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    Old 02-03-2019, 04:48 PM   #1
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    Coartem for babs

    New to site after months of reading responses and comments. I was bitten in June of 2018 and have been on antibiotics (clarithromycin) since first experiences symptoms. I ended up feeling better, but never made it past being marginally functional. Tested positive for Lyme after about 3 months and recently tested positive for co-infections. Now seeing a LLD and he put me on Coartem for 3 weeks. So tired I can barely move. Has anyone else tried Coartem? Next phase is Mepron for 8 weeks. I thought things were tough before, but this is pretty awful. Not sure if the fatigue is a side effect of the meds or because I am not taking the clarithromycin. Any thoughts?

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    Not only may the particular meds you are taking be making you feel so unwell but also the herx effect (when treatment is started and the critters start to die toxins are released that can make us feel mighty ill! This is called herxing).

    Detoxing is so important when treating LD to get rid of those toxins. If your LLMD isn't emphasizing this (many don't) do your own research. There are any ways that you can help to relieve those symptoms.

    I wish you the best with this. Hang in there. Dealing with LD is a process, not a quick fix.


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