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Evanston1
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Hi there.

I am starting out tomorrow on Alinia for Babesia Duncani. I had to switch from Mepron/azithromycin for various reasons. Along with the Alinia, I'll be on rifampin, doxy, and Ceftin. Please share your experiences with a Alinia... the good and the bad. Thanks!

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k84
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Alinia hit something (probably some parasites), but never managed to get Babesia Duncani under control. I have gotten much better mileage out of Bactrim, or Coartem/Primaquine as a therapy.

Note: Us with Babesia Duncani have a much tougher strain to get rid of compaired to those with Babesia Microti.

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I agree with k84, haven't found Alinia to do much for my babesia duncani. It feels like it's doing something, but it didn't seem to be that strong for b. duncani. I just started IV clindamycin.
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HW88
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k84, do you take Bactrim for babesia?


Sorry, I have no experience with Alinia.

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I am having a VERY hard time dealing with mine... I am now on just about every med there is.
Mepron
Clindamycin
Azithromycin
coartem
artimesinin
cryptolepis

But, what seems to have bee really hitting it is l arginine!! WOW, did it ever give me more air hunger... I am taking l arginine 8 grams daily.

My opinion is that it might now work for everyone, but Stephen Buhner claims L arginine alone can really kill babesia and possibly eliminate it.

Man, this stuff is TOUGH! Oh, and Alina didn't help me, but it has helped others. I don't think it kills babesia much.

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quote:
Originally posted by HW88:
k84, do you take Bactrim for babesia?


Sorry, I have no experience with Alinia.

Yes, I have taken bactrim for basesia after it became resistant to Mepron and zith.

I managed to keep Babesia duncani under control for 7 months with large daily dose(s) of bactrim. Then I had to stop bactrim due to gut issues,and within a week babesia was rip roaring back.

Back in 2014 I threw a 1280 IGM for babesia duncani through Igenex, so that's as positive as one can get for having it.

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Catgirl
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Foxy lady, arginine also feeds protmyxzoa rhumatica (FL1953) and can cause increased air hunger (something to consider).

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foxy loxy
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Hey thanks Catgirl!

That IS something to consider. I did a quick google, and it looks like Dr. Fry is not certain that arginine feeds proto, BUT.... hmmm never checked to see if I had that infection.

I always assumed I didn't because, I don't respond to ivermectin or other anti parasite meds like alinia...

Thena again... not responding much to anything! Except more air hunger from arginine.

I will say it isn't getting worse.. if anything it does seem to be easing up.. I dunno!!!!!!!!!!!

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ukcarry
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Just a note about proto: betterhealthguy (Scott) reports that Dr Fry is now thinking that protomyxzoa rheumatica is funneliformis mosseae, which is more of a fungus (rather than a protozoa). He also reports seeing a type of algae in some patients' blood.

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foxy loxy
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Wow, thanks for that info ukcarry! Your always full of good info! [Wink]

That is an interesting slant on things. Hmmm wonder what nitric oxide and arginine does to fungus?

I thought about getting tested, but it seems like nobody knows what to do with it anyway!

My brother in law has it and lives a normal life on ivermectin. I have a neighbor with it too and he struggles a lot more.

Makes no sense.

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