Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 6/25/2009 5:30:19 PM (GMT-6)
Hi zizziz. How long are the steroids prescribed for? They are not recommended for Lyme because they suppress the immune system which can make symptoms worse. It is not safe to just stop them abruptly. As stated, if it is a short course it should not be a problem.
What dose of Doxy are you taking? There are some important tips to know about it. Do not have any dairy, iron, or magnesium products within two hours of taking it, or it will not be absorbed properly. If it makes you nauseous, eat something substantial before taking it. What helped me most was to have a sandwich with some kind of protein (no dairy). Avoid sun exposure. Doxy can cause severe sun-sensitivity even when wearing sunscreen. Do not lay down for at least an hour after taking it or you can ulcerate your esophagus. This is very painful. Drink a full glass of water when you take it for the same reason.