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VV
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I know each and every patient will have their own reactions, but in general, which antibiotics out there for Lyme and co are known for having the least amount of adverse reactions on patients?

I know it's hard to clearly separate from herx reactions, but I'm speaking of side effects, and particularly which drugs have the best track record for being the least dangerous.

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Any comments?
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i'm beginning to think there are NO safe abx for people with lyme. you have to take them for years and while some people have improved, others have not.

there simply has to be something else out there.

biaxin would be a safe one, the quinlones the worst like levaquin/cipro.

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Biaxin was not safe for me! I went to the ER within the first week of it and after being off all abx for 2 months, I have not gotten back up to "baseline".
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see, that's just it. everyone is so different.

biaxin worked great for me. cipro/levaquin was murder. doxy did nothing neither did amoxy.

we're all so different. you'll get a hundred answers and they'll all be different.

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I don't know that I would say any of this is safe. Anyone can have an allergic reaction at any time.

The choice to treat with abx is a personal one. In my research, those that did get better, did some time treating with abx and eventually added some herbals.

I don't know anyone who got better without using any abx. If there are some people out there that did go into remission without using abx, I would love to hear from them.

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I guess I would like to see some data comparing the incidence of adverse events and their severity.
They all carry dangers, but some must be stastically safer than others.

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Whatever Rx choices, Liver & Kidney support is absolutely essential to help make treatment as safe as possible. Absolutely. Essential.

Still, chemical drugs do have both benefits and risks. But, remember, lyme is one of the most devastating and toxic infections known to man. It can kill and destroy. Somehow, that has to be addressed.


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=030792;p=0

LIVER & KIDNEY SUPPORT & and several HERXHEIMER support links, too.

For those who can't "do" Rx, see the RIFE link - and the LL ND link.
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I did not seem to have any negative reaction to Omnicef or Mepron. I know many cannot tolerate Mepron, but it seemed to help me the most with the least amount of side effects. Rifampin and doxy were the hardest ABX for me to tolerate.

Zithromax may have caused me to lose more hearing and it definitely worsened my tinnitus - as did biaxin.

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