I don't have a literate doctor to advise me and I am confused about what is happening to me.
My progress towards recovery was going pretty well, my CD57 results came back at 168, so I quit abx (ketek) and started Zhang's herb's last June. I felt pretty well except my eyes never recovered (dry and sensitive) and I continued to have hot flashes especially at night. I also have problems with insomnia off and on. I could not tolerate the Allicin (garlic) so I switched to Coptis along with Circulation P. Later I added Puerarin to try to help my mental fog which is terrible. Two months ago when I felt more symptoms, I added R5081. A month ago symptoms became more pronounced. Occasional spasms, headache every night, lots of hot flashes, very dry eyes, sonstant insomnia and some muscle cramps with lingering pain for weeks. So I took another week of Ketek to try to knock it back - and just quit it.
I have ordered the test kit from IGENEX and will get blood work done for babesia and bartonella - just in case. I think my biggest complaint is my eyes, not sleeping well, and the hot flashes. I have never had a fever I know of. I go from cold to hot. My urine is not brownish and I have had tests - it has no blood. But my bladder is sensitive - in the past it hurt. I have pain every day in my lower legs especially the shins. I thought it was tight socks so quit wearing them but no relief.
What is going on? I don't know how to tell what is relapse, what is herx, what is what.