Is CLINDAMYCIN effective against Lyme?

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   Posted 10/2/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone; A couple years ago I had an infection in a root canal and I was given clindamycin. I was thinking about this today, and when I was on that drug I felt better than I had in years and remember saying that to the dentist. Is CLINDAMYCIN ever used for lyme disease?? Thanks  D

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   Posted 10/2/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Well.... I basically went into remission for 18 months after doing IV clindamycin along with oral quinine. I did end up relapsing but I wonder what would have happened, had I stayed on it longer????


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   Posted 10/2/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
my llmd put me on a combination of clidamycin, zithromax, plaquenil and mepron. this is for lyme, babesia and i had also tested positive for toxaplasma. i have done very well on clindamycin.
i did go off it for a month and was switched to omniceff, but didn't do as well on it, cognitive slippage, so i was put back on clindamycin. i'd be interested in hearing from others. it's been a helpbul abx for me.

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   Posted 10/3/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Clindamycin is mainly used for old school malaria treatment when combined with quinine. It might have an effect on lyme but could be far more useful for Mycoplasma and Bartonella.
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