Thanks for the help everyone. Today and yesterday have been a bit better. I tend to get extremely anxious whenever I don't feel well. I'll try to see this through for a bit longer to see what kind of progress I can make. How long does it take to consider a treatment "failure" in your opinion? 3 months, more?
Regarding babesia, I'm not sure I have it. Other than the headaches and anxiety issues my symptoms don't line up as far as I know. Definitely worth looking into, though.
I don't know how long to wait...I guess 3 months without any improvement...would be a fair trial. But I think mine went longer before I dropped any symptoms.
I had to use a symptom list...because even though I eliminated many...I still didn't 'feel' better because the ones remaining are my worst...and really can't function well with them...
Sometimes we have a symptom go ...but we don't realize...because it may not be one we're focussing on.
Some people have no obvious signs of Babesia...but it can still be there and it may hold back your bart treatment.
The LLMD I see treats babesia first...as he says it gets in the way of further treatment.
I believe my anxiety was babesia related. I don't/didn't get headaches.