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    Old 04-12-2008, 07:12 AM   #1
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    zithro and mepron

    Can I expect to herx with zithro and mepron for babesiois

     
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    Old 04-12-2008, 08:15 AM   #2
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    Hi debbie2430. Many people herx on day three and week three of this combo.

    Make sure you eat something fatty when you take the Mepron, or it will not be absorbed properly.

    Have you started it yet? Mepron has an interesting color and texture. To me it looks like yellow construction paint

    Good luck with your treatment!

     
    Old 04-12-2008, 09:11 AM   #3
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    thanks ticker, havnt started yet will start mon.

     
    Old 04-12-2008, 11:50 AM   #4
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    What doses of each will you be taking?

    Good luck!

     
    Old 04-14-2008, 03:57 PM   #5
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    Ticker,
    it will be 250 mg of zithro- one 2 x a day
    1125 mg of mepron twice a day
    thanks debbie

     
    Old 04-14-2008, 06:06 PM   #6
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    Hi Debbie. These doses are in the range for Babesiosis treatment. Did you start them today?

    Good luck!

     
    Old 04-15-2008, 06:04 AM   #7
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    Ticker my first dose was last night. I took 1 teaspoon instead of 1 1/2. This am I will take the 1 1/2 teaspoons. Im always so afraid to start new meds because of the herx. I can get trhough the aches and pain, fatigue and headaches its the dizziness if I get that, thatr I find very hard to get through. I hope this helps as ive had lymes for 20 yrs. I had a 7 year good period and than it came back.. Ive been being treated for 3 years now with Dr. E. I would improve some but never all the way. She retested me for babs 2 weeks ago and two strains of it came back positive. I hope this gets me on the road to recovery.
    Thanks Debbie

     
    Old 04-16-2008, 07:18 AM   #8
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    I too have been put on this combo by my LLMD. He's not convinced I have babeosis, he's putting me on it to deal with some of my neuro Lyme. He said it hasn't been published to help with the Lyme but he's had a huge amount of patients who he's treated on it and it's helped them loads. I'm hoping it's going to work out.

    I'm concerned about the fatty foods. He said i'll be ok at night as I cook with Olive oil a lot and have it on my salads and veggies...in the AM he suggested walnuts or almonds but how many do i need to eat? He said a few?

    I"m on WW to try and lose some of my bloat from the meds and worry about eating too much of a good thing

    He did also mention the rash that some people get from Mepron and i'm going to keep a watchful eye out.

     
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    Re: zithro and mepron


    I did not notice any herx's while on this combo. After 4 weeks doctor took me off Mepron and put me back on zithro/bactrim/flagyl combo with the iv.


     
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    Hi Aimiloo. I suggest calling your pharmacist and asking him/her how many grams of fat is needed to take with the Mepron.

    Good luck with your treatment!

     
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    Debbie, I am sorry you have had this for so long. I hope the meds kick in soon.

     
    Old 04-17-2008, 06:45 AM   #12
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    thanks ticker, i hope so too

     
    Old 04-17-2008, 12:59 PM   #13
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    Ticker the 3 pharmacists there just said to 'take it with food' yeah great UNHELPFUL. One of my friends is a pharmacist, i'm going to ask him

    Might I say that drinking something that is school bus yellow is quite an experience :X

     
    Old 04-17-2008, 01:10 PM   #14
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    my Dr. told me to take with some whole milk yougart.
    debbie

     
    Old 04-18-2008, 09:35 AM   #15
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    Re: zithro and mepron

    my LLMD had said a few walnuts into my oatmeal....so i had about 9G of fat from the almonds i had for breakfast..i'm hoping that's enough!

     
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