I could be wrong...it might have only been 1000mg total. I can't remember!
CajunGrl, 1000 mg of one medication is not the same as 1000 mg of another. What antibiotic is it? Lyme disease is typically treated with high-dose antibiotics, often more than one at the same time.
For instance I believe the recommended minimum dose of Amoxicillin for Lyme is 3000 mg daily, but the recommended dose of Doxycycline is 300-600 mg daily with 400 mg daily often prescribed. So it depends on the antibiotic.
Suspect TBI in 1972. Attacked tonsils (recurring high fevers, constant low grade fevers, chronic tonsillitis) , pregnancy (miscarraige), appendix, heart (mitral valve prolapse), hypoglycemia, depression, chronic acute neck and back pain.
Next suspect Mother's Day 2007. Diagnosed w/ Lyme and Bart June 2009. (awaiting more test results)
In treatment for recurrent depression, anxiety, low thyroid.
Bit again 7/1/2009, began Doxy 200 mg /day
+Lyme, Doxy is often the first med given because it can be effective for Lyme and some of the co-infections. In my opinion, it is a better choice for a new bite. From what I understand, 200 mg is not strong enough though. I believe the recommended dose is 300-600 mg daily with 400 mg daily often prescribed. I would call the office and ask how it is supposed to be prescribed.
Are you seeing a Lyme doctor? What are his initials? If you don't want to say, that is okay or feel free to email if you would prefer.
Do you eat something substantial before taking the Doxy and not lay down for at least an hour after taking it? This should help with the heartburn. People who take 400 mg daily take 200 mg twice daily.
LDN does not treat the bacteria. It helps the immune system.