skin changes from bart

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nefferdun
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   Posted 4/5/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I was unaware of the many changes in your skin that bart can cause. I only thought of the streaks that look like scratches that I never had - or saw. Now I see that I have many of the skin changes bart causes. I have papules that look like little blood blisters. I have things that look like broken veins and discolored stretch marks. I also have bumps on my shins on top of the bone. I have crusty like moles. I have what appears to be swelling around the tops of my ankle that leaves no dent when pressed. This is often around the feet. I have peas sized darkly colored spots on my skin, some irregular. I don't have lines that resemble chicken wire pattern. I don't have open sores. I haven't seen striations resembling stacked clams. Loss of pigment is another. Bart also causes obesity, body swells. And the skin in some areas can become hard and leathery.
I thought if you think you might have bart, you could look for these skin changes. I think you can also evaluate your recovery as these should diminish when you are getting rid of the disease. The color fades in some, the moles can fall off. I don't know what happens with the bumps on the bone. If anyone has had experience with these changes and what occurs with recovery, please let me know more. Thanks.

bcaring
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   Posted 4/5/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
nerrerdun,

I was lab positive for Bartonella in 2003 with a lot of symptoms. I now test negative but have ALL the things you listed. My skin is driving me crazy. My ankles feel like dough, my bones hurt with bumps over them, and again, I couldn't believe how you described it so well. Where did you get this information? I have never seen it .

Thanks
bcaring

KO-LD
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   Posted 4/7/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Nefferdun, If you have a link with photos I would also like to see what they look like.  I have what sounds like a number of what you have listed.  I don't have the bumps on bones, but I did have what I described as bone pain.  Did you experience any "bone pain"?
Thanks, KO
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol 


nefferdun
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   Posted 4/7/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I got this information form schaller's book on bartonella but the pictures on his web site are even better. I will try to find it and post the link. I do have bone pain - my shins hurt.

seeingstars
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   Posted 4/7/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Neffer- can you refresh my memory on what you are taking for your bart? Can you explain how your bone pain feels? And one more ?, did you get a + bart test and did it say what strand you were dealing with? Thank you

nefferdun
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   Posted 4/7/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
My bart test was negative. The LLMD said there are 30 strains but the labs only test for two so I was diagnosed on symptoms alone. I was using Levaquin but got some bad muscle pain so I was then switched to Rifampin and Biaxin. The pain got worse and I also got very dizzy so I quit that. I am scheduled to talk with the LLMD tomorrow by telephone. I don't know what is causing these problems. My shin pain just aches and it is worse at night. I used to think my socks were too tight.
I couldn't find the pictures on Schaller's sight. I had a free 5 minute conversation with him and he sent me some information incuding pictures. It is mainly advertisement stuff. He doesn't tell you anything. The pictures in his book are blurry so it is not worth buying. He says all the current treatments for bart do not work and his research is the only treatment offering a cure - but he doesn't say what that treatment is! I found this infuriating as I paid over $50 for the book. But I was able, using his pictures, to confirm that I do have bart. The pictures he sent me, which I thought I also found on his site, are in color and the book pictures are black and white. By the way, it costs $500 to have a consultation with him but you can get your free 5 minute advertisement so he tells you none of your treatment works if you want.
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