These other folks know much much more about pharma than I do, but is it odd that familymatters has seen zero change (no improvement, no herxing) from that very long list of drugs? Is it common for someone to have Bartonella that does not respond in any way to "Zithromax,cefdinir,malarone,diflucan,Biaxin,rifampin,dapsone,disulfiram,flagyl,coartem" and somehow does respond to the other drugs suggested? I'm not trying to make a point here, just genuinely asking. I would have assumed that Bartonella was not the issue and moved on to mold or other concerns.
saraeli - you're right most people do respond, yes.. No herxing, no improvement...is not the norm.
Sometimes bart is stubborn because Babesia hasn't been taken care of (per my LLMD Dr. J in DC)
It's hard to say - not knowing all the details...ie. was the malarone for babesia taken first - ie prior to the bart meds...and how long was she on the Malarone. Night sweats did resolve - maybe longer on the malarone would have helped?
And how long did familymatters take the Rifampin.
But not herxing at all is not the norm - these drugs are not mild.