After 5-6 weeks of Rifampicin and doxycycline and Azithromycin, much improved but not fully better. Symptoms that have improved: brain fog, memory, ambition, mood, shoulder pain and dental sensitivities. Initially all of these symptoms worsened but now are better than before Bart treatment. I have been more funcional from 10 am to 3 pm- but the nights are still horrible.... night sweats and cold chills with joint pain and a feeling of being poisoned. My mood had been great on Rifampicin but after doxycycline was added it gradually worsened. This is the second time that doxycycline has caused severe depression in me and when I looked at the literature there are clear reports of doxycycline-induced depression and psychosis.
I had (phone) consult with Dr S and he has advised that I do 4-6 weeks of IV Claforan, in addition to Azithromycin Monday through Friday and Flagyl on the weekends. He feels most of my symptoms are Bartonella and Claforan is much better for Bartonella than other IV drugs. He said the fact that I am having the sweats within hours of the Rifampicin and the hypersensitivities in my nerves (teeth) and mood variablity point to Bartonella. He is seeing improvements in patients with Bartonella symptoms with this protocol......I firmly believe most of don't get better because of untreated co-infections- particularly Bartonella.
I am having my line put tomorrow. I will continue to do Zhang herbs and my homeopathics. He also recommends Transfer factor which I am adding- will keep you posted.......ps I never thought I would do an intravenous but feel like it's time, for a short period.