@vetnyregr Hi! I started taking on Wednesday morning…and still alive!! It was my 68th birthday…and my stomach hurt so bad from 6 weeks of Doxycycline. I was very apprehensive and depressed about it..but so far, so good. I make sure I take with a meal. My Doc said I can take pepcid 2x daily..and my stomach is doing a bit better..so I think it will be ok.
I have bronchiectases, MAC and autoimmune disease.
I should be starting the Arikayce in 3 weeks or so. Then 4 weeks..Azithromycin for my 3.
This will be my second time on the 3 drug therapy. The first time I was on for 2 1/2 yrs. Rifampin, Ethambutol and I think Clarithromycin. It did not work. It was a few years ago and I had to stop because I was losing my vision..pulsating blind spots from Ethambutol they thought. Thank goodness my vision came back (mostly).
I honestly don't know how a human being can withstand these drugs..but somehow we can.. I feel blessed that I found Dr. Swenson. This is his specialty, along with Critical care..so I'm in capable hands. I'm just trying to stay positive!!!