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feelbetter
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My doctor just prescirbed me 250mg of Zithromycin a day,don't know if this dosage is normal or not..
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I couldn't handle more than that but was prescribed double. When I only took half doses, my LLMD tried having me pulse it, 3 days on 4 off, but I still couldn't tolerate it, so they changed meds. They were concerned that it would become resistant on that dosage.

Does your doc plan on increasing your dosage later? I felt good on the 250.

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I'm on 250mg.... every time I go up to 500mg I herx too much, so we go back down to the 250mg and have more milder herxs.

I feel good on the 250 too.

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My Dr. had me on 500 mg IV zith and just reduced it to 250 mg. My ears were screaming and I felt like I was going cross-eyed when infusing. The herx today (drooping face, leg dragging, PAIN)from it was pretty severe, so they backed me off. I am hoping I can tolerate 250 mg??!
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jackie51
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You guys are scaring me. I just went on 600 mg a day. I hope I don't get a headache or anything else.
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Some people do great on zith. My daughter was fine with it. It was horrible for me and we had to switch to something else. Everyone is different.

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My ID doc at one time prescribed 2,250 mg of Zithromax a day!!!! NUTS. I took up to 1,000 mg, but it was not easy. I hate Zithromax. Useless for me.
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jenn
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doing 500 zith a day and doing great! Knock on wood!!
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Same as Jenn - no issues with zith.
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LymeXtu
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Also 500 a day for my son and I with no problems, but we are on one week on then one week off.
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jackie51
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Okay, I feel better now. Maybe, just maybe, the people who have bad reactions are more likely to post about them and the folks who have no reactions don't feel a need to say anything. Thanks to those who have provided some reassurance on this journey to the town of "Feel Good Again"
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jkmom
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I take 600 mg daily and do fine. I accidentally took 600 mg twice daily for a month and did fine on that, too.

My daughter's LLMD had her on 250 mg daily. I was uncomfortable with it being so low, but he thought more would be too much for her.

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