I seem to have 2 versions of the Intermittent Treatment and looking for clarification so I do this right. I have been on Cap for 22 months.
First one here seems to say that you do a couple of weeks and then off for a couple of months. Second one seems to say that you are on for two weeks a month.
1. When you move to the intermittent stage, you are STILL doing it the same way, except you will be taking the abxi for a few weeks (pulsing metro a few days right in the middle), then be off all three of them for a couple of months, then be on all the abxi for a couple of weeks (again pulsing metro right in the middle of that), then be off all three of them for a few months... repeat as needed.
2. "The eventual aim is to give all three agents intermittently so that there is some respite from antibioticsi. This, the final leg of treatment, may entail a 14 day course of doxycycline and roxithromycin, with a five day course of metronidazolei in the middle. This course is given once a month. After several months the intervals between the antibiotics may be cautiously extended. Rifampicin is not suitable for intermittent use, and azithromycin may be given instead.
Thank you for any clarification as to how to proceed.....Linda