Migrating joint pain on Bactrim

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   Posted 1/13/2018 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a flareup on Bactrim 400-80, 1/2 a tab twice a day. First my left knee would get a buildup of pressure with a dull ache, then a minute later the right knee would have the same. The 2nd joints in my fingers (but not the thumb) also alternated that way, though the pain was sharper. My heart rate was over 120 and I could barely function, so I stopped the Bactrim. It's been a week and I still have residual pain in my knees.

I'm on a modified Buhner protocol which I'm continuing. I'd like to take antibiotics, but I won't if the herx is going to do damage.

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   Posted 1/13/2018 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you detoxing? If you are, it sounds like you need to do a little more.

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   Posted 1/13/2018 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I was taking ALA, NAC, MSM, liposomal glutathione and vitamin c, I don't feel like it made any difference.

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   Posted 1/14/2018 1:44 AM (GMT -6)   
acarined - how long have you been taking the bactrim?

And did your heart rate stay up high for an extended period of time?
I think that was wise to stop it.

Keep detoxing...and you could try the biaxin again in a few days if you feel better.

I had trouble with the bactrim. It really ramped up my nerve pain in my back.
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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;
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Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Post Edited (Girlie) : 1/14/2018 12:47:33 AM (GMT-7)

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