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sosickoflyme
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   Posted 2/4/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been in treatment for Bartonella.  Did levaquin for a while, and just switched to Septra.  I've been on it 5 days and doing fine.  Woke up this AM itching like crazy!  Is this a reaction to the Septra or part of a Bart herx.  I talked to the dr, and he mentioned HH as an alternative to Lev and now Septra.  Anyone have a similar situation or can think of another abx, combo for Bart?  Can't take Rifampin.

Dx Lyme Oct 2007....symptomatic for at least 3 years.  Oct - Dec 2007 Doxy 200 mg/day, Jan 2008 Ceftin 1000mg/day, Jan 2008 - 10 weeks IV Rocephin, April 2008 - August 2008 Ceftin 1000mg/day with Zithro 250mg/day,  changed LLMD's Oct 2008...currently dx with Bart and Lyme maybe Babs too...on Septra, 2 Malrone/daily; Omniceff 600mg every other day
 
"Gees, you don't look sick."


Keeping the Faith
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   Posted 2/4/2009 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter just found out last week that she has bartonella.  She has already been treated for babesia, and had ehrlichiosis over the summer.  The doctor had her stop the meds for the babesia and start the meds for the bartonella.  She is taking minocycline and cipro.  She started them last Weds.  She started feeling worse two days ago, as is to be expected, but today is a little better and hopefully tomorrow will be a better day, too.  Lisa

IH8Ticks
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   Posted 2/4/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have any sort of rash or just itchy skin? Septra/Bactrim can cause skin problems. Itching skin can also be a sign of liver problems. It would be best if you alerted your doctor as soon as possible.

sosickoflyme
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 2/6/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, he took me off septra. Gave me HH...anyone know anything about HH?
Dx Lyme Oct 2007....symptomatic for at least 3 years.  Oct - Dec 2007 Doxy 200 mg/day, Jan 2008 Ceftin 1000mg/day, Jan 2008 - 10 weeks IV Rocephin, April 2008 - August 2008 Ceftin 1000mg/day with Zithro 250mg/day,  changed LLMD's Oct 2008...currently dx with Bart and Lyme maybe Babs too...on Septra, 2 Malrone/daily; Omniceff 600mg every other day
 
"Gees, you don't look sick."

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