If you have been diagnosed with Lyme, and you feel better on abx. is it possible you need something that will hit the spirochete form, and possibly co-infections such as ehrlichiosis? Flagyl hits the non-cell wall form of Lyme. penetrates the joints and crosses the brain barrier where the non-cell walled form hangs out. Won't cure the "keets". Docxycline works well initialy, or it's newest version Minocycline.They stop the "keets" from replicating- so it takes the "cyclines" longer to kill out the disease. A study by Donata (I'm citing a medically published study here folks) in Boston cited relief for Lyme patients with long term use of Tetracycline. But tetra has some side effects albeit relatively inexpensive (calcium issues).Doxycyline does not have those side effects. Penicillian kills the "keets" on contact. Have you tried third generation penicillian. Alot of people can tollerate them when they can't amoxicillian or penicillian. I'm not a doc. just researched in an effort to get some relief. Hope you get to feeling better.
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I started Primaxin, and I have been having a same/similar reaction. It has been about 3 weeks.
I was thinking (hoping) it was not a side effect and more like an ablution effect.
Also, this was a problem once for me a year and a half ago before abx and it lasted 43 days. So, I am going to wait it out a little longer and hope it abates. I like to think that it is just killing all those bugs so that one day I can have children (it makes me feel better)