They look to be covering a variety of coinfections, but biofilms and persister cells?
Bactrim is listed as persister cell killer through the John Hopkins study, but an efficient one? Hard to say, but I never responded to it well, but heard others have...
Malarone I had a good experience with, pairing it up with zithromax, both these worked well against parasitic coinfections like Babesia, possibly biofilms too, as antiparasitics like Flagyl has shown to work well against biofilms and round body forms.
Clindy is another one for Babesia. I suspect your LLMD thinks you have a bad case of Babesia if he or she has you on all of those, I've also heard Bactrim might have a profound effect against Babesia.
Totally understandable your Doctor has you on all of those, a Yale study suggested that the traditional antiparasitics worked poorly against Babesia https://news.yale.edu/2018/11/29/yale-scientists-develop-new-system-study-emerging-tickborne-disease
I've heard many LLMDs say, Babesia can extremely prolong patients treatment of Lyme Disease, for instance 5 years vs 10 years. Here's an interesting article titled "Babesia and Lyme worse thant you think"http://danielcameronmd.com/babesia-and-lyme-its-worse-than-you-think/
Also, if I were you, I'd also be taking Stevia with those pharma drugs to combat biofilms, it's possible that even Babesia could be hiding under biofilms as well, along with other coinfections. Many LLMDs and scienstists like Dr. Sapi believe that many of these coinfections work together with borrelia to keep our immune system suppressed.
I've been having success taking Stevia Wholeleaf tincture underneath my tongue, holding for 15-30 seconds, then swallowing after taking my antibiotics. Also putting Stevia into empty capsules, along with Xylitol for better absorption, I highly recommend veggie capsules because they don't melt and break down as quickly as gelatin. There are also thicker capsules from the AromaReady brand.
Sadly, not all LLMDs are treating biofilms properly like the top ILADs LLMDs are, for instance Dr. H and Dr. J. Dr. J likes to use xylitol and lactoferrin with his antibiotic protocols.
It also might be a good idea to buy some Cryptolepsis Tincture, put that in an empty capsule and swallow it a few times a day. It tastes horrible, so I recommend capsules vs swallowing it orally. Crypto has shown to work well against Babesia. Many LLMDs and patients pair up their antiparasitic pharma drugs with antiparasitic herbals to increase the effectiveness.
I've heard some LLMDs even adding in plaquenil to increase the efficacy of clindy, just like quinine does. https://www.treatlyme.net/guide/kills-babesia-a-brief-guide
I call these the "if all else fails" approaches. I use these approaches for various reasons. Generally, each is effective about 75 to 85% of the time. The Nitazoxanide is in this group because if it is quite expensive and often insurance will not pay for it. Without insurance it costs around $1400 a month. And Clindamycin/Plaquenil/Quinine work, but they have many side effects that make them hard to take.
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