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bears1985
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Has anyone been diagnosed or treated for Toxoplasmosis? I was reading Jamescase's statement about how Roxithromycin works well against it. Any other suggestions?
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I have toxo and my llmd says mepron treats it
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What are the symptoms of toxoplasmosis, Merry? I know you were a vet tech so probably know this stuff well.
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It has been shown in recent studies, that those who have had EBV infections in the past show negative for IL-15R [for up to 14 years]which is an essential molecule for activation of NK cells.
I am sure other activators must exist, but this could really work against one fighting intracellular diseases.

I have had past infection with mononucleosis, but now question that diagnosis, since other infections can cause exact symptoms, such as mycoplasma bacteria. The parasite I have now, may in fact, have caused those symptoms in the past.

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Some symptoms that it can cause are flu like symptoms,swollen glands. IT is supposed to be a benign illness, but for me it was not. It did feel a lot like Lyme (could have been anyway) but did go away after 3 months with no treatment.

check this out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis#Symptoms

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There seems to be many ways to treat Toxoplasmosis, but the most effective methods seem to use pyrimethamine (Daraprim) in combination with another drug - sulfonamides, clindamycin (Cleocin), azithromycin (Zithromax) or even atovaquone (Mepron).

Bactrim and Septra are a mix of drugs similar to pyrimethamine and sulfonamide, but Toxoplasma seems to be more susceptible to pyrimethamine than the trimethoprim in Bactrim/Septra.

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Thanks Tcw. That is good info to know.

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Hi I had toxoplasmosis many years ago and Lyme has re-activated the toxo in my system..and I am testing positive IgM to toxo.
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My world came unglued after mono 2 yrs ago. I'm still trying to pick up the pieces. Thanks Microw. It's great to know my body may be offline for another 13 yrs [Smile]

I may need one of those Terminator auxiliary power cells....

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merrygirl- Did you read the Wikipedia article? It's pretty shocking - especially about how it can effect the personality.
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Do LLMDs usually test for toxoplasmosis? I don't recall seeing test results for it.

Is toxoplasmosis testing like co-infections, where you'd get a high rate of false negatives anyway?

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Here's a link that might be helpful to you:

http://www.pamf.org/serology/clinicianguide.html

Best, Timaca

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I've always had a ridiculously high Igg titer to Toxo, but no one is willing to treat it so far.

Part of it is lack of understanding/experience with reactivated Toxo, and part is the same lack re: treatments.

Toxo is treated in HIV+/AIDS patients and those with organ transplants.

Pregnant women with Toxo are also treated as the parasite can cause birth defects.

Some of the meds available have some pretty bad side effects. But I always wonder what pregnant women with Toxo are given. It can't be that awful!

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Mepron is preferred, if you can afford it.

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I asked the guy at Humaworm & he says that the Humaworm herbs can be used for toxoplasmosis. The Hulda Clark methods probably work for it, too.

I'm not sure if I have it but I've always had a cat or 2 since I was about 5. Might not be a bad idea to use the herbs if you aren't too into using drugs.

I've heard that the drugs don't always work & there are side effects to deal with.

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I believe pregnant women would only be treated if they get infected right before or during pregnancy, meaning they would show a positive IgM.

If they have a positive IgG, that is considered a good thing, because it is believed they already have antibodies to it and do not need to worry about reinfection during the pregnancy, which is what causes harm.

That is my understanding based on what I have read about the issue.

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Strangely, I have a retrovirus homeopathic that has dilutions of toxo gondii in it. Wonder why? Is there a connection with retro viruses?
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I do not know about the last question.

But I would recommend a cycle of Toxoplamsosis drugs. They have and are helping me and I am impressed by how they are working out.

Maybe your doctor would be willing to try it with you.

Good luck !!

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Im not treating toxo. I just noted that oddly the retrovirus homeopathic has toxo gondii dilutions form X6-X200 in it which means full homeopathic coverage.. odd that would the focus of a retroviral homeopathic.. ??
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This link is a discussion about Toxoplasmosis Drug Treatment
for use in protozoan blood infections other than Toxoplasmosis that we may be battling!

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/79388

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