I am writing this to encourage others who are battling lyme disease.
I began treatment just over a year ago and am happy to say I am recovering as a result of ozone therapy and a series of 3 LDI treatments (basically dead Lyme bacteria) and much hopeful prayer.
Two years prior to my Lyme diagnosis I was bitten by a tick in upstate New York and treated with doxycycline preventatively. At that time I experienced no side effects other than the "bullseye" at the bite site.
Then two years later I began feeling ill. My symptoms included muscle aches and weakness, headaches, stiff neck, lethargy, light sensitivity, and anxiety with panic attacks. Before this I would describe myself as extremely healthy and active.
I went to my doctor and was diagnosed and treated for depression! When I mentioned the tick bite, the possibility of Lyme was dismissed as "not likely." As I continued to feel bad, I pushed for a Lyme test and the result was positive. My doctor put me on a 2 week regimen of doxycycline. I react badly - feeling worse than ever, and I was pretty much bedridden Now I know I was experiencing the Herxheimer effect, but no warning or explanation was given to me at the time. I was extremely discouraged and worried about my health. The doctor switched the antibiotic to Zithromax, which had fewer side effects for me.
About this time a friend shared information about Dr. Vance who had experience and positive results treating Lyme patients. Feeling pretty desperate at this point, I made an appointment and began the alternative therapy.
I am extremely grateful for the knowledge, understanding, and genuinely patient and caring treatment I have received from Dr Vance and his wife. I am thankful every day for the improvement in my health. I'm now on the road to recovery.
Carolyn From Boise, Idaho.