WV Mike said...
Carol I had the flu or bad cold when I restarted rifampin so I can't answer that. Only thing I noticed was I got the Bart streaks again after about two weeks or so.
Girlie did you have any symptoms when your kidneys were bad or did you just find out from a blood test or whatever? I'm back on rifampin just wondering if I need to watch for anything or doing testing.
Good question - I felt really bad while taking and after taking my week 1 and 2 abx - I don’t know if it’s just the die-off or abx side effects - and did the lower kidney function also contribute to my malaise. (Dapsone/daraprim/Rifabutin along with a couple others that I have taken before without bad effects.)
When the poor kidney function test first happened I was surprised and worried.
After being off the abx for two weeks - the kidneys come back.
This has happened 5 times now (for 5 cycles/months )
I am concerned about
assaulting my kidneys over and over again...
FYI - I had no issues with Rifampin - took it for many months - kidney and liver function were good.
Just to be clear - the OP isn’t asking about
resistance to the abx - but flu like symptoms.
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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) : 1/21/2019 10:31:07 PM (GMT-7)