I wouldn't go for the various brands. If you are purchasing Roxithromycin on edrugone then go for SM pharma. I did that stuff for about
a year straight. No problems. If you decide to try bactrim. Order the Roche brand bactrim. Just email edrugone with the items you want and they can send you a paypal invoice. If you are familiar with paypal, it is the most secure way to pay. All of your financial information is kept from them. I use www.drugdelivery.ca
for all other meds. I only used edrugone for thiamphenicol, roxithromycin and bactrim. And yes, roxithromycin crosses the blood brain barrier better than the other macrolides. It is not a miracle but a helpful tool in this journey.
You may not agree but your struggle is pointing more towards babesia. Plaquenil is a very mild antimalarial and biaxin is slightly antimalarial. This could explain why your sweats came out in the first 2 weeks on your recent combo. They are suppressing it to a degree. If playing detective and looking for babesia without tests. The 3 and 4th night rule is a good test. Most babs herxes are on the 3rd or 4th night. When you take something that targets it pretty good, you get a rather pronounced sweat on that night.
This is what i'd try. Roxithromycin, Bactrim, Artmenisin. Start them all at once and note what happens on the 3rd and 4th night. I'm not saying these will cure babesia. But this will be a nice indicator of what you have going on. Babesia is not always eradicated with mepron/zithromax alone. Ask many of those on this board. I've seen some do 8-12 months of the mepron/zith and no babesia eradication. I think this has some to do with different strains. Sometimes the mepron/zith combo requires the addition of bactrim and artmenisin. And sometimes babesia requires other things such as Riamet, tafenoquine, chloroquine, quinine, clindamycin, nitazoxanide, etaquine, etc.
Doxycycline is also a mild antimalarial too. Just how much it affects babesia, we dont' really know. There is way more than 2-3 species of babesia that most labs including igenex test for. We are talking about 15 or more that we know of.
Also, a very small percent experience strange red skin rashes on bactrim. I haven't known anyone to have this problem but just keep an eye out for it.
Bart or a new blo type organism is another story and roxy/bactrim could keep it suppressed while you go after babesia again. For all you know, you may just be battling lyme and babesia.
Again, these are all just ideas i'm throwing out. You can take which ever route you want.
Post Edited (phsinvent) : 1/7/2009 3:42:12 PM (GMT-7)