This is my second post here. I was a bit on edge on my first post (I have just been diagnosed with Lyme, Bartonella, Babesia, and have fertility/thyroid issues - long story). But now I'm starting to accept this.
I'm starting the treatment today: 400mg of Doxycycline per day (200mg - 2 times per day) for 4-6 weeks. This is my plan:
- Since I don't have the typical Lyme symptoms, I'll keep a journal of any unrelated symptoms and see if they improve.
- I'll be on the lookout for any herx reactions and take note if I start feeling ill.
- The doctor gave me a mix of herbal things (can't remember the details at the moment), so I might start taking that a couple weeks from today.
- I'll drink water, take my probiotics, etc.
Anything else I should be aware of?
Any common next steps after the first round on Doxycycline?
Hi YepLilly - welcome to our community.
goshawk has given you some good information.
As she stated, usually antibiotic treatment for chronic lyme consists of at least two antibiotics. Your LLMD may be waiting a few weeks before adding in the second one.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask....lots of knowledge and support here.
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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