At times, I pulse antibiotics in my Lyme treatments. This means I start and stop the antibiotics at regular intervals with periods on antibiotics followed by periods off. The purpose is to
- beat Lyme persister cells,
- decrease biofilms,
- decrease Lyme cysts,
- decrease drug toxicity, and
- limit intestinal yeast.
Persister Cells and Lyme Pulse Antibiotics
Lyme germs can turn into persister cells that are tolerant to antibiotics. In a persister state, metabolism of the germ slows down. In a sense the germ goes into hibernation. However, if the germ wakes up again, the antibiotics will work. So a persister state does