Lyme disease patients turn to compounding to customize their therapy based on their individual sensitivities.
What is Lyme Disease?
The Lyme disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, is spread through the bite of infected ticks. The issue with Lyme disease is that it can present symptoms that appear to be other diseases and/or may contribute to existing diseases, making diagnosis challenging.
Typical symptoms of Lyme Disease include:
- A characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans (EM Rash).
- Facial paralysis
If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Source: CDC
Each compounded medication is made by expert pharmacists for each unique patient as prescribed by their practitioner. That means, for example, medications that are able to be formulated catering to patient’s appropriate strength, form and allergies. Mass produced medications may be less desirable as they are often made with fillers or unnecessary ingredients, allergens, or come with a strength that is too high or low given the situation.
It is common to see GI intolerance or limited/restricted diets that are gluten-, dairy-, soy-, corn-, and/or alcohol-free. Compounding pharmacists are able to produce medications that cater to these restrictions.
On the other hand, many Lyme Disease patients are not getting the results they seek from mass-produced, commercially available medications, leading them to explore the many alternatives available through compounding pharmacies. Patients and their providers get a more personalized experience when addressing their condition with compounded medications.
Possible Prescription Options for Addressing Lyme Disease
Low Dose Naltrexone is gaining prevalence in addressing chronic Lyme Disease symptoms. It has been demonstrated to boost endorphins and decrease inflammation, improve joint pain, and improve the immune response associated with Lyme disease.
A number of supplements may provide relief to those suffering from chronic Lyme Disease.
Talk to our experts about the appropriate supplementation that fits your specific situation.
Sign up for our Replete Supplement Program where we assess your hormone and vitamin levels to make informed decisions about your supplement recommendations.
Any prescription medication can lead to imbalances, and it’s a good idea to address them as soon as possible.
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