LLMD = Lyme-literate medical doctor.
Abx = antibiotics
Herx = aka Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction or “die-off reaction”. When spirochetes are killed off, they release endotoxins. The body is flooded & overwhelmed by these toxins & the dead bacteria, causing inflammation and a great increase in symptom severity.
Borrelia burgdorferi = the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease.
Spirochete = the phylum of bacteria that B. burgdorferi (Lyme) belongs to.
Bartonella = a Lyme co-infection
Babesia = a malaria-like co-infection
Powassan virus = is a tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus related to the classic TBE flavivirus.