is 2 weeks of amoxycillin enough?

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pdessena
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   Posted 9/8/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My 2 year old son was diagnosed with lyme today (I posted details of our experience in an earlier post).  His ped put him on 2 weeks of amoxycillin, does this seem appropriate?  She said because it hadn't disseminated, it would be sufficient.

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   Posted 9/8/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
pdessena, I am not a Lyme expert, but have done lots of reading. It is generally recommended the abx for 6-8 weeks, I believe. Because the spirochetes reproduce every 4 weeks, most LLMDs believe the abx must be taken for at least 6-8 weeks, to knock them all out.
 
I'm sure you can find some expert advice on treatment of Lyme (like Dr. Burr) and print it to take to the Dr.

I will defer to anyone on here who has other advice.


Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause? 
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.
 

Post Edited (+Lyme) : 9/8/2009 8:58:50 PM (GMT-6)


pdessena
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   Posted 9/8/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you +lyme... I was thinking of calling an LLMD to ask their opinion. we have no one locally, but within a 2 hour drive, which of course I will do if I have to.

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   Posted 9/8/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
pdessena, it is so unfair that you will have to drive so far in order for you son to receive proper treatment!

If his PCP diagnosed lyme, then would he not consider also treating your son? It just amounts to giving him the abx for 4-5 weeks longer. If he has the dreaded co-infections, all of them will not be eradicated by the one abx, and you will then have to deal w/ those. An LLMD would be best for diagnosing any co-infections
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause? 
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.
 

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