Hi Barthelp - welcome to our community.
The test being in moderate range for Bartonella - it makes sense that it is considered positive.
Even in low range may indicate an active infection.
It was an antibody test that showed it, right?
With antibody tests - they rely on the immune system to mount a response to the bacteria invading your body.
With these infections - that part of our immune system may be suppressed and unable to produce a response or in your case only producing a “moderate” response.
With the Igenex WB (this is a good lab that specializes in tick borne disease testing) the WB shows up with a negative ... or an Ind ... or a positive which is indicated by a + or ++ or +++
Even just one + is considered positive.
Personally - I don’t like to take a “concoction “ that a Dr has made himself. There are many tried and true herbal companies that sell herbs to treat lyme and co-infections.
I have heard of pau d’arco before but not for Lyme treatment.
Haven’t heard of Coptis chinesis tho.
(Not saying they won’t work but they’re not commonly used for Lyme and cos.)
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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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