Nate - my WBC count dropped when I went on antibiotics, too.
prior to abx, I ran around 4.5 - so not really high anyway...then for the first few months it dropped to about
4...and then after into the 3's. Lowest for me I believe was mid 2.0's.
9 1/2 months of abx, my liver enzymes had climbed...so took a 2 1/2 month break...during that time my wbc count went up to 4.0.
Started treating bartonella with Rifampin, and my liver enzymes continued to stay in range - surprisingly...but my wbc count started to drop again. That has been about
9 months of bart treatment (a few shorter breaks in that 9months) - and my wbc hasn't dropped below 3.2
I did discuss with my regular Dr. and she wasn't worried about
it - even in the mid 2.0's.
I wonder if it's the infection contribution to the low wbc count...
But, as PeteZa said - there's always herbal options to treat.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14; added biaxin Sept. 26/14 Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.; Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin); Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif; Nov. switched mino to biaxin.
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