In Burrascano's paper, "Advanced Topics in Lyme Disease", he states (although I made it in italics
for ease of finding it).
"Thus the goal is to try to achieve sustained blood and tissue levels.
However, since blood levels are extremely variable among patients, peak and trough levels should be measured (for details, refer to the antibiotic dosage table). Because of its short half-life and need for high levels, amoxicillin is usually administered along with probenecid.
An extended release formulation of amoxicillin+clavulanate (“Augmentin XR”) may also be considered if adequate trough levels are difficult to attain."
ANTIBIOTIC CHOICES AND DOSES
Always check blood levels when using agents marked with an *, and adjust dose to achieve a peak level above ten and a trough greater than three.
Because of this, the doses listed below may have to be raised. Consider Doxycycline first in early Lyme due to concern for Ehrlichia co-infections.
Adults: 1g q8h plus probenecid 500mg q8h
; doses up to 6 grams daily are often needed.www.lymeneteurope.org/files/burrascano-lyme-guidelines-october-2008.pdf
There is a lot of good information in this paper and I would encourage all to read through it! Even if you are using herbals only! It explains much and is relatively easy to read!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended Dec. 2011 - no active symptoms -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended Dec. 2012 - no active symptoms
Healed from tick-borne infections, now healing from the damage they left behind.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
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