Alternating antibiotics...?

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Razzle
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   Posted Yesterday 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Is anyone alternating Doxycycline and Ceftazadime (possibly 3-4 days on one, then switching to the other for the rest of the week, then back to the first one, etc.)?  I just saw my LLND today and this is what he is proposing.  I'm ok with trying it, but was just wondering if anyone else out there is doing this.
 
Thanks,
-Razzle
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.


JennInPA
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   Posted Today 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not doing this but why exactly do they suggest this? Is one alot stronger than the other?
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Razzle
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   Posted Today 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I think this is to cut down on side-effects or herx reactions from the Doxy. I've been on Ceftazadime for a long time (unable to get off of it without crashing) and he mentioned that sometimes it is good to mix it up a bit and try different abx in a cyclical or alternating pattern to keep the Lyme from being able to adapt to one or the other, and may also help with coinfections (Bartonella diagnosed clinically in 2008, and now we also suspect I have Anaplasma/Ehrlichia too).
-Razzle
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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