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Posted by supergirl (Member # 26936) on :
Now that I am well so much of the time, I really feel it when I flare or herx. I have a def pattern of flare every 7 days..what bug is this??
Posted by James1979 (Member # 31926) on :
Someone smarter than me will hopefully confirm my guess, but I think they say that babesia flares on a weekly basis, on average.
Posted by supergirl (Member # 26936) on :
that's what I thought! and, I've tested negative for babesia but I am so convinced I have it. I'm gonna request treatment for babsss...babs is not welcome in my body
Posted by TF (Member # 14183) on :
It is babs. I had the weekly flare. It was like clockwork as soon as I started treating babs.

It started about 7 p.m. every Friday evening and lifted about 7 p.m. on Sunday evening.

It seemed unreal. But, my lyme doc was not surprised when I told him. He also said babs has a 14 day cycle. After I had the 7 day flares for a while, it jumped to every other weekend (14 day cycle). That's a good sign because after that the flares quit.

Once you have no more flares, you know the babs is gone!
Posted by supergirl (Member # 26936) on :
TF: thanks so much for this info. I'm NOT being treated for babs yet...cuz I tested negative..I'm gonna jump on this first thing MOnday...thank you thank you thank you
Posted by MannaMe (Member # 33330) on :
This is very interesting....... my husband has been trying to figure out why he feels worse on Sundays.

Its been like that for a long time already. Now since he started treatment its both Saturday & Sunday when he feels worse.
Posted by nefferdun (Member # 20157) on :
I have yet to figure out a babesia flare. I wish I had one so it was more predictable.
Posted by Beachinit (Member # 21040) on :
I believe the tests for Babesia are often negative for the following reasons: 1> many other species of Babesia cause similar symptoms and are not being tested for. 2> Samples are drawn from large vein and placed in tubes which are then sent to lab and smeared onto slides. This technique systematically reduces the probability of a positive test. It would be better if Babesia specimens were taken directly from the fingertip but I rarely hear of it being done.

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