Sadly, because of the politics and controversy surrounding Lyme today, many doctors believe that no Lyme bacteria survive in the body after a couple of weeks of antibiotics. Others believe that a Lyme infection can last longer, and that additional antibiotic treatment is needed. The science is lagging; for starters, Lyme testing can be unreliable. It’s up to you to educate yourself and figure out the right direction for you.
Testing is not reliable at this point so Lyme specialists must rely on their expertise to make a clinical diagnosis, considering your history, your symptoms, and more.
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Online support groups can be a great resource, too.