Girlie, It stinks that the test are so unreliable. If I try going off the antibiotics do you know how long it would be for my symptoms to come back if I didn't kill off all of the bacteria? Thanks for that info MA10, I hope the treatment starts helping you. What are your symptoms from the parasites and do you know if there is any way to test for them?
You can test for Bart and Babesia - if you get a positive - then you can look into treating that one - so a positive helps - just realize that a negative may not be true.
I tested for Bartonella after over a year of treating it - it wasn’t a known lab for tickborne disease testing - but it was inexpensive so thought I’d try. A LLND had been using the lab - I think it was $125 per infection for pcr.
I pulled a positive bart test.
How long after stopping will you get symptoms if you still have active disease? I don’t know.
Some people it’s within a couple weeks... others longer - months.
People even report years later - but who knows if it’s a relapse or a new infection?
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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