Just an update on the rifabutin drama.
I pulse this drug m/w/f for two weeks then two weeks off.
So I called my dr and she said it sounded like a bit of reaction to the drug and also a huge bart load that I am dealing with so it was mostly a bad herx.
She asked that the next two week treatment period that I just take it once a day as opposed to 2 times a day, m/w/f.
I did that for the first week and did much better so the next week I added the two times a day on monday and did okay, then wed and did okay so I added two on friday and herxed badly.
The next round of treatment I was to do full dosage and I did really okay, little herxes but nothing that stopped my day until the second week on friday night. The herx was just awful, with all the bad symptoms and fever along with it. It took 2 days to detox it out.
But, I am now on yet another round and doing okay.
So, for me it was mostly a huge bart load I had to deal with. There is still some herxing but nothing like I was doing.
In fact, yesterday, which was a treatment day, was the best day I have had in 9 years. I felt 100%. It
might have helped that it was 77 lovely degrees here which is just crazy for february, but my body was loving it. Today, I am a bit more run down and tired with some herxing, but I also take tindamax today, so it is usually a hard day for me.
So for me, the bart load was large and I just needed to slow down the kill to get the load down, and then get back to it. The plan worked! Yay, for successes in this nightmare, right?
That's great news!!! I'm so happy for you.
I've been reading this post with interest, as I'm treating bartonella with herbs and have had the worst herx/flare yet over the past few weeks. I was comparing your herx symptoms to mine. Mine have been similar but not as severe. I feel like I'm getting closer to a breakthrough with the Bart. I'm hopeful at least.