Our daughter weaned off abx in April after 2 years of combination abx treatment. To cover our bases, we continue with Buhner's full bartonella protocol from his new book Healing Lyme Coinfections: Complementary and holistic treatments for bartonella and mycoplasma. It is a wonderful, informative book, and I would suggest you get a copy.
According to Buhner, we don't totally ever eradicate these (or any other) infections. We just get to a place where our immune systems can keep the bacteria under control.
He suggests that these infections are parasitic in nature, creating cytokine cascades that result in tissue damage, which allows the bacteria to scavange released nutrients. A nutrient-rich diet is extremely important as you are feeding your bacteria/parasite load as well as your body.
As you decrease the bacteria/parasite load by reducing the cytokine cascades (with anti-inflammatory herbs), and thus the nutrients available to the bacteria, your body gets the use of more nutrients and is able to heal.
We have seen nothing but further healing. If you have any questions his assistant Julie McIntyre is available for consultation.
2008 - insect bite (bruise-like rash) - motor/vocal tics, emotional lability (including rage), age regressive behaviour
, low level OCD, urinary frequency, diminished fine motor ability, insomnia. Waxed and waned with strep/viral infections.
2010 - Dx ADHD, motor tic disorder, high functioning aspergers, motor delay, probable PANDAS.
Jan 2011 - shin/forearm pain, cyclic IBS, foot (sole) pain, dizziness, palpitations, chest pain, anxiety/panic attacks, pick-like skull pain, pain and stiffness at base of skull, tingling in extremeties, chills and hot flashes, nightly fever.
June 2011 - Igenex PCR positive bartonella, IND lyme. CD57 18. Positive ANA (speckled type), heterozygous A1298C MTHFR. Multiple Abx, herbal, homeopathic treatment with LLMD.
Jan 2013 - Bartonella IgG titers have decreased from 160 (Jun 2011) to 80. CD 57 remains low.
April 2013 - Weaned from abx treatment. Continuing wth Buhner, Byron White, Zhang, methylation/detox protocols, Terry Wahls gf/cf/sf diet. Minimizing EMF exposure
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