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triathletelymie
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My doc has recently changed my protocol, which includes the switch from malarone to mepron, to combat babesia.

Any thoughts? Which one is better/stronger? Anyone have better experience/outcome with one vs. the other?

Thanks!

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I started on Malarone (very low dose by inexperienced MD) but still had brain herx symptoms -- it was a very strange experience [Frown]

A few months later my new LLDNP switched me to Mepron and I didn't really feel anything from it. After I finished the Mepron,

I asked to go back on Malarone (at the correct and higher dosage)... definitely notice it working

I think it depends on the individual.... for me Malarone has affected me more (especially with Artemisinin!)

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My understanding is that Mepron is stronger and Malarone has an additional medication in it that Mepron does not.

I too got great results when adding ART. After 6 months I am symptoms free from Babs - the last 3 months with ART made all the difference for me.

I did 4 months on Mepron and then switched over to Malarone - but yeah - everyone is different.

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I had the exact reaction as fourwinds, only just the opposite because Mepron worked for me and Malarone did not.

I was on Mepron for about nine months and didn't think it was working and asked my LLMD to switch me to Malarone. I began to have old symptoms returning on Malarone and realized that the Mepron had made significant improvement in symptoms.

I do think it is dependent on the individual and whatever bug we're attacking.

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I thought malarone was given when mepron fails. At least that's what my doc's doing (failed mepron/art).

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Mepron almost killed me. Liver damage and neutraponia (low white blood count). I can't take mepron or malarone.
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triathletelymie
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Thanks!

Anyone else?

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currently on oral plaquenil, doryx, rifampin, pyrazinamide, nystatin, numerous supplements

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I have a severe case of Babs. For me, Malarone does nothing. Mepron works better for me.
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Mepron worked better for me. Malarone does not.
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