is this common in bartonella herx.

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kat9878
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   Posted 2/18/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I've just ended lyme treatment and started treatment for bartonella. I was having horrible anxiety/panic attacks and went on the levaquin and inner defense with it. As soon as I started the antibiotics the anxiety has been horrible. Has anyone else had this same symptom and thinks it's herxing from the treatment? Thanks in advance and blessings.

nefferdun
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   Posted 2/19/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I remember another poster saying his anxiety and depression was overwhelming when he started treatment for bartonella. He continually warned everyone about it. I recently started Levaquin for bart and I had some crying spells the first few days. I also feel more irritable than usual but that was happening before the treatment started. I have more trouble sleeping. I am beginning to feel less depressed than I was and more in touch with myself. My herx has not been as bad as it was with lyme. I feel like there is a reason to do something. Hang in there!

kat9878
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   Posted 2/19/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
How long did you have the lyme/bartonella? I went ten/elevevn years misdiagnosed with cfids/fm. Then started a picc line and the lyme treatment. When all that stopped. I did eav and it confirmed the lyme was gone. The doctor thinks I have BLO or bartonella because all these other symptoms I wasn'st having before came out. Thanks for the encouragement. I wonder how the other poster is doing if he's doing better now also. Thanks again!

nefferdun
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   Posted 2/19/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
He has not been on for a while so I suspect he is feeling better - hope so!
I was bitten by the tick almost 3 years ago, started treatment for lyme a year ago and started BLO treatment just two weeks ago. There are a lot of different strains and I was bitten by a wood tick - they have not even identified the Montana lyme strain to be able to test for it but luckily I had the EM rash (not to mention being sick as all get out). My lyme symptoms waxed and waned with the moon. I would feel ok, although more tired and mentally foggy, then it would rear up again. . .and again. I had certain symptoms that never went away which it turns out was the bartonella. My eyes are seriously dry, blood shot and irritated, my shins hurt, I have headaches behind both eyes and I was feeling depressed - then irritable - just completely aggitated! I always felt disconnected with myself and the rest of the world.
My eyes are still a mess and my shins still hurt but my headaches are not as frequent and I feel more attached to myself. I was very apathetic before - I feel better, not 100% - but the improvment is encouraging. I am taking a massive amount of supplements as well as the abx so that is probably helping me alot. I hope you see improvement soon. The only words I can come up with to express the misery and frustration are four letter ones.

kat9878
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   Posted 2/19/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean. Did they ever say you had an autism like syndrome because of the lyme? I'm going through that a little bit now. Thanks for all the help! :-) Many blessings to you.

nefferdun
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   Posted 2/20/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
As I was not fortunate to have a LLMD until just two weeks ago, I wasn't told much of anything. But Autism does fit the discription of what I was feeling like. I had to force myself to do things because i just didn't care. Even when my son came home from school I did not feel happiness although he is a great kid and I know I miss him - when I can actually feel anything. I became very reclusive. On one occasion I actually forgot my son's name for a moment which was shocking to me. The LLMD said it is described by BLO patients as an out of body feeling but I prefer to use disconnected, cut off,
numb to life.
Speaking of autism, there is a connection between mothers with lyme disease giving birth to a much higher rate of children with autism. In counties epidemic with lyme there is also an epidemic of autism.
Of course, it can be caused by other things. After finding out how the scientific community and CDC has manipulated the lyme treatment to benifit the insurance companies and to bolster the egos of a few ego manical Yale researchers, I would be VERY suspicious that the measles, rubella, mumps combo shot is not giving a lot of children autism.
I just had no idea how things were. None. We are all so trusting.
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