Babesiosis

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What is Babesiosis?

Babesiosis is a vector-borne illness usually transmitted by Ixodes ticks.

What is it like to have Babesiosis?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Babesiosis and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(AzaSite, Azithromycin 5 Day Dose Pack, Teva Azithromycin) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Babesiosis (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Mepron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Babesiosis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Artemisinin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Babesiosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(4 needle technique, Acupuncture - Ear, Acupuncture - Facial) 9 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall, Adderall XR, Amphetamine Salts) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(5-Loxin, 5-Loxin Boswellia, Boswellia serrata (H15/salakis))
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cleocin Phosphate, Clindamycin PH 1% Gel, Clindamycin Topical) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Babesiosis (1)

Data from patients with Babesiosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Babesiosis

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(AzaSite, Azithromycin 5 Day Dose Pack, Teva Azithromycin) 2 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Babesiosis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Babesiosis (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Mepron)
Perceived effectiveness
for Babesiosis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction Stomach upset
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Babesiosis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Artemisinin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Babesiosis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Babesiosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(4 needle technique, Acupuncture - Ear, Acupuncture - Facial) 9 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Yeast die-off (Herxheimer reaction)
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall, Adderall XR, Amphetamine Salts) 2 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(5-Loxin, 5-Loxin Boswellia, Boswellia serrata (H15/salakis))
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Feeling sick Sleepiness
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cleocin Phosphate, Clindamycin PH 1% Gel, Clindamycin Topical) 2 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Babesiosis (1)

Data from patients with Babesiosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Babesiosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 9
30s 8
40s 7
50s 7
60s 6
70+ 0

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
33% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 21
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from Babesiosis patients who have completed their condition history
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