How long are you supposed to be on ABX? How many do you take at once?

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   Posted 6/8/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering you guys.

How long have you been on your current regimen?

What is your regimen?

How long before you improved? How do you know when to quit?

It all seems like tricky guess work -- no test I mean.
Bit June 08.

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   Posted 6/9/2009 2:33 AM (GMT -7)   
It looks like this post got lost in the shuffle.

1-How long have you been on your current regimen?

Just started and as you know, it didn't go well, LOL.

2- What is your regimen?

Biaxin- 250mg 2x's a day
Mepron- 1/2 tsp 2x's a day
Nystatin- 1 pill 4x's a day
Probiotics- 2 pills 2x's a day
B-12 shot 3cc's once a week
And a bunch of other supplements too many to name.

As you know, this did not work out for me so I will be starting on just one medicine at a time
after my birthday on Thursday:)

And the last two questions I can't answer yet but I do know that people that have chronic Lyme should be on a regimen for at least 6 months or longer. It is very tricky. I guess it's kind of like anti-depressants or ADHD meds where you have to try it out to see which one works best.
2003 symptoms started;panic attacks,anxiety,heightened senses.
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements

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   Posted 6/9/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! I hope you are healing on your current regimen.
Bit June 08.

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   Posted 6/9/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hopingtofindcure, I was officially diagnosed in February after being sick for many years.

My llmd started me on Mepron, Zithro, Mino, Art and a bunch of supplements right away and in March IV Rocephin was added.

I was initially told I would need a minimum of six months of IV's but after three months have not seen as much improvement as hoped for. During my appointment last week, my doctor told me I might need a year more of the IV Rocephin.

I'm not sure but I think I remember reading that a person should be treated with antibiotics for as long as symptoms remain. Once all symptoms are gone, then treat for another three months. At that point, or earlier, switch to a herbal protocol to support the immune system and keep those buggers at bay.

Everything about this darn disease is tricky and it seems as if everyone is affected differently and responds differently to treatment. Definitely trial and error which can be very frustrating.

I hope whatever treatment protocol you're on is working and you're healing.
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