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guiney
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Hi everyone, My llmd has started me on one bicillin shot weekly and 250mgs. of zithro everyday for 3mnths....

anyone else been on this type of treatment? Did it help?How ad were the herxes?

I have stomache problems as it is and I'm worried about the zithro? My spinal fluid came back normal so she said I didn't need to go on the picc line!!!!!!!!

I start tomm. and I am really scared of the herxes... trying to look at this pos. because I tend to have myself doomed before I actually am

It may go well...I know, I know, the herxes mean the traetment is working and that IS why I am doing this...Right?

anyway, I'd love to hear from someone who has experienced this combo....thanx, Jamie

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David95928
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Jamie,

It's a good combination. The dosages seem kind of "entry level" but that should make the herxes more tolerable. Depending on how long you have been ill and other factors, you may need to increase both. I take Bcillin three times a week and 500 mg of Biaxin twic a day. Before the Biaxin, I took 1000 mg. of Zithromax once a day. Both of these combinations can cause significant herxes but, ultimately give a lot of good outcomes, hang in.

David

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David's right, it's a good combo, and the zith does seem low.

My daughter is on bicillin 2X a week, plus 500 zith a day. It makes a huge difference. I personally wouldn't spend a lot of time and energy worrying about the herxes.

orion


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guiney
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Hi David, Thanx for the reply. My llmd is starting me off low becuase last time I was on treatment

(not under the care of an llmd) I herxed so bad I ended up in a wheelchair!!

plus I have stomache problems. I'm very sensitive to oral abx. she wants to introduce my body slowly to abx.

I'm pleased with this. I don't thimk I could handle 1000mgs.a day of zithro right now.

It's been since Nov. that I've been on any abx..... Thanx, Jamie

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