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Old 12-04-2007, 05:40 AM   #1
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Question Babesia / Drug combo

Does anyone out there know much about treating Babesia?

I was on Ceftin & Tindamax.....and was feeling a lot better (mentally). My new doc has put me on Mepron, Zithromax and Doxy. But I just read that Tindamax targets cyst form Lymes so I'm a little nervous about stopping that one....

My new doc also did not understand my spect scan. I was hoping she could tell me more about the lesions they found, but she didn't know. I'm a little worried about this.....

Anyone have any advice?

Old 12-04-2007, 08:47 AM   #2
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Re: Babesia / Drug combo

Curious..did you test postive for babesia? If so which test? I did a babesia pcr from Igenex and it was negative but I have some symptoms that may be babesia. Thanks

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Old 12-05-2007, 05:30 AM   #3
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Re: Babesia / Drug combo

I had a PCR and ELISA test for Babesia Microti from Medical Diagnostic Labs in NJ. The PCR was negative. The Elisa was .8 (>0.9 is equivocal) so technically this was a negative result.....but my DR thinks that based on my symptoms and the existence of ANY Babesia specific antibodies that its a good guess that's what I have......
Its interesting that you can have a small amount of Babesia antibodies, and the result is negative. Why would you have those antibodies if you didn't have it? His logic is also that when your immune system is supressed, your body may not be able to produce enough antibodies...hence the low count.

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