The Truth Has No Sides
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Rex G. Carr, MD FAAPMR
There is a "variably common" clinical condition characterized by chronic pain(s), reduced energy/fatigue, cognitive, other physical symptoms, and emotional problems. The symptoms will improve, with ups and downs (over time), when the patient is treated with certain (usually over months or years) antibiotics.
If the antibiotic is of the correct type, strength, and potency... THE PATIENT WILL HAVE A TEMPORARY INCREASE IN SYMPTOMS, AND WHAT WILL SEEM LIKE A WORSENING OF THEIR CLINICAL CONDITION.
Over enough time, this initial worsening will go away and the patient will feel "improved". If the antibiotics are stopped "too soon", the patient's symptoms will again worsen.
I was taught to call this condition a "Chronic Active Lyme Disease or Chronic Active Lyme-Like Infection".
I call it a "Lyme or Lyme-Like Infection Complicated by Yeast and a Milk/Lactose Intolerance".