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BHealthyNow
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I have been dealing with air hunger now for the last 6 weeks, almost daily. It is horrible. It's a new symptom, and I have touched base with doc about it.

Is there anything that you can recommend to deal with the symptom while waiting for treatment success? It really stresses me out, which causes further breathlessness.

Honestly, I'm feeling pretty good other than this.

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Currently on IV Doxy, Bactrim, Zithromax, Nystatin, Mepron
Been on nearly every antibiotic since 10/09

About 60% improvement. Dizziness, air hunger remain.
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lululymemom
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Air hunger can be a sign of Babesia and may be treated with Artemisinin. The preferred treatment of course is Mepron and Zith, but in the meantime you may want to try Art and possibly add it to the Combo.

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For the symptom alone, I had some minor relief from Benadryl; it just seemed to take the edge off of it for me.
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BHealthyNow
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Thanks to you both. I have Xanax, so take that so I'm not making it worse, though it doesn't make it better.

I looked for the Art at the store and couldn't find. Will try again tomorrow... but also expecting doc to call in AM. In person appt in 2 weeks.

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Lyme, Bart, possible Babs
Currently on IV Doxy, Bactrim, Zithromax, Nystatin, Mepron
Been on nearly every antibiotic since 10/09

About 60% improvement. Dizziness, air hunger remain.
http://lemonandlyme.blogspot.com

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It also goes by wormwood (artemesia). The artemisinin is a derivative of artemesia and supposed to work a bit better. I had to order it online at iherb.com. Delivery takes about a week.

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31 Epitope test neg.

Bartonella henselae 1:100

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