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Beagle
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I read here and there that Zithro hits Bartonella slightly. Not as good as the rifamtin and Bactrim, but it does do some good.

But I never heard on this forum much about Zith and Bartonella.

Has anyone with Bart had any help with Zithro?

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Beagle

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Jane2904
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Daughter took Zith back when first diagnosed with Lyme.

It did not seem to do anything for her.

Recently we retried the Zith for Bartonella. She had a rough time. Lots of breathing issues, possibly a herx around week three.

So I feel perhaps it was hitting the Bart, but it became to scary to continue. We were trying to ramp up and she was only at one tablet per day.

I do not mean to scare you. Daughter has detox issues, etc. So she does not do well with antibiotics in general.

Hopefully others will come along with their experiences.

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lyme in Putnam
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I did Iv zithro and it hit it. Orals kept it dormant till I relapsed in 09.

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sbh93
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Bart has been my most obvious infection since diagnosis. My original protocol included zith and I did herx hard, but bart symptoms gradually began to resolve.

When I went off zith because I ran out, my GI symptoms immediately began to return and came back full force even after starting a different protocol. So, it's anecdotal but yes, I believe zith was hitting my bart hard and now it's going nuts again.

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When I took the Zith/Plaquenil combo for intracellular Lyme (Plaq changes the pH to increase the cellular entry and effectiveness of Zith), my Bart symptoms improved tremendously.

I plan to try that combo again very soon.

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It didn't really hit mine, even with Plaquenil. I developed this awful inner ear pain and slight hearing loss, that went on for 3 weeks after I quit it. It cleared up, thank god.

Bactrim and levaquin for me thanks.

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