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Antibiotic challenge

I'm going to have an IGenex western blot and I want to make the best of it.  Are antibiotics always discontinued prior to the test with an antibiotic challenge?  If so, for how long?  Or do ya'll think it makes a difference if I just continue the antibiotics throughout?  Has anyone had a successful antibiotic challenge?

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Yes, I was on the cyst buster Flagyl on a rotation basis. I recently read where the researcher Dr Eva Sapi says Tindamax is the one to use so I have switched to that.

Then for the Bart's I went on 2 different abx. When I had Babs, it is similar to Malaria so you take a malaria medication.

Gets very complicated.
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1763947 tn?1334055319
I was on doxy when I did my IgeneX tests. It came out positive for Lyme and Bart's. I wound up with 2 more co-infections even though it showed negative on the co-infection panel.
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4451049 tn?1387153437
Thanks!  That interesting!  I can recall reading somewhere how doxy is supposed to make the bacteria go into cyst form.  I didn't know if it was true or not.  Were you on any other abx?  
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