Antibiotic suggestions

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   Posted 12/8/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I completed 8 weeks of doxy.  Then I completed 16 weeks of minocycline.  Therefore, 6 months of treatment is in the books.  I go to see my doc tomorrow.  I'm wondering what you all suggest I should do from here.  I am getting slowly better.  Slowly.  Should I:
A) Stay on Minocycline
B) Switch back to doxy
C) Try Biaxin/Plaquenil combo
D) Try something else
My major symptoms are (in order): head and neck pain, light sensitivity, joint pain in wrists/ankles
Thanks in advance.
p.s.  As you may have seen in other posts, I am also working on a nutritional overhaul, and exercising frequently.

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   Posted 12/8/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are looking to target lyme specifically then i'd recommend 3000mg-6000mg Amoxicillin and 1000mg biaxin. Biaxin/Doxy or Biaxin/Minocycline could be interesting. Biaxin/Plaquenil is ok but even better might be Biaxin/Doxy/Plaquenil.

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   Posted 12/8/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you considered Rifampin?
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chief #7
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   Posted 12/9/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   

So the plan my doc and I came up with is this... going forward, (after 8 weeks doxy, 16 weeks minocycline)...

1 month - Diflucan (Fluconazole) 200mg, supplemented with Betaine Hydrochloride

2 months - Biaxin/Flagyl


note: I may sub out the biaxin/flagyl for minocycline (if deemed necessary or desired)


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