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11/24/2009 10:44 AM

Pulsing and the theory behind it?

Dorothyj
 
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I am going to see the Lyme specialist I saw 8 years ago next week. However, I was told by the nurse that they do IV 3X a week instead of daily as I did 8 years ago which helped me become symptom free. Does anyone know why they may do it every othe day instead of daily? Is there new evididence that it works better. The use 900mg of cleocin 2x a day, three times a week. I am afraid to be off antibiotics for one day.

Thanks!

Dorothy

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11/24/2009 12:49 PM
happymom3
 
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i take rocephin 2 times daily for 4 days in a row and then do iv zithroomax the other 3 days-maybe someone else will chime in about your regime. good luck to you and keep us posted

11/24/2009 12:57 PM
Dorothyj
 
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Do you do IV Rocephin? I was thinking of doing oral biaxin and doxy the days I am off the antibiotics IV. I am not sure why I can not just do IV daily. I am wondering if there is a theory behind a few days a week.

11/24/2009 05:36 PM
happymom3
 
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yes i am sorry -did not explain that well. yes i do the iv rocephin 2times daily for 4 days in a row and then iv zithromax the other 3 days-let us know what happens

11/24/2009 06:16 PM
larpar
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Hi Dorothy,

I'm so sorry you have relapsed. I hope you feel better soon.

I have heard two theories, but there may be more. The first theory is that it helps your body be able to tolerate the antibiotics for a longer amount of time. The second theory is that the break makes the bacteria perceive the environment as safe and they drop their protective devices and are easier to kill.

Hope this helps,

Lara


11/25/2009 05:30 AM
Dorothyj
 
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That makes sense. Thank you Larpar and happymom for your reply.

Dorothy


11/25/2009 06:33 AM
Dorothyj
 
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How is that working out for you? How long have you been doing the IV treatment?

Dorothy


11/25/2009 10:04 AM
happymom3
 
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hi i have noticed an improvement in my neuro symptoms-more myself,better memory, just less brain fog, more enthusisasm. my physical symptoms are hanging on although since i have started the zithro my knees have been a little better the last few days. other symptoms are hanging on for dear life

11/25/2009 12:49 PM
Dorothyj
 
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That is great that you are seeing an improvement.

11/25/2009 02:17 PM
larpar
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I've been doing the IV since the end of May. I do IV Ceftriaxone 2x a day for 4 days, and on my 3 days off I take Flagyl. My joint pain is gone, but I am still dealing with the fatigue.

Maybe ask you doctor about adding an antibiotic from a different catagory for your off days if you are feeling uncomfortable?

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