Just don't take advice from Bill on antibiotic treatment. He has some inaccurate information online.
I'm interested to hear what you think is inaccurate on his website, if you don't mind sharing that information with us.
Thanks Aylett" Ehrlichia, anaplasma, and rickettsia. These microbes have a higher potential to cause severe disease and less likelihood of chronic disease after treatment of the initial infection. When chronic disease does occur, it is generally characterized by long asymptomatic periods with the microbe hidden in isolated
locations in the body (months, years) followed by relapse of acute symptoms (high fever, chills, headache, muscle ache, etc.). Relapses should be treated like an initial infection with doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 30 days or until 3 days after symptoms subside."Doxy 100 mg twice daily for 30 days isn't enough for acute symptoms or a relapse.
"Doxycycline covers for borrelia and coinfections except babesia. Other antibiotics can be added at the discretion of the healthcare provider."This is not true. Doxy alone will not be effective for bartonella.
"Whether a single antibiotic or combination antibiotics are used, therapy should only extend for 30 days or until symptoms resolve. "30 days is never enough time for a chronic infection.
"Clindamycin, an antibiotic commonly prescribed for Lyme disease coinfections, should never be used orally. Clindamycin is commonly associated with overgrowth of Clostridium difficile in the gut. Overgrowth of C. diff. causes severe bloody diarrhea often requiring hospitalization."Many LLMD's use Clindamycin for Babesia treatment. We have members on this forum who have had good results with Clindamycin. /rawlsmd.com/health-articles/when-to-consider-antibiotic-therapy
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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./15 mino - to biaxi