Lyme and Antibiotics

Treatment with antibiotics for Lyme disease may be effective if the disease is correctly diagnosed in the early stages. However, the longer the patient goes without seeking treatment, Lyme disease may be very difficult to get under control with antibiotics.

Many people who are bitten by a deer tick or mosquito carrying the bacteria genusBorreila develop symptoms with in matter of days or weeks, and are aware there is something wrong. Early signs of Lyme disease may include a rash in the shape of a bull-eye, chills, headache and joint pain. If the patient is correctly diagnosed at this stage, then antibiotics for Lyme disease can be effective.

Early Stage Antibiotic Treatment for Lyme Disease

Early infections are often treated using antibiotics. Antibiotics for Lyme disease may be administered orally, in liquid, tablet or capsule form, over periods of two to four weeks. The problem with antibiotics for Lyme disease is that unless it’s known when the disease was contracted, it can be difficult to determine the correct length of antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease. If the course of antibiotics is too short, there’s a possibility that not all the bacteria will be destroyed. If antibiotics are administered over too long a period, the patient can run the risk of side effects from the antibiotics.

Early treatment with antibiotics for Lyme disease can cure the infection and help prevent future problems with arthritis, the heart, or the nervous system. However, symptoms may persist and can last for several weeks after treatment.

Later Stage Antibiotic Treatment for Lyme Disease

Many people do not experience any symptoms of Lyme disease at all until it manifests as what appears to be another condition. Known as the “great imitator”, Lyme disease can present symptoms which can easily be mistaken for other chronic conditions, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, fibromyalgia, paralysis and neurological disorders. For this reason, Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed.

With the correct diagnosis at this later stage, antibiotics for Lyme disease treatment can be effective. Lyme arthritis, facial paralysis, Lyme heart symptoms and nervous system problems may be helped, although side effects of the antibiotics may occur including nausea, diarrhea, bad taste in the mouth and vaginal yeast infection.

Alternatives to Antibiotics for Lyme Disease

Approximately 10 to 20% of patients treated for Lyme disease with antibiotics will have lingering to severe symptoms of fatigue, pain, or joint and muscle aches. In some cases, these can last for more than 6 months. Although often called "chronic Lyme disease," this condition is properly known as "Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome" (PTLDS).

At LifeWorks Wellness Center, our preferred protocol for Lyme disease involves ozone therapy with one or more other modalities. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) and Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy (MAS Mat) are both offered to patients who have a lot of pain as part of their symptoms. IV therapy such as Myers’ Cocktails are very beneficial is boosting the immune system back up and Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant which potentiates the Myers’ Cocktail. .

Why Ozone Therapy for Lyme Disease?

When ozone is introduced into the body of the person who is suffering from Lyme disease, it increases the blood’s oxygen level which facilitates healing by:

  • Detoxifying the liver
  • Decreasing the level of uric acid in the body
  • De-clogging the blood cells
  • Improving the circulation
  • Enhancing the immune system
  • Killing viruses, bacteria and fungi
  • Improving cellular metabolism

How Is Ozone Therapy Delivered?

At LifeWorks Wellness Center, the ozone therapy is administered intravenously. While Major Autohemotherapy (MAH) is delivered, the patient gets to relax in a nice comfortable chair. Blood is extracted and delivered to an IV bag. The ozone is then injected into the IV bag, and the bag is agitated so as to allow the ozone to be absorbed by the blood cells. The ozonated blood is then sent back into the body through an IV drip. Another alternative is Biophoton Therapy or UVBI treatment in which a small quantity of blood is drawn from patient, mixed in a bag with saline, infused with ozone and then exposed to UV light as it returns to the body, via an IV drip. Ozone therapy is a key part of Lyme disease treatment and patient testimonials speak of its efficacy.

Non-Antibiotic Lyme Disease Treatment

If you are reluctant to take long courses of antibiotics, if you react badly to them or if you’ve tried them but have not got any real relief, then ozone therapy may be perfect for you. Contact the top Lyme disease doctors at LifeWorks Wellness Center. Help is available, and we’ll help you get the relief you need. We see Lyme disease patients from around the world and many Tampa Bay residents have already benefited from our treatment protocols, and we’d be pleased to book you a consultation as well. Contact us at 727-466-6789 for an appointment or inquire online today.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.
Founder and Medical Director
In 1995, Dr. Minkoff's wife became ill and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her which led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established Lifeworks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.

       *Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.

 

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