bartman wrote: Now, don't disregard the reaction to the Doxy...It is normal to feel worse before you get better when treating these diseases. In fact you may have lyme also and be having a herxheimer reaction. Did they test you for that in the hospital? If I were you I would try and continue the doxy if you can and find a doctor who will prescribe the entire protocol because it does work it just takes time.
The truth is while you believe doxy is "ineffective", the reality is that your reaction is often used as clinical confirmation of an infection be it Lyme or CPN.
lyndacarol wrote:Euphoniaa – Perhaps I have no business adding my two cents here, but can't help myself.
Is it possible for your doctors to obtain a sample of the fluid in your lungs and culture it? Or perhaps it is in your bloodstream and could be cultured from there? If they can identify the bacteria, would it be easier then to prescribe the most appropriate antibiotic?
bartman wrote:Ok, perhaps I am reading this wrong...but you said you took 10 days of doxy and on the 11th you ended up in the hospital. First, doxy is a bacteriostatic drug, it does not kill it stops the infection from reproducing in hopes that your immune system will take car of the rest. However, it is thought that doxy at higher doses like 400mg-600mg may be bacteriocidal. Furthermore, E. Sapi has proven (in vitro) that within 20 minutes of doxy hitting Lyme it converts from the l-form to the cyst form. Perhaps the doxy use created this huge mass on your lung! That is why you need the Tindamax which burst open the cyst. That is why you need the Doxy which after it burst open will take care of the l-form, that is why you need the zithromax which really helps get deeper into all the tissues.
I'm still convincing my cousin he doesn't have MS despite the fact that he does have a few lesions. To me MS means you have an untreatable incurable disease. If he has gotten so much better with the use of antibiotics, than he must not have MS. I prefer the term demyelinating disease. Infection can cause demyelinating disease.
From what you have written you have taken 35 days of antibiotics, it's just not gonna clear the infection. You gotta treat with multiple antibiotics to get the bacteria in all of its forms and you have to treat until you are well. Bottom line, I don't want to sound arrogant, I want you to get better but these are stealth infections and require long term treatment until they are gone.
One last thing, I personally took doxy and bactrim ds for over a year cause I had trouble breathing and just after a couple of days of adding the bactrim ds I felt as if I had a new set of lungs it was that incredible! I could feel the infection burn away like acid on my lungs.
Good luck, I hope you continue to improve, the hard part is finding this website and then finding a doctor to prescribe! As you can see I am a big believer in the protocol.
euphoniaa wrote:bartman wrote: But finally...tonight...the abx slammed my digestive system and I need probiotic advice quick!!
Anecdote wrote:Euphoniaa, pneumonias can be caused by other pathogens than bacterial ones: viral, but aso fungal or parasites.
Chlamydia pneumoniae can be tested for after you have started an antibiotic which works agaist it: I wasn't tested until I had been taking doxycycloine for three weeks: The test looks for antibodies, not the thing itself.
I hope that they don't find any cancer!
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