Cathy - get treated for Babesia first - Mepron and Zithromax together...the zithromax assists in not allowing a resistance to build up to the Mepron.
I had all of those symptoms early on with my fight with lyme and other coinfections and it was definitely the Babesia which was creating those symptoms. I had what the med. doctors thought was asthma until they treated me with albuterol and it didn't help a bit.
Take care and get treatment for this as soon as you can.
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How many times were you bitten?
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Amantadine is an antiviral -- probably too much for you to handle right now.
I agree that if you have Babesia it needs to be treated. If your worst symptoms are Babesia related then that is the infection I would go after first.
The sternum pain may be costochondritis -- this is an inflammation where the breastbone connects to the ribs. Common symptom of many tickborne patients. Hubby has had this in the past -- used to flare up every time he started a new antibiotic.
It might be advisable to see a cardiologist at this point. Sounds like your bacterial load is very high which generally means you need to go very slow with treatment unless you have some very severe symptom such as endocarditis which needs quicker treatment.
Good luck and keep us posted.
P.S. I actually think it is good that you have so many positive test results -- means your immune system is active and producing antibodies. At least you are no longer in the dark about what infections you have. Hubby produces very few antibodies or they are bound up with immune complexes -- has taken years to discover some of his infections.
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