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fflutterby
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I cannot believe it! Since I added the Rifampin, I am amazingly better...I have had a surge of energy and feel like myself again !!! This has to be the problem ! Bart was holding me back. I am so thankful to God for pulling me out of the past couple months.

I was a wreck and losing hope. Now I have hope again. Miniscule head pressure, no crushing fatigue and a pretty darned clear mind. God is so good !!

Tuesday and Wednesday worked all day, then went to the pool with my babygirl without a problem. Today I worked all day and just got home from Target AND the mall. Shopped and didn't feel like dropping, I am savoring every moment of this.

Thank you Jesus !

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Psalm 46 1 God is our refuge and strength

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"Like"!!!!!!
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[Smile] Great to hear!
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fflutterby,I am so dam happy for you!! I remember when I had that "breakthrough" day
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I am soooo happy to hear this, flutterby!!!!!

Speaking from experience, savor the good days but DON'T overdo it!!!


[group hug]

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"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalms 73:26

bit 4/09, diagnosed 1/10

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That's so awesome to hear!!!!!!! So happy for you, plus I am losing it lately between the fatigue and pain, Im about to start rifampin also. Now im looking forward to it! [Big Grin]

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My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

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Very Happy for you!!

I had been diagnosed with Lyme and babesia. With treatment for them for about 1.5 yrs I would say I got back to 75-80%.

6 weeks ago I started seeing blood in my urine. My llmd and urologist added levaquin thinking I had a prostate infection.

5 days after adding the levaquin I felt great!! No headaches, stiff neck, heart racing at all. Fatigue and brain fog reduced greatly. Then over the next 3 weeks things got to the point where I felt 100%. It was amazing.

After a month on the levaquin they stopped it because they thought the prostate infection was under control (if i ever had one). 7 days after stopping the levaquin all my symptoms came back.

So my llmd thinks Bart has been the missing piece and we are going to treat that now.

I am excited for you and myself that treating bart may be it!

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Awesome!

The mind is a terrible thing to lose, Rifampin is the drug that attacked Bart and got it back for me. Onto Babs now...

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Praise God! Wonderful news!!!

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IGM: 18+, 23+, 30+, 31+++, 34+, 39IND, 41++, 58+++, 66+, 83-93IND
IGG: 31+, 39IND, 41+
Also positive for Mycoplasma Pneumoniae and RMSF.
Whole family of 5 dx with Lyme.

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THIS ROCKS!!! I have been in Babesia treatment and now my Bart symptoms seem to have came forward indicating that babs is down...I hope. Bactrim seems to be helping as I cannot take Rifampin yet but know that will help a great deal!

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Diagnosed Pos. Lyme Nov. 17, 2010, Igx.
Pos. Babesia Duncani March 2011, Igx.
Clinical diagnosis for Bartonella

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THIS ROCKS!!! I have been in Babesia treatment and now my Bart symptoms seem to have came forward indicating that babs is down...I hope. Bactrim seems to be helping as I cannot take Rifampin yet but know that will help a great deal!

Sometimes I wonder if im done treating Babs and just associate Bart symptoms with Bab symptoms making me confused.

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Diagnosed Pos. Lyme Nov. 17, 2010, Igx.
Pos. Babesia Duncani March 2011, Igx.
Clinical diagnosis for Bartonella

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flutterby~ That is very good news! How long have you been on rifampin and what dose are you on! May your improvements continue!

Best,
Timaca

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[Smile] [Smile]

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He took u to it, He'll you through

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Thanks and God bless you all. The good days help us when we are having bad ones. I know from experience that reading when you are all having good days is soooo encouraging to me ! So I wanted to pay it forward.

17hens ~ I won't over do it. Thanks ! xoxo

Jennifer70, Jamers ~ I hope we kick Barts a$$ !!

n2themystic ~ Maybe you do need to hit the bart, sounds like it to me.

SScott ~ Thats encouraging !!!!!

timaca ~ Less than two weeks. God willing I will continue to improve !! As will ALL of us !

Many blessing from above

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So glad you have having good days. I hope they just keep in coming. [Smile]

Best always.

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These are the types of posts that we love to see.

I'm glad you found 'the right drug for the right bug.'

Hoping you have many more good days. Keep us posted.

Cathy

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Rifampin was a wonderful drug for my daughter.

So happy to hear when someone is doing good. Enjoy!!!

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symptoms since 1993 that I can remember. 9/2018 diagnosed with Borellia, Babesia Duncani, and Bartonella Hensalae thru DNA Connections.

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Great news!! So happy for you.

This is very encouraging. Daughter is going to be starting Rifampin soon.

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That is wonderful. There really is an answer for each one of us. We do need to remember to thank God for these encouraging break throughs.

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Yay, I am back on Rifampin !!!!!

But this time around I have all the bases covered.

Rifampin
Malerone
Bicilin
Plaquenil
Zith

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flutterby,

Don't want to burst your bubble, but you need to be aware that rifampin lowers the dose of malarone significantly -- can't remember the exact stats.

Look it up at drugs.com under interactions.

Hubby tried adding in rifampin last winter and couldn't take it because it lowered the blood levels of his babs meds too much. He could tell the difference in just a couple of days and ended up stopping the rifampin in less than a week.

This is one of the reasons many docs don't treat babs and bart at the same time -- rifampin interferes with the blood levels of many meds and it is hard to find combos that remain effective for both infections plus lyme.

Bea Seibert

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Thanks Bea, I am aware and that the reason I stopped the Rifampin last year. I see a top notch LLMD. He is aware of this and assured me we will increase the malerone as needed. I was on Bactrim but I developed an allergy.

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Great news!!
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Congrats! this gives me hope!

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Lyme activated in April 2010 by gardasil vaccine.
DX: Lyme,Babs,Myco,Bart 11/10
Treatment Started: 3/28/11

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I am on Rif for a 3 day pulse for the forth week. Right now just feel more tired. I woke up tired and thought why and remembered this is day two of the weekly 3 day pulse. So actually I am sensing the cause and effect.

Had another Glut IV on Monday and felt great for two days. Slept very soundly Monday night.

All the Best, MattH

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Yay, hold on to those good days and remember they add up until they finally out weigh the bad !!

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So happy for you!! May you have only great days from here on in!!
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