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jlf2012
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I know bactrim is used for bart but does anyone know if it's also used for lyme or babesia? If so, what is it usually combined with?
Thanks

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My llmd says it kills all 3.
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Just be aware that if you get any kind of rash while on Bactrim, stop immediately! The rash can even develop after you've been on it for months.

Before I developed this reaction, I do think it helped me though.

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I took Bactrim for years. No problem. Then one day I took it and turned red from top to bottom. Ended up in the hospital. IV in one arm BP in the other arm and put on oxygen. I guess any thing you take can back fire on you. [Mad]

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Bactrum is Very Good for treating Babs-
the herx can be very strong when first starting-
Bactrum helped me a lot --its also cheaper

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Good drug but as others have said an allergy can pop up at any time. Have benadryl close by....

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What other abx is bactrim usually combined with?
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Bactrim brought me back to life....and if i miss a dose, i get enourmous head pressure and tightening of shoulders and upper back..so much that it becomes hard to walk. Doxy does not help this. I wish i knew what exactly the bactrim was helping.

Llmd says it is not lyme...bc i backslide too quicky ( one day ) with missed abx and lyme is slow growing.

My herx with it was rough and ugly. At the time i was taking it for a dental infection..but looking back i see that i herxed. My face turned almost yellow and i ended up in ER with migraine and head jerking. Oh, also had increased air hunger. Once i evened out...now, i cant go without it.

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Also be aware that symptoms such as chills and fever can indicate a reaction to Bactrim.

2 weeks after starting Bactrim DS, I developed chills and fever, then loss of appetite and severe fatigue.

I thought I was herxing.

At the 3 week mark, I became jaundiced and ended up in the ER. I had severely elevated liver and pancreatic enzymes which took 3 months to return to normal.

I had lots of tests done and nothing else was found, so I am sure it was the Bactrim that caused it.

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