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Damien9986
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Hi, I have Babesia, and was prescribed 2 tsps of Mepron per day.

This dose is useless. It's way too weak.

I read that Burrascano recommended somewhere that u can take up to 4 tsps per day, so I tried that.

Wow, what a difference! 4 tsps is definitely much more effective than 2! I noticed my chest pain and breathing got better with 4 tsps.

Does anyone else take MORE than 2 tsps. of Mepron per day?

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Yes, I took 2tsp twice a day for 7 months straight. However it only gets me so far then I plateau. High dose of Mepron did not work for me.

Still looking for a solution.

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My llmd dosed mepron based on body weight. Based on my weight I took 2 tsp. a day for about 3 months. When he put me up to 4 tps. a day my liver enzymes went high - too high a dose for my body.

Hard to tell exactly which treatment helped my babs but eventually I got better and still holding strong.

Just be aware of the effect of Mepron on liver function.

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I took one teaspoon twice a day for five months and my progress was very slow. I switched to malarone and took 3 pills twice a day. I pulsed Coartem every 2-3 weeks. That was much more effective. I had babesia in remission in about 5 more months

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Most doctors start at one tsp twice and day and go up after a period of time.

I started out at one tsp twice and day and then went up to 1 1/2 tsp twice a day. Still took care of the Babesia without going up to the highest dose.

Have you talked to your doctor about the dose?

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I asked my doc to try CoArtem, but he said to go to an "integrative" doc for that.

My doc is an MD and refused to give Coartem...Why?

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Coartem is considered a "dirty drug" because it interacts with EVERYTHING. Docs are hesitant to prescribe it because of that, and because it can be hard on the liver.

I took multiple pulses and am still alive ;-)
BUT I had to be super careful to not take particular meds during the pulse.

To answer the mepron question, I'm on 1 teaspoon, twice a day.

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Where can I find a doc who's not afraid of these "dirty drugs" like CoArtem, Plaquenil, Artesunate, Larium, etc..?

I have to kill the Babesia somehow.. Mepron is just too weak by itself.

I was just put on Flagyl.

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Damien,

There are no easy solutions. Many of us here have been fighting babs for many years with every combination of ABX and herbs imaginable with little progress.

I just did a round of Coartem and went of all other ABX for a month. I felt some improvements while on it, but back-slid soon after.

Its a long treatment, be patient, or consider changing your LLMD. Don't mean to sound negative. Babs is a b*#@*.

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I started on Mepron 1 tsp. twice a day and then it was upped to 2 tsp. twice daily for almost three and a half years. I also pulsed Larium, which was very helpful.

I have now been off of all babesia drugs for almost a year and doing well. Babesia was my main infection.

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