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bernieb4
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I have never gotten any type of rash (even after pulling ticks out of my neck), and no rash has arose yet from taking antibiotics. I am trying to figure out if I have Babesia or Bartonella...which one is LESS likely to have a rash as a common symptom?

Also, is a Herheimer Reaction when you begin antibiotics and your symptoms worsen or return in a ,more severe way?

Which of these: Bartonella, Babesia or Ehrlichia is most likely to have severe cognitive, neurological and psychological symptoms?--my worst symptoms are all affecting my brain, and I desperately want to lessen those.

I am taking 400mg of Doxy and 500mg of Azithromycin a day. All I've been reading is that people are suffering from ear-ringing after taking Azith. Has anyone had a good experience with it?

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Geneal
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I would say that all of the co-infections can cause these issues...

I never had a rash and I have Lyme, bartonella and babesia.

Do you have night sweats?

Air hunger?

Lyme gave me some pretty bad psychological/neurological

Symptoms. There are lots of people who have had no issues with zith.

I would hope based on symptoms that your LLMD would be able to

Diagnose you or treat for co-infections.

Hugs,

Geneal

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Bernie,

According to the ILADS foundation the rashes that have been noticed would be for either lyme(Bb) or the co-infection of Bartonella.

However, due to the fact that there are many more strains then have been identified and named

or catagorized with either lyme(Bb), Babesiosis or Bartonella, no one can be sure with any

reliable certainty which TBD would cause rashes more than another.

More and more however seem to be co-infected with either Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis or Bartonella.

I would suggest you either obtain a list of symptoms from the newbie links by going to the search engine of this website.

If you have difficulty their, I could or someone else would, easily type them out for you on this thread...so others might benefit as well.

I suspect because you have no rash that your wondering if you even have a co-infection or lyme(Bb) disease at all.

Please use caution in thinking this way, especially, where Babesiosis is concerned.

The strain or species of Babesiosis that you have may be a silent strain or species.

If so it would be even more dangerous then other varieties. This co-infection could easily be mistaken as just being lyme disease(Bb),

which is bad enough. If so, then the Babesia might not be addressed. The abx for Babs are not necessarily the same as for lyme disease alone.

If not treated this disease can KILL!

So be careful.

Bartonella would present with a rash as one of it's symptoms as well as Bb. But nothing is EVER CERTAIN, please remember that.

I hope I have answered sufficiently for you....if you can, obtain a copy of Dr B's guidelines or one from the ILADS foundation.

The things you're asking and subsequent answers I have given you are straight from those compilations of literature.

Like I mentioned earlier...if you need more help, don't hesitate in asking.

zman

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I am not a doctor...opinions expressed are from personal experiences only and should never be viewed as coming from a healthcare provider. zman

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