Re: Diflucan with Doxycycline
Hi Paul. 400 mg of Doxy daily would be good. How long have you been sick? From what I understand, an infection caught within two weeks of the bite (which is rare) should be treated for a minimum of six weeks of the right dose antibiotic. If symptoms are still present after this time, further treatment is warranted. The antibiotics kill the bacteria when they are reproducing, which is estimated at four weeks. A six week course will cover one growth cycle in a new infection. A longer infection needs longer treatment.
Be aware of the Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction (herx). Often, when people who have Lyme take antibiotics, their symptoms become worse or they get new ones. When the antibiotics kill the bacteria, toxins are released making them feel sicker. It can be very scary when this happens but it is a good sign the antibiotics are working. Although it can vary individually, many people experience this at the beginning of treatment and every three to four weeks.
I hope your appointment goes well!