Both of our daughter's babesia tests (B microti and B duncani) tests returned negative. Malarone produced some improvements in cognition with no herxing. Our daughter was completely asymptomatic for babesia, but had clinical symptoms of bartonella and a positive B hensalae Igenex test.
It wasn't until we trialled higher doses of the herbal combination CSA (cryptolepis/sida acuta/alchornea) recommended by Stephen Buhner for protozoan infections (specifically babesia), that our daughter herxed with babesia symptoms (air hunger, sighing, chest pressure, dry cough). At that point we realized we were dealing with babesia as well as bartonella and changed herbal treatment to reflect the new diagnosis.
2010 - Dx ADHD, Tourette’s, Aspergers, motor delay, symptoms of PANS/PANDAS autoimmune neurological syndrome.
Jan 2011 – bartonella pain symptoms begin.
June 2011 - Igenex PCR positive bartonella, IND lyme. CD57 18. Positive ANA (speckled type), heterozygous A1298C MTHFR. Multiple Abx, herbal, homeopathic treatment.
April 2013 - Weaned from abx treatment. Continuing wth Buhner, methylation/detox protocols, Terry Wahls gf/cf/sf diet. Minimizing EMF exposure
April 2014 – Symptoms 99% resolved. ANA titers negative. Mainstream classroom, no accommodations, B+/A student.
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