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Suffering from ankylosing spondylitis, klibsiella pneumoniae. Taking doxycycline. G6pd test normal. Correct medication?

Taking doxycycline , just prescribed sulfasalizine, have ankylosing spondylitis , wondering if the klibsiella pneumoniae is treated with doxy, hoping to arrest further development of the AS. Doc and I did not talk about the root cause of the AS. G6pd test came back OK and increasing SZN tomorrow. Should I maybe ask for a different antibiotic or change the diet severely for a while to help get rid of the food that the klibsiella feeds upon. Thanks!
Asked On : Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

Klebsiella Pneumonia should not be taken lightly by your treating doctor. I personally feel that you need much more potent antibiotics instead of simple Doxy.

Diet/food has no correlation with early recovery. However, ice-cold drinks or ice-creams should be avoided.

Please consult your doctor and discuss my opinions. He surely knows what is best for you.

SZN is an effective drug for AS. It should be taken 3-4gms/day initially and the dose reduced thereafter once the pain starts abating.

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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