Babesia-air hunger

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   Posted 2/14/2018 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Recently I’ve had insane air hunger. I tested negative for babesia in the past, but my LLMD always thought I had it. My question is:

Can ashwaghanda cause a babesia herx?
What can you do for babesia air hunger?

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   Posted 2/14/2018 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Since your LLMD 'always thought' you had it...are you going to start treatment?

(You do know the testing isn't accurate)

I don't know if ashwaghanda would cause a babesia herx.

For the air hunger...other that treating the babesia...I don't know what else you could do.
Maybe someone else will post some helpful suggestions.

I think you should focus on treating it, though...
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   Posted 2/14/2018 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My Babesia microti and duncani tests came back negative.
My doc did a blood smear and the Babesia is very obvious.

I have been on supplement with ashwagandha since before Lyme, so I can’t say I’ve noticed a herx. I flare up every 3-4 months for no apparent reason, and when I treat with atovaquone, and recently Grapefruit Seed extract causes a massive herx.

Nothing helps my air hunger but treatment, and allowing it to not cause a panic attack. You just have to get through it. Anxiety drugs may help, but that’s my last resort.
Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella. Symptoms began 5/2016, didn't start treatment until 9/2016. Slow but steady recovery.

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   Posted 2/15/2018 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Isn’t anemia a cardinal issue with babesia?
23 Year old male
Lyme symptoms since 2013. Positive IGM bands 23/41 through LLMD August 2016. Myco positive,EBV and other viruses as well.
Main issues-Lyme, Viruses, Adrenal Health (go hand in hand with lyme. MTHFR detox issues
Currently taking herbs for treatment of lyme. full on keto diet currently.

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   Posted 2/15/2018 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried CSA? It worked on my daughter's negatively testing babesia-like-organisms.
DD15 - Born 2001 with light/sound/touch sensitivity. Loss of speech/fine motor ability 2 weeks after 15 month MMR vaccination.
2004 - Dx ADHD, SPD (light, sound, touch), motor delay (with toe-walking), hypotonia, oral apraxia.
2008 - MMR booster and insect bite (bruise-like rash) - motor/vocal tics, emotional lability (including rage), age regressive behaviour, low level OCD, urinary frequency, diminished fine motor ability, insomnia, loss of executive function. Waxed and waned with strep/viral infections.
2010 - Dx ADHD, Tourettes, Aspergers, motor delay, probable PANDAS.
Jan 2011 - shin/forearm pain, cyclic IBS, foot (sole) pain, dizziness, palpitations, chest pain, anxiety/panic attacks, pick-like skull pain, pain and stiffness at base of skull, tingling in extremeties, chills and hot flashes, extreme fatigue, nightly fever.
June 2011 - Igenex PCR positive bartonella, Negative ELISA, Negative lyme (IND IgM kDa 41; IND IgG kDa 39, 34. kDa 41++). CD57 18. Positive ANA (speckled type), heterozygous A1298C MTHFR. Multiple Abx, methyl B12, methylfolate, P-5-P, herbal, homeopathic treatment with LLMD.

Jan 2013 - Bartonella IgG titers declined from 160 (Jun 2011) to 80. CD57 16.

April 2013 - Weaned from abx treatment at 80% improvement. Continued with Full Buhner bartonella herbal protocol, Terry Wahls/PerfectHealthDiet gf/cf/sf diet. Minimizing EMF exposure.

Sept 2013 - CD57 45.

Oct 2013 - All symptoms (PANS and pain/fatigue) 95% resolved. No flares with viral or other infections. Herxing remains with changes in herbal protocols.

Nov 2013 - Clinical babesia diagnosis. Improvement to 98% with addition of Buhner herbal protozoan treatment.

Dec 2013 - ANA titers negative. PANS symptoms resolved. Regular classroom requiring no accommodations. B+/A student.

Mar 2014 - Continued improvement in cognitive/executive function with increased dosages of cryptolepis/sida/alchornea (CSA) tincture.

Sept 2014 - Continued improvement with the addition of red root. Resolution of EMF sensitivities with low dose cilantro tincture and diatomaceous earth. 99%

Sept 2015 - Present - complete resolution of lingering ticcing symptoms with removal of PUFA supplementation (CLO, hemp oil, fish oil etc). 100%
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