When to begin Azithromycin?

I have been on doxy now for more than a month.  I haven't had any serious reactions.  I'm taking a good probiotic to minimize worsening of my candida.  When should I think of taking my next abxon the protocol?

Thanks

Gisela

My understanding is that as soon as 100 mg per day of Doxy is well tolerated, you add in the Azith 250 mg three times a week, then after that is tolerated, you add another 100 mg of Dozy per day. That is what I did anyways, on the Wheldon Protocol. It worked well for me.

Lived with MS since 1991. Completed 16 months of full CAP plus supplements. Currently in full remission. Not on any antiobiotics anymore but taking all supplements incl NAC.

Gisela, Your question is somewhat personal in nature and would be best served to be included under the heading of your blog.  I took a look and you have not started a blog yet.  It is the best place to share a bit about your situation, background and current treatment specifics.   It takes a little time to start the blog but then you also have a log about how things are going for you over time.  This protocol takes time that is for sure I have been on it for about 15 montsh now and am much improved.

Also I notice that you have not updated your signature with your current treatment plan, keeping this current allows people to give better feedback to your specifics.

Louise

 

  • CAP(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFS
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDN 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support

Gisela, If you are tolerating the doxy well, then there is nothing keeping you from adding your next antibiotic. You can add the azithromycin CAUTIOUSLY and see how it goes for you. Before Dr. Wheldon revised his protocol, I started with azithromycin one day and added 200mg of doxycycline one or two days later. I have always done full doses of the protocol from the very beginning.

I believe, although I'm not certain, the idea of adding azith to only 100mg/daily of doxy is to ensure the two antibiotics are working synergistically sooner, rather than later.  Together, they stave off the development of resistance, so you want to get that working for you as soon as possible.  Then you can add in the final 100/mg daily of doxy, for a total of 200mg/daily.  

Or, if you want to be like many of us who started before so much was known about treatment, just go up to 200mg/daily doxy now. Once you know you're tolerating it okay, add in the azith.

In my 35months on the protocol, I've had very few reactions to the meds.  Hopefully, you'll have it as easy as I have.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Thank you all for your help.  I've decided to get on Azithromycin as soon as I see my doc on Oct 2nd.

Thanks again 

Gisela

CFS and IBS/Candidiasis since 2000, 100mg once daily doxy since 8/21/08, 250mg azithro MWF since 10/3/08, flagyl pulses, vit D3

Thanks Gisela for starting your blog and adding your signature.  I will go to your blog and add a comment.

Louise

  • CAP(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFS
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDN 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support