The most well-known Lyme literate Pediatrician , Dr. Jones has some information on his website.
I've copied and pasted some of the info:
10% of Dr. Jones’ patients are infected gestationally.
Two cases of in vitro fertilization caused embryonic infection.
Mothers not treated resulted in 50% gestational transmission compared to mothers treated with 1 antibiotic resulting in a 25% transmission. 70% of infected mothers reported a difficult pregnancy. ALL children improved with appropriate antibiotic treatment. "
Antibiotic treatment for Pregnant mothers:
Amoxil 1000mg every 8 hours
Ceftin 500 mg every 12 hours
Omnicef 300 mg-600mg twice daily
Mepron 750mg twice daily
Zithromax 500mg twice daily
A 1995 study by Gardner showed 15% abnormal babies in treated mothers vs 67% of abnormal babies in mothers not treated.https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/11/11/gestational-lyme-other-tick-borne-diseases-dr-jones/
If it were me - I'd likely want to have a baby...but I'd definitely do the abx during pregnancy.
I would research and make sure that the LLMD is knowledgeable enough - ie has dealt with several pregnancies...and are his recommendations on par with the most experienced pediatric LLMD's.
Although, adoption is certainly a good option.
So sorry you're struggling with this decision. You have not failed... You persevered and were in remission....and now even after the relapse...you're almost there again! That takes determination and hard work. Be proud of this accomplishment. All of us here know the difficulty of the protracted treatment...and the treatment fatigue that sets in.....
It's remarkable - your recovery.... and you can get there again.
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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) : 1/25/2019 3:02:31 AM (GMT-7)