You were told you had Babesia, but was it ever treated? Babesia is a very dangerous and deadly disease if not treated. In fact, none of these diseases are anything to fool around with.
As far as your going by what the nurse in your doctor's office says about
treatment failure, you really should not be going by what other people say about
their treatment success or failure. We are all different, not everything works for everybody, and anti-biotics alone are not going to be what makes us succeed or makes us fail at eradicating these diseases. It goes much deeper than that, and requires long-term changes on varying levels. That includes diet.
As far as your liver toxicity with your herbal remedies, understand that every type of medication/herb/vitamin/supplement you take is processed through your liver. The fact that you were taking 30 pills a day and ended up with liver toxicity does not surprise me in the least. The herbs were not causing the toxicity per se, but the fact that you were overloading your liver and it not having the ability to remove the toxins in a timely manner was more the cause. This is why it is so important for you to go slow, start low, add one thing at a time, and detox, detox, detox. Lemon water, salt baths, herbal detoxes (burbur, milk thistle, etc).
Has any doctor ever presented the strong possibility of your having Bartonella in addition to Lyme and Babesia? Up and down the Northeast corridor the common combination of tick infections appears to be the three B's - Borrelia, Babesia and Bartonella.
Bartonella is also a very dangerous and deadly disease. It makes other diseases go into hiding, and treatment causes them to come out. My babesia just this week came out after several months of anti-biotics for Bartonella.
I was not aware that there were any (competent) LLMD's in NYC at all? I live out on the island, and I travel two hours to CT for my doctor, whom I found by word of mouth.
IV abx are good in the respect that they go directly into the blood stream and do not cause the digestive distress and other stomach issues that oral abx do. A good LLMD worth their salt treats their patients from an integrative approach - not just from a Western Medicine approach. That includes dietary changes and restrictions, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements. And plan on being in treatment for a year to two years, sometimes longer. It is a long haul and a large commitment on the part of the patient. Treatment is a trial and error process. If one thing does not work, then you go onto something else. If something works, you stick with it. One trick is to switch abx ever two to three weeks so as to prevent resistance.
As far as houttuynia, I drink it in the tea form twice a day, and I feel it has benefited me greatly. I do not use this as my sole form of treatment, but I do deem it as an important part of my healing. I have a large bag in the powdered form I ordered from 1stchinesherbs in Seattle. Paid just under $30 with shipping. It will last me a while.
Next week I am ordering Cryptolepis (an herbal remedy) for my Babesia. This in addition to the Malarone and azithromycin I just began taking for Babesia.
Please do not give up. While I wholly agree there is a direct connection between Lyme and MS, I really feel the source of your symptoms right now is neurolyme, as it can cause all of the symptoms you first described. Samento, Banderol and Cumanda are solely for Lyme. If you go onto Nutramedix and click on each product's PDF sheet, it will tell you what it is designed for. These product sheets can also be found on Iherb.
Post Edited (svalentina) : 12/3/2015 1:00:44 PM (GMT-7)