Antibiotic Therapy

Most LLMDs (Lyme Literate Doctors) treat Lyme disease – especially chronic Lyme disease – by pulsing the antibiotics over months or years, which means taking antibiotics for a few weeks or a few months on followed by a few weeks off and so on. This is what I have been doing for the past year. LLMDs may switch medications throughout the treatment based upon the patient’s response and whether or not someone has co-infections that need to be treated, such as Babesia. Some people will see an improvement in their condition on certain antibiotics while others may only see slight or none at all, so it takes a lot of experience and listening to the patient to know which medications to try. Also remember that not all LLMDs are created equal. They often have different protocols and different antibiotics which they prescribe most often.

Not to be discouraging, but it can take a long time to find what antibiotics and/or “alternative” therapies work for you, and what works for some may not work for others. Such is the dilemma with treating Lyme disease. The word “cure” is not attached to any one antibiotic used to treat Lyme. So don’t be too discouraged if you aren’t better in a few months or even a few years as certain antibiotics just won’t work for you while others may.

I take only oral antibiotics – oftentimes, two or three medications concomitantly – as my LLMD feels that you can typically achieve the same results with oral antibiotics without the risks that come with intravenous therapy (e.g., infection, gall bladder complications). However, he does say that some cases do not respond as well or much at all to oral antibiotics and therefore need IV therapy (the drug Rocephin), especially when one has neurological Lyme disease. You should also be aware that many do not respond much to IV therapy either unfortunately, even months or years of it.

The first medication I was put on was Doryx (time-release doxycycline) in order to be able to build up to tetracycline which is more powerful. The Doryx helped a lot at first, but we did not continue with it as he said that at this point, given that I have developed late-stage neurological Lyme, all it would do is put the spirochetes to sleep in a sense, and not do much in the way of killing any off.

Antibiotics I have taken:

Doryx (time-release doxycycline)
Tetracycline + Diflucan
Biaxin + ceftriaxone
Mepron (anti-malarial that can penetrate the cyst form of Lyme; also used for Babesia) + Zithromax
Mepron + Diflucan
Mepron + tetracycline + Diflucan

*Mepron will not be effective alone as it will only penetrate the cyst but will not kill the form of the spirochete inside the cyst.

Note: The Diflucan is not being used to treat a possible yeast overgrowth due to the antibiotics, rather, it is being used because many of those with Lyme disease are getting better taking it for extended periods of time as a result of pioneering work done by Fritz Schardt, a German physician specializing in internal medicine. Dr. Schardt found that when he treated himself and others with chronic Lyme with Diflucan, many of them, including himself, eventually got better, and part of the reason is that he feels Diflucan interferes with the spirochetes’ ability to grow and replicate:

JN: Tell me your reasoning as to why diflucan might work in chronic lyme.

FS: There are several reasons. First of all, it inhibits an enzyme
called cytochrome P450. This is an enzyme that your liver, for instance, uses to detoxify
chemicals and drugs. Borrelia has a very primitive p450 defense, so if you inhibit it,
it is easily weakened. Therefore I believe that diflucan inhibits the growth and
replication of borrelia. It does not necessarily kill it. In addition, it penetrates
well into the cells and into the nervous system and brain, where borrelia may hide.

To read the full interview and the abstract of the journal article he published on this, CLICK HERE

UPDATE: 3/21/11

I have decided to stop antibiotic therapy after a year and a half as I was not seeing much more progress. What I have decided to do is try experimenting with a Rife-type device (specifically, the GB4000 + Amplifier). It is a frequency generator device that gives off frequencies (low-dose electromagnetic fields) through direct contact. The person’s body is used as a conductor for the frequencies. whereby a person holds metal rods (covered by moistened cotton covers) in their hands, and places their bare feet on metal plates (covered by moistened cotton covers). The electrical current carrying the frequencies is then sent directly through the body, from the hands to the feet, or visa versa, using the body as the conductor. This has been shown to disrupt organisms in the body and thus elicit a “cure” or at least an abatement of symptoms – that is open to debate. I have read much on the use of Rife machines (Note: not all Rife machines are created equal), and have spoken to some fellow-Lyme sufferers who are using the GB4000 and getting well, whereas with antibiotics they had either failed all of them, plateaued or had their symptoms return once off the antibiotics. I was told by a doctor the it is the closest thing he has seen to a cure for Lyme outside of, what is often, long-term antibiotics.

One of the reasons for this may be due to the fact that low dose electromagnetic fields have actually been shown to break up biofilms (whereas antibiotics typically cannot as biofilms are thousands of times more resistant to antibiotics than free-swimming bacteria are) A biofilm is composed of living, reproducing microorganisms, such as the Borrelia bacteria, that exist as a colony, or community. Spirochetes have been shown to form biofilms, and this is one of the theories as to why chronic Lyme develops.

I will keep you posted as to my progress as I have only just begun experimenting with the GB4000 this weekend. In the meantime, here are a few journal articles discussing the use of low-frequency electromagnetic fields to break up biofilms…

1. Effects of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields on Helicobacter pylori biofilm.

2. A biofilm growth protocol and the design of a magnetic field exposure setup to be used in the study of magnetic fields as a means of controlling bacterial biofilms.

3. Effect of electric currents on bacterial detachment and inactivation.

Here is a neat video showing Borrelia forming a biofilm


69 comments for “Antibiotic Therapy

  1. Catherine
    October 27, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Cool blog.
    Interesting about the cytochrome enzyme and how diflucan works… Food withs Resveratrol have the same action on the Cytochrome p450 enzyme.

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    • August 5, 2014 at 10:11 am

      The at least it’s not [insert other illness] metailnty is counterproductive and cold. Any illness that is yet not understood by the medical community, that affects any number of people (a small or large amount of the population) deserves to be validated by proper research, treatment and care. There are terrible diseases in this world that manifest differently in patients, so those people are not only chronically ill, but chronically misdiagnosed, and their suffering is prolonged because of it.

  2. sciencewriter
    January 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    There is a lot to be said for moving on from Mepron to Malarone, which is a combo of atovaquone ( = Mepron) and proguanil. PubMed citations show that proguanil, among other effects, potentiates Mepron and prevents resistance to that drug by pathogens. There is also one citation that suggests to me that Malarone may hit Bb as well as Babesia. After ten years of Lyme treatment (and much improvement during that time), I’m having herxing from a tiny dose of Malarone as I haven’t had in years. It’s powerful stuff! Go slow. I’m expecting that after a few months of this herxing I’m going to be coming out on a higher level.

    • Paul
      January 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Hey saw your comment on malarone and having an equally rough start on only 2 pills a day. Any advice on malarone?

    • August 1, 2014 at 1:31 am

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  3. Danielle
    January 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Thank you for sharing this antibiotic as a choice in the Lyme + co-infection antibiotic arsenal. I hope the Malarone is a success for you!

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  4. Deirdre Arthur
    March 19, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Have you thought of trying ozone therapy (saunas, ear insufflations) and colloidal silver? My entire family has Lyme, and pyroluria, and we have begun this therapy, and I think it is working. We have tried everything else, and are nervous about antibiotic therapy, as our “guts” are already destroyed by Lyme and coinfections (as well as overuse of antibiotics) Even Lyme Literate docs like Burroscano, think now that antibiotics aren’t effective, as once you go off of them, the Lyme returns. i would check out Dr. Saul Pressman about ozone therapy that you can do at home, and Dr. Garry Gordon’s AS 200 silver. You must do it for months to years, but the sauna is relaxing, and it can be done in your own home:)

    Good luck!

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    • August 4, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      I reality I think any deisase that is being ignored is of importance. I always tell people that Lyme is only the tip of the iceberg. I do disagree with proper treatment not being at least one answer to this issue. People are not receiving the right treatment because of the IDSA guidelines. If we change those it could lead to prevention of Chronic Lyme in the first place. Something has to give. As for ticks, no disagreeing with that. Something has to be done, a good control needs to be found.

  5. Danielle
    March 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Deirdre 🙂 I had looked into ozone therapy but was cautioned against it by my LLMD as he was adamant that is causes DNA damage. Thus, I put that idea aside. I have heard that many people improve greatly with it, although I have yet to hear that it has proffered a “cure”. I totally appreciate your hesitation with antibiotics, as there is no guarantee that months and even years of antibiotics will put the Lyme/co-infections in remission or cure one of the infection(s). As for the colloidal silver, it seems to help many people, but my fear was that it is just like taking mercury to rid oneself of Syphilis. I also saw that the ingestion of the silver could cause your skin to turn blue permanently and so that was out in my mind. What I decided to do a few months ago is stop all antibiotics as I was not making much progress with them. I made the decision to try a Rife machine – the GB4000 specifically as not all Rife machines are created equal – as it seems to be the closest thing to a cure that I can see outside of antibiotics since many people just don’t respond much or at all to the antibiotics once the infection has become entrenched. What further solidified my inclination to try the Rife is that my LLMD told me that all 90+ patients of his that did not respond to the antibiotics or did not want to continue on them who went the route of “Rifing” are now either completely symptom-free or so greatly improved that their quality of life has gone up ten fold. I am starting the GB4000 this week and will be writing about my experience with it as I go. Good luck and I hope you find what works for you and your family!

    • callctr2000
      May 5, 2011 at 10:42 pm

      I have been seeking a diagnosis for three years now and even t though I had many positive bands on my Western Blot, in Canada the Doc’s will only consider Lyme if it shows up on the CDC Elisa test.

      I am being treated by a Dr. of Naturopath who specializes in Lyme and is supported by a retired LLMD. I just started my Antibiotic regime last Saturday and I am already terrified that it won’t work. My quality of life is pretty low due to this illness.

      Love to hear more about the Rife Machine…can you Rife in conjunction with Antibiotics? Any updates from Danielle or the site owner?


      • tracie t
        February 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm

        I wouldn’t advise antibiotics and rife! It’s too much at once. One or the other. The day I did both I was so miserable!!
        I did rife 1 x a week for 1 month, and went from being so weak I couldn’t walk without collapsing; not being able to roll over in bed; etc…to being able to ditch the wheelchair and do a little laundry! I stopped because my family insisted I do antibiotics. Now I am doing them for x-amount of time, and then I am going back to doing rife!!
        Good luck!

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    • Hari
      October 5, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      Hi Danielle
      Since this post have you had any luck with the Rife?

      • Danielle
        October 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

        Hi there,
        Yes, I have improved with the frequency device. I still have some very bothersome symptoms, and, yet, overall I am much better in that I am much more functional and have more energy and there is a general lessening in severity of those symptoms that remain. I wouldn’t be able to be off of abx were I not using it! So, it hasn’t been an overnight cure for me, but it seems like for many it can take a year or two even depending on whether they find a treatment schedule/frequencies that work for them.

        • Adrienne
          January 8, 2014 at 1:49 pm

          Hi.. I cured mine with Dr. Zhang’s herbs.. he is out of N.Y. and will read your blood test if you fax them. He has a book out as well.. His herbs cure lyme and Hep C.. different protocol of course for each disease.

          It took 4 years .. I weened myself off of antibiotics.. your list looks like mine did, but I had more. Did not do inter-venous. So now when I feel a slight lyme symptom, I hop back on the herbs for a month or two..

          Also had babesiosis.. and bartonella.. those are gone..

          For a really good cure/sense of well being.. I would try his protocol.. good luck.. I hate lyme with a passion! .

          • Celia
            January 24, 2015 at 10:23 am

            Hi Adrienne:
            I see that you got some help for your Lyme. I am in the process o just getting diagnosed. However, according to the Western Blot, I cam up abnormal for Lyme Band 41. Am now getting tested for the co-infections y MDL labs. I know this is personal, but does Dr. Zhang cost a lot of money? I live about 2 hours form NYC, would like to get started as I feel yucky, but am concerned about the financial aspect of it. Also are you using the rifing machine too? Just curious. Many thanks!

          • Sunni josey
            September 5, 2017 at 5:52 pm

            Are you still well? I was considering zhang but wonder if I should try abx first? Thanks
            For any positive thing you can share?

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    • Ray
      April 11, 2012 at 10:53 am

      i just found your post and was wondering how the rife machine was working? according to the post you were starting it about a year ago, would you reccomend it? is one machine better than another? any info would be appreciated. Ray

      • Danielle
        April 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm

        Hi Ray,

        The rife machine has really given me my life back. I do have some symptoms still, but am able to function reasonably well now and believe it can be a powerful tool for healing from Lyme. The two rife machines that most people are using for Lyme and co., and which have the longest track records for use as well as positive feedback are the Doug Coil and the GB4000 + amp.

        All the best in health,

      • August 3, 2014 at 10:44 pm

        Hola David, llegue aesta pigana a traves de soundcloud. No soy doctor, no soy ni siquiera un enfermo de esta tremenda enfermedad que sufres, tampoco puedo ayudarte con el tema economico y bien diras bfPara que leches me quieres comentar pues? Pues simplemente para darte mi apoyo, ni siquiera verbal, tan solo escrito. Se lo q es estar enfermo, se lo q es estar discapacitado y ser una persona totalmente diferente a la q eras antes. Yo tengo tambien una enfermedad, la he superado, si es q se puede superar algo asi la verdad. Mi enfermedad es mental, psiquica, y solo puedo decirte que tengas esperanza, que poco a poco esto se movera (estoy viendo como puedo moverlo yo mismo un poco mas) y podras encontrar una solucion. Comentare tu caso en mi circulo medico para informarme y para ver si de casualidad alguno de mis doctores conoce un especialista q te pueda ayudar. Espero q consigas volver a ser tu mismo y q te recuperes al 100%Un fuerte abrazo.

      • August 4, 2014 at 7:47 pm

        I also think it is important to point out that Lyme Disease is not a cokioe-cutter experience. Symptoms can range from the most minimal to complete blindness, becoming paralyzed, developing ALS-like symptoms, even to death. So in the end I think it’s best to say there are many diseases that need to be taken out of the shadows and given time in the research lab. Living in the age of designer diseases as we do, should not be the case. Every person deserves good health, no matter what they have.

    • Henk
      April 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Hello Danielle

      did Rife therapy work?

      best regards,

      The Netherlands

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    • Denise Wood
      August 19, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      What has been your experience with the rifing with the GB4000?

    • Barb
      November 10, 2015 at 8:14 am

      I tried the rife machine per my naturopath. I ended up with migraine symptoms and flared my “fibromyalgia” up.(At least thats what they call it). My naturopath wanted me to ignore the positve lyme and doesn’t believe antibiotic therapy is effective. My pain levels were increasing as well as my reactivity. My Lyme doctor told me not to do another treatment,as it will cause muscle spasms. Is a pain flare normal ? I am new to Lyme and am on a diet that is extremely limiting. I am supposed to start antibiotic therapy. I don’t have digestive issues and am worried about the Fluconazole. Will all these antibiotics cause these issues or repetitive use of Fluconazole? I don’t know who to listen to anymore. But I had to seek some kind of relief from the pain. A constant companion whom I didn’t invite.

  6. Danielle
    May 6, 2011 at 9:10 am

    @callctr2000. Sorry to hear it has been such a struggle for you to get proper treatment. I really am not suggesting that antibiotics don’t work for treating Lyme disease – acute or chronic – as there are many many people who do get well with antibiotic therapy, although, as I mentioned, sometimes they will need to be on prolonged courses of antibiotics (months or years). And even if they do need prolonged abx therapy, that also doesn’t preclude that they won’t begin to see continued improvement along the way – although herxheimer reactions will probably be sprinkled in as well. So, as you have just begun treatment, I really wouldn’t be discouraged already. As for experimenting with a Rife-type device, some people do use abx in conjunction with it, others stay on antibiotics and during the breaks use the rife, while still others forgo abx altogether, which is what I chose to do. Thus far, I have seen a slight overall improvement which is very exciting, and I am not even using the machine at its maximum power or any of its fancy features until I get the hang of it. I hope I have answered your questions!

  7. Jessica
    December 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Danielle, Did you purchase your own Rife machine or are you using one at a practitioner’s office? I have been looking for one locally that I could try from someone who has experience using them but haven’t located anything in my google searches. I hesitated at first but finally started abx a few weeks ago. My doctor instructed me to stop them yesterday due to a drop in low blood cell count since starting them. I have always been sensitive to drugs and am not sure that is a journey I want to continue. My gut was telling me there was something other than herxing going on and I was right. In the meantime, I am looking for alternatives. I have read of many success stories with Rife and am intrigued.

    • Danielle
      December 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

      Hi Jessica! I purchased my own rife machine. So sorry to hear about what happened with the abx. There is a Rife group on Yahoo you may want to join and you can ask on there if people in your area have a rife you can try

  8. July 12, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Hi Jessica any updates on using this machine?

    I was thinking about saving up money to buy the Doug Coil which seems far more advanced.


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  9. T
    September 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Try taking a seed called infusion of black seed twice daily it will reinforce your immune system

  10. Hi
    October 9, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Any updates Jessica?

  11. Jessica Magnin
    October 18, 2012 at 9:49 am

    So happy to have found this blog and web site. Living in Switzerland and have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease since May. Was lucky to have seem a rash growing progressively larger and larger on my leg that made me think of a tick. Was tested 3 times, once negative and ended with two positive results. I was put on 3 weeks of amoxcillin 500 mg 3 times a day. I later learned that this antibiotic is ineffective in curing Lyme. This I don’t know. My doctor tells me that Lyme is all hype and nothing to do for it so have called a good ten doctors and specialists throughout Switzerland. All have said the same that it is untreatable and very difficult and therefore can’t take on any patients with. I did find a doctor that works with hyperthermia where they heat the body progressively in a box with infrared light raising the temperature until 40° . At the same time they inject high doses of vit C which I had to stop as I was having burning in the bones. I have done 9 treatements with heat and really dont know if it works. They have not retested me. My question to all is has anyone heard of this treatment and if so it’s validity? Also, after certain amount of time and treatments have you been retested for Lyme? Do we ever completely heal from it and receive results back that are completely neg? I was put on Doxcilin 200my per day for 16 days with a week rest and then back on for another 16 days. I didnt have any real symptoms on the onset of the bite except for fatigue and 2 tiny blisters on my toes that are still not healed after 8 weeks and moved into a streptocoque. Since these heat treatments I have had huge difficulties sleeping , sensations of burning in the bones and skin, minor headaches and nausea and some shooting pain in leg and foot. I am not able to find much help here. I am meditating daily and keeping positive thinking as I am not sure what else I can do. Any suggestions welcome.

    • Ana
      February 2, 2014 at 6:17 am

      Jessica maybe you try to get an appointment in Augsburg…I also wait for mine in April…

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      • August 5, 2014 at 10:02 am

        Just pointing out their are psriseng diseases out there that get a disproportionately low amount of attention Sure Lymes is horrible and Ticks are the spawn of hell but atleast it’s not Ross River blindness or the above mentioned Elephantiasis. I don’t really think proper treatment is the answer.I don’t know if you’ve noticed but ticks are EVERYWHERE now..It is really something else..U hike straight down the main path and you still have 20 on you by the end of the hike..Absolutely insane

  12. john milner
    January 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I think anyone with serious lyme should consider ozone therapy as well. there are several good testimonials on youtube by people who have got their life back from ozone therapy. typically they have used the ozone sauna. but there is some other methods as well. there are a couple good yahoo forums on using ozone for lyme, and i have seen a good ozone machine on ebay. but i would say first check out the youtube vids as there are some good testimonials there.

  13. Arlie
    January 26, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Another way to attack the biofilm of the bacteria is serrapeptase, my wife’s doctor recommended she take this, it inhibits the bacteria from forming the bio-film, when they can’t shield themselves they are more vulnerable to antibiotics.

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  14. Ana
    February 2, 2014 at 6:15 am

    what helped me a lot until now was acupuncture treatment (I’ve already done 7) and some homeopathic pills TNF Direkt…to strongly stimulate immune system…
    for muscles and joint pains is helping Magnesium Chloride…seems that bacteria is using the Magnesium from the body to develop…
    royal jelly is also great…
    I take antibiotics for more than 1 month already and I slightly see improvement…(not much more than I started with them)
    I also recommend strongly to do yoga…is helping a lot…with the pains and with the sleep…
    In Europe seems that there’s a good center for Lyme in Augsburg, Germany (but you need to wait like 2 months to get an appointment)…
    There’s also a retired doctor In Budapest, Hungary, who seems to be very good (Dr. Bozsik) who is a pioneer in combined antibiotics therapy…

    • Ben
      August 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Mitch It is huge where I am, too. I do healing work of all kinds, and since this one comes up fereuqntly, I have created a package that includes releasing the Lyme’s disease and the fear around it AND setting yourself up never to have it again. It is very powerful. Love to you, Katherine.

    • August 3, 2014 at 10:20 am

      Try Thorn-It ear powder. My 4 year old laordabr has the problem right now. He shakes his head all the time because his ears are itchy. I collected him from the kennels this week and the owner/dog trainer Jill told me to get Thorn-It she uses it for her dogs and recommends to those who attend her agility classes. She has used it for years and always found it effective. Put in both ears twice daily for 7-10 days. I am currently sending for some on line at a36.70 for 20gm plus a32.00 packing and carriage. I have no personal experience yet but I have trusted Jill’s advice for the past 4 years and can rely on her.

  15. Ana
    February 2, 2014 at 6:29 am

    after I read so many things and asked many people who were in a similar situation with mine, the only very accurate method to see if bacteria is still there is the microscopy in dark field.
    I don’t know if the treatment of dr Bozsik worked for all his patients, but the mother of my friend is now bacteria free…after 2 years…(2 aggressive combined antibiotic treatments per year + anti-malaria medicine against not active bacterias)
    you should try to find a lab where this type of analysis is done…
    here seems to be a movie with his observations made on microscope:

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  21. Globe
    November 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Not sure I’m glad I found this blog, but it’s really made everything I thought was right seem wrong? I appreciate the time taken to create it and everyone’s time in contributing. But I’m left wondering what the hell to do, it’s just one huge mess of opinions and theories that may as well be fueled by placebo!
    I was diagnosed with MS in 2009 but never owned that diagnosis. I found out about Lyme in 2010 and had many of the usual tests that came back negative. About 6 months ago I found a LLMD where I live in Colorado and did a new test (PCR by Igenix) which showed that I absolutely have Lyme disease in my body. For the last 5 months I’ve been taking 3 grams of amoxicillin a day (split in 3 doses) plus azithromycin (500mg) and a whole bunch of supplements and herbal tinctures – so many that I need an app on my phone to ensure everything is taken at the right time. I’ve got a colloidal silver generator but that hasn’t done much so I’m on the fence.
    I don’t feel any better, in fact I feel worse. Plus my digestive system is ruined and I have serious trouble with bowel movements. I’m extremely worried that my gut is being destroyed by these ABX and we should all know that most of the immune system is in the gut.
    I’ve looked at rife, but there’s as much hocus pocus as positive information so given the cost it’s a huge gamble.
    I keep coming back to this underlying feeling that the solution is likely the simplest one. In our society of “quick fixes” and the need for “immediate gratification” I wonder if the root cause is our lifestyles and unless addressed nothing will work. I’m really beginning to believe that ABX will cause more harm than good, it’s like chasing a forever moving target that will always be just one step ahead.
    The body is the only thing that is truly capable of fixing itself and if it’s dysfunctional then it’s a hopeless scenario. The rife machine may work, I’m not disputing that. But stop using it and see what happens. I think it’s an expensive crutch, but I do need to do more research.
    I feel so lost and the more time I spend on the internet the more lost and confused I get.
    The most down to earth, sensible approach I’ve found is here:

    Will it work? Who knows, but it’s simple, logical and doesn’t involve complex protocols or bizarre machinery.
    I’ll give it a try because I’m dead if I don’t.

  22. Fred
    March 23, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    after taking Ciprofloxacin (3X250mg) for 2-3 days i had big herx reaction. i took at the same time GSE and ACV, plus kelp. i think the abx, acv, gse and the iodine in kelp helpem me a lot. i am not sure but i think cipro make big difference, acv too. iodine is good antimicrobial too. and with gse i can kell the cyst form. ACV can destroy the biofilms. also i took a lot of garlic fresh and in tablet form. plus i took a lot of orange juice (vit.C) and a lot of raw honey. Lyme (borrelia) and co-infections (babesia, bartonella, anaplasia) should be treated with ABX and natural herbs foods. first Babesia and bartonella should be treated because they are nasty and can be mortal if not treated.

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