Question: How long should one expect it take to feel some relief after starting antibiotics?

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mokeyho
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   Posted 8/20/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Should symptoms start to disappear relatively quickly?  Can you share your experience of how long it took for you to start to see signs of relief after starting antibiotics?  Thanks :) 

CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/20/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mokey,

Everyone is different and we all heal differently. It also depends too how long you've been infected.

How long have you been infected and what are your symptoms? Also, how long have you been on treatment?
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Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 8/21/2009 11:30:50 PM (GMT-6)


sophie 66
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   Posted 8/21/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I received IV antibiotics for 2 days in the hospital. I felt better the next day but since I came home, I have been have the symptoms again. I am on an antibiotic for 3 weeks.............hoping that it will work and continue to knock this out of me. I think the standard time to notice is 1-2 weeks.

mokeyho
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   Posted 8/21/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
 
I'm starting to panic now.  My numbness has been on my left side for weeks and last night, my right-hand fingertips were tingly and now my hand feels tingly.  I don't know how long I have had Lyme, as I have not been diagnosed with it.  I was positive for IgG P41 and IgM P23 on the WB test, so Negative for Lyme.  However, I have a lot of the Lyme symptoms, being EXTREMELY sensative to sunlight since April 2009- 5 minutes and I'm red and welted.  I started the doxycycline at 7pm on August 18, one dose 100mg.  I have taken it twice per day since then.  My neck stiffness is gone, but now I have this numbness. 
 
Thanks for your help.  I REALLY appreciate the responses because there doesn't seem to be anyone that understands, but you all on this board, do!
 
Michelle

CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/21/2009 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Michelle,

Let your doctor know about the numbness and tingling. I think antibiotics can sometimes do that. Let your doctor know though because he/she may want to switch your antibiotic.
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Kiss My Lyme
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   Posted 8/27/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I understand more than you can fathom You are soooooooooooooo not alone. Read " looking around" thread 8/25/09

IH8Ticks
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   Posted 8/27/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Your dosage of doxy doesn't sound high enough. I was on that dose for a while. It took a very long time to feel better. There's no formula for telling how soon you'll get relief. It's not like strep throat where you'll feel better in a few days. There are multiple factors involved. Definitely talk to your doctor about the numbness, but it could be just part of the infection. I had a lot of numbness all over my body. The abx eventually cleared it up.

Kiss My Lyme
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   Posted 8/27/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
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