First post - just wondering which of my abx are treating which infections

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thesickkid77
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   Posted 3/19/2018 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

I'll do a proper introductory post soon but I want to do a quick rushed one now to get answers.. !

I can't remember which antibiotic is for which infection..

I'm on IV's,
So:

IV Ceftriaxone - I know this one is for Lyme itself
IV Azithromycin - ? babesia but unsure
IV metronidazole - I know its a cyst buster but which infection does it target??

Also wanted to ask which infection Cypro is for (I know its an awful, last resort drug)..

Thank you in advance!

Jess smile

I will try post an introduction soon - I'm only 22 but been sick since I was 7 and am in Aus where Lyme disease isn't a thing and we can get treatment, my doc has put his medical license on the line to help me because he's basically said I will die if we don't.

1000Daisies
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   Posted 3/19/2018 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I am truly sorry you are so sick. I am no longer in the abx loop, as we no longer are using abx. But we have many here who are very knowledgeable and helpful in regards to abx, so I am sure they will be on shortly to give their input.

However, I think ILADS treatment guidelines are beneficial for referencing:
www.ilads.org/lyme/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf

I am extremely glad to hear that you found a doctor who is knowledgeable and willing to help you! That is half the battle right there!

Many {{{HUGS}}} to you!
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.

Girlie
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   Posted 3/19/2018 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
thesickkid77 said...
Hi everyone,

I'll do a proper introductory post soon but I want to do a quick rushed one now to get answers.. !

I can't remember which antibiotic is for which infection..

I'm on IV's,
So:

IV Ceftriaxone - I know this one is for Lyme itself
IV Azithromycin - ? babesia but unsure
IV metronidazole - I know its a cyst buster but which infection does it target??

Also wanted to ask which infection Cypro is for (I know its an awful, last resort drug)..

Thank you in advance!

Jess smile

I will try post an introduction soon - I'm only 22 but been sick since I was 7 and am in Aus where Lyme disease isn't a thing and we can get treatment, my doc has put his medical license on the line to help me because he's basically said I will die if we don't.


Hi - welcome!

Just a quick reply for now- Azithromycin is also for Lyme - and is sometimes paired with an antimalarial to treat Babs but it’s not effective on its own (for Babs)
Metronidazole is a Lyme cyst buster.

Cipro is for Bartonella
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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

goshawk
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   Posted 3/19/2018 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to our group,

Sorry that you have been ill for so long and Im glad you found someone to treat you.

We encourage all members to read our "New to Lyme"start here thread. its at the top of the page and has good info information on Lyme, detoxing, testing, symptoms and more.

Feel free to ask questions and reach out for support when needed.

Take care and I wish you the best of healing, Jo

tickbite666
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   Posted 3/19/2018 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Just make sure before you start taking the cipro that you double up on Magnesium for the whole time and week or so after you stop. At the very first instance of tendon pain or stiffness, or increased peripheral neuropathy or nerve pain, stop taking Cipro and call your LLMD.

I lasted only 19 days on Levaquin (in same class as cipro) and had to stop. But 6 months later I tried Cipro and had no reaction even after long term use.
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