It is my understanding that insurance companies will not likely approve prescript
ions for things like Mepron / Malarone without a positive Babesia test. I can't afford $1k a month for a single med. When I first tested, I tested for Lyme though IGENEX and my co-infections through Quest, including Babesia Microti and Duncani. I had an IGENEX positive for Lyme, but my co-infections turned up negative. I'm well aware that I cannot rely on Quest and that testing for co-infections is difficult.
Has anyone had a positive Babesia test? If so, was it through IGENEX or elsewhere? The IGENEX testing for Babs would cost about
$250. Is it worth it to have Babesia tested through IGENEX to boost my odds of getting Mepron / Malarone? Money is a concern.
Has anyone seen good improvement on Mepron / Malarone?
Are there any other Babesia prescript
ions that might benefit from a positive Babesia test? As a side note, I have tried Bactrim DS. I put it on the back burner for now. I can't take Azythromycin.
Has anyone gotten these meds approved without a positive Babesia test?
In the meantime, I definitely will add more herbs. But the timing of more herbs depends on whether I'm going to shoot for a positive Babesia test.
I would appreciate any advice! I feel like it's rolling the dice here! I don't want to be sick forever and would like to get the treatment I need.
I need to kick Babs to the curb so I can take on Bartonella.
As always, thanks!