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donf67
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I was diganosed with Babesiosis in July of 2009 after a 5 day stretch of fever, body aches, headache, vertigo. I did one week of mepron and azythromax and felt better. One month later felt bad again and was put on cycle of 3 weeks of Mep and Az 2 weeks off and 3 weeks on again. The main issue now is nightly soaking sweats. How long before the sweats go away? Does this cycle tof treament sound reasonable/

Thanks!

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Katrina
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Many people believe you should treat babesia for the full life cycle of a red blood cell which is 4-5months to completely rid the disease. The sweats get better after a month or two.

It also depends on what strain of babesia you have. If you are on a more resistent strain you may have to be on something longer. It sounds like you caught it early so maybe a shorter stretch will be ok for you. One thing... make sure you treat it thoroughly you don't want to keep retreating. This can be difficult to get rid of.

Best, Katrina

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I would say if you still have symptoms, most likely you still need treatment.

Please post in seeking doctors to find a Lyme Literate doctor near you who will treat until the symptoms are resolved.

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I wouldn't take big breaks in the treatment of babesia.

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