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bcb1200
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So I switched from 400mg Doxy to Biaxin / amantadine for the summer.

I had been making great progress on Doxy but hated being a vampireavoiding the sun.
Since swithing to Biaxin I've held my ground but haven't made progress. It seems I'm on the lowest dose according to Dr B. What are others on?

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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seekhelp
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1,000 mg a day
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erikjh1972
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1000 mg a day...+ plaq.

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3 months Doxy
8 months of Tetra
7 months of Biaxin/Plaq.
4 months Doxy/Biaxin/Plaq.
5 months Biaxin/Plaq.
Back on Doxy/Biax/Plaq
On the road to recovery.
Trying to make people Lyme Aware.......

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stephfino
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1000 mg Biaxin daily, Bicillin injections and starting Tindamax tomorrow.

I was on doxy for 6 months- and switched to Biaxin for the summer- it has helped me TREMENDOUSLY!! Started feeling better about the 3rd week of taking it.

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bcb1200
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Okay...me too. 500mg 2x/day = 1000mg. I take with 200mg of Amantadine.

I don't think it is hurting me. But I don't necessarily feel any better either. It is like I"m in a holding pattern. Feel pretty good, but have lingering symptoms.

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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Biaxin 2 500mg 2 x a day. 5 days on. 2 days off. Plus Tindamax 250mg 2 x a day, Same 2 days off. Rocephin 2Gm IM 4 days a week, every other week. Rifampin 600 mg 5 days on 2 off. I "turned the corner" when LLMD took me off Zithro onto Biaxin and added Riphampin. I have been feeling 95% since start of May. Only have drug hangover for 2 cups of coffee and 1/2 hr. from sleep meds. Good luck God bless. Buzz

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5 yr. Vet. of the Lyme war. Helping and sharing are now my only objectives.I have nothing to sell & I no longer interfear with things I cannot control. But, I have learned many good things from my affliction & am a better person for it.

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I was on 500 mg 2x/day each of ceftin and biaxin for 2.5 months, along with plaquenil and welchol. Did nothing for me, so LLMD switched me last week...kept the welchol/plaquenil, but replaced the ceftin/biaxin with zith/rifampin...still no change thus far...

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10/09 symptoms, 4/10 diagnosed, after 6 mos. ER visits, tons of docs/tests
CDC+ 23/39/41/45/58/66/93
currently on oral plaquenil, doryx, rifampin, pyrazinamide, nystatin, numerous supplements

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