does doxy alone help the way minocycline alone helps?

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does doxy alone help the way minocycline alone helps?

Postby g123 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:04 pm

Hello,

I was wondering if taking daily doxycycline, helps in the way that taking Minocycline helps (before starting the full protocol).

I know Mino carries risk of tooth and skin staining, and to me it's worth the risk unless Doxy will work just as well without that side effect.


And if does work, is there reason to think one works better than the other?

Thanks.
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Re: does doxy alone help the way minocycline alone helps?

Postby duncan1 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:09 pm

g123 wrote:Hello,

I was wondering if taking daily doxycycline, helps in the way that taking Minocycline helps (before starting the full protocol).

I know Mino carries risk of tooth and skin staining, and to me it's worth the risk unless Doxy will work just as well without that side effect.


And if does work, is there reason to think one works better than the other?

Thanks.


Doxy has much lower bio-availability than mino and is less efficient at penetrating the CNS. Also doxy makes you very sun sensitive and you will burn very easily. Mino can be taken with dairy with only a tiny loss in efficiency.
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Postby g123 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:03 pm

Thanks. I am not concerned about sun sensitivity or conflict with dairy, but better penetration of the CNS seems important.
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Postby SarahLonglands » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:39 am

Doxy and mino have pretty much the same bio-availabiility, plus you can take doxy with milk, its just the old tetracyclines you can't. I have never taken minocycline, just doxy and it worked fine for me.

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Postby g123 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:44 pm

Thank you. I am starting Doxy.
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