As I said, I was really hoping I wouldn't have to start from square one. I've been back on antibiotics for two days now, and I think I might be starting to improve. Hopefully things go quickly!
bucci- I was on Rifampin, Ceftin and Bactrim, but now my doctor has switched the Bactrim for Minocycline. They were pills, not IV. I did (and do) get quite a bit worse every time I switch antibiotics. The second time I switched, I got really really sick for over 6 weeks. Hence why I don't want to repeat the last little bit! I've had Lyme for 2.5 year now, but only been treating it for 5 months.
I don't think I have sciatica, but I don't really know for sure, since I have a lot of leg pain in general. I think if you go to the discussion labeled "New to Lyme.....Start Here" has a list of symptoms of all the different co-infections that go with Lyme. Different doctors also have slightly different interpretations. My doctor thinks my shin and heel pain, muscle twitches, nerve pain and tingling, brain fog, and mood swings are bartonella symptoms. Of course, some of them can also just come from Lyme, so as I said, its tricky.
There is a rash that goes with bartonella- it looks like stretch marks or long scratches along your back (and other places too, I think). If you google "cat scratch rash" or "bartonella rash" you'll get a lot of hits.