Yes, third protocol with some different meds, some the same. I was previously targeting Babesia in my second protocol but now we are going after it "hard." I'm on Mepron for 8 days out of two weeks, before it was 6 and I am on an additional antibiotic and xylitol, lactoferrin and diflucan.
And yes, my second week is 5 days in a row, but 2 of those days are just the Mepron and Enula.
Well this is my third round of meds...at the end of my last round I was doing so well and my NP at Jemsek told me she was so happy with my progress. I felt pretty good almost all the days of my off weeks, and about half of the days during the on.
Now that I started this round it has been rough and I felt worse on my off weeks (which is a change from the trend I had noticed.) I am on meds more days than I ever had been before so I may have more die off as a result.
Are there any good supplements to help with ammonia? Is that likely my issue as most of my symptoms are head symptoms?
Thanks for the feedback. What do you mean my off weeks are a gauge of my baseline? I am feeling a bit discouraged, because I used to feel better on my off weeks...but now on this third protocol round i feel worse. Does this mean I'm going backwards?
Also, I take all my supplements, whether on antibiotics or not. Should I just be taking them on off weeks? I wasn't aware they interacted. (except probiotics right after antibiotics)
No, you're not going backwards. I think You aren't at that point yet where you start to feel better on the 'off' weeks.
I have been treating Babesia for 3 1/2 months (almost) I am just starting to see a pattern - and on my week off I do have a few more good days than than when I do on the "on" weeks. And my bad days aren't as bad in the "off" days.
I do take my supplements during the "on" weeks. But it's much easier to load up on probiotics and binderd without having to space it out - leaving a few hour window on either side of abx.
Sounds like maybe you have a lot of toxins from the "on" week that you're dealing with throughout your "off" week.
As time goes on, you should start to see a pattern.
Have you treated Bartonella yet?When you say third round of meds - have the meds changed? So in the previous six months - you did two protocols and now you're onto a third protocol with different meds?
What meds are you now on?
If you felt better before...then this round of meds are doing more 'killing'...are you hitting a different co-infection?
Are you now doing your second week 5 days in a row? instead of M/W/F?
*** I edited my last post: Re: when to take probiotics.Okay - well that's why you're not feeling well - the Mepron is hitting the Babesia hard.
I'm doing something similar....and it's wicked on the 5 days straight for me.
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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.;
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Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
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