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tosho
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I take the antibiotics continously since autumn 2007 and results are very poor (I am still feeling very bad) which is very heartbreaking for me. The question is how long can I take so much abx non-stop.

I can't stop abx, so maybe pulse them?

I would like to ask you for your opinions about pulsing abx therapy. I know of one doctor that uses monday, wednesday, friday pulsing (3 weeks ON, 1 week OFF). This is for sure better approach in terms of side effects, but what is the effectiveness of this method? Please answer here or PM me. Thank you!

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I have heard very good things about pulsing.
My dr just mentioned to me that i should start doing that also. I have been in treatment since May of 08 on constant meds.

This dr is a different one that i just started seeing in Feb of last year that suggested i try pulsing since i am not improving otherwise.

He said that you can really do it anyway that works for you and the right way is the way you can handle it. You can do so many days on and then so many off or do the meds only on the weekend days and then off...how ever it works out for you.

I will be starting this process this week.
Wish i could give you an idea how it would work but i have not done it yet but have heard very good things about it.

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I have been pulsing for a long time. I did not do that with IV so much but orals yes.

Depending on the med and my reaction but I usually ended up on M W F schedule. And sometimes 4 days on and 3 days off.

I think it depends on the patient and protocol.. but i think it is a very valuable method esp for those who herx a lot and who have a rough time taking things daily and not progressing.

I would say .. try it.. And then adjust as necessary. Pounding your body all the time daily can be harsh and hard on most..

So pulsing can really help.

I also heard from one patient that sees a doctor that does this for all patients that he said it is totally not necessary to give abx every single day and you get just as much affect M W F and give the body more time to do what it needs to do too and not stress it so much..

That doctor puts in things like ringers solution or cleansing items on the days off too.

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Have you read "Cure Unknown" by Pamela Weintraub?

Both she and her LLMD took abx for years but couldn't get really well. Their solution was to stop abx altogether and let the lyme come back until they could bear it no longer, then attack again. It took three cycles for each of them.

I think biofilms would make for a good explanation of this - biofilms form under abx attack and revert when no longer being attacked. Strictly theory, of course.

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