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pryorka
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Has anyone gotten rid of babesia duncani or found anything that is helping? Like a lot of duncani people I don't have the sweats, but I have pressure and pain in the head, eye probs, ear ringning, heart palps (my ejection fraction is at 40%) and tachycardia. I'm currently taking

1tsp mepron 2x/day (with fatty food of course)
500mg IV levaquin 1x/day
500mg artemisinin 3x/day
red root tinciture 3x/day
bactrim DS 2x/day
drinking boneset tea
probiotics
milk thistle
DHEA
testosterone (it was supper low)
japanese knotweed 2x/day
and coreg and lisinopril to keep my heart from exploding

Do I need more mepron, should I add larium or quinine or something? I'm taking enough artemisinin to support ten chinese farmers right now. So is anyone having any luck? Or tried anything that worked.

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I'm sorry to hear you are going through all this. I have duncani also, and I am still treating it. I don't like how I feel on the drugs.

They say duncani is much harder to treat than microti, and a well known doctor seems to think you have to add artemisinin to get rid of duncani (I saw it somewhere on this site, I think).

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I might have beat my Babesia duncani which I tested positive for with Igenex testing before I tested positive for Lyme disease. I have been told by two different energy workers that I am clear of it. Sorry I have no scientific proof here. Wish I did.

I never did take any Artemisinin but I did do Mepron for 4 months and then Malarone one pill a day for what seemed like forever. I also did other Asian herbs as well.

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How long have you been doing this for ?

Remember treatment for Babs is long and slow, and it must cover at least the lifespan of a red blood cell.
Treatment (as recommended by Dr B) must be minimum 6 months. It can take months just to see improvement on Mepron.

There is scientific evidence now that Artemesia/Artemesinin levels fall after 4/5 days constant dosing and you need to take a break for 2/3 days. Some LLMDs are now doing this.

Also some folks here thinks there *may* be a liver stage - in which case weeks after stopping Mepron it may be wise to take something like Primaquine as would be used in malaria treatment.

It's all a bit trial and error still unfortunately.

Still battling with this myself!
Emma

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Well I did mepron with zithromax for 2 months back in march. Then when I was in the hospital for a month I had to stop taking it because the doctors there were saying "why are you taking this stuff you don't have babesia"....they only knew how to test for microti. I told them I was positive for duncani and they told me they don't believe in that voodoo crap and tried to tell me I had to get a heart transplant. So I've been doing levaquin with mepron and all that other stuff for almost two months now. I feel a lot of tingling and itching in my head and face since I've started it so I guess something is going on.
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Some LLMDs are now having patients do 2 teaspoons of Mepron twice a day. If you get yours from Bridges to Access if you get an Rx for this amount they will fill it I have heard.

My friend is doing the increased amount of Mepron and her LLMD has her doing Enula tincture too for babs.

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Two months in you will be herxing but it's not long enough to see real improvements, (Dr B used to be my doc and I remember asking him about my persistant symptoms on Mepron 2 months in).

So just keep going - for 6 months minimum. I am getting the weird nerve sensation, twitching weakness in muscles of my face also and I am 6 wks in.
Emma

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