For the next two years she took a series of antibiotics including Rocephen (intravenously) and many other antibiotics without any result. Her liver became inflamed from the antibiotics and another type was then prescribed – also without any results. KD also experienced cyclical vomiting and would lose 12 pounds over the course of 7-10 days during the two year period of intensive antibiotic treatment. This would occur every other month. She saw several specialists and no one could offer any explanation. It caused her to miss many days of school. Several times she was hospitalized for the pain she experienced in her stomach. None of the endoscopies were able to reveal the cause. She was extremely fatigued and had severe intestinal/stomach pain which did not resolve with any treatment.
KD had numerous episodes of pinworm and was treated for it each time. The Lyme disease wasn’t improving despite intense antibiotic treatment for two years. Also, her liver function tests were elevated which also caused the termination of antibiotic treatment. She received her first ONDAMED treatment on 11/15/2004 and the following week, she received 3 treatments (11/22, 11/24/11/26). After 3-4 ONDAMED treatments, she was feeling 75% better and was able to go back to school. She felt so much better she went to a Lyme disease convention at the end of November and talked about her personal experience and that she had given up hope until she started ONDAMED. She still had to rest, but she was able to function and attend the entire convention. This is the first time in two years she felt almost normal.
She continued receiving treatment (11/29, 12/1, 12/3, 12/6, 12/8, 12/10) and she was able to cut the treatment to twice per week 12/13, 12/17, 12/20, 12/23, 12/27, 12/30) and experienced continued improvement. Her mother is still in touch with the ONDAMED practitioner. She told the practitioner that KD still feels great and is doing well in school. KD is dancing and active like other teens.
KD is now in 11th grade without any symptoms of Lyme disease. She will go back for ONDAMED treatment on occasion to keep up her good health. They are moving to Florida at the end of the year (2008) and will work with another ONDAMED practitioner in their new home state. (Case Study conducted by Dr. Shari Lieberman)