Posted 9/2/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -6)
Sorry to hear this is happening to your daughter. This is exactly what happened to my children and also to my husband. 3 weeks of abx is often not enough. The symptoms with your duaghter are exactly the same as with my boy and my husband. My 3 children all have lyme and numerous coinfections. They have been treated for a year so far and are much improved.
The anger and behavior issues in my children were caused by bartonella. In one son, rifampin has helped immensely (along with different abx for lyme). Our LLMD said he will probably need 6 to 12 months to get rid of the bartonella. My other two kids also tested positive for bartonalla, and bactrim helped theirs. They also all tested positive for babesia.
The best thing you can do now is to try to get your child in to see a good pediatric LLMD. I would not wait. In my opinion, it is lyme coming back, along with bartonella. The testing may or may not show lyme. If you decide to get testing done now, I would get a lyme test through Igenex laboratories in CA. You can go to their website at www.Igenex.com
I would also go on lymenet.org and ask parents about their children's symptoms. There are a lot of parents on that chat room, so you can get additional feedback there.
Good luck to you,