one thing my llmd said about
doxy was that its not always the best drug for lyme. If you weigh more than like 150 lbs, then it is not strong enough. He prescribed tetracycline, which is in the same family of antibiotics as doxy but is stronger or is absorbed better (I forget exactly). Both are used for acne so they can be taken long term. He said often times doxy isn't strong enough to kill lyme in a big dog. I just say that because if it starts to not be as effective and you start to feel sick again, it in option in treatment. If it isn't broke then don't fix it, I guess.
Another fun fact: He also said that although lyme is classified as a bacterial, it is more similar to a one celled ameba.
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