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   Posted 12/15/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All, I just need some encouraging words or support with my issues right now. I was just dx with Lymes' on Tuesday of last week. I had the Igencis test done that tested for co infections too, but I can't remember what I have or don't have, sorry.
 I've been on Doxycycline for 7 days and my ulcerated colitis has gotten really bad. I wake up during the night to go to the bathroom, can't get a good nights sleep at all! I know that I may experience worse symptoms before I'm better right? I'm not on any UC meds right now, but feel I should get on something if the bathroom problems continue. I feel less "inflammed" on Doxycycline, but my symptoms are worse, if that makes sense.
 I'm also taking Nystantin for a candida/yeast infection somewhere  in my body. Oh to top it off, starting Doxycycline, right away I got a vaginal yeast infection. Tell me it will get better.
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.

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   Posted 12/15/2009 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
You can try to take a cold-source probiotic that covers for strains that Threelac does not

Doxy plays havoc on the stomach. Also you may want to stop the Allicin since there is way too much die-off with both.

A good way to kill a vaginal yeast infection is ask your doc to have the pharmacy make up boric acid suppositories for you. They work wonders.

And of course, clean diet is the key to keeping all these yeast buggers away as well

Good luck

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   Posted 12/15/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I couldn't take doxy. It got so bad I couldn't make it to the bathroom in time. I had to switch to a different antibiotic.

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   Posted 12/15/2009 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with reduced inflammation in the colons of people with UC, and Omega-3 fatty acids are also recommended by most integrative LLMD's. So one thing to try is a fish oil supplement (enteric coated is best so it can get past the stomach and do some good where it is needed). Also, many with Lyme need the extra Vitamin D (in fish oil) to help support the immune system.

Also, you may need to try detoxing through skin - sweating - to reduce die-off symptoms.

I also agree with the others - Doxy is hard on the gut and you may need a different antibiotic that is less hard on the gut.

Good luck,
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.

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