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Energy2Heal
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I'm currently on Minocycline 300 mg/day for Bartonella, along with Levaquin 500mg.

I'm wondering if people have experienced better results against Bart with Doxycycline or Minocycline?

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It's the Levaquin that gets the bart. I got better on Levaquin with Mino .... Levaquin for three months.

I was also taking babs meds.

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I know that Levaquin kills Bart, but I'm wondering what adjunct antibiotic (Doxy or Mino) people seem to have better success with.

Anyone???

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Biaxin/amoxi, one year bart clear.Biaxin got the Bart. Can be taken with Doxy, I assume Mino would be fine too, ask your LLMD. Check the lable inserts, I know Doxy kills one strain of Bart, not sure about Mino. My LLMD said Doxy/Biaxin is "dynamite duo" a pm to me from a member here, told me it put her entire family into remission.
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I had mino many moons ago and it helped me quite a bit. I also had doxy IV which put me over the top.
Mino is great because it seems to penetrate the blood/brain barrier better. Just my opinion.

I think you'll do well with both.

Back in the day when I was treated with these drugs, they didn't do combos, so I can not comment on the efficacy of one or the other in conjunction with another drug.

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When I had minocin as a kid, I had a herx reaction to minocin that was more pronouned then the doxy. I read that minocin has a smaller mol. so better.
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My son's LLMD prescribed Rifampin and Doryx (a gentler form of Doxy) to treat Bart. We just started in Dec. 2007.

FYI- he is still taking Tinidazole and Plaquenil. Hope this helps.

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I think Doxy is better.

I'm on Doxy and Rifampin for Bart.

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Interesting.. I felt mino better, yet some say doxy seems better. The military likes doxy so maybe thats truely the best. Who knows.
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Andrew! how is it going? Think often of you....
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Doxy+rifampin didn't help my bart.
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