I understand what you're saying, and it is hard to know what to do. The remaining symptoms you mentioned sounded like bart to me. I saw mpost's response on another thread about bart got me thinking. Mpost indicated that bart is not a problem unless there is something wrong with your immune system and compared it to HIV. I don't know that I agree with all that, but it was thought provoking. If that is correct, it could be the presence of another infection or immune suppressing agent is what keeps bart active and if that other factor is identified and removed, then the immune system will take care of bart.
im not making that HIV-bart link up ...
Bartonella-associated infections in HIV-infected patients.
Two species of the gram-negative bacilli Bartonella, B. henselae and B. quintana, cause disease in HIV-infected patients. If untreated, infection can be fatal. Manifestations include bacillary angiomatosis (BA), bacillary peliosis hepatis (BP), bacteremia, or a combination of these. BA and BP present as lesions, but bacteremia may be subacute and persist for months without diagnosis. Additionally, patients may acquire cat scratch disease (CSD), but this is more common in immunocompetent patients. BA lesions are usually vascular, friable, and bleed profusely when traumatized. They may be confused with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), pyogenic granuloma, lymphoma and various subcutaneous tumors and infections. Lesions may affect almost any organ, and appear as angiomatous papules, dry scaling lesions, subcutaneous nodules, cellulitic plaques or deep, highly vascularized, soft tissue masses. Patients may have osseus BA lesions (frequently affecting the long bones); hepatic and/or splenic lesions; bacteremia; or endocarditis. To diagnose infection, lesions should be biopsied and examined. Hematoxylin and eosin staining reveal histopathologic changes; darkly staining organisms are evident after Warthin-Starry silver staining; and electron microscopy allows visualization of the bacillus. An indirect immunofluorescence antibody test (IFA) detects bartonella-specific IgG antibodies. Treatment with erythromycin for at least three months is recommended, or with doxycycline if erythromycin is not well-tolerated. Severely ill patients should receive IV doxycycline with either gentamicin or rifampin for at least four months. To prevent infection, HIV-infected people should avoid traumatic cat contact and exposure to the body louse."/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11362939