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by duncan1
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: Lyme is a maybe! Doxy question
Replies: 4
Views: 2419

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 ...
by duncan1
Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: Lyme is a maybe! Doxy question
Replies: 4
Views: 2419

Re: Lyme is a maybe! Doxy question

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 g...
by duncan1
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: Need Advice Fast, Please.
Replies: 18
Views: 5432

robbie wrote:is cpn the same as lyme?
CPN is a much different organism. Lyme Disease is spread exclusively through the bite of infected ticks.
by duncan1
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: Need Advice Fast, Please.
Replies: 18
Views: 5432

Yes I have tested CDC Positive for Lyme 8 times. Doctors here in Oregon don't believe I have Lyme though only MS. I also tested positive for Clamydia Pneamonea 2 years ago. I truly believe antibiotics make my MS go away. I am a walking germ factory of things some believe cause MS. Lyme Disease does...
by duncan1
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: does doxy alone help the way minocycline alone helps?
Replies: 4
Views: 2478

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

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, i...
by duncan1
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: Has anyone experienced tooth or skin staining on Minocycline
Replies: 2
Views: 2469

Re: Has anyone experienced tooth or skin staining on Minocyc

I have heard this is a side effect that can be irreversible. Obviously it is much less serious than MS, but I am wondering if anyone has experienced it and after how long? I have some loss of pigmentation (the reverse of staining) on my forearms after taking minocycline at 400mg/day for 6 months, w...
by duncan1
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: anti- inflammatory?
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

absolutely!

The antibiotics doxycycline and minocycline inhibit the inflammatory responses to the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19301981 Anti-inflammatory activity of tetracyclines. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17430750 This is my current favourite: Minoc...
by duncan1
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: CPN research
Replies: 2
Views: 2564

1: Neurosci Res. 2008 Sep;62(1):58-61. Epub 2008 May 20. Chlamydophila pneumoniae DNA and mRNA transcript levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and cerebrospinal fluid of patients with multiple sclerosis. Contini C, Seraceni S, Castellazzi M, Granieri E, Fainardi E. Section of Infectious Dise...
by duncan1
Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: Minocycline
Replies: 31
Views: 22303

I've been on and off minocycline for nearly a year and a half, and I took it continuously for 6 months at a time, including 3 months at 400mg/daily. I take it because it suppresses my joint (mainly left knee) pain and decreases my brain fog to tolerable levels and cuts my tendency towards depression...
by duncan1
Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: Minocycline
Replies: 31
Views: 22303

http://www.thisisms.com/ftopic-1208-30.html

please see my last post in the thread above.
by duncan1
Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: Calling all Minocycline Users
Replies: 42
Views: 44069

This is the abstract for a recent article regarding MS and Minocycline: Can J Neurol Sci. 2008 May;35(2):185-91. Pilot study of minocycline in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Zhang Y, Metz LM, Yong VW, Bell RB, Yeung M, Patry DG, Mitchell JR. Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University ...
by duncan1
Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Assisted suicide article (woman with MS)
Replies: 19
Views: 4962

I was infected with Lyme Disease in May of 1990 which went undiagnosed for 15 years and which resembled MS in many ways. For the next 15 years I had to struggle with suicidal impulses caused by the disease, but also by my own desire to end my life due to my failing health, so I know the feelings tha...
by duncan1
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wonder drug?
Replies: 12
Views: 3283

Duncan1, I´m sorry... A group of American scientists has warned other researchers that an acne drug being tested as a possible treatment for a variety of neurodegenerative diseases - including in Canada for multiple sclerosis - may actually cause harm. h Minocycline has been given to over 10 millio...
by duncan1
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wonder drug?
Replies: 12
Views: 3283

Minocycline seems to be even more effective, is very inexpensive, and has extremely low side effects (which is why it is used to treat adult acne):

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by duncan1
Sun May 18, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Antibiotics
Topic: Calling all Minocycline Users
Replies: 42
Views: 44069

I may have been wrong about a German study in humans, but I could have sworn I read about a small scale, long term, trial of Minocyline at a USA university outpatient clinic, that produced excellent results. I wasn't surprised at the Minocycline-ALS results as the small scale trials and individual c...