Hi BJD55 -
I did feel some herxing as I titrated up to optimal dose of MC-bab-2 (20 drops 2x/day). Babs herxes like to mess with my adrenals so the sx that flare for me are insomnia, hot/cold temp swings, anxiety and irritability, diarrhea sometimes. There are a few more but that's all I can remember. I got up to 20 drops twice/day with no herxing for a few months so I decided to go back to BW A-bab and start with that again, as I think it was hitting babs better for me.
I also incorporated C.S.A. and flared like crazy and had to stop it so that I could be productive throughout May. Will be restarting it soon. I understand it hits both babs and bart.
A-Bart episodes -
Back before I had even one thought about
Lyme & Co, I was battling chronic sinusitis and bronchitis - throughout 2013 for 13 months. I saw 8-9 different MDs who each put me on various abx and not only did the sinusitis and bronchitis keep getting worse (because they were fungal in nature, not bacterial, which I figured out on my own and made progress w/ antifungals) but with all the abx I was taking (some that are used to treat Lyme & Co) was causing very Lyme & Co-specific symptoms. Finally. After 16 yrs of mystery sx I finally had better info to take to an LLMD and I finally got dx and started treatment.
During the course of the abx round-about
for the sinusitis/bronchitis, I started developing these horrific GI attacks. I later figured out that the were likely triggered by the Levofloxacin I had been prescribed, which is often prescribed for bart (Levaquin). I didn't stay on the Levofloxacin long because I got good-and-floxed on it. Took me a year to figure this out but that was when these attacks started...
The attacks would come ever 4-5 wks, always start around midnight. I would wake up with this pulsating cramping in my stomach that would slowly get more intense and start involving the upper GI, lower GI and all throughout my torso (so all the other digestive organs were also cramping). It would get progressively worse and about
6 hrs after they started, I would dry heave for hours, passing out inbetween. Or if I had anything in my stomach I would projectile vomit a few times then everything would stop. I'd sleep it off for a day and would go back to status quo.
LLMD was clueless. We decided it might be palsy of the gut, caused by bart so she put me on A-Bart and over the next year the episodes grew worse in intensity (but not frequency - always 4-5 wks). I ran out of Bart during a time when I was rally struggling and stopped taking it for a month - no episode. Started A-bart again, ended up in ER this time. To test out the relationship I went back off A-bart and waited another month, no episode.
So that's when we figured out the link and I started vanco IV for bart and haven't had another episode since. And that's why I say my true test for whatever bart-like thing in my gut causing so many problems is trying A-bart again. If I can tolerate it, I've definitely made progress! I'm doing well on vanco - very well. GI is in good shape. But am still struggling with "electrical" problems that are due to bart or babs.
Post Edited (Pirouette) : 5/19/2017 5:21:31 PM (GMT-6)