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'Kete-tracker
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A drum teacher here at our store came down with the classic early stage symptoms; joint aches, flu-ish feeling, tiredness. So...
He went to the Walk-In clinic here in Barrington.
(He has no PCP... yet.)

The on-duty doc sad, "Yup! That's a Lyme Rash." after spying a pretty obvious Erythema Migrans on his left calf.

So what did he prescribe him? Two... Yes, TWO weeks of doxycycline at the 100mg, twice a day ("b.i.d.")
Told our teacher that'll "take care of it", &, "We got it early" &, OH, "Remember to stay out'a the sun". (No other advice). [Eek!]

I mean, CRIPES, the IDSA says 14 - 21 days of abx.
It's mid-2013! When will this stop!? How many more people need to be under-treated & get sick Months... or Years later?? [Mad]

BTW, I caught on to it & straightened our teacher out. He went back & nearly had to make a scene to get 3 additional weeks of 'doxy'. Also told him of all the other Do's & Don'ts while he's on the meds. [Wink]

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Don't forget to tell him to get tested for coinfections and also to hit all 3 forms of lyme.
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Thank goodness for you Kete!

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Lyme positive PCR blood, and
positive Bartonella henselae Igenex, 2011.
low positive Fry biofilm test, 2012.
Update 7/16- After extensive treatments,
doing okay!

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And tell him to take PROBIOTICS!!!

I would want 200mg doxy twice a day, myself.

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Opinions, not medical advice!

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'Kete-tracker
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Good idea, Hoops, IF he HAD a PCP.
But for now he's aware of babs & bart symptoms 7 seems to be symptom free right now.

He's 2 weeks into the abx. Woulda been finishin' up with the doxy now had it not been for me grabbing him as he left work & made him sit in my A/C'ed car that eve... reading Dr. B's guidelines (For E.M. rash & symptoms- 4 weeks beyond rash & symptom resolution... with min. of 6 weeks., etc.)

Yes, Lymetoo, I've passed on word re: plain yogurt, Kefir &/or probiotic capsules.

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good for you...i made many scenes over the years for my kids after going 15 yrs un dx

there have been recent threads on here of other reasons it is STILL HAPPENING

good to see you kete

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'Kete-tracker
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I wish I couild say he opened their eyes, but
he left the clinic with their still feeling he was over-treating.
The discharge paper indicated they showed him 2 sets of guidelines (either "IDSA"- I forget the names of them) that *both* indicated 2 weeks for a visible E.M. (Lyme rash).

On the plus side, the walk-in clinic a town away, in Lee (@ the "Lee circle"), takes a Bit more aggressive approach:
3 weeks for a "high-risk bite" (imbedded deer tick that's attached- or may have been attached- for over 24 hours).

Unfortunately, pretty much the same Rx for a rash, BUT insistence to follow up with one's primary doc for further treatment "as deemed neccesary". Yeah... well...

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That is exactly why I am in the boat I am in.

I only got maybe two or three weeks worth of doxy. I had the rash also. They took a blood test and it came up negative.(LabCorp) I was supposedly fine.

I am not so fine today which is a little over two years later.

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