As of Monday morning, I took my last dose of Doxycyclene, Azithromycin, and Rifampin. My 3:00pm appointment with the LLMD stopped the continuation. I relapsed about two weeks ago; when I say relapse I mean fevers followed by dizziness followed by heart pains followed by etc, etc, etc. I pose that with the evacuation of my infected tooth, that it released a load, a nice big one. I also explained to him about the recent liver and spleen pain that has been ailing me for the last week. He said," Time for Plan B." Obviously the rifampin has been hurting me and the efficacy has been outlasted; it's bittersweet to see it go.
But now I'm on Azithromycin 500mg qd and Septra 500mg bid for one month. If I don't get better, call him. Septra is good for Bartonella and Brevundimonas but makes you susceptible to hives. Yeah, more hives, yeah, more Benedryl, yeah.... =(
BTW don't you love how mainstream MD's look at you like you are crazy? I went to the cardiologist to check out the chest pains and she thought I was nuttier than a fruitcake when I told her about these wierd bugs inside me. Just the look. She does want me to go to an infectious disease doctor. I'm still considering.
Most abx prescribed for Brevunimonas is usually a CAP of IV abx from 3-6 weeks depending on severity. I want to go to a IDD, but I'm afraid of that look we all so warmfully receive. I'm not sure if an IDD can culture it, let alone see it. If I get worse, this is my next step; no more LLMD, no more messing around.
I will leave with this. I herxed 1 hour after my first dosage of Septra and continue to herx throughout today as well. I drank my lemon juice and water and felt slightly better than before. It's feeling is very similiar to what I have experienced when first starting Doxy/Azithro and my first encounter with rifampin. Just a plain, outright wierd feeling and tired.
I will let ya'll go. If you have any questions, let me know and I appreciate ya'll looking
PS It's odd not having to regimen my meals according to the Rifampin dose or vice versa.
PSS I'm ready to have a beer. It's been 1 year and 2 days since I've had one. It will be a little more before I partake.