How long do you usually prescribe doxycycline for infections if FMS is really bad?

Published: April 4, 2013
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Dr. T, in your excellent book from Fatigued to Fantastic, you state that some hidden infections (for example Lyme), can be treated with doxycycline - usually at dosages of 100 milligrams twice per day. My question is for how long do you usually prescribe these if FMS is really bad? Do you ever prescribe these for longer then 6 weeks time...

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Often for a year or more L&B, Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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