Posted 10/10/2017 7:19 AM (GMT -6)
I am confused regarding Babs and/or Bart co-infection and looking for help. I seem to have some symptoms of both but not the major ones.
Babesia symptoms – Fatigue, feeling cold/chilled, cold intolerence, numb spots on fingers/toes which come and go, wrist and ankle pain, heart palpitations, brain fog, always feel like just woke up, depression.
Do not have - No sweats/no night sweats, no air hunger, no fevers, no OCD/fear/panic issues, no headaches, no sleep disturbances, no insomnia, no anemia, thyroid tests normal, normal liver tests, no liver pain. Never had any of these.
Igenex Babesia test was negative.
Bartonella Symptoms – Fatigue, mild foot sole pain, gastritis, burning skin sensations like sunburn, sensitive skin, severe at times(main symptom), migrating joint pain, cognitive issues/brain fog, blurred vision/photophobia.
Do not have – No headaches, no skin stria/nodules/rash, no sore throat, no elevated liver enzymes, no fevers. Never had any of these.
Igenex Bartonella test was positive.
Igenex Lyme test positive for many bands.
A strong sunburn feeling on my back is my main symptom, that along with much fatigue and brain fog. I have little joint or muscle pain anymore, no fevers or headaches ever.
After 9 months of abx, 4 months of the Cowden protocol, and daily Epsom salt baths I am much, much better. Almost normal some days, but the burning and fatigue still persist. All symptoms could be explained by Lyme alone maybe..
Pulsing abx, 4-5 days on, then 2 days off. Like chemo, feel bad when on meds and great when off.
Help and thoughts appreciated.. anyone have a similar story or uncertainty?
Slowly getting better.