Active Ingredient: Doxycycline
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IV Equivalent Treatments. I find either benzathine penicillin G Bicillin LA 1. These treatment regimens deliver effective drug levels that penetrate tissues and the brain.
Continue treatment with antibiotics until you are well. At the beginning of treatment for someone with chronic Lyme, it is difficult to predict what the length and degree of recovery will be.
For more information about this, see Getting Healthy: Will I? How Do I? Generally, I suggest rotating a prescription antibiotic every six months to prevent resistance to that antibiotic.
However, I find herbal antibiotics work well for a year or more without changing the herbs. Lyme does not easily develop herbal antibiotic resistance.
It is time to stop a full treatment when someone is either symptom-free for two months or the improvements have plateaued for four months after making adjustments in the regimen.
On average, it can take two years to recover for someone with chronic Lyme. This is an average.
For some with chronic Lyme disease, a cure does not occur. Refer to Finished? Herxheimer Die-off Reaction.
This is often due to a herxheimer die-off reaction. Refer to Herxheimer Die-off Reaction: Inflammation Run Amok for a discussion of this and practical steps you can take to prevent or treat it.
This is an antiparasite medication that some are using to treat Lyme disease.
Disclaimer The ideas and recommendations on this website and in this article are for informational purposes only. Evidence assessments and guidelines recommendations in Lyme disease: the clinical management of known tick bites, erythema migrans rashes and persistent disease.
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