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OriolCarol
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   Posted 4/6/2018 6:22 AM (GMT -6)   
My girlfriend has started to take 600mg day of doxy for her lyme and she's improving tremendously.... i'm exceptic of her improvement.... she takes it twice day 300mg x2.

OriolCarol
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   Posted 4/6/2018 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it too much dose or is good?

Girlie
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   Posted 4/6/2018 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
400 mg daily is the usual dose that LLMD's prescribe.




But, the lyme treatment guidelines (Burrascano) state up to 600 mg daily can be taken.


www.lymenet.org/BurrGuide200810.pdf
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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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OriolCarol
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   Posted 4/8/2018 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Than you Girlie.

Do you know if doxy can cause vasospasm? My girlfriend feel her veins twitching on mino...could it be a herx?

Girlie
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   Posted 4/8/2018 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
OriolCarol said...
Than you Girlie.

Do you know if doxy can cause vasospasm? My girlfriend feel her veins twitching on mino...could it be a herx?


She feels her veins twitching?

Is it perhaps fasciculations? (muscles, not veins)
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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

OriolCarol
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   Posted 4/8/2018 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
It's strange girlie but she's correct... she has neurological vasospasm... i can see her veins twitching... maybe it's because lyme is irritating her blood vessels and abx do the job. When she said me i thought it was muscle twitching (that she has both).

insomniaaa
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   Posted 4/9/2018 2:51 AM (GMT -6)   
So is this person taking doxycycline or minocycline or both? I'm confused.
Can you even safely combine these two abx? Won't they cancel each other out?

OriolCarol
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   Posted 4/9/2018 3:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Doxy sorry, I wrote mino... jajaja

OriolCarol
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   Posted 4/10/2018 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
She's better, cognitive better, no tinnitus, no blurred vision, no pain in the joints but when she started doxycycline she started to feel muscle twitching, and vasospasm so it could be a polineuropathy induced by doxy? Or maybe the doxy hitting lyme in the nerves and making it more irritated...

OriolCarol
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   Posted 4/10/2018 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
She has painfull spasm in her eyes and when it happens, i can see broken veins in her eyes... so i don't know if doxycycline can induce polyneuropathy,neuropathy etc... or some type of vasculitis...

It's know that borrelia travel trought blood vessels so it could be a type of herx... but i want to be sure of that...

Is good idea stop doxy for few days and see what happen?

RJD76
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   Posted 4/10/2018 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
OriolCarol: how long has your girlfriend had lyme for, and what symptoms does she have? Any other abx than Doxy?

Just asking because I'm about to go on doxy myself, although not 600mg..Right now i'm suffering from pretty bad arthritis pains in my wrists and knees, also severe back pains.

Thanks!

\Tommy

OriolCarol
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   Posted 4/10/2018 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe 7 month or more... because she started with tinnitus. How dossage will you take?

But she's having symptoms of pheripeal neurophaty... and i would like to know if it's related to doxy or herx

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   Posted 4/10/2018 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
OriolCarol said...
She's better, cognitive better, no tinnitus, no blurred vision, no pain in the joints but when she started doxycycline she started to feel muscle twitching, and vasospasm so it could be a polineuropathy induced by doxy? Or maybe the doxy hitting lyme in the nerves and making it more irritated...


It's also possible that she has bartonella as a confection...and those symptoms are 'showing up'
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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

RJD76
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   Posted 4/11/2018 1:31 AM (GMT -6)   
OriolCarol: I will do 200mg twice a day. Did she do any other abx with Doxy?

OriolCarol
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   Posted 4/11/2018 4:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, girlie, it could be another coinfection like bart.

Doxy have some activity against bart really? But i know it is not enough.

OriolCarol
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   Posted 4/12/2018 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Her pain don't stop, she has improvement in some symptoms and worsening in others... she switched to minocycline. Mino need a lower dose really? So 600mg of doxy would be 300 of mino?

sebreg
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   Posted 4/12/2018 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I think the twitching may be related to herxheimer response to the medications. Def happens to me, and much of my herxing is related to bart so I get a lot of intense neuro stuff (including twitching and various types of neuropathy) happening when the herxing is strong.

Is your gf doing various things to detox? I think magnesium supplements (like malate, threonate) can sometimes be helpful for twitching.
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