SWEATS! My experience is as follows: I Only had sweats in the beginning when I got bit for the 3rd time in 03--each time I had a bulls-eye and symptoms. I tested positive for Lyme. I Had doxycycline and amoxicycline for 6 months after doctor shopping for antibiotics each giving me 1 month.Then the sweating went away for a few years. In 05 sweats returned for a few weeks, then went away for a few years but many new severe symptoms came on such as dragging my entire left side. I went to over 32 doctors who said I had everything but Lyme.
I Finally found a LLMD in 07 I tested positive for Babesiosis but negative for Lyme-of course I still had it. After 3 months on Mepron tested negative but continued to have symptoms. I was started on zitho and mepron along with armour thyroid meds. I NEVER sweated until beginning my second year of mepron (I took it for almost 2 years!) They would come on almost immediately after taking it. I read in the literature that Mepron could cause sweating as a side effect. I left that LLMD for many reasons in addition to keeping me on mepron and I felt toxic after awhile.
Began with new LLMD in August of 08. He took me off Mepron and put me on Artimesia which I felt did not help in addition to minocycline and Rifampin for Bartonella which I tested negative for bu knew I had. At the same time the sweats came around the clock every 15 mins. I say sweats but I did not really sweat rather it was a fire from within--a heatwave that was worse than any hot flash I ever experienced, the actual sweating of sweat was mild. That continued for a few months ____every 15 mins! It was another added torture, I could set the clock by it.
Then in February sweats came less---every few hours round the clock, then became less and less as the months went on. I thnk they were actually from Bartonella because as I treated for that they became less. Last month along with Rifampin I began artimesinin at the suggestion of one of our forum members 3 times a day to cover babs along with the zithromax I have been taking for the past 2 weeks. Now the sweats come only occasionally during the day and a few times at night. They do not wake me like they used to. They could have been from Bartonella as well.
So bottom line, they do get less and someone else never really had them until she took mepron. Co-incidence? I don't think so. Reaction to mepron whether herx or what-ever yes. I definately think you should include artemesinin in the pure form not just any brand in your protocal.
I am getting a flash right now so I will sign off. Hope this helps.
Diagnosed 2003 Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella, Micoplasma,Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Have had since early nineties. [/color]
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