Originally Posted by datgrlstef
I'm disheartened to hear it can take 2-4 yrs in some cases to feel better!
But I guess there is hope at some point in the future.. I suppose the longer one has had it, and the way in which they're affected, does have an impact. I'll just cross my fingers I see a real defining change in my health soon.
ktp812- how do you take all that medication?!
According to Herrings Law of Cure, you heal in reverse order of
symptoms. For instance, if you've had joint pain since the beginning,
but only developed headaches more recently, your headaces will
probably resolve before your joint pain.
Herrings Law also says recovery takes a minimum of 3 months
+ 1 month for every year you've been sick. So, if you 've been
sick 7 years, it would take a minimum of 10 months to recover.
This is just a rule of thumb. I know of one man who was sick almost
40 years and became symptom-free (possibly cured) in a little over a
year of treatment. On the other extreme, I've also read about people
who have only been sick 3 years, and are still sick after 3 years of
I have no idea what the variables are, but probably it depends a lot
on your treatment method and the "personality" of your Lyme and
Everyone is different. For most people, brain fog is the last thing to
go. For me, it was the first thing to go. I can't say it's completely
gone for me (that's really hard to measure), but it dissipated at least
90% for me within the first month of treatment. That is highly unusual.
Apparently there is just no way to tell how long it will take you to heal
or which symptoms will fade away first.