I’ve read through hundreds posts about Babesia, but one thing I really haven’t been able to get an answer to is how long does it take for lingering symptoms to fade? I was one of the lucky ones (if you can call it that) who was bitten, diagnosed, and treated quickly. Felt like a ton of bricks hit me but within a month or so symptoms where abating. Each month (it has been 6) there has been improvement (albeit slowly) in my lingering symptoms. I still suffer from fatigue, subtle balance problems, and sensitivity to temperature changes. Every variation of tick-borne lab work you can think of has been repeated multiple times all negative now. Clearly the inflammation associated with Babesia gave me a beat-down. I’ve come to understand anecdotally that it is just a slow crawl to normal which may take a long time.
Not looking for additional treatment advice but just some reflections on the journey for those of you that are following a path similar to mine.
And let me share my hope and prayers for those hit hard by this…so inspiring to see how strong you people are fighting this beast.