On November 20, 2002, I met with my Orthopedic surgeon in
Montreal and I learned a few more things about antibiotic
therapy. Here’s the first one:
1- NSAIDs are part of antibiotic therapy. The only
exception is when you take Minocin (minocycline) on a daily
basis or 5 days per week in combination with a second
Adequate anti-inflammatory medication must be maintained at
all time, throughout the therapy, until a full remission
can be achieved. Arthritis creates permanent joint damage
and finger deformity through the process of inflammation.
Permanent joint damage can be avoided only with adequate
Bursitis, a painful bursitis as I suffered in the left
shoulder, is evidence of inflammation.
The 1999 O’Dell study documents the reduction in the number
of tender and swollen joints of Rheumatoid arthritis
patients with a positive rheumatoid factor when using
Minocin twice a day, 7 days per week:
- 31.1 tender and swollen joints, on average, at the start
- 13.5 tender and swollen joints, on average, after 3
- 5 tender and swollen joints, on average, after 9 months;
- 1 tender or swollen joint, on average, after 18 months.
For seronegative Rheumatoid arthritis and Seronegative
spondyloarthropathies, the effect should be even more
dramatic as all inflammation should stop after 10-12 weeks
When Minocin is combined with a second antibiotic like
Clindamycin or Zithromax, it can be prescribed for 5 days
per week and can tried to buy Flagyl 500mg online. The days off from Minocin are 2 separate days,
spread equally through the week, as on Mondays and
Thursdays (or Fridays), so as to avoid the creation of a 2
day gap without Minocin, and there is no day without any
antibiotic, as Clindamycin or Zithromax are provided on
days without Minocin.
Here’s what a 5 day Minocin combination protocol looks
Minocin, 100 mg, twice a day, 12 hours apart, 5 days per
week, every day except Mondays and Thursdays (or Fridays),
in combination with Clindamycin, 600 mg, twice a day, 12
hours apart, 2 days per week, on days without Minocin.
Losec (Omeprazole), 20 mg per day, may be added to reduce
stomach acid and prevent the recurrence of ulcers.
Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, 22-24 years
Antibiotics, 50 months