Zithromax for bartonella

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Anyway, irregardless of the fact that he loves to talk to me like I'm a fool, at least he's thinking and testing! Are the results for Bartonella as difficult to read as Lymes? Also, he said the treatment for Bart is the same, doxycycline. However, I thought that I've read differently from you on here. What do you think??? Ps I'm still keeping my LLMD appt, unless mammogram indicates something else unfortunate.
He will have to continue taking zithromax for the lyme and also take malarone for the babesia for 5+ months. We go every 6 weeks for a check up, blood work and to have an immune boosting I.V that also is a detoxifier. Hopefully we will have more improvement with these new medications.
I didn't feel better right away. Turned a corner late into my second month. I have a CDC positive test. I had a Lyme rash that was about the size of a silver dollar, an inch of clearing and then another weird red circle. Disgusting. I am not IGg positive so would have disqualified for the famous research "disproving" doxy as a cure for chronic Lyme.
I am taking a week off of the antibiotics to give my body a break. Then back to the regimen. Our son is still taking the zithromax and malaron for the babesia infection. He hasn't had any change yet. He could be on this for another 4 months or more.
But it might be helpful to have a Bartonella test performed on your cat's blood. Bartonella can cause gingivitis and upper respiratory infections and requires the antibiotic Zithromax for resolution. Do take your vet's advice about rechecking your cat's WBC's in a couple of weeks.
I was put on HH like my husband for bartonella along with the meds I already take and told to take flagyl for 3 days out of the month. My husband was switched to rifampin and biaxin like me along with taking the HH. We haven't been feeling well this month at all. Our fatigue and other symptoms seem pop up or a few days to a week or so at a time. I plan on taking the flagyl after the first of January. Doc told me that it can cause herxing. I am already doing that I think from the HH.
Zithromax. A deep teeth cleaning, with periodontal treatment is also necessary. If the gum problem is an eosinophilic granuloma than this is a bit harder to control. Eosinophilic granuloma is caused by an allergy to something. It could be to a plastic bowl, your cat's present food, fleas, etc. etc. In other words the list of allergens that are possible contributors to your cats infection is endless.
With in two weeks it seems to have helped relieve a lot of my pain. I am still taking the flagyl for 3 days every month. My husband has been taken off of bartonella treatment and put on treatment for babesia. He is currently taking zithromax 250 once a day and malarone once a day. After about a week of taking the malarone he has gotten small itchy bumps all over his back, more headaches. About 2 weeks of taking the meds he started to develop a dry cough, sounds similar to an asthmatic.
They first gave me Levaquin for Bart's but it gave me tendonitis, a side effect so I switched to Zithromax and Rifampin. Then Zithromax had a warning about causing heart arrithmias so I am on minocycline and Rifampin since mino can also help Lyme. I also take a Chinese herbs that really help my outer lesions. Can you drink that nutritional drink, Lyme brain can't remember the name but it is OTC. You need to gain some weight back. I wrote you on the FB group too. Feel better!
The cats' scratches--that has to be bartonella. So you are dealing with at least two infections. For me, I gain no significant improvements with cycline-type antibiotics and I regressed. So my infections is not responsive to cycline-type antibiotics and . they also make my digestive worse. Probotics was of no help. I found chorella or activated charcoal to be helpful with my digestive functions. I takes epsom bath for detox and to soothe pain. Listen to your body...
The prednisolone and vitamin E would be for the auto-immune part of the disease and the Zithromax should cover the secondary bacterial infection. Zithromax is excellent for upper respiratory infections and it also is effective against Bartonella. I would continue with the Lysine for a possible Herpes infection just in case. It is just an amino acid so there is absolutely no contraindications.
I have a 14 year old cat with liver disease (liver enzymes have been slightly elevated for past 3 years but have remained stable over this period). She is on Feline L/D wet and dry food (and is an indoor cat that goes outside with supervision). Normally she is very active (more like a kitten than an older cat), very engaged, and food obsessed (I can't go near the kitchen without her running after me and begging for food).
I took about 3 or 4 months of doxycyclene then I took 1 month of zithromax 2 times a day along with flagil. I had a lymph biopsy because of swollen glands (neg for lymphoma). I felt really good for a couple of months this summer but now the migrating joint pain is back with a vengeance! Does anyone have any idea how to figure this out??? My rheumatologist just put me on prednisone but I'm scared to death because I've read that it came make the lyme harder to treat.
I was on doxy 400 MG a day and Zithromax at the same time. The Zithromax was added when I came out positive for Bartonella. I used that along with Rifampin and rotations of Flagyl which is a cyst buster. I had many reactions or herxes but nobody is the same. I also had Babesia which I hope has been cured from Malarone. I want to warn you that last week I asked to be taken off Zithromax because of the warning that came out that it caused heart problems in many.
I am on the same meds for my Bartonella, rifampin and Zithromax. We added minocycline because Burascano says it can help Bart's and Lyme.
Meanwhile, she wants to lower my amoxicillin a bit and has ordered a script for Mepron for 1 tsp 2x day for week one then 1 1/2 tsp 2x day after that with a fatty meal. She also wants tme to take a supplement called Resbid to "keep my liver happy." I go for CBC, Complete metabolic panel and Mepron (Atovaquone) levels in three weeks to keep an eye on my inerds. Gotta say--I worry about doing more harm than good over time with all these serious drugs.
I was on it for 3 months with little improvement, and have just began taking Amox, Zithromax, and Flagyl Pulsed. With the information I've provided, does lyme disease seem like the correct diagnosis? Do you believe I can safely rule out MS? Also what do my lab results mean? I am so worried I may have something else and am treating the wrong thing. I appreciate your help! Thank you!
I felt no better or worse while on the Zithromax (i.e., no Herx). If there are no conclusive test results for any possible diagnosis, what would you do? Consider asking to go on abx for 4 weeks to see if there are any changes? Audrey PS- blood tests came back negative for syphillis- lucky for my ex, because he would have been dead meat!
Be careful with Zithromax. Most doctors avoid it for patients with abnormal heart rhythms since it can change the electrical signals (or something like that) to the heart.
If a causative agent cannot be found, perhaps another month course of doxycycline should be attempted, or a dose of zithromax (which is an antibiotic for bartonella), or trimethoprim/sulfadiazine (Tribrissen), which is a treatment for toxoplasmosis, etc. Good luck with this complex case!
I started with Bicillin shots and orals for Bartonella. Bart seemed to be gone after six months so we stopped treating it. After nearly a year, I was diagnosed with Babesia and started abx for it. I felt worse for the next 8 months. Just as I started to fell better, I got slammed by a Bartonella relapse, worse than I'd had before. Symptoms included vision problems, lots of tingling in my legs, numbness in my hands, stomach upset and pain, terrible fatigue and brain fog.
Mepron. $1,200 a month for up to six months! Bartonella is painful and much harder to get rid of. I am still fighting it with antibiotics. Next step - assuming you test positive for Lyme and/or co-infections. 3. Your LLMD will put you on heavy duty antibiotics. Why not start those right away? With your metabolism slow to almost stopped antibiotics zipped right on through your body but toxicity stayed!
Thanks for the symptom lists -- I have Lyme and Babesiosis but tested negative for Bartonella -- however, looking at your list, I am wondering if I have Bartonella too (not another bug!!). I've printed out your list and will take it with me in a couple of weeks to my LLMD checkup; maybe we need to rerun the test. Thanks much for the data. And Wonko, I hear you: I saw about 20 doctors and heard all kinds of balderdash and misdirection and denial from them.
I have tested positive for Bartonella. My doctor plans on adding Zithromax soon in addition to the mino I am on for the Lyme.
It carries a black box warning now as it can be so toxic for some people. Bummer for me, as it worked well on my Bartonella. I'm on Rifampin now, which doesn't seem as effective. My doc upped my dose and I'm feeling less fatigued now, so perhaps the dosage was holding back my progress before. You might consider trying an anti-Bart herbal to see if you have any symptom flares or even start to feel better. You could ask your doctor if it's worth trying.
1-- azithromycin/Zithromax and atovaquone (and antimalarial) (for babesia) 2 -- clarithromycin/Biaxin and cefidnir/Omnicef (for Lyme) 3 – azithromycin/Zithromax and metronidazole/Flagyl (for Lyme) That's funny, because I remember treatment as being much longer. But I was pretty much out of it when I was really ill, and anything was an improvement. The fatigue may pass after the first die-off cycle is over. Just take it easy, so your body is under as little strain as possible.
Ugghhh, it was disgusting,,, I had a hard time swallowing them because of gagging... anyway, I will be starting on Mepron and Zithromax for the next 30 days.... I am scared!!! I am happy that I am finally getting treatment and that I have such an awesome dr. but I am still scared....I think I am going to have to change my moniker to NEWDOCDOESHELP!!!!!!!!
I was only tested for Babesia through Igenex and it was negative. I did receive about four months of Malarone/Zithro combo just to be sure.
I go back to the LLMD on Tuesday, at which point I will start the Zithromax for the Bartonella infection. Gorby, I don't have burning either (although one night I did wake up with actual reflux, that gross feeling of burning liquid coming up your throat). I'll try that.
I got this a bit before treatment, but it is much worse now. **Shortly after starting Zithromax, I noticed vertical red lines about .5 inch wide and several inches long on my abdomen. They also come and go, and show up in different places on my torso. They look like red streaks, kind of like stretch marks. I think they are from Bartonella. Again, I only got this after starting abx. **I get blotchy red rashes on my scalp and the back of my neck.
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