Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1024616

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One month on minocycline

Posted by Emme_v2 on September 1, 2012, at 7:48:15

Hello.

Since Scott is posting about his mino trial, I'll join the party. This is the one-month mile-marker for me. It is still working. I had a few rough days and increased the dose, and I'm doing well with it. So far, I have improved mood, a little better focus, and less daytime fatigue. It seems clean so far with respect to side effects. My doctor and I are both pretty pleased. :)

emme

 

Re: One month on minocycline Emme_v2

Posted by Tomatheus on September 1, 2012, at 10:07:10

In reply to One month on minocycline, posted by Emme_v2 on September 1, 2012, at 7:48:15

Emme,

It's great to hear that you too are still doing well on minocycline one month in. I'm glad that you've decided to keep us updated on your response to the medication, and of course, I hope that you continue to notice benefits from taking minocycline.

Tomatheus

 

Re: One month on minocycline Emme_v2

Posted by SLS on September 1, 2012, at 10:09:12

In reply to One month on minocycline, posted by Emme_v2 on September 1, 2012, at 7:48:15

> Hello.

Hi.

> This is the one-month mile-marker for me. It is still working.

Yay!


> I had a few rough days

Yuck.

> and increased the dose, and I'm doing well with it.

Yay!

I hope your response endures.


- Scott

 

Re: One month on minocycline

Posted by Phillipa on September 1, 2012, at 10:23:21

In reply to Re: One month on minocycline Emme_v2, posted by SLS on September 1, 2012, at 10:09:12

I'm really also glad you decided to post your response to the mino as seriously still see that bottle each day in cabinet and with a legitimate Rx for it and current I may very well take again. Especially since I read last night the rosea is now associated with a bateria and it's related to ecezema which I'd never had before. Emme see I know from the past that doxy does make me feel better and is related. Phillipa

 

Re: One month on minocycline -- probiotics?

Posted by Hugh on September 1, 2012, at 10:42:30

In reply to One month on minocycline, posted by Emme_v2 on September 1, 2012, at 7:48:15

Emme and Scott,

Since you're taking an antibiotic long-term, are you taking probiotics as well? If so, what kind?

 

Re: One month on minocycline -- probiotics? Hugh

Posted by Emme_v2 on September 1, 2012, at 11:19:25

In reply to Re: One month on minocycline -- probiotics?, posted by Hugh on September 1, 2012, at 10:42:30

> Emme and Scott,
>
> Since you're taking an antibiotic long-term, are you taking probiotics as well? If so, what kind?

I got just the garden variety CVS brand probiotics and am taking one every few days as a precaution. This is just on the advice of people I know taking antibiotics for Lyme Disease.

 

Re: One month on minocycline -- probiotics? Emme_v2

Posted by Phillipa on September 1, 2012, at 20:57:33

In reply to Re: One month on minocycline -- probiotics? Hugh, posted by Emme_v2 on September 1, 2012, at 11:19:25

Eat yogurt also. Phillipa

 

Re: One month on minocycline -- probiotics?

Posted by jono_in_adelaide on September 2, 2012, at 0:20:22

In reply to Re: One month on minocycline -- probiotics? Emme_v2, posted by Phillipa on September 1, 2012, at 20:57:33

Unless you manage to find a strain of probiotic that has been bread to be resistant to minocycline, the drug will be killing the bacteria off faster than you can take them in - its a fruitless excersise, unless you obtain a probiotic that has been bread to be resistant to tetracyclines..... do a google search, there are some out there

 

Re: One month on minocycline -- probiotics?

Posted by Hugh on September 2, 2012, at 11:32:36

In reply to Re: One month on minocycline -- probiotics?, posted by jono_in_adelaide on September 2, 2012, at 0:20:22

> Unless you manage to find a strain of probiotic that has been bread to be resistant to minocycline, the drug will be killing the bacteria off faster than you can take them in - its a fruitless excersise, unless you obtain a probiotic that has been bread to be resistant to tetracyclines..... do a google search, there are some out there

Saccharomyces boulardii is a yeast-based probiotic that isn't killed by antibiotics. It's expensive -- about a dollar a capsule. Its brand name in the US is Florastor. In Australia it's called SB Floractiv.

 

Re: One month on minocycline Emme_v2

Posted by phidippus on September 3, 2012, at 22:00:29

In reply to One month on minocycline, posted by Emme_v2 on September 1, 2012, at 7:48:15

What's your dosage?

Eric

 

Re: One month on minocycline Emme_v2

Posted by phidippus on September 3, 2012, at 22:01:26

In reply to One month on minocycline, posted by Emme_v2 on September 1, 2012, at 7:48:15

oh, and is that prescription medication or do you get it as a supplement?

Eric

 

Re: One month on minocycline phidippus

Posted by Emme_v2 on September 4, 2012, at 5:44:40

In reply to Re: One month on minocycline Emme_v2, posted by phidippus on September 3, 2012, at 22:01:26

> oh, and is that prescription medication or do you get it as a supplement?
>
> Eric

It's a prescription medicine. It's technically an antibiotic, but it has a number of other properties that are believed to be useful for treating psychiatric conditions. I'm at 50 mg, but typical dosage starts at 100 mg - I happen to be very sensitive.


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