Two weeks ago, I had a strep throat infection. I had been on mino, but then stopped due to gut pains, and stayed on roxy. I chalked it up to being off the mino, though I'd been off for a couple of weeks, and i think minocyline doesnt treat strep anyway. I needed to take penicillin for it, and noticed i felt a fair bit better on the penicillin
Penicillin kills lyme, and also makes CPn go into hiding. So at that point I was thinking that my major issue is most likely these intracellular infections, of which CPn is one.
Now i know that stopping and starting abx is bad, but i had quite severe side effects and didnt know what else to do. After reading some of Dr Horowitz's book on Lyme, and how single ABX therapy is detrimental and provokes resistance, I've decided I need to find a way to tolerate mino/doxy, or a replacement.
But yesterday... ive noticed two more spots on my right tonsil! This will be 3 tonsilitis infections in about 2 months! The last one, strep throat, being only two weeks ago! Also, I hadnt had tonsilitis for years, until i started trying to do this CAP
I was wanting to re-start the doxy/mino today, but... i may have to take penicillin again! I was reading how Lyme suppresses your immune system, so CPn probably also does, and i think just being on roxy for a while hasn't been helpful. Also, my total globulin levels were just under the normal range, which can be a sign of immune dysfunction.
In a way, ill be glad to have penicillin, but would like it for longer or an alternative like ceflasporin that also hits Lyme, if I can get it. But its a bad sign, obviously. But I can't do the CAP for a long time if I keep getting other infections! I hadnt had tonsilitis for years, until i started trying to do this CAP
Did anyone else get strep throat / tonsilitis / other infections whilst on / starting the CAP?