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lyme in Putnam
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Never did bicillin, only rocephin. No picc line again. [Frown]

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up?

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Well, FWIW, I thought 6 months of Bicillin injections combined with Tindamax on/ off 2 weeks at a time throughout,

helped me with neuro Lyme.

Haven't done IV.

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Sorry, P.S.

Before doing Bicillin, I had been on oral antibiotic combo's for Lyme.

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Yes, my experience with both is that Bicillin-LA shots are just about as good as IM Rocephin. But I think 4.8 million units a week (4 shots of 1.2 million units is what's called for).

I do have a footnote to add that I cannot address right now but will get back to you.

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This is the answer from the Burrascano Guidelines:

"BENZATHINE PENICILLIN Comparative studies published by Fallon et. al. at Columbia University have shown that parenteral therapy is superior to oral therapy in chronic patients. Options include intramuscular long acting penicillin G (benzathine penicillin, or Bicillin-LA) or intravenous antibiotics.

For an antibiotic in the penicillin class to be effective, time-killing curves show that significant levels of antibiotic must be sustained for 72 hours. Bicillin LA is a sustained release formulation that meets these criteria.

Published studies in children and adults, combined with over a decade of experience with this therapy by front line, Lyme-treating physicians have established the efficacy, safety and usefulness of this medication. In many patients it is more effective than oral antibiotics for treating Lyme, and compares closely to intravenous therapy in terms of efficacy if the dose is high enough. It is usually administered three or four times weekly for six to twelve months." (page 16)

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf

See next-to-last sentence: Bicillin "compares closely to IV therapy in terms of efficacy IF the dose is high enough."

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