I understand how disappointing it can be when you suddenly backslide. I've been there. I started oral abx treatment in Jan/08, and I was noticing some slight improvement until Aug/08, when I started feeling very sick again (mostly bedridden). It was very difficult for me, trying to ascertain if the decline was due to herxing, antibiotic overload, the wrong abx, or the re-emergence of babesiosis.
As it turned out, in Oct/08 I ended up changing meds to re-treat babesiosis. Those babesia buggers are very hard to eradicate, as you undoubtedly know. I initially treated it for 15 wks (Mepron + Zithromax). So this time, I want to complete six months of Mepron, Zithromax. We have also added Plaquenil effective Oct/08.
Hang in there until your LLMD appointment. I hope your LLMD gives you some answers. Try not to stress yourself too much, as recovery can take a long time, and we do hit a few bumps on the road along the way.
Take good care!
*Abx combo tx since Jan/08*
Lyme disease - clinical dx ’08; Babesiosis (Positive IgM/IgG) '08;
GERD '04; Essential Tremor ’03; Fibromyalgia ’01; Osteoarthritis; Depression; IBS; Interstitial Cystitis
Post Edited (spaztick) : 5/3/2009 10:43:21 PM (GMT-6)