I began minocycline 3 weeks ago. I am starting at a low dose of 50 mg. I assume my dose will be increased at the next visit in early January. I react strongly to meds, so my LLMD is going slowly.
I am also on Benicar to reduce inflammation and open up the blood vessels to allow the antibiotics to penetrate better.
I have had what I feel are mild herx-type symptoms- isolated high heart rate of 131, fluctuations in body temp- 95.2 to 99.4 and mild feelings of a "flu" coming on.
I have been ill since 1994 (14 years) following a camping trip and a bulls eye rash. This was followed by swollen knees and the first of my vertigo attacks. All of my tests have been negative so far, so I have a clinical diagnosis. Awaiting PCR, including one for B. lonestari as I was bit in the south.
I just wondered if anyone can share experiences with minocycline. Dizziness is my main symptom and I am concerned about a drug with a potential side effect of dizziness! My doctor told me he had no one report a problem with dizziness. I think maybe he didn't want me to assume ahead of time about the dizzy side effect.