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gigimac
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I have felt better on zithro and it also doesn't cause a horrible herx! Yay!!

So, I wonder what it is hitting. It doesn't feel like it is hitting what my lyme meds hit, or at least doesn't make me feel awful the way they do.
Feeling a bit less malaise and generally better, happier. At least some of the time.

Any ideas?

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You may never know what it's hitting but as long as you feel better? [woohoo]

The L form of Lyme
Bart
Strep
Chlamydia
pneumonia

Hoping you feel better and better right to remission.

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9 But he said to me, �My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.� Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ�s power may rest on me.

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Hi gigimac:

Oral Zithro it used against Lyme, Babs and Bart but as a mono therapy I believe is only effective against Bart.

From our daughters experience if Lyme is present it will not eradicate the bart.

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Thanks, some days zithro is all i take cause it is the one thing i can tolerate well and it really seems to be helping a lot more than anything else I take.

With lyme meds I always feel kinda bad and slowly notice symptoms dissipate but the general ickiness and malaise is still there.

The zith is the first and only thing that has made me say, "wow, i feel pretty good today," so I definitely wanna target whatever it is killing.

I guess I will keep taking it and look into addressing bart more thoroughly soon. My doc wants do rifampin but has held back due to my sensitivity to most meds.

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It targets intracellular bacteria. In the blood, it is in the spirochete form. It then leaves the blood and invades other body tissues.

When it gets inside a cell, it becomes an “intracellular” infection. It can convert to a form called the “L-form,” which has no cell wall, unlike the spirochete form. Studies show it can live inside many cell types, but it is especially attracted to joint and nerve tissues.

Under stressful conditions the Lyme bacteria also converts to a cyst form. A study has shown that this occurs frequently in the fluid of the spinal cord and brain. The pressure of antibiotics is believed to cause Lyme to convert to the cyst form.

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