i know there is a lot of controversy over chronic Lyme treatment, but let’s do this with respect. I am not saying chronic lyme is a real thing. I am not saying it’s not. I’m neutral. I have seen a new doctor recently, thinking he would treat me for ME/CFS with a new approach. Instead, he went the Lyme route. Since ME and Lyme symptoms are often very similar, if not identical, I can understand why he thought of it. I also had a child who was bitten by a tick 20 years ago. The tick wasn’t a carrier, but I could have been bitten by one who was since I was present when it happened. Apparently 50% of people who are infected never had the rash or even saw a tick. Anyhow, this doctor wants to treat me using the antibiotic course. Three antibiotics on top of the other, for a period of 1-2 months to start with. And go from there. The doctor will be available if I have questions or apprehensions (not making money out of it). This doctor is not doing this for money. His services are paid by medicare, whether he treats me or not. He is very in demand and doesn’t need one more patient. In fact he needs less. The only benefit he might have, and I’m not even sure, is that he might be conducting a study. Here is my reasoning : even if there is only 2-3% chance that this would cure me, am I willing to miss that chance ? Will I regret it down the line if I don’t at least try ? I have been declining for the past two years. At the rate it’s going, I’m not sure I’ll be able to take care of myself in a few years. I live alone. That would be a nightmare, I don’t know what I would do. On the other hand, I am hypersensitive to meds and I can react very strongly to them. I also have irritable bowel syndrome, and have occasional « gastric episodes » that leave me in severe pain lasting 12 to 24 hours. I am asking you, not to create disruption or controversy, but because I respect the opinion of the majority of the people on this forum. And this is a very big decision, with great potential side effects but hopefully, improvement. Thank you.