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We need to unban DDT to get rid of ticks!

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Thanks for the suggestion, I'll pick some up.

The other day I took it 20 minutes before I ate and felt like I was going to die!
I've taken the next step down from Doxy for 30 days. It was horrible. Can't remember the name of it. Anyways, the SE really helped me, and make sure you take it with food.

Here's hoping your test comes back negative! Did they send it to a good lab? It took over a year for my BIL to be diagnosed because they kept sending it to a lab that wasn't very good. He almost died from it. So as horrible as the drugs are, the other alternative is even worse.

And wear sun screen or dark clothes even now. It doesn't take much to get a sunburn while on it.




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We put my dog on extended doxy and no issues.
I always gave doxy with food and always gave kefir about an hour after mealtime.

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I am currently on it for suspect Lymes. (They didn't test the tick, but the reaction spot) I haven't had any side effects at all. But I do take it with food.

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I am currently on it for suspect Lymes. (They didn't test the tick, but the reaction spot) I haven't had any side effects at all. But I do take it with food.
Not fun is it!

I hate ticks!

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Not fun is it!

I hate ticks!
I was so grossed out by the tick that I went to the Dr. to have it removed. She gave me a sauve to put on it to prevent staff. Said we have no cases of lymes in our area.

I thought I was having a reaction to the sauve. But it's suspected to be Lymes. However, we have what is called the Lonestar Tick here. It leaves a simular circular rash, but it could be caused by a different bacteria.

Either way, meds are the same. But with the Lonestar tick, the side effects aren't nearly as bad. As I don't have any of the side effects, I think that is the one I have.

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When I take any antibiotic, I take it with lots of Greek yogurt, limit my sugar intake to cut the risk of yeast overgrowth, and take probiotics two hours after each dose, and once in between.
Sorry they are making you feel awful. They sure are a double edged sword.
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I was so grossed out by the tick that I went to the Dr. to have it removed. She gave me a sauve to put on it to prevent staff. Said we have no cases of lymes in our area.

I thought I was having a reaction to the sauve. But it's suspected to be Lymes. However, we have what is called the Lonestar Tick here. It leaves a simular circular rash, but it could be caused by a different bacteria.

Either way, meds are the same. But with the Lonestar tick, the side effects aren't nearly as bad. As I don't have any of the side effects, I think that is the one I have.
The tick I had, they had to cut out of me, because it had dug under my skin! It was sick!

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The tick I had, they had to cut out of me, because it had dug under my skin! It was sick!
Sadly, when we were out in the woods, I was totally wrapped up and sprayed down to prevent ticks. I even had knee high snake boots on and my pants were tucked in. I had on two coats and a sweat shirt (it was cold). Had the dogs sprayed too. The dogs didn't get a single tick. (Thanks goodness) I think the tick was on my dirty clothes and got on me while I was doing laundry. It was on my stomach.

I had the heebie jeebies, creepie crawlies for a couple nights after that....

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Definitely do good probiotics with the doxy or any antibiotic. FloraStor is good, and our holistic vet also likes Gastriplex, by Thorne. Too much of antibiotics/steroids/etc. can bring havoc to the GI tract, and may result in intestinal bacterial overgrowth/SIBO. For HW+ dogs, doxy is the standard used. Most dogs seem to handle it well. The folks that I have talked with that go through HW treatment, use probiotics and really good food. I don't think vets always stress enough to make sure the doxy is used with food. Some dogs that are very sensitive, may even stop eating if they have had some upset tummy experiences.
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