azithromycin ?, what is it used for?

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KO-LD
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   Posted 7/19/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
azithromycin ?, what is it used for?
thanks, KO
01 Tingling in fingers/toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
07 Summer pos. WB, diag with LD, neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009


CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/19/2010 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Why is this medication prescribed?

Azithromycin(Zithromax) is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as bronchitis; pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases (STD); and infections of the ears, lungs, skin, and throat. Azithromycin is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001009

I've used it for sinus infections too.

Is that the info you wanted or did you want to know what it was used for as in treating Lyme Disease?
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KO-LD
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   Posted 7/19/2010 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi CG,
I was looking to see if it was used to treat LD or any co-infections.  I couldn't remember what I've read about it>
Thanks, KO
01 Tingling in fingers/toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
07 Summer pos. WB, diag with LD, neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009


Willowrose
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   Posted 7/19/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I take azythromycin for babesiosis (a co-infection of Lyme). My LLMD says it also helps with the Lyme.

Rose
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KO-LD
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   Posted 7/20/2010 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
What dosage have you all been on?
Thanks, KO
01 Tingling in fingers/toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
07 Summer pos. WB, diag with LD, neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009


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   Posted 7/20/2010 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm on 250 mg of zith twice a day; I take it with Alinia, 500 mg 3 times a day, for Babesia. They seem to be making a difference with my Babesia anyway.
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vicparis
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   Posted 7/20/2010 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I've used it for babesiosis along with Mepron.
 
Victoria

Willowrose
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   Posted 7/20/2010 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I use it for babesiosis along with Mepron, too. And I take artemisinin. I'm curious, what is Alinia? If that's helping, I want to know what it is. Thanks.

Rose
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nasalady
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   Posted 7/20/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Willowrose said...
I use it for babesiosis along with Mepron, too. And I take artemisinin. I'm curious, what is Alinia? If that's helping, I want to know what it is. Thanks.


Hi Rose,

Alinia (aka Nitazoxanide) was first developed as an anti-parasitic drug in the 1980s. But it was shown to be very effective against cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, and even somewhat effective against certain viruses such as the influenza A and hepatitis B and C. And it works against protozoans such as Babesia and malaria.

This Wikipedia article has more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alinia

Take care,
JoAnn
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Willowrose
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   Posted 7/20/2010 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, JoAnn. That was interesting. It is yellow, like Mepron but they don't mention any association. I will ask my LLMD about this next week.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

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