Is anyone taking 1000 mg of zithromax? I'm taking it with 2 teaspons of Mepron. I'm really in abad way...is it the zithromax or the Mepron? Ant thoughts?
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Yo ho Nancy...
Not to be personal.. but are you bigger than the Navy ships in port at the Philedelphia ship yard?
If so.. 1,000 mg of Zithromax does sound about right.
If you are smaller than those ships.. the ones that have planes land on their decks..
You might call your doctor to see if that is the correct dose?
Either way.. if you are having trouble.. and I know I would be.. and many others would...
Call the doctor and tell them. Bad herxes are NOT necessary.. and are not happy.. and can be dangerous.
If you are not comfortable.. CALL the doctor and tell them. Don't be afraid. The life you save may be your own.
I lost my hearing on a 500mg/zith, 2tsp mepron combo. It's credited to zith, but I haven't taken mepron in a couple weeks in order to allow my body to detox. My hearing returned, but I have residual pain in one of my ears (greater than it was before the zith).
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I am doing 500 zith with 2 Tea. mepron plus plaquenil and septra. Just started and first few weeks were very hard. Spent most of them in bed...too dizzy, nauseous, weak for much else. I also lost my appetite and just ate enough to cover the meds. Finally during one particularly weak period I checked my blood sugar. And, voila! it was quite low. Generally I am ultra careful about carbs, but I began to add some extra in and (though it may be a coincidence) I am feeling so much better. I am on my third day of feeling good. I still tire easily, but I am up and moving. I know that others have had a hard time with the zith/mepron. Wonder if anyone else has checked the bloodsugar angle. Justice
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I did 600mg Zith a day. I weighed about 115lb. Lost some hearing, ringing in ears got worse. Tendons started to ache in ankles (they can burst!). My son did 250mg and had no lasting bad stuff. Neither of us can take it now, it makes us itch & I don't want to risk the other problems again. Ringing in ears got better but not hearing.
Dr B says 600 to 1200 mg of zith per day, so you are within the guidelines. Some Dr's only Rx 250 mg zith because they are concerned about it's long half life, but your babs are much more likely to develope resistance quicker at a smaller dose.
I took 600 mg because my Dr wanted to go with 250, so I compromised. I wish that he would have given me 500 mg twice a day. I think that that's a good dose. Many have taken 1200 mg a day. It might be tough for a while, but that will soon pass. Of course you need to discuss it with him, but you should know that there is nothing wrong with the doses that he prescribed.
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