Safety labs/ tests to do while on antibiotics

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Glascis
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   Posted 3/12/2018 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I was doing some reading and thinking. What kind of labs/ monitoring/ tests should I be doing while on antibiotics?

My GP isn't the most pro-active but if I request something that makes sense he will order it. Can people suggest what they have been doing and why?

Also I am starting Rifampin soon. Am concerned as I know it can be a hard drug to take.

Girlie
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   Posted 3/12/2018 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn’t find Rifampin very hard to take but I did start off lower dose for a few weeks.

My GP - knowing I was on long term antibiotics gave me a standing order for monthly tests: Kidney and liver function tests, as well as hematology profile.
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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;
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Glascis
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   Posted 3/12/2018 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh good to know about the Rifampin. So far my body has been a total champ with everything except IV clarithromycin. I was kind of feeling a little fear about starting the Rifampin just in case.

Thanks also for tests - I will request.

Girlie
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   Posted 3/13/2018 1:52 AM (GMT -6)   
The Rifampin should be taken on empty stomach. Beware - you will have orange pee.
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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

Glascis
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   Posted 3/13/2018 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Excellent! lol Better if it glows in the dark...

Girlie
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   Posted 3/14/2018 2:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Glascis said...
Excellent! lol Better if it glows in the dark...


Well, not quite... shocked
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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

RedLabel
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   Posted 3/14/2018 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I have seen some liver values rise with abx so definitely that one. In addition kidney and blood count. ECG is recommended if you are on azithromycin
Lyme, CPN, Yersinia, Coxsackie, CMV and Bartonella after LLMD visit.
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Started treatment in May 2017
Currently on Azithromycin, Doxycycline, Plaquenil, Rifampicin, Delimmun

mpost
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   Posted 3/14/2018 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
i do the following, monthly

-ALT
-AST
-serum albumin
-bilirubin
-creatinine
-alkaline phosphatase
-magnesium
-potasium
-blood urea
-TSH
-complete hemogram
-ionized and blood calcium

tickbite666
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   Posted 3/14/2018 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Vit D25 Total is good to take every 3 or 4 months.
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