I only have one LLMD to reference because he's the only one I've spoken about this with but Dr M says once on the correct dosage of Rifampin or Rifabutin, his bartonella patients herx for up to 6 or 8 months. I thought that was crazy but i trust his expertise
You're talking about
the bart guru (galaxy lab) , right?
I also know someone who had tough times for even longer than 8 months...who was seeing Dr. M.
He's doing much better now...
If it's the bart guru, he does use Galaxy Labs. I think not only as diagnosis, but also to gauge progress...he does a retest...maybe two?
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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