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this to me and I am basically reposting the same question as before-I have been trying to psyche myself up for two days to start the rifampin. But I keep reading stories of it bringing out massive herxes in people and I am scared to start it!
I don't know if I have bartonella or not. If I have it it would be worth it to go through the rifampin treatment and herxes. But does everyone who has lyme and coinfections have bartonella?
I am feeling significantly better than I was before treatment a month ago. My only symptom is tinnitus. I am less tired, less anxious and much happier than I have felt in a while. I don't feel 100% better but I feel significantly better.
I am scared to start rifampin.
I would like to know more clearly if I have bartonella before I start it. HOw can I determine this?
My next ppmd appointment is in 16 days-- perhaps I should just wait until then to fully talk to the doctor aobut it and make sure it is necessary?
Do all people who get lyme also get bartonella so should I assume I have it? Or do only some have it?