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Hi Folks,

I have been taking it for over a week. I am sooo happpy I think it's helping my swollen lymph nodes.

That have been enlarged for over a year. Has anyone else used this med. for Bart. Much Love, Roz

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Was it prescribed for Lyme or Bart?
What dose are you taking? Any side effects?

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[hi] Their,

I have always been treated for Lyme & Bart. My Lyme MD had me on Cipro., the side effects were horrid for me.

It was right before Christmas so I just went to Urgent Care. I stared on 1000 mg a day, the urgent care MD put me on 2,000 a day which is really high.the only SX I have from the med is I am tired at times.

Some people get a rough stomach ache with it but I didn't.

I have had 3 1/2 weeks of Gent., Vanco about 4 weeks, 5 months of Rocephin. Several tablets for lyme and Bart.as well. But the erythromycin seems to have helped the earing ringing, lymph nodes, and sore throat that I have had on and off for years.

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Want works for one peron doesn't always work for the other. But check this out. I am going to talk to lyme MD as soon as I can.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16388485

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That's very interesting.
In 2005, before I was diagnosed, I was given erythromycin for 7 days and it cleared 90% of my symptoms within 1 day !
When Erythromycin was stopped, I relapsed within 2 days. It never worked again.

It HAS to be bartonella, my LLMD confirms that.
Rapid improvement and rapid relapse indicates bartonella.
Even updated dr. B's guidelines says that:


http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/BurrGuide200810.pdf

BARTONELLA & ''BARTONELLA-LIKE ORGANISMS''-

Gradual onset of initial illness.

CNS symptoms are out of proportion to the musculoskeletal ones- if a patient has no or minimal joint
complaints but is severely encephalopathic (see below), then think of Bartonella/BLO.

Obvious signs of CNS irritability can include muscle twitches, tremors, insomnia, seizures, agitation,
anxiety, severe mood swings, outbursts and antisocial behavior.

GI involvement may present as gastritis or abdominal pain (mesenteric adenitis).

Sore soles, especially in the morning.

Tender sub-cutaneous nodules along the extremities, especially outer thigh, shins, and occasionally
along the triceps.

Occasional lymphadenopathy.

Morning fevers, usually around 99. Occasionally light sweats are noted.

Elevated vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) occurs in a minority, but the degree of elevation
correlates with activity of the infection and may be used to monitor treatment.

Rapid response to treatment changes- often symptoms improve within days after antibiotics are begun,
but relapses occur also within days if medication is withdrawn early.

May have papular or linear red rashes (like stretch marks that do not always follow skin planes),
especially in those with GI involvement.

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How come we don't hear about this one very often? What are the brand names of it?

Roz, are you taking it with anything else?

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Hi Everyone,

Erythromycin, is really helping my Bart.DX it does not help with LYME to my knowledge.

My LLMD has put me on Erythromycin EC.

I am getting better.

I do take oil of oregano, Uva Ursi, and Garlic in between, Just depending on what my lymph system can handle.

Much Love, Roz xxx

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Erythromycin was even mentioned once by dr. B. in 2002
http://www.ilads.org/burrascano_1102.htm#barton

"Typical combinations include an erythromycin, plus a fluoroquinolone or rifampin."

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Are you taking it with anything?
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bump

Erythromycin help for Bartonella?

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I took erythro for 2-3 weeks last year for an infected tooth.. I was totally symptom free for 2 months after that. The first time in 11 years.. When I tried again this year, I didn't have any noticeable improvement.

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