Posted 9/24/2018 12:56 PM (GMT -7)
Interesting subject. If you have a moment I will share something with interesting with you.
I have been taking Doxy for a few years, a few weeks on/off at a time. Well, the last time that I took it, maybe three months ago, I began to have arthritis pain in my hands, fingers, joints, knees and mostly everywhere two bones joined together. I stopped taking it and within a few days it went away.
I started Doxy again and within a few days it came back. But this time it took longer for it to go away.
So I talked to my Lyme doctor and he changed me to Minocycline. Well, within a few hours of taking Mino the joint swelling and pain came back, and again, it took longer than before to go away, probably like a week.
So I thought that maybe I had developed an allergy to tetracyclines, so I moved on to a different class of antibiotics.
Well, I started taking Ceftin, and within a few days the joint inflammation came back. This time it came back with fatigue and so bad that I could barely walk from the joint pain but also from being so tired.
One evening, when I was feeling so bad, I decided to take my herbs with Ceftin. Would you believe that when I woke up the next morning all of the inflammation was gone? I mean, the knees hurt so bad that I could barely stand on them. Next morning, nothing! all gone! I thought that I had Carpal Tunnel from being on the computer at work all day. That was gone too.
I have been taking my herbs for years now, alone and in combination with other antibiotics, but never together with Ceftin. So I am unsure as to what the interaction was between Ceftin and my herbs (Japanese knotweed, Turmeric, CSA, Cats Claw, Sida Acuda, houttuynia, Monolaurin) that got rid of the inflammation within a few hours.
I stopped taking my herbs and continued with Ceftin to see what would happen. Within three days the joint pain started again, although not as bad as before.