backing off abx for a few days? a problem?

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northnode
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   Posted 1/26/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
We are preparing to do some traveling and I am thinking I will back off on my Doxy and Zith. for a couple of days. Give my gut a rest and more comfortable traveling since I always seem to have a bit of nausea most of the time. I suffer through the side effects because of the pay off in the future, BUT I am wondering if there would be a problem in stopping for a couple of days. confused

seeingstars
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   Posted 1/26/2009 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
My doc just suggested this to me and I could go no longer than 24 hours before I had more symptoms. I think it depends on the bugs you are treating and the germ load you've got. A few days off for lyme you shouldn't really tell a difference. If you are dealing with co-inf. you may have a different experience. I would suggest you take your meds with you just in case some symptoms you can't handle start to come back. I was going to say creep back but in my case they came back fast.

Enjoy your trip!

northnode
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   Posted 1/26/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, seeingstars. My doc thinks I might only have Lyme, but this might be a little test to see. Thanks for the tip, and yes, I definitely am going to go back on the meds once we get to Mexico. It was just the traveling part that I was dreading.

IH8Ticks
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   Posted 1/26/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been off my antibiotics several times, not by choice. I don't recommend it unless you really need too. I worry about developing a more antibiotic resistant strain by going off and on antibiotics repeatedly. It's the last thing we need with this disease.

rvnut
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   Posted 1/26/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
If you decide to go off antibiotics, make sure you keep taking a good multivitamin/mineral supplement. If your not taking one, check with your doc. Lyme weakens the immune system. So strengthening it can't hurt.

northnode
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   Posted 1/26/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all who responded -- I am still going to take all the supplements that enhance immune while on the abx holiday for two and a half days -- but I agree with the worry about the potential problem. I have been very compliant with taking my meds -- only missed one day in three months. So I think/hope I will be OK. I sure do look forward to this being over. not only do they make me sick -- but all these supplements are very expensive -- fortunately my doctor visits and prescriptions medications are paid through insurance -- more or less. All in all I have been fortunate.

Thanks for your help.
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