What is your point?
I think I was being clear by editing the original post containing the partial quote and directing readers to the entire quote "to clarify Girlie's post"
This is NOT about what I am saying.
YOU are the one that stated unequivocally that:
"The standard dosage for doxy is 200 mg twice daily
The standard dosage for minocycline is 100 mg twice daily."
So, I believe you and conclude that since 100 is half of 200, then the standard dosage of minocycline would be ½ the NUMBER of milligrams of the NUMBER of milligrams for the standard dosage of doxycycline.
Since the Guidelines do not state a recommended dosage for doxycycline, my only concern is that their professional recommendation may differ from yours which would thereby mislead others, such as myself. I think that if the committee in charge of the guidelines had any idea that two non-professionals would debate the correct number of mg that any given Lyme patient should take and how often, they would have either clarified it or made the entire guidelines inaccessible to the non-professional public. This is ridiculous.
Again, what is your point?
I wasn't sure what you were trying to say...that's all.
The guidelines do state the dose is 200 mg twice daily; doses of up to 600 mg are often needed.
I'm not sure what clarification is needed.
That is for doxy. The guidelines don't list mino dose.
When i said the standard was 200 mg twice daily...this is the 'norm' - what most LLMD's do prescribe.
Regarding minocycline - same thing - 100 mg twice daily is the standard dose that LLMD's prescribe.
I'm not really trying to make any point...
EDIT TO ADD: The guidelines are from 2008 and certainly could use a revision. And, it's just that - a guide.
I would think that LLMD's would educate themselves on the standard doses of the antibiotics.
I don't know why minocycline dosage isn't in the guidelines...maybe in 2008 it wasn't prescribed much for treating lyme?
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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
Post Edited (Girlie) : 4/21/2018 6:25:28 PM (GMT-6)