Yes, she started meds for babesiosis on 11/21/08. She is taking Mepron 750 mg. 2 tsp/day and the herb Artemisinin 200 mg 2x/day. Her doctor is the well-known pediatric lyme specialist, "Dr. J" in CT, and he tells us that this co-infection takes some time to eradicate. So we wait. She also cannot stand or walk from the lyme, so right now we are doing physical therapy, but are looking into a physiatrist and possible in-patient therapy down the road. She is also taking meds for the lyme bacteria, and she started those on 10/31/08.
I know that this co-infection is like having malaria, but do you know what other symptoms come from it? Have you recovered from any of the lyme/babesia symptoms yet? The big question of when relief will come is one I always ask, but I know it is an individual thing. Dr. J said that she will be on all of these meds for at least six months, long term a year.
Some positive things that have come from meds: hair has stopped falling out, headaches don't always feel like she is being beat with a bat, menstral cycle more on track, overall emotional state is better as she has been in such a good mood this past week. However, back, joint pain, headaches, light sensitivity, and inability to stand or walk still continue. Making some progress at least!
I appreciate your input! Thanks!