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donf67
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I have read on here it takes over 6 months to ge rid of Babesiosis. Is that true. I have done two cycles of Anthr and Mepron for 3 weeks each/ I still have night sweats. How long do I need to take these drugs? and should I add Artesimia?

Thanks.

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shazdancer
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Hi Don,

I think only your doctor can answer how long your illness might take to resolve, and what other things you should take. Be sure and check with your Lyme doctor before adding anything, as things can interact and interfere with what he is trying to do for you.

Hope things start to turn around soon,
Shaz

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PinchMe
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Is it a different type of babesia if you don't get night sweats? i tested way positive but no sweats, heavy breathing at times, poor cardio stamina, poor excersice recovery..sluggish mental capabilities, (some might overlap with bart sx)

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seekhelp
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PinchMe, I have most of those too without the night sweats. I tested low positive on Babesia Microti and Duncani (WA-1).
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Karen Mc
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Heay Don,

This is a opinion, mind u just a opinion-lol which is about all I seem to have any more (:
but if you are seeing a Dr and they approve then I would definently give Artesimia a try.

I, to have Babasia along with Lyme and Bart (severe case). I had night sweats TERRIBLE (thought it was just me being a 49 year old women-if you get my drift).

I was diag. at the end of April 2009 and along with abx and numerous supplements my LLMD had me try Art.

My night sweats (which actually were occuring all day long) are DEFINENTLY better--one of the few things with me that is better.

I had run out eariler last week and saw my LLMD yesterday and he said for me to continue.

As with each of us, we have probably learned what works for one doesn't for another and vise versa.. but I have had trouble handling different meds etc but didn't seemm to have ANY side affect from the Artesimia and I do believe it actually helped me


So Go for it!!!!!

Hope it helps and it's not really that expensive compared to some of the other things out there.

God Bless and Good Luck,

Karen [hi]

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Parisa
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My husband treated with four months of mepron, artemisinin and zith. He took a break from babesia treatment. About eight months after that, we realized it was real player in his condition and he treated non-stop for over a year.

He did malarone, IV flagyl; malarone/IV zith; IV clindamycin and qualaquine. He hasn't had any babesia treatment for four months now and it seems like we finally laid it to rest..

It can be a real beast.

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lymewreck36
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I have been treating babs for 8 years now...tried everything except the IV route. Can't do the IV here in Switzerland, so that will have to wait until I return to the U.S.

Tried mepron/zith, cleocin/quinine, bactrim, artimisinin, malerone......

It has never gone away, but different treatments have had varying degrees of suppressing the symptoms.

Now, so as NOT to worry you, I know plenty of people who have put babs behind them forever it appears.

Just depends on the person.

Good luck with treatment, and really try everything.

Mary

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Geneal
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I treated babesia for at least one year.

Mepron for 8 months, malarone for 4 or five.

I have been off all babesia meds for over one year and

Now am getting night sweats and air hunger issues again.

It was really nice to not have air hunger for a while.

I think everyone is different.

Ask your doctor. Listen to your body.

Hugs,

Geneal

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pamoisondelune
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I'm keeping my Babesia symptoms down with a set of herbals: Coptis, Noni, Elecampane, Raintree brand Amazon A-P, plus pulsed Artemisinin and Artemisia annua. Plus "Quina" by Nutramedix and Cryptolepis for extra back-up if needed. And Bactrim, is that a Babesia drug?

The Raintree Amazon A-P works really well. I take 1950 mg 3x/day with meals; that's a higher dose than they recommend.

Also i take Andrographis for lyme, but Dr H said in the 2008 lyme-autism conference that it is an anti-malarial.

I also take other herbs which may have a synergy with the ones named.

I've taken these herbs for 10 months, no Babesia drugs during that time, keeping the Babs symptoms to a low level--- just enough to know it's there.

I never tested positive for Babesia, and a Fry Labs smear did show a ring-form in a red blood cell, so it might not even be babesia, although the symptoms seem to match. I responded extremely well twice before to Mepron/Zithromax, which wiped out all the symptoms each time, for 2 months each.

An LLMD tested me as negative for babesia using a kinesiology muscle test, but i trust my symptoms more than the muscle test.

---Polly Polygonum

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