an autoimmune disease.
In a message dated 6/17/2009 8:30:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Can you get Lyme repeatedly, or does the antibiotic not knock it out
Doctors - pfff! My PA is better than a doctor. She listens!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring!
> Oh, no, I've been treated several times, but grudgingly each time I've
> been told they didn't believe I had Lyme - the fact that I improved with
> doxycycline was just a placebo effect. No one has ever proposed
> another diagnosis. On a couple of occasions I persuaded another
> specialist - my eye doctor - to give me the antibiotic for an eye
> In a message dated 6/17/2009 6:21:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> You've gone all this time without treatment? Yikes!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6:08 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Spring!
>> I've been blaming my seeming inability to accomplish much in the garden
>> this season on the strange weather - generally cool and gloomy though
>> with a couple of spikes to uncomfortably hot. It was very dry, though
>> sun seemed reluctant to shine, until the last few days, when we have had
>> about five inches of rain - enough to bring the pond back to its normal
>> Well, now I have another excuse. I have been diagnosed with Lyme
>> Disease. The remarkable thing about this is that I have struggled with
>> for about 20 years, and usually have been unable to get a doctor to admit
>> that I had it, even when it was indicated by the blood tests. They
>> offer any other diagnosis - just said they didn't believe I had Lyme. In
>> words they thought I was malingering. I went in this time with another
>> complaint, and the doctor declared that I had full-blown Lyme. OK, maybe
>> this time they will finally do something about it. It's a relief to have
>> it finally
>> acknowledged that it is not just all in my head.
>> Maybe I will still get the garden together before the end of summer.
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