Amoxicillin vs metronidazole

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She is on the pill but has been on strong antibiotics 500mg (amoxicillin) for about 2 weeks. How safe do you think we are in regards to pregnancy?
doctor just told me yesterday that I still tested positive for an active Lyme infection AFTER having 4 weeks of oral Doxy, followed by 8 weeks of IV Rocephin, followed by my current regime of 3 grams of oral Amoxicillin! Her new recommendation is that I see one of the Lyme specialists. Wish I'd done that to start with, but I was trying to take advantage of the fact that I have health insurance.
Caught lyme in first trimester and only got diagnosed a month ago and have been on amoxicillin now since diagnosed and will be until the birth of baby. I am aware that I fall into all 'unfavourable ' outcomes in regards to pregnancy outcome but I feel I need some kind of hope to hold on to ! I know what the odds are and the case studies etc.. And I have prepared myself for a congenital lyme baby but am I completely doomed?
one of break open their slimy shields (aka biofilms or cysts) and another to kill the bacteria. Biaxin is the latter; the former for me was Flagyl (metronidazole). Trying to kill the bacteria without a cyst-buster is like trying to get the car into the garage without opening the door. The trigeminal neuralgia may be a passing effect -- it's nerve irritation, and with treatment may resolve. Did a doc tell you differently? Pain meds should take care of that until the cause is resolved.
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Back on 8/25, I also mentioned 2% hydrocortisone. Mine was originally prescribed for a spider bite, but I figured I'd try it. Nothing else seemed to work so I gave it a shot. It really does heal/close the cuts overnight. Like the above response noted, it may not cure the "condition", but it sure does help to lessen the uncomfortableness. There is a catch that I have been told about regarding medication with cortisone in it.
Still really confused about the symptoms vs. the tests. If something is making my immune system not function properly, then why is it that my CD4 count is so high?? Doctor I saw recommended an immunologist. I may go and see one after I get all my final tests results back.