23 Mar 2011
I'm new to this site. I've been sick for 13 years. Was told I had RA. I never accepted that diagnoses. I recently was diagnosed with cpn. Two years ago I asked for minicycline and used it for a year and had to go off because of a bad yeast infection. when I went off I was 85% better. I tried to go back on after two weeks off, but I had such a bad reaction that I just couldn't take it. I had a year off of most of the pain!! This Oct it all returned :( Now I'm taking Doxyclcline 100 mg 2x a day, Azithromycin 250mg MWF and just started Metronidazole 500mg 3x a day for 5 days. I thought that when I started the Metronidazole that I would experience a lot of pain. The opposite has happened. I'm in less pain. I'm concerned that I should be on minicycline instead. The mino caused a terrible herx reaction. Before I started this protocol I tried to go back on Mino and I wan't prepared for the pain. I woke in the night with terrible flu like pain all over my body. I thought I was going to die, really. I had never experienced that before. I got a rash on both cheeks and a wierd fever blister on my bottom. Is anybody using mino for cpn?