I was told it was chronic in my case, because I went so long before getting diagnosed. I have not had treatment for Bart officially, though I was on Cipro early last year for a skin infection...but the symptoms are still there, so I suspect so is the Bart.
I have heard that a combination of Vitamin C and Magnesium reduces the likelihood of tendon problems from the fluoroquinolone abx (such as Cipro, Levaquain, etc.). I did not have any tendon problems when I was on Cipro, but I have been getting most of my nutrition (including magnesium) via IV due to swallowing problems and other gut problems.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.