by Dr. Bill Rawls
Lyme recovery stories can sometimes seem few and far between, but people do get better and go on to have thriving lives. Here, Dr. Bill Rawls offers hope as he discusses a range of personal symptoms and how the consistent use of herbs, diet, and lifestyle choices helped him become symptom-free from Lyme disease.
Question: Can you reverse Lyme symptoms?
Tim Yarborough: Question from Sasha and Mia asking about, is this damage permanent? Is it possible to reverse any of these physical symptoms such as numbness, weakness, etc. Brain fog?
Dr. Rawls: Oh, you know…yes, I’m evidence of that. Yes. My life was pretty much wrecked by the time I was 50. And yeah, I thought I was done.
I felt my capacity to do the kinds of exercise that I like to do was done. I didn’t know how long I would last, but I figured it wasn’t going to be pleasant because I didn’t see any end to it. It was just chronic misery. And I had the burning feet, and I had the brain fog, and I had so many of the symptoms that so many of you were experiencing and, you know, the herbs take a while.
I mean, it was for me, four or five years to get back to to get rid of all the heart symptoms, to get rid of the burning feet, and everything else was four or five years. We can do it faster now. Just because I was learning, I was still figuring things out then. And it was a lot of trial and error, but it took a while, and I had to stay after it even then.
So I still take herbs. I’m not sure I eradicated these microbes from my body. Not sure that’s possible. I’ve worn them down a lot. Are they gone? I don’t know. But I’m not going to give them a chance. And I continue taking herbs. I continue being particular about my diet. I continue doing everything I can to take care of myself.
All the symptoms went away. The heart symptoms went away. The burning feet finally went away. Boy, and that vibration, I know I’m talking to people out there that know what I’m talking about. Wake up in the middle of the night and your whole body is just vibrating. That was the weirdest thing. And I haven’t heard any doctors talk about it, but I’ve heard so many of my patients talk about the vibration at night. Just waking up in your whole body in rhythm, and yeah.
So all of those things got better. I’m 63 now, and I’m doing most things that I want in life. It’s amazing. So, yes, you can be good at that. Yes. Your body will heal.
Dr. Rawls is a physician who overcame Lyme disease through natural herbal therapy. You can learn more about Lyme disease in Dr. Rawls’ new best selling book, Unlocking Lyme.
You can also learn about Dr. Rawls’ personal journey in overcoming Lyme disease and fibromyalgia in his popular blog post, My Chronic Lyme Journey.