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LaurenTurner
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Just wondering how often you get blood drawn to make sure your organs are handling antibiotics okay...
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Every four to six weeks.

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LuLuFlorida
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Weekly when on IV and monthly otherwise.

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Penn92
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Every other visit - ranges from 8-12 weeks between draws depending on when we can get to the LLMD's office. That's for oral abx (my husband) and herbal tinctures (my current tx).

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Geneal
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Due to valcyte for CMV, weekly I am afraid. [Frown]

However, when just treating Lyme or bart or babs, monthly was just fine with me. [Smile]

The new nurse at the LLMD's office had to stick me once four times to get me!

Never again. One chance and that is it.

I go locally to get my blood drawn and they fax the results to the doctor.

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h8lyme
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Every other week for me, but I'm gonna see if I can get it done monthly. Guess my veins are hard to find, and I don't like dealing with people missing.
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charlie
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Twice in 8 years....my liver functions were better the second time.

I doubt the necessity of frequent testing unless you take ketek or flagyl or other toxic abx.

The stuff I take, doxy, bactrim, zith, amox, biaxin, art, is not hurting anything IMO.

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Aniek
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At least every 2 months. Every month while on Ketek. My doctor does every 2 weeks when patients are on Mepron.

When I had pancreatitis, I had tests every month until the levels were normal for a few months.

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Every 4 weeks. With a repeat if he doesn't like the result.

I am on 2 grams rocephin, twice a day, 4 days on 3 off.

Mepron 2 x's a day.

1,000mg Zith


4 kids every 2-4 months,

all on Flagyl and Nystatin at the moment.


Husband NEVER CDC positive IGG and IGM refuses treatment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [cussing] [rant] [cussing]

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every 6 weeks.

400 mgs doxy daily

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every five weeks

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