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Babesia in the news

Friday, March 11, 2011

There was an article in the most recent issue of Self that was reprinted on MSNBC: Under-the-radar tick diseases spreading across the U.S., Doctors report sharp rise in potentially deadly, non-Lyme infections.

It was great to see the main stream news report on Lyme and, even more notably, many of the various co-infections that ticks carry. The main story is about a woman who got Babesia from a tick bite. I laughed when I read the symptom list. I’ve had most of the symptoms, except for the rash.

My Babesia symptoms were most pronounced when I had taken large doses of antibiotics to kill off (and suppress the rest of) the Lyme and Bartonella infections. The drugs that made me feel best were Mepron and Malarone, two extremely expensive anti-malarial drugs.

Sometimes I wonder if the headaches and eye pain I have now are from Babesia or from Herxing. I’m reluctant to try to treat 3 infections at the same time using the coil machine, but I often consider giving it a try.

Back to the article, they mention a lot of the tick-borne illnesses, but the author somehow skipped over Bartonella. Go figure.

Coiling

Today was a light day. I was tired a lot of the day and had recurrent headaches all afternoon and evening. So I didn’t do anything special.

  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes

Detox

I had some stressful things to deal with that kept me out of the house. So I didn’t get to do the full protocol on the IR pad or the castor oil pack.

  • homeopathic support
  • kombucha
  • juiced greens
  • body brushing
  • lemon water
  • IR heating (low setting, 30 minutes)

Body

I had one night sweat last night. This morning I got up and ate and felt trashed. So I stayed horizontal and napped until a friend called, after which I stayed horizontal while on the phone until 11:30 am.

The rest of the day, I had bouts of leg and back pain, ear aches (both, but worse in right ear), pounding headaches, and more fatigue. My glands are getting a bit swollen and I have the beginnings of a sore throat. I can never tell if I might have caught something from someone or if this is my recurring symptom set that will go away as long as I’m treating the tick-borne illnesses.

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