Some traction in Australia at last?
My 2nd son (6 years old) tested positive on the Western Blot for Lyme. I was always a bit suspicious and now my fears are confirmed. He had a few signs, like dark circles around his eyes, a raging thirst all the time, and behavioural problems.
He is most likely to have got it in utero, which also probably means that my wife and our youngest two twins have it (they have dark circles under their eyes too). Thankfully my eldest seems asymptomatic.
Under advice from my doctor, I’m trying number two out with some Samento and Banderol. He says we should see an improvement in behaviour in 4-6 weeks and then we can consider moving on to antibiotics.
As for the wife – once I am stable we’ll try her out with some doxycycline to see if she herxes. We don’t want her debilitated by treatment at the same time as me…
I have had a reasonable amount of success with the Rifampicin. My heart palpitations pretty much stopped over the course of a couple of weeks and stayed away until the end of that prescription. My doctor put me on a doubled dose for another 6 weeks so let’s see how that goes…
In the meantime, the palpitations came back a little. I’m not sure whether this is because I had a 4 day gap between courses or whether it’s part of a herx or otherwise caused by the increased dose.
I’m committed to flying across the Pacific at the weekend (I’m going to San Francisco for a week) — I hope I don’t get an attack on the plane
Just started a new antibiotic called rifampicin. Getting an immediate and very powerful herx from it. Looking forward to another two week headache… :-/
… yeah, so I had some really bad heart palpitations 2 nights ago and ended up calling an ambulance at 1am. This has been happening quite a lot in the evenings lately, but this time it was unbearably painful.
Long story short, seems like the bartonella is causing huge ectopic beats as it interferes with electrical impulses in the body. I’ll be seeing a specialist next week to see if I can find a way of minimising problems before starting rifampicin.