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   Posted 10/9/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Post Edited (LV) : 12/8/2008 3:33:51 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 10/9/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
You are not alone. I got itchy with my very first pill and never took another one. I am allergic to Penicillin and thought maybe they were related. Are you by any chance allergic to Penicillin also?

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not tried another antibiotic yet. I dont know if you saw my post asking about clindamycin a week or so ago. My doc is NOT lyme literate so I pretty much do the research and he gives me the prescription. What did you try after your reaction?? I dont do well with antibiotics so I am at a loss at the moment about where to turn. 

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   Posted 10/9/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi LV.  Make sure you let your doctor know what you experienced.  There are many different antibiotics that can treat Lyme.

Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 10/11/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
that is a allergic response for sure. try another one. but don't stop.
I got Lymes in 2004. So did my 11 mos old daughter and my favorite dog Toto.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 10/14/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I had an allergic reaction to Doxy. after a few weeks I started getting a rash on my chest and arms, my LD said I was allergic to the Doxy and to stop it but to continue the Bactrim since I have been taking that since Aug with no problems. He also gave me a prescription for a new antibiotic called Cedax,. So they do have other meds to help treat Lyme. I am waiting until Sunday to start that new one. Hope it works well for me.
Good luck.
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