Bebesia treatment, mepron and high amylase levels

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 6/17/2009 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
On 5/24/09, pcpc wrote an excellent description about their treatment for Babesia and being treated wtih Mepron/Azithromycin.  In that you discussed how mepron is toxic to pancreas and dealing with increased amylase levels and low grade pancreaitis.
I've just finished my 3rd month on the mepron/asithromycin treatment and this month my blood work came back with increased Amylase level. I found our test results yesterday. My nausea has been awful for days, usually Zofran the only thing that has any effect. 
I work with a specialist doctor in KC, MO who I've gone to for over 10 years, but I now live in PA (still go to see him twice a year)  So he works with my primary care physician here in PA.  My primary care doc has recommended I do mepron therapy every other day for the next month and then retest for amylase levels.   I have not heard back from the KC specialist yet so today I have not taken any mepron and my nausea is still horrible (raised amylase levels I presume).   Here are my questions:
   1. For anyone who has experienced this same protocol and problem with amylase levels (and the effects on the pancreas)--what did you do when this happened? Quit treatment for awhile, everyother day, decrease dosage?????
   2. Is there anything (herbal or otherwise) that I could be taking to help protect my pancreas and this from happening while I'm on mepron.
   3. How high did amylase level get before you had low grade pancreaitis (pcpc)?

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 6/17/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Check back you may be better off halving the dose and continuing it at the same frequency. Mine didn't go to high- I never developed vomiting- just nausea and some abdominal pain, never a fever. Acupuncture can be helpful. My level was under 200 and we just followed it closely. I did do curcumin to help my liver. Not sure if milk thistle will help but could. Good luck.
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