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BackinStOlaf
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I never read the Times but someone happened to leave it in my office so I opened the Science section and it was like I was meant to see this article.

Found it online

NY Times Babesia Article

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First Symptom 9/09
Multiple docs, negative Labcorp test
LLMD: 1/10
Positive Igenex/CDC test
Treatment 2/10
2/10-8/10 Amox, ceftin, zith, flagyl
Currently: Bicillin, Minocycline, still dealing with severe breathing issues

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betty1939
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Scary, but relieving too - that the government is taking notice of babesia - maybe it will lead to the government recognizing that lyme is a chronic infection too.

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Lyme IGG/IGM positive 12/08
Babesia Microti IGM positive 12/08
Hemobartonella positive 1/11
mycoplasma 6/11

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That was interesting. It is good that they recognize it is serious and life threatening and hard to treat "in some people". No so good they are dismissing it as very rare.

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old joke: idiopathic means the patient is pathological and the the doctor is an idiot

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