Over the past 2-3 weeks (since starting coartem) I have noticed that my eyeballs are very dry upon waking in the morning, so much so that I’m probably going to cvs this morning to get some artificial tears. My question is, is this symptom related to Lyme or Babesia? Or could it be a side effect from any of the medications I’m currently taking (coartem, doxycycline, Azithromyicin, Nystatin) or supplements (omega 3, NAC 900mg BID, magnesisum 200mg BID, circumin 500mg BID, B vitamin complex,probiotic, 5 HTP 100mg BID, and L theanine 100mg BID)? The only new adds to my regiment in this similar time frame are the NAC and Coartem and an increased dose of curcumin (I take Meriva 500mg sustained release BID now) so if it’s med/supplement related it must be one of those. The only other symptom to appear in this same timeframe is the return of extremely tight neck/suboccipital muscles which is what i had
For 2-3 months before I found out I had Lyme and they mostly disappeared after about 8 weeks of doxy,zith,tindamax. Maybe it’s a herx? I have been treating Lyme since October and Babesia since end of January, and happy to say that since starting the Coartem I’m doing much better!
Or, could it be (gulp) Bart even though I’ve tested negative at least 3 times via quest (most recently
3 weeks ago) and don’t really have any pain usually save for the occasional headache. All my symptoms have been pretty much psych-related (and improving!) plus head and neck stiffness which I’ve always thought is more indicative of babs and Lead me to get igenix tested/confirmed diagnosis in Jan. Are there any hallmark signs to look out for that might differentiate Bart from babs? I don’t suspect I have it like I did with Lyme/babs but want to be sure that now that i think im getting the Babesia Duncani under control.