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   Posted 1/7/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Why am I doing this to myself? I saw the LLMD. I am confident in their knowledge yet I am scared to start the lyme regime they assigned. I am currently on doxy 200 mg/day.
I was prescribed the following:
Doxy 300 mg/day
Zithromax 500mg
I think I am afraid it will make my stomach sick and I won't be able to work. Does anyone have experience with these meds? What was your reaction?

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 113
   Posted 1/7/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been able to work for three years through treatment, and yes I was really sick some times, but I really don't have a choice.

Good luck,


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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 1/7/2010 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   

MtM, don't be afraid, you've been waiting for this diagnosis right? Praying to get an answer, you have one now. I already have gut issues, so this oral antibiotic thing is not working for me at all! I think I'm going to ask about injections, I'll take the pain if it doesn't effect me gut and colon like it does orally. You have start somewhere right? You can do it, you want to feel better. You may feel worse at first, but just know you will get better. Hugs. Linda

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. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  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 1/7/2010 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Not everyone reacts to abx the same way. I was on a triple combo and did fine for 2 years that way.

On new abx, I find that starting on the weekend (Sat.) is good. That way if you have a spouse or someone living with you, they are there in case you have an allergic reaction or if the abx makes you feel like do not have to work and can just kinda lay around if need be.

We all have to "bite the bullet" and start...You may suprise yourself and do quite well with this new combo!
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   Posted 1/7/2010 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Make sure to take your probiotics. That will help your gut tremendously. You may also want to eat little something before taking your antibiotics.
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