Hey everyone, I am planning a call with my LLMD when I get back from Italy at the end of next week (Friday) and I am trying to figure out which path I should take next, and I need your help.
I hit babesia with mepron and zithromax for two months and then my LLMD wanted me to stop since I had lots of head pressure and was going to be traveling. I have now been off babesia treatment for a full month and it's been up and down. Some days I dont feel too bad and other days I feel terrible.
I have NEVER hit bartonella with anything throughout my year of treating Lyme so part of me wants to try to knock that out of the way and see what happens. Does anyone know how long bartonella treatment usually is? I assume it isn't as long as babesia treatment?
I feel that a lot of my remaining symptoms could be bartonella, but so many things overlap, its hard to tell.. here are my main remaining symptoms:
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
So I just need your help.. Should I start back up babesia treatment since I did two months straight already? Or should I try to hit bart to make babesia treatment more manageable if bart is the cause of some/all of my remaining symptoms?
I guess I am leaning towards bart because I think the treatment time is much less, something more like 2-3 months of rifampin w/ another drug, whereas babesia is more like 8 months. I could be wrong about
bart treatment though.. but if it is quick then I feel I should knock it out then focus on babesia..
Let me know what you all think!
Post Edited (NicHostetler) : 2/12/2018 1:03:08 PM (GMT-7)