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I just tested positive for Bartonella, Borrelia Myamotoi and Erlichiosis.
I have a sore left ankle, sore soles of the feet and electric shocks in my legs. This all seems like my usual Lyme and Bartonella symptoms. I did have the classic symptoms for relapsing fever with cyclical fevers and sweats.

From the Erlichiosis I have severe headaches, fatigue, eye pain, photophobia, nausea and decreased appetite.

My doctor put me on Rifampin 600mg and Doxy 100 twice a day. I tried it for a month. I had some improvement. I took off a week to treat yeast with diflucan. My Erlichia symptoms came back.

I have decided to use 200 mg of Doxy twice a day with the 600 of Rifampin. I think after 10 days the symptoms are improving.

I was just wondering what other people are doing with their Erlichia treatment.


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Hi Gus,

I would recommend adding Theralac to the protocol to replenish the good gut bacteria. The anti bacterial medications kill the good with the bad.

Below is what I purchase for my daughter on Amazon.
Master Supplements Theralac (2 Pack) - 30 Vegan Capsules - Multi Strain Probiotic for Optimal Gut Health, Immune Booster, Gas and Bloating Relief - Gluten Free - 30 Servings


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In my experience, if you've had Ehrlichia for a long time, it can take a very long time of treating it to get rid of it. I know the common wisdom is that it doesn't take a long time of treating it. But it definitely wasn't my experience of it.

The higher doxy dosage is a good idea, even though they say 100 mg twice a day is enough for Ehrlichia. For Lyme, of course, the higher dosage is needed. Not that you should have to dose yourself without a doctor.

It sounds to me like you could benefit from a more comprehensive protocol for the various infections---assuming that you can handle it. Again, it's not a do-it-yourself endeavor.

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