Babesiosis

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What is Babesiosis?

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

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Babesiosis

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

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

(Mepron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Babesiosis (3)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Fatigue (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Bee Pollen)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)
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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Compare treatments taken by people with Babesiosis

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

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Babesiosis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Babesiosis (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Mepron)
Perceived effectiveness
for Babesiosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Tooth discoloration
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Babesiosis (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Artemisinin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Babesiosis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Convulsion
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Fatigue (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Yeast die-off (Herxheimer reaction)
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Bee Pollen)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Babesiosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Tachycardia (fast heart rate)
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Babesiosis (1)

Data from patients with Babesiosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Babesiosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 12
30s 9
40s 11
50s 9
60s 10
70+ 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

73% Female
27% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 28
Not Diagnosed 3

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