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Selection10
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What I was planning to do was to take 50-100mg of minocycline in the morning and 200-300mg of doxycycline in the evening.

Are you guys aware of any contraindications to this? Would this be OK?

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No one except a LLMD can nor SHOULD say.

Better call your doctor

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Exactly. Only an ILADS LLMD should address this.

I wonder, though, why? Is it that you are getting some side effects from one but think the other is not strong enough?

If so, your doctor should be able to help with this. Usually, drugs from the same family are not mixed but, rather, drugs from different classifications are often combined.

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TREATMENT

www.ilads.org

ILADS

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) provides a forum for health science professionals to share their wealth of knowledge regarding the management of Lyme and associated diseases.


links to treatment:

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines.html

ILADS Treatment Guidelines

and

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf

Dr. Burrascano'sTreatment Guidelines (2008) - 37 pages

Sections regarding self-care:

Go to page 27 for SUPPORTIVE THERAPY & the CERTAIN ABSOLUTE RULES

and also pages 31-32 for advice on a safe, non-aerobic exercise plan and physical rehabilitation.


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http://www.lymepa.org/html/dr__j__burrascano_september_20_15.html


Burrascano's Powerpoint presentation 9-20-08

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This is included in Burrascano's Guidelines, but you may want to be able to refer to it separately, too:

http://www.lymepa.org/Nutritional_Supplements.pdf

Nutritional Supplements in Disseminated Lyme Disease

J.J. Burrascano, Jr., MD (2008)

Four pages

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This book, by an ILADS member LLMD, holds great information about treatments options and support measures:


http://tinyurl.com/6lq3pb (through Amazon)


THE LYME DISEASE SOLUTION (2008)

- by Kenneth B. Singleton , MD; James A. Duke. Ph.D. (Foreword)

You can read more about it here and see customer reviews.

Web site: www.lymedoctor.com

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I live in Canada so do have an a LLMD available for me, I'm just working with what I have available.
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why not just stick to one or the other - these are related medications - Minocycline is a modern relative of Doxy, so you are not getting an ABX combination effect, if that is what you are thinking (i.e. I take Doxy and Tindamax for the combo effect). I do not see any point in this combination. If you are trying to use up ABX, then use up one first, then switch to the other?

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Beware of expiration dates on the "cyclines". These are not safe after they expire.
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There is absolutely no reason to do so. One would pulse with a different class of drug, not the same.

Plus, one needs to have a certain blood concentration of any ABX to be assured of success...you will not get that if you use this protocol. In 15 years of treating Lyme I have never heard of this treatment.

Peace, Love and Wellness,
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