Girlie, yes, he did suggest the two weeks. But that's the first break I have had in over two years. We just decided to try two weeks to see what happened, but I don't guess it was a good idea looking back. Now we know! He doesn't believe in pulsing. Or breaks obviously. haha. I was considering just switching back to herbs after the break, but if I am herxing this much on the abx, maybe I should just stay put and focus on supporting my body any way I can. The Alinia and Rifampin are really hard on my body anyways.
WalkingbyFaith, thanks! I'm working on my patience and perseverance levels. They seem slow to come by these days.
Gosh! I didn't realize you'd been on abx for 2 years straight without a break! For some reason when I read your post, I thought you had just started treatment in February.
So you've been on abx of some sort for 2 years and February is when you started Alinia and Rifampin. Is that correct?
I'm not too familiar with abx. Is the Alinia to treat intestinal parasites or babesia? Rifampin is to treat bartonella, right?Alinia is an anti-parasite med, and it does affect Babesia, too. And, yes rifampin is for bartonella.
Alinia can be paired with Rifampin...but Mepron or Malarone can't.
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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