Doxycycline

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Just wondering if anyone was on Doxycycline before they developed a PE? I had no other risk factors when I came down with a PE except being on this high-powered antibiotic.

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    Since my PEs, I have had a few chest infections and doxycycline is the drug that works best clearing them up. It is quite an old antibiotic, so well proven with limited side effects. Given that I have had it prescibed post PEs, I would be very surprised if it had any bearing on your PEs
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    I was really sick, and caught pneumonia before I had my PE. Was on an antibiotic but not sure which one. Are they known to cause PEs?
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      I don't know. I can't think of anything I did, no family with blood clots, and I don't meet any of the markers that professionals say causes blood clots. The only difference is I was on the antibiotic for a month to take care of Lyme Disease.

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      I was the same way, no genetic reason, no other reason. I went from bronchitis, to pneumonia, to blood clots. I feel like it was bad luck, and something happened to give them to me.
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      I sure makes you wonder. I think we always want to find a cause no matter what that might be. It gives us something to hang onto.
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      Maybe it is a combination of Lyme Disease and the antibiotics. I got my PEs from the contraceptive pill which I was taking for my polycystic ovarian syndrome (which is caused by a hormone imbalance) and I have wondered would someone taking that pill who had normal hormone levels have the same risk?Sometimes it can be a combination.
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      I hope you don’t mind me asking, but I only found out about Lyme disease recently and someone I know who has had ME for ages thinks that maybe they have it. Can you tell me a bit about it please? I know it has something to do with the immune system but not much more. How did you first find out you had it? How was it diagnosed?
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      I woke up with flu-like symptoms during the middle of May. I took a shower and noticed  something on the back off my neck. My husband took a picture of it so I could see it. It was a large red circle with a "bullseye" in the middle. The doctor agreed that it was a bite from a tick and put me on the antibiotic. It will go into your joints and do considerable damage if not treated early.

      I haven't had any more problems. . .just the PE. There is a blood test that is available to see if Lyme disease is present. HUGS and BLESSINGS to your friend.

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