I was pointing out the facts that it does nothing more for the extra pills but puts stress on the body. I understand the llmd’s over dose because that is their philospy the higher the dose the better is what they think. But the persons body stress needs to be considered this is why most take so long to heal. Look at your own kidneys over dosing hurts the kidneys and liver not worrth it slow and steady wins this disease. The extra pills do not increase the serum level in the blood and it is proven not the idsa crap either. I have facts to prove it and you only say the llmd dose that way does it make it right? Not only no but hell no. The extra dosing is not worth the risk my opinion. Why do the llmd’s pulse? Why do they use three meds at the same time? Prove it works? Two work just as well if not better and the patient does not suffer more. These are facts not just guesses. Every pill has a little poison. Always remember that. I see people all the time saying this dose and thet dose is not enough, but there is no proven methods to say otherwise this disease is a guess at what works and what does not. No two are the same. We try to help each other but i will never tell anyone to overdose themselves. That is not a good thing to do. Too much can happen to that person. Kidney and liver is already being attacked by the lyme etc. No need to kill them with too many pills.
The low dose doxy is IDSA.
Too low dose doesn't work. The dose of 200 mg twice daily is NOT overdosing. It is what's recommended for Lyme. If you under dose then the bacteria will not die off...and possibly become resistant.
If people were given the right dose for the appropriate amount of time when they present themselves at the Dr. office with a recent tick bite and symptoms...there would be less (way less) people with chronic lyme.
Here's what Dr. B wrote:
"The TETRACYCLINES, including doxycycline and minocycline, are bacteriostatic unless given in high doses. If high blood levels are not attained, treatment failures in early and late disease are common. However, these high doses can be difficult to tolerate.
For example, doxycycline can be very effective but only if adequate blood levels are achieved either by high oral doses (300 to 600 mg daily) or by parenteral administration. Kill kinetics indicate that a large spike in blood and tissue levels is more effective than sustained levels, which is why with doxycycline, oral doses of 200 mg bid is more effective than 100 mg qid. Likewise, this is why IV doses of 400 mg once a day is more effective than any oral regimen."
Dr. J pulses 3 abx at a time...and has good success. Re: suffering? I can tell you from my experience that taking 3 abx on a pulsed regimen that Dr. J prescribes is not as harsh as taking two abx daily with no breaks