Hi I believe that 2 months is not long enough to treat Babesia. It has to be treated for at the least 4 months and sometimes for much much longer.
Yes some of your symptoms sound like bart, and I would think the llmd could continue to treat the Babesia and add in another ABX to help cover the Bart.
When I was on ABX they gave me Malarone, Azith and Bactrim to treat the Bart and Babesia. But I have heard the Rifampin is much better for bart but I am unsure if it can be combined with the other two your are taking.
These two infections can be difficult and take some time to eradicate.
Others should be along soon and give their input too.
Glad your almost home from your work in Italy and take care, Jo
Yes, only few more days. It hasn’t been too bad but today not feeling well and ready to head back home.
Just to clarify a couple things -
I tried bactrim in the past for other stuff when I was younger and got really nauseous every time I started it, so that’s why I didn’t take that with the mepron and Zithromax.
I also understand that two months isn’t nearly enough time, but since I’ve been off treatment for a month I feel like I’d have to start over from square one on babesia treatment anyway. So, it doesn’t matter if I waited a couple months. Correct me if I’m wrong though, becuase if one month off isn’t long enough to be back at square one then I’d definitely like to just start babesia treatment from where I left off.With only a month off, you won't be back to square on with babesia. You could go right back on babesia treatment.
And...Dr. J. feels that Babesia is often preventing people from healing...that you need to knock it down first.
Brain fog/Blurred vision
Heart palpitations (high blood pressure/pounding heart)
Foot pain when getting out of bed in the morning that only lasts about
Stomach issues - IBS, loose stools, stomach aches
Those in particular could be from Babesia. When I treated Babesia for several months last year....I had head symptoms flare badly.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi