Treatment For Lyme Disease

Written by Norene Anderson
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The initial treatment for Lyme disease is a course of antibiotics that usually lasts from 4 to 6 weeks. During that time there can be a lot of symptoms that need to be addressed that are related to the effect of the disease as well as the prolonged course of antibiotics. Natural supplements play an important role in the overall success of recovery from this sometimes debilitating infection.

Since Lyme disease was first noted in 1977 in Lyme, Connecticut, there have been thousands of people diagnosed. The symptoms are similar to those of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and multiple sclerosis. Because of this, it takes a combination of blood tests and patient history to have a conclusive diagnosis. It has been recommended that individuals confirmed to have Lyme disease be placed on a nutritional regimen that includes a natural anti-inflammatory such as fish oil and borage seed oil.

Early Treatment for Lyme Disease Is Crucial

It is also important to have a high-potency natural vitamin to supply the needed nutrients that are not available from the diet consumed. The symptoms of Lyme disease include muscle pain and spasm in many cases. For the relief of these symptoms, a calcium/magnesium supplement is usually recommended. Other natural supplements that might help include CoQ10 to promote energy production and vitamins C and B for the immune system.

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