Yes, Cureo, the research is on minocycline but my government neurologist said that doxicycline was just as good. And that I should carry on taking it.
I'm afraid I have been guilty of inaccurate reporting. In the turmoil of the last month I haven't referred to my hand-written diary which logs all the drugs and walking distances I have managed. I last managed a good walk on the 25 April 07 which was over a kilometer. I had at that point not moved onto continuous metronidazolei which I start on the 8 May. On day 7 of continuous I manage 1 kilometer and the night spasms seem quite subdued around then. By day 15 I am struggling with 600meters, by day 21 walking is "terrible", by day 30 I am having acute pains in the left foot especially the 4th toe area. By day 40 I am evidently in the throws of quite severe depression and can only manage 600 meters before needing rest. I start the infrared sauna on day 56 when I report "right leg terrible". By this stage my appetite is appalling and I'm having some kind of gastric flu/beginnings of stomach ulcer. On day 72 I start having the latest relapse. Mmm. The metronidazole seems to cause a deterioration in motor function as well as the infrared sauna. Am going on a long break from that nasty pill!
3 years antibiotics, 06/09 bilateral jug stents at C1, 05/11 ballooning of both jug valves, 07/12 stenting of renal vein, azygos & jug valve ballooning,