Plaquenil side effects or herx.?

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georgiagirl
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   Posted 12/18/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Well on the third night I had night sweats mostly around my neck area, then again on the 8th 9th and 10th day also brain fog is really bad and head pressure is alot worse. I feel extremely anxious, fatigued and out of it.
If this is a herx then that means that I have babesia for sure? or does plaquenil also treat LD?
I really hope that this is not just side effects.......
I am up to 1/2 plaquenil two times a day now. 

CajunGrl
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   Posted 12/18/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Before I read your whole post, I was going to ask you if you had Babesia because of the night sweats. It sounds like a herx to me but make sure to let your doctor know.
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georgiagirl
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   Posted 12/18/2009 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
CG, I think it's a herx also but i'm not posative. I have a pone consult with my LLMD on mon. I have a feeling she will think the same thing.

spaztick
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   Posted 12/18/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was suffering from babesiosis, the nights sweats were profuse (as in PJ's wet, pillow wet, sheets wet) and were also often head to toe.

georgiagirl
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   Posted 12/19/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
spaztick, do you still have babesiosis? If not how did you get rid of it?

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   Posted 12/19/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi georgiagirl,

I tested positive for babesiosis microti per Igenex Western Blot (IgM/IgG) in Jan/08. I was Rx'd Mepron + Zithromax for 15 weeks (almost 4 months). Thinking the babs was eradicated, my LLMD then Rx'd an oral abx combo to treat the Lyme.

about 6 months later, due to the return of symptoms my LLMD attributed to babs (profuse night sweats, low-grade fevers, nausea, etc.), I was Rx'd Mepron + Zithromax which I took for 6 full months. Thereafter, I went on a different oral abx combo to treat the Lyme.

Take good care,
Cara
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georgiagirl
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   Posted 12/19/2009 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Cara,
Do you still have babesiosis symptoms or do you think the 6 months did the trick this time?

spaztick
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   Posted 12/19/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi georgiagirl,

I think the six month treatment with Mepron + Zithromax did the trick.

~Cara

georgiagirl
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   Posted 12/21/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Cara,
I hope it did! Keep us posted on your progress.
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