Originally Posted by kayakon
I just got diagnosed with Lyme a few days ago and have been on docycycline for 4 days. I am concerned about wiping out my gut flora. Should I take a probiotic or it that futile since the antibiotic will kill
There are two camps on this question - one thinks the probiotics will do good even with abx, the other camp thinks you should wait until you've completely finished abx. With Lyme, if you are doing abx treatment, you could be waiting for years before you completed treatment, so, yes, you should definitely start probiotics. Kefir is another excellent way of getting them. You could do both - supplements and kefir - to give your gut the extra boost. Those who don't do the probiotics tend to end up with Candida and other problems.