Babesia-my story

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Tick41
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   Posted 4/10/2018 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys, been a while since I’ve posted because I was doing very well Lyme-wise up until a month ago. All the sudden I was beginning to have what felt like asthma attacks. But these asthma attacks still had me with 100% oxygen saturation and no wheezing... so finally my holistic doctor is beginning to think it’s babesia due to the extreme air hunger and sweats. So I started herbs this week. I’m over the Lyme hump as a whole I think babesia is my last step in healing. Anybody else misdiagnosed with asthma when in fact they had babesia?
-let me know your thoughts

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 4/10/2018 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey there!

My Lyme symptoms started in 2009 and came and went for years. In April, 2015, I got sick with bronchitis and out of control inflammation. Within 10 days the inflammation started causing pleuritic type chest pain and snowballed from there with asthma-like symptoms that included shortness of breath, feeling like I couldn't expand my lungs and get a satisfying breath, tightness in my chest and across my ribs, stiffness in my chest wall, and sometimes a mild unexplained cough.

Two months later, I went to a pulmonologist and had a chest X-ray, pulmonary function test (PFT), and a methacholine challenge test for asthma. The tests were all normal and I was negative for asthma. Doctor gave me a Rx to take double the regular dose of a potent steroid inhaler usually prescribed for asthma. It got me to about 90%. Symptoms starting coming back a month later.

This was all before I knew about Lyme.

The methacholine challenge test is the only proper and definitive way to diagnosis or eliminate asthma. Please get the pulmonology work up to be sure.

Notime4lyme
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   Posted 4/10/2018 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I got "asthma" a year after I got Lyme. I think it was babesia, because it happened all of a sudden. I was diagnosed with asthma, and I got treated with some kind of vapor stuff once, and it made my lungs feel worse, so I didn't do anything for it and it went away. It wasn't very bad asthma, because I could breathe fine most of the time.

I was getting worried because it seemed to be coming back this fall. I just felt like I couldn't breathe some days. Then my naturopath said that the babesia was probably coming back, and I started herbs for it and now it has gone away.

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 4/10/2018 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Just so you know, in addition to babesia causing asthma-like symptoms, mold exposure can cause new onset asthma.

Tick41
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   Posted 4/10/2018 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
What herbs did you take notime4lyme? And walkingbyfaith I also did a home mold test kit so I’m on that! Waiting for results
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.

Notime4lyme
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   Posted 4/10/2018 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I took mimosa pudica. That really put a dent in it, and then I added artemesia annua, and I don't think I've had any weird lung things since then, other than seasonal allergies. I'm allergic to the pollen in the spring.

OriolCarol
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   Posted 4/10/2018 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Lyme can cause respiratory problems... we have to remember that. In many ways... affected medula oblongata (all lymes have affected) that control heart rate, respiratory, body temperature etc... or autonomic disfunction...
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