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Gisele
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How long do most people stay on IV therapies before returning to oral antibiotics? [confused]
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joalo
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Buried on page two.

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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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marypart
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My son did four months, then went to orals. I think it depends on your symptoms, your doctor's inclination and what your insurance company is willing to pay for.

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Had serious arthritis, all gone.
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arthritis in knees, cured and off all meds. .
Self:Lyme, bart, sxs gone, no longer treating.

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For neuro-lyme issues 6 months to 1 year is recommended.

I started with 20 month on orals (12mo with 1st LLMD, then switched LLMD), then 13 months IV Rocephin and another 3 months IV doxy, while mixing in various other Lyme and co orals.

Its been 10 month since PICC was pulled and still battling co's.

good luck

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This is different for everyone. I got off IV at 18 months. Had a good six months of remission and now I am back on a three month pulse of orals to hopefully kick out the last this.

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Just sharing my experience, I am not a doctor.

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I was on IV for 7 months. My doctor felt that there were diminishing returns ( I wish I knew what they were )for any longer. I am fairly certain that this opinion was for his protocol though.
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