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Hello all,

I've been reading posts here for awhile. I recently got diagnosed with babesia and clinically with lyme. I also found out I have two intestinal parasites ( harmless, probably from foreign travel). My babesia titer is high, but my antibody test for lyme is negative as well as the basic CDC western blot. I've started with oral meds, but now I'm wondering if maybe I don't have lyme.! I hit almost every symptom, and so far 2,weeks in no herx. I felt maybe a mild increase in my vertigo and some light sensitivity, but that's in. Like usual, I feel better on antibiotics, not worse.

I did have an untreated bulls eye rash about 8 years ago ( got the spider bite excuse). I'm just very nervous I'm barking up the wrong tree because I want to have figured it all out. I have an lllmd, but have other doctors who don't accept the diagnosis. To them it's just stress/depression/adult ADD. My joint problems were just 'weak' joints, from overuse or injury., etc.

I think I'm afraid of undergoing a significant financial burden, with no positive test or obvious herx. But I'm even more afraid of not getting the correct treatment without these indicators and being dropped by my lllmd. For not responding well. I guess I'm just afraid it really is depression. I see a psychiatrists but she is ambivalent, thinking each could be equally likely, though I get the feeling she is leaning towards severe depression with PTSD from some life events.

When my antibody test and western blot was negative, I had just really hoped for an obvious herx, now I just don't know if I can justify the expensive treatments.

Sick since 2000
Bulls eye 2005
Dx Babesia, Lyme 2014

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I will try to respond to this later... For now I'm moving it to Medical so you can get some help.

Truly a medical question! [Smile]

Opinions, not medical advice!

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