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I was diagnosed with lymes disease about two months ago. I told my doctor I am still nursing so I was prescribed amoxicillin 3 times a day for a month. Once I finish the medicine my symptoms still did not go away so I took an other blood test and I still have lymes disease. The doctor prescribed me ceftin to take twice a day for 21 days. last night was the first time i look it after dd went to bed. because I had to work late and she was half a sleep while nursing so she did not eat enough. she woke up an hour later wanting to nurse for the last time of the night. A few hours later dd woke up very restless and seemed to have bad gas. She continued to have problems sleeping all night, which is not like her ( she has been sleeping through the night without eating since she was 4 weeks old). I blamed it on her not going to bed at her normal time and not getting a good meal before bed. I did not take the pill in the morning just in case it was the pill but i continued to nurse dd. later in the day i notice a rash on her stomach and back. She has not had anything else new in her diet or mine. When I looked up information on the medicine it said that stomach pain, jitters, and a rash with symptoms to a allergic reaction to the medicine. luckily i had a spare bottle of milk in the freeze that i gave her tonight at bed time. I am going to call the doctor tomorrow, but i don't know what i am going to do. i need to take the medicine to get rid of the lymes disease. do you think it was the medicine? i might have to stop nursing her. any suggestions?
 

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There have been several threads about breastfeeding through Lyme disease treatment. If you do a search I'm sure you'll find both some good information and some other Momas you could PM for more information. You may also want to post in the Health and Healing (I think that is the name) forum - Lyme is a tricky bug to kill, any info from Momas who have been there may help!
Good luck!
ps Rarely is weaning the answer to a medication issue. There are many antibiotics - you need a specialist who will work with you to find the right treatment for you as a breastfeeding mom.
 
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