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OriolCarol
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   Posted 2/15/2018 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys!

I'm on doxy and my tinnitus is worse.... i can feel a ray throw my ear sometimes and a constant washing machine. My neuropathy is worse..... Why i never feel good when i'm on abx? Detox, detox, and worse...

Girlie
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   Posted 2/15/2018 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
It is par for the course - for these antibiotics to cause an uptick in symptoms. In fact that's how some LLMD's confirm whether or not you have lyme...and/or if the abx are working.

You've been on the doxy for a couple of days, right? And with rifampin?

On Day 4 of doxy ( my first antibiotic), I got back pain...which I never had (in that particular area) the 14 months prior.

Are you taking a binder? What detoxing makes you feel worse? Maybe go back to just one or two methods for now...and see how you feel.
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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

njfillet
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   Posted 2/15/2018 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
OriolCarol said...
Hi guys!

I'm on doxy and my tinnitus is worse.... i can feel a ray throw my ear sometimes and a constant washing machine. My neuropathy is worse..... Why i never feel good when i'm on abx? Detox, detox, and worse...


Doxy was my first abx, about a week into taking it my tinnitus started and hasnt' gone away since. It is 24/7 screeching/scraping sound...like nails on a chalkboard but never ending. Sometimes it's so bad I just want to bang my head into the wall. NOTHING helps it.

But, on Doxy or Minocycline, I stopped getting headaches. As soon as I stop the doxy or mino, the debilitating headaches return.

Girlie
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   Posted 2/15/2018 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
njfillet said...
OriolCarol said...
Hi guys!

I'm on doxy and my tinnitus is worse.... i can feel a ray throw my ear sometimes and a constant washing machine. My neuropathy is worse..... Why i never feel good when i'm on abx? Detox, detox, and worse...


Doxy was my first abx, about a week into taking it my tinnitus started and hasnt' gone away since. It is 24/7 screeching/scraping sound...like nails on a chalkboard but never ending. Sometimes it's so bad I just want to bang my head into the wall. NOTHING helps it.

But, on Doxy or Minocycline, I stopped getting headaches. As soon as I stop the doxy or mino, the debilitating headaches return.


Aww...that's too bad njfillet - seems you're stuck between a rock and a hard place with that one.
What are you taking with the tetracycline?
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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

njfillet
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   Posted 2/15/2018 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Girlie said...


Aww...that's too bad njfillet - seems you're stuck between a rock and a hard place with that one.
What are you taking with the tetracycline?


Hey Girlie, thanks. I'm on a 3 wk on/ 2wk off schedule and I was taking Minocycline, Ceftin, Septra DS, Mepron and Enula in the second week. I only take one anti-malarial in the third week.

For example, this is my 1st week off after 3 week cycle and I have been feeling increasingly horrible the last 4 days, with a 2 day headache right now, horrible leg pain and of course the tinnitus actually started to get worse at the end of my third week (which was only on for MWF). I have seen this pattern now.

Post Edited (njfillet) : 2/15/2018 4:30:41 PM (GMT-7)


OriolCarol
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   Posted 2/15/2018 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, girlie. Doxy and rifabutin. I want to comment something, I think I have active lyme, and rifabutin decreases the action of doxycycline ... I would like to cover both. Lyme I have insurance, but I'm not sure of bartonella. The ideal combo would be minocycline + rifabutin. The problem is that previously I stopped minocycline 4 or 5 times ... I played too much with this antibiotic and now I fear that bartonella is resistant to minocycline, that's why I added doxi. If someone can clarify this, I would be very grateful, because I would like to go back to mino + rifabutin

Girlie
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   Posted 2/16/2018 12:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Were you on the Mino with rifampin ?


There are LLMDs whose protocols are pulsing the meds - so staring and stopping.

In fact the LLMD I just switched to has his patients pulse the abx.

I've been on Mino a few different times during my treatment, and have started and stopped it.
But I'm not fully healed yet tho .


You could try the Mino with Rifabutin and see how you do.
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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