Rikky1, he says that i have a Mthfr mutation (but i looked it up and it's like the least harmful one, almost the entire population has it). And yes I KNOW he's starting me on half the dose but he doesn't know that I KNOW that. Meaning, he didn't even tell me that it was half the regular dose but i've known from reading boards that the correct dose for rif is 600mg a day. Things like this is why i'm leaving him and trying another doctor. At least tell me your putting me on half a dose.
I know someone who is on the half dose because her LLMD says it IS the right dose...and he won't budge - says 300 mg daily is the right amount...and 600 mg daily won't be any better.
So, are you sure your Dr. believes that 600 mg is the dose? You can ask him at your next appointment.
Also, the second antibiotic is used to avoid resistance. My LLND put me on an antibiotic first...and then a month later added the Rifampin.
I don't know if the A-Bart would work the same way to prevent the antibiotic resistance.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14; added biaxin Sept. 26/14 Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.; Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin); Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif; Nov. switched mino to biaxin.