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question for those on abx for bartonella

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by Aerose91, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    Are there any supplements to avoid while on the abx? Soon I'll be starting rifampin and minocycline but I forgot to ask my doctor this question and he's waaay too expensive for me to go back to just to ask this.
    As you know, we tend to take a lot of supp.s so I'm wondering if there are any to watch out for. Curcumin? Coq10? Methylation supps? etc.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Vojta Senior Member

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    Just don't take any mineral supplements (Mg, Ca, Fe..) and dairy products with mino. Taking them apart 2-3h should be fine. I took same combination 2 years ago. I don't remember any other special precautions.
     
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    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    With Rifampin avoid milk thistle and be aware that taking it for a long time can lower your cortisol levels alarmingly. You might want to get the 24 hour cortisol test after taking it for a while. I eventually had to stop it because of low cortisol.
     
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    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    Wow, that's good to know since before even getting ME I had severe adrenal fatigue which still persists today. I do saliva cortisol tests a couple times a year so I'm probably do one before starting and then again once on them. Thanks.
     
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    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    Did you see any improvements with it?
     

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