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How do I quit long-term antibiotics safely?

By Anonymous September 24, 2011 - 5:34pm
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I was diagnosed with lyme borreliosis and it's coinfections a year and a half ago. I've had lymes for about 4 years. I began antibiotics for it about 9 months ago. I've been contemplating stopping the treatment for a while now. I'm just concerned about complications arising from quitting long term antibiotics. Are there steps I should take to reduce my chances of aquiring an infection? What are those steps?

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Hi Anon,

What kind of other co-infections do you have that have required you to be on antibiotics for so long? Is this something that you have talked to your doctor about? Usually when you are prescribed antibiotics, they are meant to be taken in their entirety. However, this usually only for up to 14 days straight.

Please consult with your doctor regarding his/her thoughts on stopping antibiotics and whether or not this is recommended.

Best Wishes,


September 25, 2011 - 6:34am
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