Hi nefferdun. Plaquenil is often prescribe with an antibiotic because it can help the antibiotic work more efficiently. Many Lyme doctors prescribe it.
I took Tinidazole for the cyst form. It is similar to Flagyl but is supposed to be easier to tolerate.
nefferdun, you do not have to live like this forever. Why are you saying you are falling apart over the drug issue? I cannot understand a doctor charging you $200 for a phone call. Is this a phone appointment or just to answer your questions?
Do you have co-infections?
Are you taking herbs under a doctor's supervision?
firefly took plaquenil for one year along with methatrexate, The onlly time in 11 years now that she could function. Plaquenil was first developed for Milaria. It has been around for a very long time. I have only heard of one person who had eye problems, and she had been taking it for several years. Most of the people that we know have not had side effects from the plaquenil.
I hope you feel better soon.