lyme, babesia, and bartonella

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hezzer926
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   Posted 11/6/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
do most people get both co-infections? i just found out i have bartonella as well... also, does anyone know if it is possible to get lyme in aruba? my dr said she suspects i got this at least six months ago.. thats where i was six months ago.. at the time, i got what i thought were bug bites all over my legs.. now im thinking this was possibly when i got it but doesn't seem likely...

kendal122
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   Posted 11/6/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
hezzer926, what test did you have for the bart? and from where? Thanks,

hezzer926
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   Posted 11/6/2008 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
im not sure actually.. i had to tell the llmd to test me for it.. really strange that she didn't test for all of them off the bat...anyways, sorry but im not sure which lab she used.. my thinking is that it wasn't igenex because we had the results in 9 days

ktp812
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   Posted 11/6/2008 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I just found out that I have Babesia along with Bartonella. I tested negative for Babs last summer 2007 but now just re-tested. It shows I still have Bart too even though I have treated it with Rifampin and Levaquin. So I guess you can have both!

bcaring
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   Posted 11/6/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
It is possible to test positive for bartonella and babesia. I was tested for Babesia in the initial batch of tests but the test sample was not good. We then forgot to test the next time I saw the doctor. I went 3 months being treated for lyme without knowing I had a bad case of babesia. They say we have to be our own advocates in treatment - it is hard because sometimes you are just so sick or you have a physician who just makes a mistake. It happens.

My doctor uses Medical Diagnostics Lab and Stoney Brook University.

As for picking it up in Aruba - I don't know. Vector diseases are all over the world so it is possible.

Good luck in your treatment.
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