Bart is double cell wall you would have had to been on rifampin paired with zith or doxy...mine took 2yrs abx bvt herbs and riff for a simple bacciliformis .....a 5 min giemsa stain with a simple microscope could confirm if you have bart .. if you ever had a cat ... it probably in there... u could massage roll cramps or nutrient up all day but the little thing eat nerves all day too
And ask girlie how long bart treatment takes on some people?
Thanks georgia for the methylation tid bit
Rifampin can also be paired with minocycline and/or biaxin...maybe a little Ceftin/Omnicef, too. Heck, lets' throw in some Bactrim DS for good measure. (not all at the same time...lol)
Well, I treated bartonella for over a year...and then had a pcr - blood test show it's still there.
My case is a little complicated though...because part way through that year of treatment, I had a nasty cat bite...from a cat who had an undiagnosed heart problem. He died after he bit me (well, he was 'put down' after his heart through a blood clot into the junction where the artery splits to the two hind legs and paralyzed him) Doc said he was already in cardiac distress and was going to die anyway.
Probably had bart. My symptoms increased shortly after...but stupid me ...I was also 'playing around' with my treatment at the same time.
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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