Jump to content
ACN Latitudes Forums

Recommended Posts

Hi all.


DS9 is currently on 500 mg azith. I had thought to take advantage of this to run the Dot Blot provocation test.


Any thoughts on this? Is azith alone considered enpugh of a provocation? Also, the test protocols say to take on specific days after starting the provocation agent -- ie, days 2, 4 and 5 (just an example; I don't remember the exact days but they were low numbers).


However, he has been on the abx for 2 weeks now and will be on for at least a week more -- so I have already missed days 2, 4 and 5. I am assuming that that doesn't matter, and that as long as he has been on the abx for a while and we capture on multiple days, it will be okay....but I'd like to hear any thoughts from those who have gone through this and/or have more knowledge.


Am currently waiting for an LLMD appt...but I thought to take advantage of his currently being on abx to check the urine.



Link to post
Share on other sites

Typically, a cyst buster is used in conjunction with multiple antibiotics for provocation..... something like Azithromycin/Omnicef/Tindamax. Urine is then taken days 3,5,7 after starting all three. Or least that is how we did the test. I do not feel Azithromycin alone would be enough for provocation. Also because your son has been on Azithromycin for several weeks the opportunity for immediately die-off is not there. Its best to take the bug by surprise from multiple angles to create die-off.


I would wait until you talk to the LLMD for further testing as they may prefer other labs and tests or perhaps more focused on initially looking for co-infections, CD57 or immune complexes. I know its hard to wait but once you get there I'm sure you'll have confidence in the direction you are heading.



Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...