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Old 02-12-2006, 11:58 AM #1 (permalink)
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Default Antibiotics, ALS and LYME: need your help, again!

Hello everyone,
I've hit a wall again, so please help:
To re-cap to date: my father was diagn w/als 1+ year ago. We took the natural approach, clense body and strengthen system.
In Dec.2005 the Bowen Lab test came back positive for Lyme. We saw a Lyme doctor. He ordered 2 more tests with Igenex Lab (aproved lab, Bowen is not approved, I think they are excellent anyway). While waiting for the tests to comeback, my father started taking Ceftin for the Lyme bacteria. Now, the tests came back positive without a doubt again, also to the CDC standard. I feel he should be on doxycycline, so have asked the dr to switch the abx.

QUESTION: Please, can anyone tell me if you had any experience with taking antibiotics and how they affected the als condition? I am so concerned that he is now introducing a major poison into his body, and in the event this is a dual hit, als/Lyme - greater damage can be sustained? Already after 2 weeks of abx, he feels worse, his hand is much weaker, and I do not know if this is a Herx reaction or als response to the toxicity of the drug.

I can not get an answer from the dr, bcause he is concerned with his Lyme aspect of it, the neuro sticks with his als and shrugs off the Lyme - and we are left with frustration and anger, which is the last thing he needs.

So, once again, I need to reach out and look for some mutual experince and share opinions here, where else?
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