Doxycycline has ruined my life!

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Hi all. I started a 2 week cycle of doxy for a tick bite - no other symptoms just had a tick in my leg. I was put on 100mg x 2 daily for 2 weeks. 4 days in I thought I was going to pass out and I called the pharmacy and they said to stick on it. I made it to day 8. Since then I’ve had sever heartburn, chicest and back pain, burning in throat and now diarrhea. )sorry, gross) anyway went to my pcp and 2 GI docs. I was put on a prescription Prilosec ( that caused the toilet issues I think) and probiotics (which I already taken previously) and have had blood work, given samples (fun) and had an endoscopy last week. ( Heaven forbid they call me with results of the biopsies ) anyway all blood stool and various other tests were ok. I was told take magnesium ( more toilet issues) and otc antacids vs the stronger ex versions.  Anybody else going through this kind of mess from that devil drug doxycycline ? I’m a wreck and feel like this will never end. I should have yanked the tick and moved on with my life - but noooo I go to a clinic and get prescribed the antibiotic formulated by Satan  himself !

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    No offense hete..but it could have just started underlying issue you may have had without showing symptoms... for now fight it with positive attitude and probiotics..

    Bland food and plenty of green tea....

    Best of luck

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    If you feel that your life is being ruined by medical practitioners then you should consult with a medical malpractice attorney.
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    You should not have been told to continue with this drug since you were reacrting badly to it.  You should have been recommended something else.
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    Almost the same story with me but I have immense pain and no burning. Antibiotics are poison and should only be used in extreme cases and even then should be taken with care. Antibiotics dont suit everyone. Could you tell me why you were told to take magnesium?
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