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big lenny
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yesterday started on mepron 750mg 2x daily and zithromax 500mg 1 a day..
i did test pos for babesios about a year ago and remember takin this cycle of meds but dont recall if it was helpful..
i was told to take for 3 weeks then one week off and back for 3 weeks? does this sound correct?
thnx again to all for your support and helpful advice !!!

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joalo
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Up.

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Sick since January 1985. Misdiagnosed for 20 years. Tested CDC positive October 2005. Treating since April 2006.

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Sammi
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Mepron and Zithromax can be good meds to treat Babs. Some doctors prescribe them continuously, some prescribe three weeks on and one week off.

When I took Mepron and Zithromax, I used them continuously.

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3 weeks on and 1 week off Mepron was my Rx, but I was not instructed to be off the macrolide for that week unless treating another coinfection (like levaquin for Bart, for ex, b/c you can't take a macrolide + quinoline simultaneously).

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