Flu like syndrome rifampin

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OriolCarol
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   Posted 2/23/2018 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Is it true that pausing rifampin can cause flu like syndrome?

Girlie
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   Posted 2/23/2018 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
We did have a discussion on that a couple years ago.

It is rare. It has also resulted in renal failure in a few cases. But, it was reversible.


I've not known any forum members that it has happened to.
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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

insomniaaa
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   Posted 2/23/2018 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
so its pretty much safe to pulse it right?

Girlie
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   Posted 2/23/2018 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I pulsed Rifampin for several months.


Dr. J pulses ALL his antibiotics including 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

insomniaaa
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   Posted 2/24/2018 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Is rifampin just as effective when pulsed compared to a daily ingestion?

Girlie
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   Posted 2/24/2018 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
insomniaaa said...
Is rifampin just as effective when pulsed compared to a daily ingestion?



According to Dr. J it is more effective when dealing with Bartonella. He prescribes all his antibiotics to be pulsed. (But he has devised protocols)

But, not all LLMD"s agree with the pulsing.
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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