I've a question - based on the excerpt you provided, would you say that the cold extremities is indicative of Bart, rowingmom, or is it another one of the symptoms that overlaps? I've really been trying to figure out my symptoms lately, what they could possibly point to, as far as coinfections.
I've heard a few things labeled as, basically, "that's Bart" and "that's Babs," right? Well, then, I come to find that opinions on the matter conflict.
Are the petechiae rashes Bart, or Babs? What about pain in the soles/arches of the feet?
Although K tested negative for both babesias, she has improved with herbs from the babesia protocol. Testing is fallible and there are obviously species out there that presently do not have proper testing. So whether or not we are actually treating babesia is unknown. There may simply be another protozoan involved in her infection.
But the only way to really find out is to trial the herbs to see if there is a reaction. Trying to pigeon hole your infections through testing is not really helpful. You may not have just one or the other. You may have both with others as well.
K had petechial rashes. The LLMD didn't know what was causing them. They appeared throughout bartonella abx treatment, showing up every couple of months on her trunk, back, arms and legs. Rarely her face. They would generally fade within a week to 10 days. No itching.
Since we started Buhner's bartonella protocol and then introduced the babesia herbs to it, I haven't seen them show up. So whether they were a herx to the bartonella treatment and CSA helped to clear bart, or whether CSA cleared protozoa and thus the rash is unknown.
K didn't have sore feet in the morning, but I did. The bartonella herbs cleared that symptom, gradually over about
a 6 month period.
The symptom of cold extremities didn't resolve with bartonella herbs, and it didn't resolve with the addition of CSA either. Not until I added red root did this symptom clear.
13 yo daughter:
2010 - Dx ADHD, Tourette’s, Aspergers, motor delay, PANS/PANDAS
June 2011 - Igenex PCR positive bartonella, IND lyme. CD57 18. Positive ANA (speckled type), heterozygous A1298C MTHFR. Multiple Abx, herbals/homeopathics
April 2013 - ANA titers negative. Weaned abx. Start Buhner bartonella protocol, methylation/detox protocols, organic PerfectHealthDiet gf/cf/sf. Minimize EMF exposure
Nov 2013 – Clinical babesia diagnosis. Start Buhner babesia protocol
Sept 2014 – Symptoms 99% resolved