Lyme is a maybe! Doxy question

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Lyme is a maybe! Doxy question

Postby Just_Me » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:15 pm

Partial positive on my Lyme test...but those are what also come up with positive EBV so my doctor is skeptical but willing to try me on Doxy.

Question 1: Is 100mg twice/day effective or should it be higher dose? (I am a 165 lb adult woman)

Question 2: How long before I get a Herx reaction (if its going to happen)?
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Postby Anecdote » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:27 am

The dose is fine, at least for Cpn: some lyme docs would recommend more, but I don't know how much.

reacted within a few hours, but some people take much longer. I have a very fast metabolism, though.

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Re: Lyme is a maybe! Doxy question

Postby duncan1 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:08 am

Just_Me wrote:Partial positive on my Lyme test...but those are what also come up with positive EBV so my doctor is skeptical but willing to try me on Doxy.

Question 1: Is 100mg twice/day effective or should it be higher dose? (I am a 165 lb adult woman)

Question 2: How long before I get a Herx reaction (if its going to happen)?


1) that's the standard dose.

2) typically about 3 days.
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Postby Just_Me » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:06 am

I had no reaction to 10 days of Doxycyclene and my doctor won't prescribe it again. :( I told him I want to do the blood test again & he's going to call Igenex & see which tests they suggest.

I'm going to look for a lyme-literate doctor around here if possible.
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Postby duncan1 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:16 pm

Just_Me wrote:I had no reaction to 10 days of Doxycyclene and my doctor won't prescribe it again. :( I told him I want to do the blood test again & he's going to call Igenex & see which tests they suggest.

I'm going to look for a lyme-literate doctor around here if possible.


If you have adult acne (rosacea) you might be able to convince a Dr to prescribe a longer course of Doxy or minocycline, or tetracycline. If you have joint pain you might be able to get a tentative RA diagnosis and a long course of doxy or mino.
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