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    Old 01-09-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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    Lyme + Tetracycline + Gout = No sleep tonight

    I'm "lucky" enough to have inherited gout from my father. For those of you who don't know what it is, it's an increase in uric-acids that crystalize in a joint, usually the big toe, that then becomes inflammed and very, no wait let me emphasize this, VERY painful. You could brush a feather across my big toe right now and I'd scream.

    Anyway, I haven't had a gout attack in over two years and I find it curious that I started tetracycline (2000mg a day) a week ago and my LLMD said that if I were to herx, it would be 7-10 days from starting the tetracycline.

    I guess I'm wondering if this gout attack could be a result of either the tetracycline or part of some evil herx?

    Does tetracycline increase uric acid levels in the body? It just seems like too much of a coincidence to just suddenly get a gout attack out of nowhere after none for two years.

    Ouch.


     
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    Old 01-09-2005, 09:22 PM   #2
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    Re: Lyme + Tetracycline + Gout = No sleep tonight

    (((((HUGS)))))

    I have no idea, I just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you! I hope your night goes by fast while you sleep restfully through it!

     
    Old 01-09-2005, 09:25 PM   #3
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    Re: Lyme + Tetracycline + Gout = No sleep tonight

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    (((((HUGS)))))

    I have no idea, I just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you! I hope your night goes by fast while you sleep restfully through it!
    Thanks fotomom, I'm eating a slice of pizza and am going to pump some Motrins and hopefully get to sleep by 1:30ish if they take.

    Luckily ibuprofen does not interact with the four million other drugs I'm taking...

    How are you?

     
    Old 01-10-2005, 06:10 AM   #4
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    Re: Lyme + Tetracycline + Gout = No sleep tonight

    Hi SpreadItAround. I am sorry you have to deal with gout in addition to everything else.

    I wonder if it is flaring up because your immune system is stressed from fighting the Lyme?

     
    Old 01-10-2005, 08:42 AM   #5
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    Re: Lyme + Tetracycline + Gout = No sleep tonight

    Sorry you are having such a tough time - I have heard gout is awful!!! and very painful. Hey go to the health food store and get straight Black Cherry Juice - a lot of times it comes in a little bottle and is concentrated and you add water. Drink this - it helps dissolve the uric crystals. One guy that would come into the store where I worked said that all he had to do when he felt it coming on was to drink a big glass of this and by morning he was better.

    I am sure that herxing isn't helping - I didn't have really painful joints until I started taking the antibiotics now it jumps all over the place.

    Take care - oh warning the black cherry juice can loosen the bowels a bit.

     
    Old 01-10-2005, 08:52 AM   #6
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    Re: Lyme + Tetracycline + Gout = No sleep tonight

    Ticker: that could be a possibility I guess, it's getting better though, still a bummer...

    ncgirl88:
    I did not know that about black cherry juice! If I can't limp to the store and pick some up, I have IBC black cherry sodas at home that I'll swill!

     
    Old 01-10-2005, 11:02 AM   #7
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    Re: Lyme + Tetracycline + Gout = No sleep tonight

    Careful with the soda!! Don't want to end up a giant yeastie beastie. Soda has...count 'em...16 teaspoons of sugar in a can/bottle of soda. Good luck.

     
    Old 01-10-2005, 11:05 AM   #8
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    Re: Lyme + Tetracycline + Gout = No sleep tonight

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    Careful with the soda!! Don't want to end up a giant yeastie beastie. Soda has...count 'em...16 teaspoons of sugar in a can/bottle of soda. Good luck.
    But IBC Black Cherry Soda is so delicious!


     
    Old 01-10-2005, 12:16 PM   #9
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    Re: Lyme + Tetracycline + Gout = No sleep tonight

    Sorry SIA - no soda or juice with sugar. This is pure black cherry juice...nothing else. Go to the health food store - they will help you find it...as well as them about Gout - they can help with nutritional suggestions too. I have a great book called "Nutritional Healing" which gives you guidelines on different herbal remedies and nutrients to take for different conditions - Just have to be careful though if you are taking meds.

     
    Old 01-10-2005, 01:50 PM   #10
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    Re: Lyme + Tetracycline + Gout = No sleep tonight

    I have that book too. Great one. I got it for 4 bucks one day when I bought my diffuser at the vitamin shoppe. Bonus!
    --Spreaditaround--I SO totally love that soda too. This disease bites!

     
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