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MelaB
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   Posted 8/17/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
After my tick bite and EM, I was prescribed 200 mg of doxy and 600mg of omnicef daily for 30 days. The doctor said I would most likely need to stay on abx for a little longer because it takes more than 30 days to clear. However, he wasn't my doctor and for geographical reasons i wont be able to see him again and there is no LLMD where I am. So I may have to self medicate after 30 days. I read that to be on the safe side, the treatment should be at least 6-8 weeks so does that mean that all I need to do is find a new prescription for the same (doxy and omnicef) for another 2-4 weeks? I don't have any other symptoms than fatigue.
 
Any help would be appreciated as I may not be able to find a LLMD here.
 
Thanks,
MelaB

Stunned123
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   Posted 8/17/2009 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you contact the original prescribing physician and ask for an extension of the medicine? I would try that first.

RottenDog
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   Posted 8/17/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
if you saw a Dr who knows you need more meds even if you cant go back to him.i would think a phone call to him/her and they also should be able to phone in a script for you.
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Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 8/17/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Get yourself some Colladial Silver and take big doses of vit C and zinc.
The bacteria does not protect itself from the silver like it does with abx. And the vits are to help your immune system fight this thing.
Don't drink anything but water..and take it easy.
Doxy did not make me better either and I took it for 60 days. But I think that I got lyme every summer that I was in the vineyard..living in my garden. I was not aware of it before.

MelaB
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   Posted 8/18/2009 3:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't ask for an extension or a script because I am in a foreign country (France). I got lyme disease while vacationing in the US...

Stunned123
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   Posted 8/18/2009 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you go to your local GP and explain the situation?  You might have to educate them on what Lyme is, and that you need an extension of the Antibiotics to make sure you eradicate it.  If that does not work, and I hate to say this, but you can order Doxycycline off of the internet.  I would normally not advise someone to do that.  But if you speak with your GP and they are unwilling to help, that might be an option.  Good luck.
 
Heather

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   Posted 8/18/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Stunned -
That was a great piece of info!! I may have to self-medicate myself as well also.
Thanx!!
~Trav
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"Conditions": Lyme Disease, STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


MelaB
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   Posted 8/18/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   

I just called the clinic I visited just for some questions and they said that they don't recommend more than 30 days of abx because the disease was caught so early. They said to just monitor my symptoms and watch for flu-like symptoms. But I read everywhere that 30 days is not enough. So should I just find a way to continue the meds for, say, another 2 weeks to be on the safe side? Again my treatment is 200mg doxy/600mg omnicef daily.

Also, they got my lab results but western blot came back negative (it was too early anyway, just a few days after the bite) and the white blood cells level normal so they don't suspect any co-infection.

But should I just try to get a script for another 2 weeks of meds?

Thanks!


Stunned123
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   Posted 8/18/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I would, just to cover yourself. That extra 2 weeks of Doxy, can save you a lot of problems in the future. Good luck!

CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/18/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, I don't want to put a damper on this subject but I'm asking you all to maybe email each other on the self medicating. It is illegal to purchase any medication without a prescription in the US. Thanks!
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   Posted 8/20/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
CG is right - no need to put others at risk when we have another option!!!

Thanks!! ~
Trav
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"Conditions": Lyme Disease (neuro, gastro, bone, brain, muscle, hearing involved), STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).

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