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Doxy needed asap

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by brenda, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. brenda

    brenda Senior Member

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    Hi

    My 32 year old son tells me that he has a bullseye rash for 2 weeks. His GP might not give him antibx so where can he get doxy asap please? (UK).
     
  2. Valentijn

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    If his doctor won't give him antibiotics despite a bullseye rash, his doctor needs to be reported to the relevant authority for malpractice. Any doctor or hospital should be willing to prescribe a short course for that.
     
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  3. brenda

    brenda Senior Member

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    Thanx Val. Can you recommend a dose?
     
  4. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    No, he really needs a doctor to do that.
     
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  5. justy

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    If his GP wont give him it then I suggest going to A and E or an out of hours doctor at the weekend - I always find the out of hours more helpful.

    I think the suggested dosage for Lyme is 200mg twice a day, but im not really sure of that at all. You can look at various protocols on the web which will tell you ideal dosages, or you could try asking on lymenet or eurolyme.

    Hope he gets it sorted ASAP.
     
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  6. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    I also take doxy 200 mg twice a day.

    Make sure he photographs the rash.
     
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  7. Kina

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    I would suggest what others have suggested -- suggest he go to another doctor, take a picture of the rash, and report the doctor who won't give him doxy because he's a moron if he doesn't know that the bullseye rash represents an actual skin infection with Lyme bacteria.

    It even says on the NHS website that a bulls eye rash is diagnostic of Lyme disease and antibiotics should be given. I don't know what the NICE guidelines say but I bet it's the same.
     
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  8. maddietod

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    I'm taking 100mg doxycycline twice a day for a tick bite with no rash. I was given the choice of treating or not (USA). I agree that the doctor your son saw is being arrogant and stupid, and an after-hours clinic is a great idea.
     
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  10. Helen

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    Hi @Ema,

    For how long time are you supposed to take 2x200 mg Doxy?
     
  11. brenda

    brenda Senior Member

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    The receptionists at A & E and Out of Hours say that it is a GP matter, and the first app. he could have is on Monday.
     
  12. DeGenesis

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    If your son has acne doxycycline is frequently prescribed for that indication so he could go to a walk in and say I have acne and doxy worked before and I have a date coming up blah blah. But really it should be prescribed for the right indication so it is on record that he had a bite! Best of luck!

    Edit: This is just something I have done before I am not recommending that you or your son do it.
     
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    Has doxy. You have to pay by eCheck. It took about 10 days to reach me, from Vanuatu to mid-USA.
     
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  14. Ema

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    If it were me, I would take it for at least a month and then follow up with a Western Blot from Igenex. It takes the body at least a month to start producing antibodies that can be detected.
     
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  15. brenda

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    He says the rash has nearly gone today using antiseptic cream. Can this happen with lyme?
     
  16. maddietod

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    Yes, the rash can disappear.
     
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  17. brenda

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. It seems that there has been a local infection caused by an ingrowing hair.
     
  18. Valentijn

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    How on earth did anyone mistake that for a bullseye rash?
     
  19. brenda

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    The redness from the infection had surrounded the pus in a sort of bullseye pattern. It was only when inspected very closely that the error was spotted. I guess my own borreliosis caused a panic reaction in him.
     
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    Im glad to hear it was only that.
     
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