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k84
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I know the forum is quiet compared to 10 years ago. Last few months I've been dealing with what I think is a Bart flare-up - Swollen glands, lymph seems to clog up, etc.

Started bactrim about 4 weeks ago (I've been on and off it for years). Within a few days my lymph clogs and such cleared up and I felt pretty good for 3 weeks. After the third week, all hell broke loose. All my symptoms initially were back and worse. My lymph passages got so backed up and swollen, I got a huge boil on my chest that came out with pus.

I'm trying to debate herx vs the bart is just rip roaring going after the initial shock on going on it. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Hi, k84!! Welcome back!

Yes, it's been very quiet. I think so many people have moved over to Facebook groups now. It's just so easy to get info for whatever.

I never treated bart .. don't think I had it, thank goodness!!

So I can't be of much help. Thought I would stop in to say HELLO!!

Are you protecting yourself against c.diff .. et al?

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Not that it's much help to you but just echoing that I have a lot of lymph issues at well, will often get some pain under my armpits and in other classic areas

my nodes are always slightly enlarged it seems, "responding to infection" as doctors put it.

Still in the process of getting an LLMD so I am trying some of the Buhner stuff for it, Side Acuta is an herb he uses, it hasn't helped much yet but ive only been on it for 2 weeks or so.

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k84
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quote:
Originally posted by Lymetoo:
Hi, k84!! Welcome back!

I think so many people have moved over to Facebook groups now. It's just so easy to get info for whatever.


Are you protecting yourself against c.diff .. et al?

Yes, I take a ton of probiotics and sauerkraut.

Facebook kinda concerns me especially when it comes to lyme stuff. I'd never publicly post some lyme things with my name attached.

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You can always have an assumed name for FB accounts. It's more trouble, but you could do it.

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could also be hitting lyme...

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been there done that!

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The minute you said all of your initial symptoms came back worse, I thought HERX.

Atleast that has been my experience.

Here is Dr H explaining herx's;
https://www.lymedisease.org/lymesci-herxing/

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swollen lymph nodes can certainly be bart - but full-on abscesses sounds like it could be something else to me - maybe worth looking into brucella or similar infections that are more known for this?
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I think i was thinking more of Tularemia

from ILADS factsheet: Tularemia

ORGANISM:
This rare and infectious disease is caused by Francisella tularensis.

VECTOR & DISTRIBUTION:
Tularemia has become evident worldwide, mainly in rural areas. It is spread by
insect bites, dear flies, dog ticks, wood ticks, lone star ticks, and exposure to sick
or dead animals. Occasionally, it can be spread by airborne bacteria found in soil,
contaminated food or water, or and by eating or handling undercooked meat of an
infected animal.
Occasionally, it can be spread by airborne bacteria found in soil, contaminated food or
water, or eating or handling undercooked meat of an infected animal.

SYMPTOMS:
The disease commonly attacks the:
• Skin • Eyes • Lymph nodes • Lungs
Typically, exposed Individuals become sick within three to five days, although it can
take as long as 14. Illness ranges from mild to life-threatening. Symptoms include:
• Swollen and painful lymph glands • Fever/Chills • Headache • Exhaustion
At times, a skin ulcer can develop at the site of infection.

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