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Posted by daniel (Member # 22201) on :
hey folks,

i made some bartonellatreatment already.. but like i saw in my lymebook, i only did 1 months of levaquin and 2 months of rifampicin, i think it was a little bit too short i think.

so... how long did u treat bartonella until you get rid off it and symptoms like brain fog???

can bartonella cause memory loss too?? what about raccoon eyes??? i have very dark eyes since i got sick..

Posted by daniel (Member # 22201) on :
thanks for that information, i know that some people have bad side effects on it, but they are 1 of 100000.. like i said i already took fluorchinolones 2 times, 1 time factive 1 time levaquine, had no problems with it, only dizzy.
Posted by AnnaOD20 (Member # 29942) on :
I am interested in these responses too. I just started my third month of treatment and wondering how long I will be treating for.
Posted by Sheryl777 (Member # 17804) on :
My doc said that you had to continue rifampin for some time after symptoms went away because they could come back.
Posted by daniel (Member # 22201) on :
Up 4 mo
Posted by lymeboy (Member # 24769) on :
I've been treating for 3 months w/ Cipro, which is same family but weaker. I take twice the dosage of what the Levaquin would be, So I think it's comparable. I have had excellent strides. My doc wanted to stop, but I requested more since I don't trust the good feeling. I would also like to know what a solid time frame is for Lev/ Cipro treatment. I just feel like 3 months is not really long enough
Posted by nefferdun (Member # 20157) on :
When I started it the LLMD told me three to four months but I could only last five weeks before getting tendonitis.
Posted by daniel (Member # 22201) on :
Posted by lymeboy (Member # 24769) on :
I've been told anywhere from 3 to 6 months....I would always opt for the longer treatment if possible....
Posted by Lymeorsomething (Member # 16359) on :
I made good progress with 4 weeks of levaquin before tendonitis kicked in. If you can tolerate it for 2-3 months, you'll be golden (maybe)...

It's something that I may have to try again (or cipro or factive even).

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