I took a medication in the fluoroquinolone family (prior to Lyme diagnosis) and had no problems other than headaches. Everyone is different.
I am taking minocycline for bartonella and I think up next is going to be another medication in the same group - clarithromycin. (I have been on Minocycline for 4 months. I've had bart symptoms for 10+ years).
From what I understand the fluoroquinolone drugs are sort of a last resort because of the tendon issue. I was diagnosed super late (over ten years after symptoms started) so I don't know what they use in the early phase.
I would probably want to throw every single thing at this awful infection but that's probably not wise!
Did your doctor say anything about
I am curious because I know they treat for Lyme right away but not sure if they treat for babesia right away.
Personally I wouldn't worry too much about
the possible tendon rupture. That's just me though. It's a perfectly valid concern though.
Remember it is your body so you control what goes in it. If you don't want it and want something else you can get it. You are in charge in a way. I think sometimes we forget that we are in charge of our health. The doctor is part of it but the doctor works for you.
The only thing I would be super cautious about
is the Flagyl. I was on 2,000 mgs of tinidazole and it made me INCREDIBLY depressed. It can be dangerous. Just something to keep in mind. I had to knock my tinidazole to 250 mgs because of the depression.
Sorry if that was a bit of a ramble...I'm kind of tired right now.
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