What meds are needed to treat Babesia ??

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Grandmacow
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   Posted 11/14/2017 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I will be starting them in the next couple of weeks and would like to know .Thank-you

Girlie
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   Posted 11/14/2017 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Anti-malarials/anti-parasitics.


Mepron (atovaquone) is the more common one and possibly the most effective.

Malarone (has atovaquone combined with another med in pill form)


Some others:

Coartem, Alinia

Probably a few more -
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NicHostetler
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   Posted 11/15/2017 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Horowitz is saying that Dapsone hits babesia. It is also much less expensive than mepron and alinia (not sure about coartem)

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   Posted 11/15/2017 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
We're all very different, but I had success with Mepron/Azithromycin.

I have BCBS insurance and the Mepron cost $500 month until I hit my deductible, at which point it was a mere $30 copay. Quite a difference.

NicHostetler
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   Posted 11/16/2017 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
KB69 said...
We're all very different, but I had success with Mepron/Azithromycin.

I have BCBS insurance and the Mepron cost $500 month until I hit my deductible, at which point it was a mere $30 copay. Quite a difference.


I start these two this weekend. How long did it take before you started feeling improvement?
Very sick starting around 07/2016
Started treatment 03/2017
Bixain & Cefdinir - 3 months - plateaued
Then Biaxin & Minocycline - 3 months - did not improve
Currently taking:
Tinidazole - 500MG 2x a day
Nystatin
Cats Claw - 20 drops 2x a day
Gou Teng - 30 drops 2x a day
Cryptolepis - 20 drops 2x a day
Japanese Knotweed - 30 drops 2x a day

KB69
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   Posted 11/16/2017 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I would say it took two months for me to see noticeable improvement. But, at that point, it was a dramatic change.

I was on Mepron/Zith for 6 months, and have been symptom free from Babesia for 4 months. Fingers crossed.

NicHostetler
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   Posted 11/16/2017 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
KB69 said...
I would say it took two months for me to see noticeable improvement. But, at that point, it was a dramatic change.

I was on Mepron/Zith for 6 months, and have been symptom free from Babesia for 4 months. Fingers crossed.


That is awesome. I am still struggling with lots of fatigue, dizzyness, weakness, heart palpitations, etc.

What sx did you see resolve after taking mepron?

KB69
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   Posted 11/16/2017 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Symptoms that resolved were:

Feeling like I was on a rocking ship (not true dizziness, more of a feeling of rocking/imbalance)
Shaking chills
Night sweats
Shortness of breath/waking up gasping
Constant head pressure/headaches on the top of my head

Hope you are able to make progress on this regimen, too!
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