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venus
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Feelfit posted on this a while back. Wanted to know if others are doing this. I have been on rifampin for a very long time. Doctor is adding levaquin (also on omnicef, art and pulsing flagyl).

Did people have success with levaquin and rifampin?

I have what appears to be a nasty bartonella case. We think the lyme is improving and now bartonella seems worse than ever.

Kathy

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Severe neurological problems. Probably sick for years. Became chronically sick in Aug 2007. Undiagnosed for another 15 months. Started treatment for lyme and bart Sept. 2008. Improving, but very slowly.

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Hey venus,

Bumping you up....I never did end up doing this combo. Other health issues got in the way...May want to PM 1xbitten2xshy, I know that they did this combo and tolerated it quite well.

best,
Feelfit

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Thanks feelfit.
Kathy

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My llmd does not prescribe them together. I can not remember why. I've read on here though that some people have taken them together...I just have no experience with this. Sorry!
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venus
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Well, we shall see!!! I need to knock back this bart.

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I did this combination a while back and it worked wonders for me. My symptoms were mostly neuro and my LLMD suspected bartonella.

Almost immediately, I saw a difference.

I still have both medications and if I feel it flaring up again in the slightest, I try the regimen again. I have no negative response to Rifampin at all.

I do have to take Levaquin first thing in the morning because it causes insomnia for me otherwise. Good luck!

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Thanks so much LMZ. I will remember that about taking the levaquin first thing in the AM.

I am glad to hear it works. I have been on rifampin forever and I am still suffering so much from the neuro. I hope adding the levaquin helps.

I am scared of the emotional herx, but we shall see.

Kathy

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