Well, there are tests for the viruses that you could do to find out exactly which viruses you are dealing with. The 2 most common viruses that can really throw a monkey wrench into our healing are usually EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus) and CMV (Cytomegalovirus) - and, as WalkingbyFaith said, Lysine will treat both of them, and it can be taken long term. I've been taking lysine for EBV (extremely high titers for me) for most of the last 8 years to keep it under control some while I do battle with other infections.
Back to your other issue though, with the meds and such - you said: " took a break from my treatment for about
3 days, then started the augmentin, malarone and artemisinin yesterday. "
Did you start all three on the same day? If so, that is a big part of the problem. That's a whole lot of killing going on suddenly!!! I would be very surprised if anyone with anything other than very minor symptoms could do that without having a serious herx, if not a life threatening herx - especially if you just went back on full doses that day as well.
The body has a limit on how many toxins it can handle in the bloodstream - and because of the other things we deal with that compromise our body's functions, it can vary widely between people, even if they have the same infections. We must keep our toxins levels below our "limits" so that we can withstand smallish variances in the number of toxins we have in our bloodstream at any given time. This is why I say that detoxing is at least as important as treatments - because if you have too many toxins in your body, there is no treatment that we can use.
No matter what you start or use, consider that nearly everything will make you herx, so start off on very low doses and titrate the dose up very slowly. It's a real pain to do it this way, but that's how I've managed to get back on my feet again. And always, always make time to do the detoxing your body requires.
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Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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