Change IV to oral abx

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OriolCarol
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   Posted 1/28/2018 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello friends.

Tomorrow is the last day I have intravenous ceftriaxone treatment available.

I will have to change to oral.

The combination of 600mg rifampicin and 200mg minocycline (until now I only put 100, because I had 2g of ceftriaxone), is effective for borrelia and bartonella, and, if I have neurological symptoms, will it be effective? vertigo, fasciculations, etc ...

Girlie
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   Posted 1/28/2018 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Rifampin plus minocycline is a good combo for lyme/bart.

You might want to add in a cyst buster - even just a few days per month.

(Flagyl or Tinidazole)


...and something for biofilms (you don't need a prescription for these)

- I use Lactoferrin and Xylitol.
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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

OriolCarol
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   Posted 1/30/2018 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
And Minocycline + Septra is a good combo? I can't tolerate rifampin, and fluoroquinolones

hammer8
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   Posted 1/30/2018 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
How did you fare on the IV treatment and how long were you on it? Did it eliminate any symptoms?

Girlie
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   Posted 1/30/2018 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
OriolCarol said...
And Minocycline + Septra is a good combo? I can't tolerate rifampin, and fluoroquinolones


Septra can be used for bartonella. But, it's not as effective as Rifampin and the fluoroquinolones.

You could go on it for awhile...and see how you fare.

What happens when you take Rifampin?
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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

tickbite666
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   Posted 1/30/2018 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I read somewhere that Omnicef is a good oral to take after coming off IV Rocephin. Not sure how it would work in your planned protocol.

Hoagie
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   Posted 1/30/2018 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
tickbite666 said...
I read somewhere that Omnicef is a good oral to take after coming off IV Rocephin. Not sure how it would work in your planned protocol.

A PA at Dr J's clinic in DC told me that Omnicef is the closest oral you can get to IV. Not sure what that actually means though.

OriolCarol
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   Posted 1/31/2018 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My LLMD wants to put me on minocycline 200mg per day and bactrim.

Girlie
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   Posted 1/31/2018 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
OriolCarol said...
My LLMD wants to put me on minocycline 200mg per day and bactrim.


that is a good combo.

But, just know that you may need something else for Bartonella.
Moderator, Lyme Forum
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

OriolCarol
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   Posted 1/31/2018 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Can it be this combo and herbs? Minocycline + Bactrim more herbs smile

Girlie
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   Posted 1/31/2018 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, you can take herbals with that combo.
Moderator, Lyme Forum
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
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