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maryland
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Anyone else get nausea/ vomit from rifampin? If so, what do u do???

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Bullsye rash: 1994, tx w/ ABT,
Symptomatic:1999
Hospitalization: 2004
Equivocol results (specialy lab) resulting in chronic use of ABT, herbs, etc ever since.
Severity of symptoms continue to worsen intermittingly.

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joalo
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I haven't taken that drug yet but I will bump this up for others to see.

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Sick since January 1985. Misdiagnosed for 20 years. Tested CDC positive October 2005. Treating since April 2006.

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bcb1200
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Well, I'm on day 8 and I have nausea. Haven't had Nausea in months. Thought it was behind me.

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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

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Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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anthropisces
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maybe the nausea is a bart herx. I get nausea and am on Rifampin. I used to get it prior to Rifampin also though
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TN Kim
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I am on day 19 of my 2nd time on Rifampin and the past 3 days I have felt a bit nauseated. Today it seems worse. I am NOT happy about this at all! I take lots of pain and aches but NOT nausea! Any suggestions?

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Bite 4/22/12
abx 5/03/12
neg. Lyme
pos. Cpn 5/17/12

Bite 5/22/10
abx 6/25/10

IgM Igenex Positive & CDC/NYS Positive with 18+ ; 23-25+; 31+; 34+; 41+; 66+; 83-93 (IND)

IgG Igenex Positive; CDC/NYS Negative with 31+; 39 (IND); 41++; 58+

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TN Kim
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I am on day 19 of my 2nd time on Rifampin and the past 3 days I have felt a bit nauseated. Today it seems worse. I am NOT happy about this at all! I take lots of pain and aches but NOT nausea! Any suggestions?

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Bite 4/22/12
abx 5/03/12
neg. Lyme
pos. Cpn 5/17/12

Bite 5/22/10
abx 6/25/10

IgM Igenex Positive & CDC/NYS Positive with 18+ ; 23-25+; 31+; 34+; 41+; 66+; 83-93 (IND)

IgG Igenex Positive; CDC/NYS Negative with 31+; 39 (IND); 41++; 58+

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BoxerMom
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I have two suggestions.

The first is dairy, dairy, dairy (if you tolerate it). I know we're not supposed to eat it with Mino or Doxy, or if we have yeast, but it is the best antibiotic buffer. I live on plain unsweetened yogurt. I even ate it with Mino, and I herxed just fine. But ask your doctor about that.

My other suggestion is to try a different generic brand, if there is one.

I was extremely nauseous the first time I took Placquenil. I spent three days on the couch. I assumed I was intolerant of the drug.

My doctor really wanted me on it, so I tried a different generic from a different pharmacy. I was fine.

Weird.

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TN Kim
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Thanks for your reply but I can't do this. Nausea is where I draw the line. Sounds silly

I know but I am emetophobic so anything that causes nausea has to go! [Frown]

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Bite 4/22/12
abx 5/03/12
neg. Lyme
pos. Cpn 5/17/12

Bite 5/22/10
abx 6/25/10

IgM Igenex Positive & CDC/NYS Positive with 18+ ; 23-25+; 31+; 34+; 41+; 66+; 83-93 (IND)

IgG Igenex Positive; CDC/NYS Negative with 31+; 39 (IND); 41++; 58+

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BoxerMom
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My husband is the same way (emetophobic).

I think nausea is one of the worst symptoms to tolerate. It's not confined to your stomach. It's full-body and utterly disabling!

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