I'm a woman, nowhere near menopause, I have extreme hot flashes and chills right after one another. It's considered a hallmark of Babesia, but can also be Bart, Lyme, or Ehrlichia (or probably any TDB)
Thanks for sharing your experience and for the link. I've read his symptom descript
ions many times and have always been baffled because his descript
ions of babesia and bartonella are almost completely flipped from other sources I've read.
I've never tested positive for anything except borrelia and ehrlichia. I strongly identify with bartonella, as I have the foot pain, stretch marks and purple streaks on my abdomen.
That said, Wayne Anderson's babesia descript
ion sounds like my life from birth up UNTIL my chronic symptoms started in 2009. For whatever reason, I find it easier to relate to bartonella and ignore babesia.
I've been treating with Buhner's protocols for over a year and have been taking Sida acuta and bidens pilosa all along to cover everything. A couple weeks ago, I took cryptolepis for 3 days at 5-10 drops, which is pretty much the max dosage I've been able to handle of any antimicrobials. I noticed no reaction. I tried artemesia the last 3 days at 5 drops. Haven't noticed anything with it, either. I'm going to keep with the artemesia a couple more days and then double the dose.
I really need to figure this out at some point. If I could find someone close by who does microscopy, I could get my blood checked. Isn't babesia pretty easy to identify on a blood smear?
Does babesia cause a lot of die-off/herxing? I know they say bartonella doesn't, but I herx from that more than anything else, as far as I can tell.Maybe try Artemisinin? that’s what Buhner suggests for Babs (instead of Artemisia.) Also good idea to do higher dose of Cryptolepis - go to full dose if you don’t herx on anything lower
It’s Buhner who says bart doesn’t cause dieoff herxing, right?
- LLMD’s say it does. (Both my previous LLND and my current LLMD say bart does)
Also LLMD RM (bart guru) says bart dieoff is harsh.
I found lyme to be the most mild of the three
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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
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