I know we are all very different, and our responses to medications are varied. But, I had trouble moving forward until I addressed Babesia.
I am in my third month of taking Azithromycin and Mepron consistenly for Babs. I just saw my LLMD this week and asked him, as many of my Babs symptoms have faded, how much longer he thought we should treat Babesia.
I had heard that "5 months" was standard. He said that "some people are cured in 5 weeks of treatment with Mepron (+ABX) while others take a year." It all depends on the extent of the infection.
It could just be that your husband needs a more consistent and longer approach to treating Babesia. Perhaps getting a second opinion from another LLMD would be a good idea.
I have seen 3 LLMDs. While I still have a way to go, my third has made the difference for me.
Wishing your husband the best,
5 weeks isn't long enough to treat Babesia - even if symptoms have abated. You need to treat past the red blood cell lifecycle - which is 3-4 months I believe.
So 4 months would be minimum.
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