Keeping the Faith,
Is it your understanding that Zithromax and Plaquenil are good for the headaches and photosensitivity?
I am looking for my next antibiotic mix.. Been on doxy for 8 weeks, minocycline for 16 weeks.
Sorry, I haven't been on this site for some time. My daughter was on Doxycycline for quite a while and we feel it didn't do anything for her. Doctor Jones took her off of that one and gave her Zithromax and Plaquenil. I think the Plaquenil is for her joint pain, but I could be wrong. The Zithromax would be the one to help the other symptoms; however, the combination helps the overall picture. Doctor Jones has since added Mepron 750 mg 1 tsp 2x/day and Artemisinin, an herb, 200 mg 2x/day. From my reading I have learned that the Mepron and Artemisinin together help with the Babesia co-infection. Someone told me that the Plaquenil doesn't kick in for 12-16 weeks. We are on week six and keeping our fingers crossed.
The light sensitivity is awful for her. She wears the sunglasses all of the time. We keep lights off in the room where she is, and keep the blinds closed, too. She said that when her headaches aren't that bad that the light sensitivity isn't that bad either. The suggestion someone else made about wearing a baseball cap is a great idea and I'm going to pass it along to her.
We wish you luck and hope to read about this symptom stopping for you very soon.