How did you determine that it was resistant to Rifampin?
6 months of rifampin didn't seem to make a difference. I didn't notice any difference in the herx pattern either, although one of the main signs of a bart herx is dark urine from hemolysis, which the orange color of rifampin can mask.
Also, rifampin and rifabutin are fairly similar. If rifabutin didn't work for you, what makes you think rifampin will?
BTW your quotes seem to be consistently messed up. Try hitting the QUOTE button a few times.
The quote function has been messed up since the Site Admin did the upgrade.
So, with this post, I did what you said "Hit the QUOTE button a few times.
looks messed up to me.
I'm not taking Rifampin. I did take it a couple years ago and plateaued on it. Then I went on Babesia treatment....and now back treating bart/persisters with Rifabutin.
My LLMD says Rifabutin is more effective than Rifampin.
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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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