Razzle, you brought up in the post on adrenals: "Some think that treating Lyme without treating coinfections (such as Babesia) enables the coinfections to surge forward while the Lyme is getting beaten back...thus no relief from the treatment for Lyme."
Maybe you or someone can answer something that's really puzzling me.
I was treated for lyme with doxy, zith, and flagyl in 2006 for 18 months. Never got to feeling 100%. I'm fortunate though that my lyme was not as serious as many here.
In Dec I got a new rash, enlarged lymph nodes, severe headache etc. and the rash was identifiable as a bartonella rash.
So now I'm being treated with the same 3 abx as in 2006. I guess I've had the bart in me all along (since 1992).
What I'm wondering is why didn't those abx knock the bart out of me along with the lyme back then. And why would my LLMD think it's going to get rid of it now?
I know that many LLMDs don't pick those abx for bart, so am wondering how I'll really get well. Wish it would have occurred to me to ask at that appt when it was prescribed.
I've been feeling much better after 6 weeks of abx, but wondering if it will last this time.
Maybe I'm asking an unanswerable question.