Mepron: 3 weeks on and 1 week off AGAIN

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/26/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
My LLMD had me on 3 weeks of Mepron only and 1 week off this month for Babesia.
In October I tried taking Mepron with 600 mg of Zith and had terrible tachycardia and pain around my heart.
She does not want to put me back on Zith again for now and I am to do another round of 3 weeks on and one week off of Mepron.
Has anyone else made it though Babesia treatment this way? Is it effective?
Thank you!

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 105
   Posted 11/26/2008 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Malarone seems to have some indications for being more effective for Babesia than the Zith/Mepron combo.  you don't need to take it with the Zithromax, just the Malarone pill.  I have been on it one month with no sideeffects at all.  It contains the active ingredient in Mepron plus another anti-babesia drug in a hard pill form.  (no yellow paste liquid).

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 11/26/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
did you try to take biaxin with the mepron? maybe you will be able to tolerate the biaxin better than the zith.

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/26/2008 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. No she will not let me try Biaxin either because she feels it is in the same class of drugs as Zith.
Should I demand malarone?

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 11/27/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Mepron, both yummy AND yellow!
We'll get through today - Jennifer
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, 08/25/08 - 10 weeks of IV Rocephin, my first visit to a Pain Mgmt. dr. - she was non-judgemental and will not prescribe me any "opiates" which in the end, is probably a good thing.  Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg,
Medicare/SSDI theme song - 
"How much more can I take?", song

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