Hi Jenn100. I am glad you got the book. Personally, I believe it is the best one available for information.
Juggling medications is a work of art
I have heard that about Zithromax, but I do not think I ever took it on an empty stomach. Ask the pharmacist if it makes that much of a difference. These antibiotics are strong and it seems to me it would be better to have food in your system before taking them. As long it does not cut the absorbption so drastically.
Yes, you need to have something high in fat each time you take the Mepron so that it is absorbed properly.
The acidophilus and most supplements should not be taken two hours before or after the antibiotics. Check your pharmacy sheet for these and other possible interactions. Dr. B states that COQ10 should not be taken when you are on Mepron. I am not sure, but it may be an absorption issue. Definitely ask your doctor about this.
The neck pain can be intense, I know. A heating pad or some of that pain relief cream can help temporarily. Babesiosis can be a difficult disease. This may be why you are feeling worse.
Hang in there okay?