Posted 12/28/2015 4:00 PM (GMT -6)
hi all. i am hitting another rough patch. my brain fog is back with almost full force and i am not doing as well as i was several months ago. back then, i was still mostly housebound but generally felt like i was on the right track. at that time, i had been on azithromycin and clarithroymycin. i was taken off them for a while, got a lot worse, then tried them again but did not feel improvements.
my doc is doing some probiotic gut stuff at the moment and things are just bad.
now, throughout most of my 22-year illness, my symptoms have been SEVERE brain fog, neck stiffness, fatigue, malaise, etc....but no actual pain - just major pressure in the head. also, night sweats and heat intolerance. due to this, docs over the years have suspected babesia and have tested for it repeatedly - through Igenex and even with the FISH test, more recently. everything was negative.
but the more i look up babesia, the more my symptoms seem to match that one.
I wanted to know what the likelihood was of my still having Babesia...cuz i did feel like i was responding to chlarithromycin for a long while and i believe that treats it (although I am sure it treats other things, too).
I ordered a Nutramedix herb called Enula...maybe if i try that and get some reaction, I will get a clue regarding Babesia?
I cannot send blood to Fry labs that easily and cost is becoming a major factor..but I wonder if that testing is better?
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.