LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » Back on meds after a year break...

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Back on meds after a year break...
Melanie Reber
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 3707

Icon 2 posted      Profile for Melanie Reber   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Good evening all,

Well, the good news is that I was able to go a whole year w/out meds this time around! The not so good news is that I started back 2 weeks ago and am feeling rather rotten.

I've restarted with Doxy, Zith and just added Tindamax tonight. Next week, after a short pulse break, I want to add in Bicillin again. That is if I can find someone to shoot me. (I tried shooting myself for awhile, but didn't do so well with it.)

Anyway... I suppose my question for tonight is re: Tindamax dosing. And yes, I do realize that dosing is individualized, so I'm just asking about a 'norm' here. (I moved since my last intensive treatment and have lost my notes)

So, is the norm 500MG TID like Flagyl?

Thanks so much in advance,
Melanie

Posts: 7052 | From Colorado | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
karenl
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 17753

Icon 1 posted      Profile for karenl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My compounded tinidazole is 500 mg and only one capsule daily.
Posts: 1834 | From US | Registered: Oct 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
micul
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 6314

Icon 1 posted      Profile for micul     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hi Mel. Actually it has a longer half life than Flagyl, so you only take it bid. 500 is good, some take 1000 bid......Colorado eh? Isn't that where you started out at?

--------------------
You're only a failure when you stop trying.

Posts: 945 | From U.S | Registered: Oct 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
seekhelp
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 15067

Icon 1 posted      Profile for seekhelp     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Damn, everyone seems to fall off the train with this illness. [Frown] So unfair. At least you had a year of good health. This board is so hard to read at times and stay in any decent spirits.
Posts: 7545 | From The 5th Dimension - The Twilight Zone | Registered: Mar 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Melanie Reber
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 3707

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Melanie Reber   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thank you for the input Micul and Karen... perhaps I will stay with a lower dose for now. Micul, yes, Colorado is where I started out at. [Wink]

Seek, you're right... it isn't fair, but please try not to get discouraged. Everyone has their own journey with these diseases, mine has just been particularly lengthy. However, I am SO MUCH better than I was at the beginning!

Posts: 7052 | From Colorado | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Carol in PA
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 5338

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Carol in PA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hi Melanie!

[hi]


I don't have any antibiotic advice for you, but if you want, I can nag you about supplements, haha.

Carol

Posts: 6947 | From Lancaster, PA | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Melanie Reber
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 3707

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Melanie Reber   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey Miss Carol! You are welcome to nag me as much as you like at anytime! Miss you!
Posts: 7052 | From Colorado | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Abxnomore
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 18936

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Abxnomore     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
When I was sick I took 500 mg of compounded tinidazole 3x a day.
Posts: 5187 | From Lyme Zone | Registered: Jan 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Sammi
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 110

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Sammi     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Melanie, I am sorry you had to go back on meds but it is great you had a year without them.

I think I took compunded Tinidazole two times a day, but it was a long time ago so I am not sure.

I am glad you have a plan in place. I hope your treatment goes well!

Posts: 4680 | Registered: Oct 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Melanie Reber
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 3707

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Melanie Reber   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks Abx and Sammi! I have started with 500 every night this week and will increase over time. I'm trying to do this as gently as possible this go round. That may be an impossibility, but thats the plan.
Posts: 7052 | From Colorado | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey, Mel!! Welcome back .. NOT that we want you to have to be here! Yuck! [Mad]

All I can say is listen to your body. I don't think I ever made it past 750mg a day .. IF that.

Hope you can knock this out quickly!!

 -

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95726 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Melanie Reber
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 3707

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Melanie Reber   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey there Miss Tootsie-Pop! I think that is very good advice and I am trying to do just that!

Much love to you, M

Posts: 7052 | From Colorado | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
TnFlowerChild
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 24717

Icon 1 posted      Profile for TnFlowerChild     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've been getting the Bicillin shots for the last few months... do they ever get to where they don't hurt like the devil????

Or is it just my tender hinie?

Sorry you're back with us - but I guess we have/are "good company"?

Posts: 236 | From Jackson, TN | Registered: Mar 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Melanie Reber
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 3707

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Melanie Reber   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey there Flower... Bicillin is very tempermental with me too. Some shots are rather painless, but others hurt horribly and leave large bruises.

Numbing, positionaing, heating afterwards and the person administering the shot can make a difference, but not always. Hope you find a way to ease the pain soon.

And yes, I have always loved the good company here, thank you.

Posts: 7052 | From Colorado | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
gambler
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 8441

Icon 1 posted      Profile for gambler     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was just wondering the other day what happened to you and figured you were all better (I don't post that much, but I read them).

That's a bummer. I'm sorry.

Posts: 243 | From chicago | Registered: Dec 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymeorsomething
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 16359

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymeorsomething     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
According to the abstract I've seen from the new UNH study, tini looks to be one of the more effective lyme drugs.

I'm not even sure the diversity of meds is required as long as you're covering all lyme forms.

If you're treating just lyme, consider high dose amoxy with your tini and maybe something to target biofilms...

--------------------
"Whatever can go wrong will go wrong."

Posts: 2062 | From CT | Registered: Jul 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Carol in PA
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 5338

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Carol in PA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Lymeorsomething:

...and maybe something to target biofilms...


That would be systemic enzymes.


How Systemic Enzymes Work to Cure Diseases
By Dr. James Howenstine, MD
March 17, 2009
NewsWithViews.com

http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james174.htm

Posts: 6947 | From Lancaster, PA | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Melanie Reber
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 3707

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Melanie Reber   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thank you Gambler.
Lymeor, I am no longer able to tolerate Amoxi, unfortunately, but do very well with Bicillin.
Carol, thank you for the enzyme link!

Posts: 7052 | From Colorado | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
lymeinhell
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 4622

Icon 1 posted      Profile for lymeinhell     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Miss Melanie!!! Welcome back!!

Sorry to hear you're back on abx but I'm sure you'll be back to your rosey self in no time! [group hug]

--------------------
Julie
_ _ ___ _ _
lymeinhell

Blessed are those who expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed.

Posts: 2257 | From a better place than I was 11 yrs ago | Registered: Sep 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Melanie Reber
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 3707

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Melanie Reber   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thank you Julie!
Posts: 7052 | From Colorado | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
kelmo
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 8797

Icon 1 posted      Profile for kelmo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Welcome Back Melanie. My daughter relapsed, too.
Discouraging.

Posts: 2903 | From AZ | Registered: Feb 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
jess22
Unregistered


Icon 1 posted            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
@ Melanie-Nice to meet you, sorry it had to be this way! Just think if your body could do it for a year I'm sure you'll be back on track again..

Let me say I love this board. Everyone is SO supportive and there's always great information here. But there is also some negativity..

I realize we are all sick. Melanie didn't state what her level of function was. Not everyone who relapses ends up bedridden or unable to look after themselves. Why the doom and gloom??

I don't mean to point fingers. Just that for those of us whom the going is so tough I think I like to stay positive ...

IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
unsure445
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 15962

Icon 1 posted      Profile for unsure445     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I hope it is a quick rebound back to balanced health!

If you don't mind my asking, were you on any maintenance herbs in the last year after you stopped antibiotics?

--------------------
unsure445

Posts: 824 | From northeast | Registered: Jun 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Melanie Reber
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 3707

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Melanie Reber   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm so sorry to hear that Kelmo. I know how dissapointing it is. Best to her and to you.

Hey Jess, I can't speak for others... but for me at least, any little step backward is difficult after a long battle. So, I feel as if the others here are simply relating to that and validating the struggle. It is important, however to stay positive, so good for you!

Thanks Unsure. Actually, when I stopped meds the last time, I basically stopped evrything. So, no, I didn't continue with any herbs, supps, etc.

Posts: 7052 | From Colorado | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
map1131
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 2022

Icon 1 posted      Profile for map1131     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm so sorry to see you're back. A year of being well would be so incredible. Give thanks for that and just come back fighting those nasty nasty bugs.

Pam

--------------------
"Never, never, never, never, never give up" Winston Churchill

Posts: 6444 | From Louisville, Ky | Registered: Jan 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Melanie Reber
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 3707

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Melanie Reber   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks Pam. I know it has been a very long battle for you as well and believe me... I am very grateful for my improved health. It was amazing to be able to live a somewhat 'normal' life for as long as I have.

When I relapsed a few years ago, my LLMD told me that this may be my path to recovery... a year or so off and a year or so on when needed. Hopefully, the off periods will continue to increase with time.

Miss Carol,I found a large bottle of Wobenzymes in my old med stash. Will you share with me the dosing protocol, please?

Posts: 7052 | From Colorado | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Carol in PA
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 5338

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Carol in PA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Melanie, you can follow the directions on the bottle and see how you do.

I had good results using a higher dose.

Posts: 6947 | From Lancaster, PA | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Robin123
Moderator
Member # 9197

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Robin123     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hi Melanie - sorry to see you back here re meds - you were doing so well, I thought - guess we have to be glad for any relief time we get.

Wanted to let you know we testified in SF again this week for the May month recognition. You were great two years ago testifying here.

The supervisor this time - a new one - said, "Continuing our annual tradition..." as she entered the resolution into the record. Yes! - "annual tradition" is music to my ears and you've been a part of it!

Posts: 13069 | From San Francisco | Registered: May 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Melanie Reber
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 3707

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Melanie Reber   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, just when I was on a roll... a really bad cold snuck in and messed up all my plans! So, I guess I will extend my '4th week off' for another week and then start over again.

Thanks Miss Carol. The directions just seemed like a lot of pills in a day, so I was just checking.

Hey Robin! I'm SO proud of you for continuing to make such an impact in SF and also so grateful that I was able to be a small part of it. I miss my City by the Bay!

Posts: 7052 | From Colorado | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
map1131
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 2022

Icon 1 posted      Profile for map1131     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Melanie, the cold is just a bump in the road dear. Kick some virus arse and get back on track.

I know you'll get there again.

Pam

--------------------
"Never, never, never, never, never give up" Winston Churchill

Posts: 6444 | From Louisville, Ky | Registered: Jan 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Julie-MA
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 5110

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Julie-MA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am back on too, Melanie, after 2+ years without. Very discouraging, but I do feel better almost immediately after several months of neuro symptoms returning.

I don't have any advice about your meds (I am seeing a new LLMD and am on Ceftin, Zithro and Plaquenil, instead of Biaxin and Plaquenil for several years last time), but wanted to chime in that I can empathize. :-(

Most of all, I am cranky about returning to the restricted diet.

Julie

Posts: 307 | From Byfield, MA | Registered: Jan 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Geneal
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 10375

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Geneal     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hi Melanie!!!!

I wondered how you were.

Don't worry. You will get back into remission soon.

I was in remission for over a year before another tick bite with symptoms.

Treated 3 months. Bit again.

Treated 3 months again.

Been off of all meds including diflucan for over 3 months now.

Just know that you've done it before and you can do it again.

Sending you prayers of healing and hope.

Hugs,

Geneal

Posts: 6250 | From Louisiana | Registered: Oct 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.