Long-term Antibiotics is not the Answer for Long-term Symptoms of Lyme Disease
New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial pointing out that there
was no evidence that treating Lyme disease with long-term antibiotics is
effective in treating persistent symptoms of Lyme disease.The infection with this disease does not
persist after initial antibiotic treatment.The editorial did not recommend any other treatment at this time.However, a small group of physicians in the
American Academy of Environmental Physicians that I am proud to belong to have
used an allergy desensitization technique called Low-dose immunotherapy (LDI)
to reduce the autoimmune response of Lyme disease with impressive results.
See the editorial in the March
31 issue of the NEJM and Google AAEM for more info on LDI.