Rifampin and Zith for bart

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twingirl
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   Posted 7/21/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have just been put on this combination. I am to take the rifampin 300 once a day at night for a week then increase to 600. The script says to take the zith 250 twice a day, but I thought it was to be taken once a day.


Does anyone else take this combination and know the best way to do this?? Can I take them at the same time once a day??

Thanks!

dar

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   Posted 7/21/2009 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Dar.  I would think it would be okay to take them at the same time, but ask your doctor to make sure.  Also ask the doctor if he/she wants you to take two Zithromax at one time or one twice a day.  I once assumed it was to be taken twice daily, but my doctor wanted me to take it all at once.  It is better to find out for sure.

Good luck with your protocol.


twingirl
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   Posted 7/21/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Ticker. I think I need to take it all at once. Last time I was on zith that is what I did.

But I will ask to be sure. Just wanted to know how others did it.

dar

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   Posted 7/21/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
twingirl, I am on that combo now. I take them both together each 2 times a day On an empty stomach according to Dr. H.

One hour before meals or 2 hours after is what the literature says.

Some say that Zithro is a weak meds, but I have been on it on and off for 2 1/2 years and it has made me feel better. I have been on Rifampin since September and feel better from that also. I feel pretty good most days however whenever I feel like I can go off antibiotics the symptoms come raging back within 2 weeks. I also have been on cowden with no success. Dr. H thinks it is due to one of the so-infections I have but doesn't know which one. So I continue to say on the meds.

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twingirl
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   Posted 7/21/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Minerals,

Thank you so much for the info! I looked back at my old scripts and I can now see that when I was on 500 zith that I took it twice a day on a lower dose I only took it once. So I will take this twice a day like you do, and like I did before.

I have never taken zith with another abx and never taken rifampin so this will be a new experience for me. I have heard good things about this combo sow we will see how it goes.

Dar

twingirl
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   Posted 7/21/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Lymekiller,

I had a test by igenex that was positive. Testing is not reliable, it is usually a clinical diagnosis. I have most of the bart symptoms and was tested for bart after getting a streaky red rash under my armpit that looked identical to one in a Burrascano slide show.

james from missouri
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   Posted 7/21/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
i just changed my meds to rifampin today.. i have azithromycin also, but my doc didn't say anything about taking it with rifampin. This is for bart..

twingirl
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   Posted 7/22/2009 3:35 AM (GMT -6)   
James,

Let me know how it goes with the rifampin. I just started last night. Do you know how long you will be on it??

james from missouri
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   Posted 7/22/2009 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
it got 60 pills, and i'll start it today.. i'm going to just take it by itself until i get the igenex stuff back and then go from there. but i will let you know how i do..

james from missouri
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   Posted 7/22/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
this has to be bart.. woke up today and noticed another scratch on my lower stomach.. this is the 2nd time this has happened that i've noticed. It seems like it happens when i changed ABX. The last 2 times i've changed, i've gone 1 day without ABX and the next day i have a scratch or scratches on me..
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twingirl
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   Posted 7/22/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep. It looks like bart alright!! I get those as well.

james from missouri
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   Posted 7/22/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
i just took my first rifampin. i thought about taking zithro with it. it wouldn't hurt right?

my mg on rifampin is 150mg at twice a day, and zithro is 250mg twice a day..

what should i do? i want to kill it

twingirl
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   Posted 7/22/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I took my first rifampin last night and already woke up with a headache and sore muscles. But I am starting at 300mg. So I'm going to wait another day to start zith. It wouldn't hurt for you to start the zith. It's up to you!!

Good Luck!!

jessMi
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   Posted 7/22/2009 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on Rifampin for Bart and couldnt handle it many ABX are just to much for me even in small amounts!! I know it works cause for the week I did take it I was a wreck! Hang in there is I could of stayed on it I would have but it wasnt an option, I now take zithromax! It's seem to be helping I just have to work why way up little by little the dosage!! To give you the heads up the Rifampin hit the neurological Lyme hard and made me feel like I was going nuts and it made me more anxious so if it does start to happen to be alarmed I was a the time but my LLMD reassured me it was the Meds!! Drink lots of water!!! Best of luck!! Bart is hard to get rid of mine doesnt want to get lost already! :)
 Using my infared sauna helped with the Herx too if you have one or access to one!!! Sweat it out!
 
Twingirl-Do you still go to Dr Z ?? That was you and your sister that went to him right?? Unless my memory is tricking me again! :)
 
Hope it helps you!!!
 
Jess

james from missouri
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   Posted 7/22/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm going to take the zithro with my night time rifampin tonight. i'm going full force!!

and for the water, yes, i drank about 3 8oz glasses today and my urine was odd in color.. i need more water i guess..

doxy, mepron, biaxin, none of those made me have any herxes. i'm waiting around for a herx, it has to happen, how else can you explain random scratches on you.. plus all the other bart symptoms..

twingirl
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   Posted 7/22/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Jess,
Yes I still go to Dr. Z and so does Molly. You are from Michigan right? Are you going to the conference? Molly and I will be on vacation, so we can't go!

James, go for it man! Let me know what happens.

jessMi
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   Posted 7/22/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   

Yep im from Mi I go to both Dr Z and Dr L. Im not going to the conference ive been feeling too crappy lately and dont know if ill feel up to it by then, though my Mom and husband are going!

Jess


minerals
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   Posted 7/22/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on Rifampin since September with no ill effects. I also take Zithro with it 2 x a day on an empty stomach for the best absorbtion. Rifampin can turn urine, tears, sweat and stools orange! It is normal.
This combination has been good for me. Rifampin has definately made bart symptoms better.

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Diagnosed 2003 Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella, Micoplasma,Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Have had since early nineties. [/color]

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saxmar
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   Posted 7/23/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I couldn't handle rifampin. It made me very hyper and itchy.
 
I hope it works for those who can handle it.

james from missouri
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   Posted 7/23/2009 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
^^i was diagnosed clinically. I should have my igenex stuff back tomorrow or monday...

i have all bart symptoms..

anxiety/insomnia/back aches/scratches/rash/spasm/eye issues/ect
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