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I asked our primary to break out the big stuff to fight myco. We are going to do 12 days of IV doxycycline. It will be a pain but hopefully enough to beat the poo out of it. She also has high H-pylori titers so are hitting that with two oral antibiotics. Myco and H-pylori, fear me now!!!!

 

Any other myco suggestions?

 

Nancy

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Best of luck nancy! Did you maybe think of trying IV levofloxacin rather than doxy? What symptoms does your child still have?

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keep us updated ! I can't remember, but I'm assuming the mycoP is chronic and you've tried a bunch of other oral meds?

 

DS has been doing oral Doxy and switched to minocycline a couple months ago - but we had to stop due to a mysterious gum infection. Best antibiotics for gum infections is penicillans and they don't work well with the class of antibiotics that doxy and mino are in. So, doing the penicillan right now - and I though was getting better - but he had eruption last night. uggh. Next stop is UCSF for a biopsy, and bloodwork. Immuno says mouth infections usually mean neutorphil disorders.

 

Good luck!

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keep us updated ! I can't remember, but I'm assuming the mycoP is chronic and you've tried a bunch of other oral meds?

 

DS has been doing oral Doxy and switched to minocycline a couple months ago - but we had to stop due to a mysterious gum infection. Best antibiotics for gum infections is penicillans and they don't work well with the class of antibiotics that doxy and mino are in. So, doing the penicillan right now - and I though was getting better - but he had eruption last night. uggh. Next stop is UCSF for a biopsy, and bloodwork. Immuno says mouth infections usually mean neutorphil disorders.

 

Good luck!

Curious why they don't work well together. My dd took Amox and Mino for lyme & bartonella. Thanks so much!

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It lessens the effectiveness of the pen. The periodontist knew they were contra indicated, and he did a consult with the LLMD that rx'd the mino - who agreed that he should be off the mino while on the pen.

Since my son has an active and acute infection of his gums - the PEN is an antibiotic that works on anerobic bacteria - which is usually what causes gum infections (that's my understanding anyway).

 

here is link to the info-

 

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-11053-minocycline+IV.aspx?drugid=11053&drugname=minocycline+IV&dmid=176&dmtitle=TETRACYCLINES/PENICILLINS&intrtype=DRUG&pagenumber=9

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Sorry to be a little off topic:

 

NorCal Mom: We see a biomedical dentist in our area that treats these kind of infections with ozone shots. You might mention this treatment option to LLMD for his perspective. You can always PM me for the name of the Dr.. This particular Dr. is not Mr. personality but he knows his stuff when it comes to chronic infections. Several of us with PANS/lyme see him.

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Best of luck nancy! Did you maybe think of trying IV levofloxacin rather than doxy? What symptoms does your child still have?

 

Obsessions, terrible tics and severe depression. Why levofloxacin instead?

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Nancy, go back and read a thread a few pages back entitled "mycoplasma chronically high IGG" from two weeks ago. Talks about a very recent research paper which discusses the use of it for mycoplasma in children, two weeks, via IV.

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Hi - Dr Garth Nicholson, the dr that's done a lot of work on myco (he's the one that connects myco to Gulf War Syndrome) reckons you can't kick myco if you're deficient in selenium. Brazil nuts are super high in the stuff. 1 a day is enough for a daily intake More, I guess, would be needed if you are actually deficient.

 

Just thought it worth a mention....

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Hi - Dr Garth Nicholson, the dr that's done a lot of work on myco (he's the one that connects myco to Gulf War Syndrome) reckons you can't kick myco if you're deficient in selenium. Brazil nuts are super high in the stuff. 1 a day is enough for a daily intake More, I guess, would be needed if you are actually deficient.

 

Just thought it worth a mention....

 

Thanks! I heard myco kids have low vitamin D too..

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We are just starting down the mycop path. Our daughter presented with sudden onset of PANDAS symptoms January of 2009 after a strep infection. Her symptoms come and go with infection and started to ramp up again this March and our traditional augmentin treatment wasn't working. We went in to see a specialist a month ago and her mycoplasma titer which should have been between 0 and 99 was 727. We are trying 60 days of azithromycin. I'll be watching your progress in case our treatment is ineffective! (I had mycoplasma post thyroidectomy surgery this January so am assuming that I'm the culprit, talk about feeling guilty as a mom.)

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Got my daughter's bloodwork back this week. She tested with high titers for strep and mycoplasma just before the IVIG she had done on the 14th. She has never tested positive for mycoplasma before. Need advice. Should we do anything in addition to address the mycoplasma titers (she's currently on augmentin)? Dr. B is the dr but no one mentioned anything about the results. The only reason I know is that I had them send me a copy of the lab report.

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