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jenn
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Been taking Zith for almost 18 months....switched it to Biaxin last visit.

Since switching... Symptoms Increased and tired which I haven't experienced since before Dx.

Is it possible to be Herxing just from the change from Zith to Biaxin?? Aren't they almost the same drug?

Taking:
500 biaxin bid
500 ceftin bid
haven't added tindimax yet ....just waiting for these symptoms to calm down before starting.

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Up.

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I dunno for sure but I do know that I took biaxin initially and had horrible reactions form it, mostly mental / brain fog stuff that I already had but amplified. Went to the Zith for the last 4 months and while I ve had some herx type reactions since, theyve been way less. I ve read quite a bit of bad press on biaxin and its side effects too.
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I have had the same thing happen- Biaxin has been a better drug for me long term than Zith.

I herx on both, but more on Biaxin and Zith tore a hole in my stomach while Biaxin does not (so far).

Sometimes little changes in biochemistry of a drug work differently with the physiologies of our bodies.

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Jamers
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I didn't notice anything on Zith except for extreme tiredness for 2 weeks, then when I tried Biaxin I was herxing right away. It's a good drug from what people say on here for Lyme. If you can tolerate it I would keep with it.

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