Weight Gain During Treatment?

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   Posted 3/22/2018 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
This isn't a huge deal for me because I used to be underweight, but I gain around 30 pounds and it all seemed to happen when I was taking mepron and zithromax.

Does anyone know if any of the things we take can cause weight gain? Or is this not an issue for anyone else?

I just feel like I am having so many stomach issues lately.. pain, numbness, weight gain, etc. Could be bartonella showing up to the 'party' now that other things are more under control?

I have been feeling really cruddy but planning on starting up Rifampin tonight and hope the terrible numbness in my stomach doesn't come back.

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   Posted 3/22/2018 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't gained extra weight with the mepron...

It's so difficult knowing if something is caused by the infections..especially if it's in the tummy area.

Mepron does cause a bit of tummy ache for me...and the longer I'm on it...the more I get it.
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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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   Posted 3/23/2018 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree tummy weight was one of my first symptoms. I got it long before I was being treated. It could simply be arising now because the antibiotics stired somthing up in your body.

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   Posted 3/24/2018 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
you have bacteria in your intestines that participate in digestion. when you take antibiotics you change this bacteria, some species become dominant, others almost disappear. this changes how your digestion works. in some people this change can be dramatic and lead to change in weight, etc....


take more probiotics please and better quality ones/higher doses.

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   Posted 3/24/2018 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
mpost- I take RenewLife probiotics 50 billion. I assume this is good?
Very sick starting around 07/2016
Started treatment 03/2017
Bixain & Cefdinir - 3 months - plateaued
Then Biaxin & Minocycline - 3 months - did not improve
Tinidazole - 500MG 2x a day - 2 weeks
Now taking:
Mepron 5mL 2x a day
Cats Claw - 30 drops 2x a day
Gou Teng - 30 drops 2x a day
CSA - 40 drops 2x a day
Japanese Knotweed - 40 drops 2x a day

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   Posted 3/24/2018 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I take 200 billion a day, VSL is 900 billion. Definitely take more
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