Taking only Doxy?

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   Posted 5/4/2018 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been taking Doxy for six weeks. The first two weeks, I was taking 200mg/day. Then, after seeing a Naturopathic LL doc, my Doxy was increased to 300mg/day. She was pretty confident I had Lyme, and a week later, my C-6 Peptide came back positive. We're still waiting for my DNAConnexions results to come back. They're backed up, so it could be a few more weeks. Ugh! I think I have Bartonella and Babesia, based on my symptoms and what I've read on this forum. My two major symptoms are hip pain and internal vibrations. I also have/have had a variety of other symptoms.

Monday, I have an appt. with my LL doc. She wanted to meet with me even though the results weren't in, mainly because my meds could run out before the results arrive. I'm hoping she changes up my meds based on my symptoms and her intuition.

After being on Doxy for a week or so, I felt some relief. Several symptoms were less frequent and/or almost gone. The next few weeks, I was having a few wanky days mixed in with good days, but I was starting to feel much better. I felt I had kind of plateaued, and I was ready to move on to the next med to attack more of the bacteria (or different symptoms). I'm still trying to figure out how this works.

Now, at the end of six weeks of Doxy (only Doxy), I'm starting to feel some of the earlier symptoms creep back in. Is this normal? Based on your experience, what should I expect? Any thoughts on what directions my doc may go without knowing what bacteria/s and/or confections I have?

Thank you in advance.

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   Posted 5/4/2018 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Well she should be adding a second antibiotic or antimalarial to the doxy (the doxy may also be switched to a different antibiotic.

Treating with just one isn’t recommended.
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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

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   Posted 5/6/2018 3:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I felt pretty immediate relief on doxy too, but definitely needed to add more to make further progress. My first LLMD was hesitant to do that and I ended up worse -- had to find a more knowledgeable one after that. It's hard to know what your doctor might add, especially without having the results back yet. Hope it's a good visit!
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Lyme, babesia, mycoplasma pneumonia. Diagnosed May 2017. Neuro symptoms began September 2017. Treating 11 months so far.

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   Posted 5/6/2018 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I was on just doxy for months now I switched to ceftin and one herbal. Doxy made me flair. Are you taking any supplements shown to kill lyme like GFSE ?

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   Posted 5/6/2018 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I suggest armin labs , I was negative EVRYWHERE else , I know lyme is a clinical diagnosis but due to my ocd issues I needed a piece of paper saying I was positive

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   Posted 5/6/2018 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
C6 elisa is very sensitive, well... not "very" but better than other stock lyme elisa tests for sure.

yes symptoms creep back in. are u generally sick for longer than 6m? if u caught it very early (first months) then doxy may be all u need. many ppl here were not so lucky.

doxy for early lyme is ok, but the good dosage is 200mg twice daily
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