Intermittent therapy, theoretical question
hi all, now, dont think i am getting ahead of myself, this question is purely theoretical for me.
I was thinking, when one gets to the intermittent therapy, from my understanding, you go on a couple of weeks of bacterial static, and then on the last five days, you take flagyl. Finishing both on the same day. With the doxy & roxy being taken to stop resistance building against the flagyl.
Now, i was thinking, on the day AFTER the last day, there will still be some flagyl in the system (due to serum half lifes, metabolites etc), and the doxy & roxy will be fading as well. Would this not leave you in a state where the CPn could start to replicate again (ie low bacterial statics), while flagyl is still in your system? and isnt this the situation resistance may build under?
I am no doctor, it would just seem "safer" to stop the flagyl a day or something earlier than the bacterial statics? again, just a theoretical question for me, as i wont be onto intermittent therapy for some time yet.