Dosage of Doxycycline Needed Quickly!!!

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mokeyho
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   Posted 8/20/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
 
I have a dr's appt in 1 hour.  Right now, I'm on doxycycline 100mg twice per day for 21 days.  Several have commented that this is too low.  What should the dosage be?  Please let me know ASAP, as I am leaving in 45 minutes.  Thanks for your help and I will let you all know how this appt goes and if Lyme shows in my blood!
 
Michelle

Really Lyme
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   Posted 8/20/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I think it's 400-600 mg doxy to treat Lyme. Remember I said I think. Check the ILADS sight and read there guidelines.
 
Good Luck today.
Finding Peace In This Crazy World !
 
Beth
 
FIRST POSITIVE LYME TEST IN NOVEMBER OF 2004
DX- WITH MS  APRIL OF 2005
DX- WITH LYME JULY OF 2006
FINALLY TREATED FOR LYME JANUARY 2007


mokeyho
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   Posted 8/20/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Beth. He didn't up it anyhow. I have an appt with a neurologist for possible MS.

sophie 66
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   Posted 8/21/2009 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
You can still test positive for Lyme even long after the symptoms are gone. I was on Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day but it made me sick so my dr. changed it to Ceftin 500 mg twice a day. Please be patient. This is a difficult disease to treat. At least that's what I keep telling myself! Good luck!

Traveler
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   Posted 8/22/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Sophie probably gave the best advice for everyone - be patient!!!!
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"Conditions": Lyme Disease (neuro, gastro, bone, brain, muscle, hearing involved), STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


Really Lyme
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   Posted 8/22/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Michelle, I have been Diagnosed with MS, Lyme, and CPN. Doxy helped my nuero symptoms alot in the past. I just started minocycline, aztyromycin, and flagyl. Its called the Stratton Vanderbelt Protocol many people have found it helpful for there MS. Do you have Lyme? What are your symptoms?  I believe in my case that the lyme and CPN has caused my MS and when those are under control with antibiotics my MS does fine.
 
I have 2 Nueros one believes this the other one does not and won't treat me with antibiotics. Unfortunitly my Nuero who believes in my Lyme and Cpn is 3000 miles away. I have tested CDC Positive for Lyme 8 times.
 
Just wanted to share a little of my story. If I would of soley treated the MS and not the Lyme with Antibiotics I believe I would be much worse off.
 
Good Luck.
Finding Peace In This Crazy World !
 
Beth
 
FIRST POSITIVE LYME TEST IN NOVEMBER OF 2004
DX- WITH MS  APRIL OF 2005
DX- WITH LYME JULY OF 2006
FINALLY TREATED FOR LYME JANUARY 2007


RottenDog
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   Posted 8/23/2009 12:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Beth,

i know you have said many times you tested pos and your local Dr will not treat you for lyme. have you tried talking to a lawyer? to me it is harming you by not treating you therefore they are in default of the oath they took.

i am in the middle of just such a thing right now. and maybe if more of us would or are able to press this issue it would stop, and help others coming up behind us.

i can now say without a doubt i know how folks with AIDS felt in the early 80s. having to fight for there meds and help even.
   RD
 
still looking for answers.
 
Remember that advice is free, its your choice what you do with it.  :)


Traveler
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   Posted 8/23/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all!
My experience with my gp has educated him quite a bit with LD & co's. When I first went to him, he didn't believe there was such a creature

as Chronic LD - but 2 weeks ago, he told me I need to see someone more qualified to treat LD.
And NOW he also believes LD & co's CAN be a

chronic situation. My only problem is the cost of a LLMD visit & the travel time required.

Just HAD to put in my two cents!!!! **Tee hee**
Trav
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"Conditions": Lyme Disease (neuro, gastro, bone, brain, muscle, hearing involved), STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


rdatman
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   Posted 8/23/2009 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I find that doctors are generally the enemy and can be quite two-faced about their 'real' beliefs. Never forget that YOU are your number one advocate.

BTW just because you took only 200 mg of Doxy does not mean you did not get some good out of it. Take more now that you know. 300-500 mg divided as necessary to keep your stomach upset manageable, is what I keep reading.

Please read the forum rules:

1. No discussion of any illegal activity or threats of violence. 

It is also dangerous to encourage people to take uninformed risks with their medication.

Post Edited By Moderator (CajunGrl) : 8/24/2009 11:31:18 PM (GMT-6)


Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 8/24/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
My dog was on more...lol
I think amoxy is so much better. My kid was put on a huge amount, 1,200 for 3 weeks. And she weighs 45 pounds. It did make her well...finally. She went from not getting up to her wild sefl again.
Doxy did not work for me at all.
I am alergic to penn. Other wise I would have taken it.
I did 400 mg of doxy for 60 days....it did not work.

Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 8/24/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh and I did the doxy the day I found the tick. I was so darn ill.....
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