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Haley
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I would like to know if anyone has had success (or not) with IV Doxy. I believe this would help my RMSF. My Dr. doesn't want to give it to me. He will prescribe Rocephin.

Thanks!

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We were told IV doxy is hard to come by since most of it was being used by the military but that was about 6 months ago.

We used IV zith for about 4 weeks because of an allergy to Rocephin and it did help get over the hump. Still on orals.

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Haley
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HI Kimp,

Do you know the dosage of the IV Zith?

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I have used IV Doxy, and it didn't seem to help me much. I don't think that I have RMSF though (as far as I know).

My LLMD says that Doxy can be too much for patients with multiple coinfections (I also have Bart and babesia)...and I *think* that's because it kills so much at once, and it becomes counterproductive.

It might help someone with RMSF though, so you might not be able to tell much from my experience.

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Haley
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Thanks Hoosiers - good to know. What has worked for you?
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IV doxy has done wonders for me.

It was very, very hard for first two months because it felt like it hit me straight into the brain.
I was constantly dizzy for first five weeks without single good day,but than one morning dizzines was just gone.

I still have patches of bad neuro symptoms,but I think Doxy is working well for me so far.

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I was on IV doxy for a long time because I had a reaction to rocephin. I found that this really helped me and got me on the path to recovery.
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So far, very high doses of Amoxicillin have helped, and also, Bicillin now seems to be helping.

I think so far those are the best for my Lyme.

Bactrim DS has been very helpful with my brain symptoms and cognition. But I did test positive for Bartonella, so it seems to be classic Bart and not "BLO."

Also, I was in a much worse place when I was on IV Doxy. I had never treated any of my coinfections yet, because I didn't know I had them, and everything made me super ill that I took. I was so sick during that time, and probably very toxic.

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