AHHHHHH, Rifampin.... you've got the "Orange Riampin Poo Blues". This stuff turns everything orange, your pee, your poo, sweat, tears (be careful if you wear contacts).
I had my one and only herx on oral Doxy and Rifampin, so be careful you might experience a herx reaction. I am currently on Rifampin and Levaquin - I'm just lucky that way. Anyway, if you feel yourself going downhill, you might be experiencing a herx reaction, which can be good. I lasted through 10 days of my herx and then the magic happened - totally LD free for 4-5 days... and then I started to decline again. I haven't been able to duplicate this reaction since. Anyway, I hope Rifampin works for you and CURES you.... I think it "cured" something in me, maybe the LD infection or one of the co-infections... keep us posted on how you do on this.
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 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w
"How much more can I take?", song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs