In chronic Lyme and associated diseases there are a variety of infectious agents that may be responsible for symptoms. For some to recover requires treating Lyme, other infections transmitted by a tick like bartonella, babesia, ehrlichia, and anaplasma, parasites, yeast, and chronic viral infections.
In this video and written article I discuss the role of chronic virus infections, the best tests, and treatment options including how to take herbs and supplements that successfully get rid of these problems.
Chronic virus infections occur in healthy people too. These germs are kept under control in healthy people and do not usually cause any ongoing health problems. However, in chronic Lyme disease they can become active due to immune suppression and can lead to ongoing fatigue, body pain, and many other Lyme disease symptoms.
If a person is not recovering from Lyme disease after 6 to 9 months of treatment then test for the viruses and treat if testing is positive.
The known viruses that cause chronic illness are: human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6), the mono Epstein Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Parvovirus B19. Some science indicates enterovirus infections may cause problems too. In addition to these, there likely are other viruses that cause health problems in Lyme.