You know I guess it must not be double dose, it is 600mg total a day. Looks like I goofed in my thinking. Hmm, the rifampin I have probably been on for 6 months or so.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the floroquinolones. It is really helpful to hear from other patients, I tend to trust patients a bit more (especially on this forum) than I trust the doctors especially when it comes to analyzing potential risks of the meds! Patients tend to know what's up, and especially when you start going through the totality of the anecdotal stories it makes you think more carefully. Plus it is helpful hearing from informed patients and their thought processes when it comes to what they are willing to take or not take and why.
How are you doing with Girlie? are you currently on abx? I've been so out of the loop, hope you have been improving!!!
I often say I'm doing double dose once daily ...because I switched from 300 mg twice daily to 600 once daily.
But, it is kind of confusing...since it's not really a double dose...it's just takin the 'regular' doses together.
When I switched to 600 once daily...I herxed. I got nerve pain - left shin area (which was 'new' to me) and a few other symptoms.
stayed on that dose only for 3 months or so...and have now switched to Babesia treatment.
I am unsure at this point if I have Babesia...or just stubborn Bart.
My symptoms have been slowly leaving in the 2 1/2 plus years I've been treating.
I just didn't want to assume that I don't have Babesia...so am giving it a fair trial...and will go back to Bart after a few months.
I have/had between 35-40 symptoms from the start...and I have less than 10 now (just guessing without doing a tally)
Unfortunately my worst one(s) are still with me - one being my very first symptom...which I have heard sometimes that is the way they go...in reverse order...
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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./15 mino - to biaxi