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Geet3721
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Hello all just wondering whats meds are used most often for babs and who got better using them ?


Also how do.you guys brave through the herx and still go to work etc?

Is anxiety a babs symptom ?

I room a third of a drop of abab and started flaring and I was on bactrim but noticed sores on my mouth ap frustrated ...

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Most common drugs. Mepron with Zith, Malarone with Zith. Some derivative of Artemisinin should be added in all cases.

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Clindamycin/quinine

zith and artemisinin

Both worked for me.

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Here is a site for the 12 drugs used for malaria. These are used for babesia as well but for a much longer period of time. You have to scroll down a bit to get past the general information about malaria. It gives side effects and risks as well.

http://www.itg.be/itg/distancelearning/lecturenotesvandenendene/02_Malariap12.htm

Common drugs given are Mepron/zithro/artemesinin
or malarone/zithro/artemesinin. Babesia duncani is so resistant it takes a high dose to get rid of it. Some doctors use both malarone and mepron together.

Sometimes Plaquenil or Bactrim DS is also added - or clindamycin is used instead of zithro.

Stronger derivatives of artemsia can be used such as artesunate or artemether. Coartem is a relatively new drug that is only taken for three days. It contains artemether as the second ingredient - hence Co-Artem(ether)

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I have taken zhang art for awhile not. Done malarone. The hardest one and most improvement I have had is coartem. Have not done the mepron and zith combo. I think my dr. wants to avoid it because of the cost.
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Thanks nefferdun for that site, great info. Under the Malarone section they mention: the combination of Atovaquone + Doxycycline is also active. I thought that combo was a no go?? Interesting, I'll give the malarone & doxy a try.
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Yes, anxiety is also a Babs symptom. It's not just Bart/Lyme. Dr. S of one of the Lyme Books mentions it as a symptom.
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Thank you all for your feedback and links . I am currently on biaxin plaq and mepron and ade it through 3 weeks of bactrim and started getting sores on my lip so I stopped


Was wondering if doing the mepron will get rid of it or of i need something else .

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