I've been on Methylene Blue and Rifampin for a month now.
Bartonella was always my most serious issue, Rifampin would get it under control, but I would experience rapid relapses when I went off medication.
With MB, the herxes simply haven't stopped. Whenever I take a dose of Rifampin and MB, several hours later, I'll experience a herx. That's never happened to me before. Certainly not for 30 straight days.
There are two forms of Bartonella, a growing and a stationary form. Conventional treatments, like Rifampin, can kill the active form, but do nothing for the stationary form. And then you have the issue of biofilms. With conventional treatments, you would never get well.
MB kills the stationary form though, and is effective at breaking down biofilms. If you combine it with Rifampin, you might actually defeat Bartonella.
It's possible I always had Bartonella, we had cats growing up, and it may have been the preexisting weakness that made my immune system so vulnerable. No way to know.
I do think this combination is effective, if only because I continue to experience herxes.
Another drug worth looking at is Nitroxoline, but it's not approved for use in the USA.
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Good point stressing on stationary phases, biofilms etc. I believe this doesn't get enough attention than it should.
This could be very well the reason why some people don't see improvement, are discouraged and maybe even question their treatment protocols.
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