Has anyone tried Doxycycline for Lupus & RA?

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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 11/21/2010 3:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been diagnosed with Lupus & RA for about 2 years
and ended up closing my business because I was
so sick. I was on prednisone, methotrexate, orencia infusions,
plaquenil and a variety of pain killers. Nothing helped and
most days I was too sick to get out of bed. I read a book about
antibiotic therapy and took the information to my doctor
and have now stopped the orencia and started taking
200mg of doxy daily. It has worked (and I am knocking
on wood)! I have been charting the daily progress and
while my joint pain is not 100% gone, the pain in
my feet, neck and shoulders is gone. My daily exhaustion
is improved at least by 75%. Has anyone else
tried this? I would be interested in knowing how it worked for
you. I know that not every medicine works for everyone
but this is worth looking into if you experience severe joint

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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 11/21/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, no I have'n't but that's very iinteresting. That's some really good info and an option I haven't heard of, definately much better than some of the other crazy meds that have to be taken. Soo, glad it's helping. Let us know how this does for you in the future. I would be very interrested to know. Are you on it for just a short period or is it something that you will do for a while? Good luck and God Bless!
SLE, Discoid lupus, acute cutaneous, acute vasculitis and sjogrens

Prednisone, ultram, mobic, cellcept, plaquinel and ambien.
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