After taking a 3 wk holiday from the antibiotic regime, I was able to identify a contributing infection (by symptoms that flaired) This infection is babesia and was complicating my recovery. I have been on clindamycin/quinine for only 8 days and have made noticeable improvements (even with the initial herx reaction). I will update later as I want to give this focussed medication a fair amount of time and assess the effect.
The symptoms that helped to identify this pathogen were: spinal and lower back pain,sore, stiff neck, swollen glands, headache forehead, behind eyes,and base of head. Shoulder and upper back pain (mostly right sided) chills , inner vibration feeling and sweats (more before antibiotics) some sinus symptoms with ear/hearing involvement. Shortness of breath, vision problems, dizziness/vertigo (these have been with me for years) Be well, kathy