So wait, you had all those symptoms while you thought you were doing good on rifampin? It is a bummer that you can't take any of the macrolides.
I'd reccomend something like Roxthromycin, Bactrim and Artemenisin. But you are seeing a llmd and would have to follow his protocol. Obtaining roxy would require ordering from overseas and only certain people are comfortable with it.
Biaxin appears to be one of the better options. I would take biaxin and just add to it accordingly. Biaxin, Rifampin is good. Biaxin, Bactrim is a nice one too. Biaxin plus herbs is good too, cumanda etc. Of those that have done biaxin, they appear to get results rather fast. I think biaxin has a greater effect on lyme but also some effects on babesia and bartonella. Zithromax appears to be less effective in the oral form.
You really have to experiment until you find something that makes the symptoms go away after an initial increase of symptoms. Sometimes people chase bartonella when in fact they should be going after babesia. And sometimes they go after babesia while ignoring or missing bartonella. The best approach is to cover them all. Below are some of my favorite meds. I've tried sooooooo many different abx and antimalarials but the first list below is what brought me back to reality. I didn't take them all together, but each in different specific combos. And what i was infected with is not the same as others.
Roxithromycin, Bactrim, Biaxin, Rifampin, Minocycline, Artmenisin, Samento, Plaquenil, Diflucan.
Meds/herbs i've tried but not a big fan of. Amoxicillin, Doxycycline, Lymecycline, Tetracycline, levaquin, Cipro, Avelox, Mepron, Malarone, Garlic, HH capsules, humaworm, oil oregano, olive leaf extract, Zithromax, Flagyl, keflex, Augmentin etc.
I think the max for biaixin would be about 1500mg. I did 2000mg for many months in the past without any problems but i think i was asking for trouble. The norm appears to be 500mg-1000mg. Yes, for the first 2 months, i was an emotional wreck. It was very tough emotionally in the beginning but through time, i couldnt even tell i was taking it. Must of been some type of emotional herx.
Sorry bigdreams. I never took any nano or colloidal silver.