My mom was diagnosed with Lyme about 2 weeks ago but she didn't call me because she didn't want me to worry. I think she didn't call because she didn't want me to worry her. She wants to trust her doctor and after what she told me, I want to strangle her doctor.
Anyway, her doc prescribed 100 mg of doxy, once/day for two weeks. This "very powerful" dose of the antibiotic will cure her. The doc does not want to give her a refill because it is so "strong and dangerous."
I find this VERY amusing because my son's doc has him on 100mg/day of doxy for acne and he can stay on "this low dose" for years if necessary.
I was heavily involved in Lyme treatment and current events about 20 years ago when I was very sick. I haven't been paying attention much lately so I am not up to date with treatment options, especially when newly diagnosed.
Can someone tell me what docs are currently prescribing for new cases? How much doxy and for how long?
My mom lives in the middle of the woods in northern Connecticut so you'd think these docs would know how to treat Lyme....at least they made a clinical diagnosis and didn't wait for a test.
Thanks for your help!