Does Bartonella Cause Dizzyness?

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NicHostetler
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   Posted 4/1/2018 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I see a couple places that say bartonella causes dizzyness but most everything says it’s babesia.

I’m just concerned because I stopped babesia treatment a couple weeks ago (after only 3.5 months) and I’m moving on to bartonella treatment since I tested positive for bartonella.

My main symptoms are just lots of dizzyness (lightheaded), brain fog and fatigue and I just can’t stand it anymore..I’m really hoping that it’s just bart..

Has anyone had experience with dizzyness with bartonella?

Aerose91
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   Posted 4/1/2018 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been dizzy/uncoordinated/feel like im moving when im not for about 7 years. The only thing i have tested positive for is bartonella. I think bart and babesia overlap on a lot

Missouri
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   Posted 4/1/2018 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
for what it's worth: I strongly suspect Bartonella is/was a problem for me. I also had dizzyness/wooziness when my symptoms were at their worst before treatment. I did not do any co-infection testing to confirm Bartonella. Since treating (mostly with abx) I have had little to no dizzyness.

I was not really suspecting Babesia was a problem for me, but when I had 40 days of Babesia treatment; it was really good for me.

Sorry I just realized this may not be helpful at all for you, but my .02 anyway

goshawk
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   Posted 4/1/2018 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm...I would still consider treating babesia , it can last a long time.


Have you tried Chinese skullcap, and/or Uncaria rychopylla to help with the brain involvement issues

Buhner has a fatigue protocol in his Bart co infection book and also in his Healing Lyme book.

NicHostetler
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   Posted 4/2/2018 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Aerose91 said...
I have been dizzy/uncoordinated/feel like im moving when im not for about 7 years. The only thing i have tested positive for is bartonella. I think bart and babesia overlap on a lot


Have you treated with Rifampin at all?

NicHostetler
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   Posted 4/2/2018 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Missouri said...
for what it's worth: I strongly suspect Bartonella is/was a problem for me. I also had dizzyness/wooziness when my symptoms were at their worst before treatment. I did not do any co-infection testing to confirm Bartonella. Since treating (mostly with abx) I have had little to no dizzyness.

I was not really suspecting Babesia was a problem for me, but when I had 40 days of Babesia treatment; it was really good for me.

Sorry I just realized this may not be helpful at all for you, but my .02 anyway


What helped get rid of your dizzyness? Do you think it was Rifampin? I have been treating lyme for over a year now with antibiotics and nothing has helped although I havent started the Rifampin yet.

NicHostetler
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   Posted 4/2/2018 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
goshawk said...
Hmmm...I would still consider treating babesia , it can last a long time.


Have you tried Chinese skullcap, and/or Uncaria rychopylla to help with the brain involvement issues

Buhner has a fatigue protocol in his Bart co infection book and also in his Healing Lyme book.


Yeah, I have tried both of those and I didn't notice anything different while on them for a couple months so I stopped buying them.

I'll continue taking CSA 1tsp 3x a day and then do artemisinin 3 days on and 11 off and hopefully that works at killing the babesia (if I have it) while I treat bartonella with Rifampin. Does that sound like a good plan?

Missouri
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   Posted 4/2/2018 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
NicHostetler said...
Missouri said...
for what it's worth: I strongly suspect Bartonella is/was a problem for me. I also had dizzyness/wooziness when my symptoms were at their worst before treatment. I did not do any co-infection testing to confirm Bartonella. Since treating (mostly with abx) I have had little to no dizzyness.

I was not really suspecting Babesia was a problem for me, but when I had 40 days of Babesia treatment; it was really good for me.

Sorry I just realized this may not be helpful at all for you, but my .02 anyway


What helped get rid of your dizzyness? Do you think it was Rifampin? I have been treating lyme for over a year now with antibiotics and nothing has helped although I havent started the Rifampin yet.


Surprisingly I have not done Rifampin yet. It is next on my list if my symptoms come back. I already have a full bottle ready to go that I hopefully will not have to use. I have been off treatment for 8-10 days now.

My symptoms seem to mostly come and go together. The dizzyness, fatigue, cold hands, tight hamstrings, brain fog - all seem to go hand in hand for me. There are only a couple symptoms that have come by themselves: twitching, double vision in one eye. Other than those two it seems like when I received effective treatment, most of the symptoms got knocked back at the same time.

So what made my dizzyness and all his friends (fatigue, tight hamstrings, brain fog, etc.) go away for me?

short answer - antibiotics

long answer - In order from most effective to least - Minocycline, Ceftin, Clindamycin with quinine, Flagyl, Biaxin with plaquenil, doxycycline, zithromax.

bluelyme
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   Posted 4/2/2018 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
for me bart was eating my nerves(near ear) and causing hypoperfusion....bvt is what got it ...im riding motorcycles from room spinning
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