PeteZa and Girlie-
Thank you for your kind words and sharing your suggestions and symptoms........
Girlie, I am sorry you lost your father and had the additional pain of negative siblings making the process that much more difficult....
I know, in my current crisis, "what to do" is more important than "what the h**l is going on??!!" but I have two questions:
1. Girlie - are our shared symptoms then, in your opinion, Bartonella?
2. Can anyone explain (is there an explanation?) how this pathogen escalates and overruns during times of prolonged stress like this? I certainly had times in my life when I was under long periods of stress (lost mom suddenly in 2012) and I had no illness symptoms during THAT period. Did treatment bring them to the surface, so to speak, making me more vulnerable when crisis hit? The reason it is important is because I am a thinker and maybe I can soothe myself when I am feeling hopeless, saying to myself "this is to be expected" instead of WHAT IS HAPPENING?? If that makes sense?
I thought my symptoms were all bart...(I do have more than what I share with you...lucky me) - but after treating bart (and previously lyme) - for about
7 months...I have now started Babesia treatment (on my own) - to see if that's holding me back.
I don't know how stress is involved. When my father died, I had only been on treatment for about
5 months...and the event did not exacerbate the symptoms...I was sad...but not stressed...if that makes sense.
But continued treatment - while I lost symptoms, others ramped up...new ones showed up...along with my brother and sister making my life difficult...just pure nastiness...things got worse for me.
So, not sure how the stress works...why the sadness and loss didn't seem to exacerbate my symptoms...but other stress did.