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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    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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    unfortunately these are the common side effects of this medication. I am currently on day 18 of a 21 day course for Lyme disease... these side effects are short term, Lyme disease symptoms last a lot longer and do more damage. Hang in there!!!

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    sorry bout that. I am currently 10 days on doxy and have same symptoms but i already take prilosec so not so bad. i suggest grinning and bearing it. This too shall pass. Take the prilosec faithfully and the bleeding will stop. Be glad there is a treatment for the Devil Lyme Disease. i believe that ticks and mosquitos were designed by Satan himself and have no place in the ecosphere except as bat food. Let bats figure out another food source.

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    That's interesting. I am in Ireland and too have just had a tick removed from my thigh.. well most of it anyway.. tiny bit the head can't be got out, but the site around it looks fine now 48 hours later.

    Here however, as a prophylaxis I just take one single doxycyline tab within 72 hours of the bite. As I normally react poorly to all but one antibiotic ending up vomiting them out, I came online to read about doxycycline before taking the one tab. And found this site with your post. I'm not on any meds for anything.

    Is that the normal prophylactic dose in your country... you didn't have the classic Lyme's rash or anything?

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    i have the same issues, but I believe the worst of it is from whatever it was the tick put in me. its killing it all and making me sick. I have chron's so its pretty bad. that little tick messed me up bad

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    Hi everyone I feel your pain I was put on doxycycline in December for ocular rosacea, thinking it was only for a couple months in March went back to eye doctor and was told I had to to take it twice a day from now on... I take other meds and have to schedule around them now because of the doxycycline.

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    Hi,

    My teenage daughter has just completed a 14 course of Doxycycline to treat a rash/ acne on her face. It seems to have made things worse. We have returned to the GP who is at a loss. my daughter also has a rash on the palm of her hands since taking the meds.

    The rash is confined to her face/ neck and hands.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

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      I did just read something about using this drug for acne, and that it does get worse before it gets better, and also that doctors prescribe it to be used for three months for it to be effective. it said it can take this long for it to work, so mention this to your doctor, get the prescription refilled and hang in there and maybe she will get rid of it for life. Best of luck.

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    I'm so sorry that you're going through this I was prescribed doxcycycline in May of this year for tick bite preventative measures and I started showing signs and symptoms of neck pain back pain headaches that were so severe I couldn't think straight body aches low grade fever go to the ER they test me for Lyme treat me more put me on a different antibiotic and a drip here these were all side effects of the doxycycline, ended up having drooping of my left eye and vision problems dizziness ,hypertension.. cranial hypertension is a huge side effect for women of any age and luckily I stopped taking it after day 10 went back to the ER because I physically could not do anything I didn't eat or drink for 12 days I was so physically sick so they finally said it has to be the docycline flushed me out at the hospital and it took 3 days for my body to feel semi normal and to this day I still have dizziness I'm a lot better my vision thank God was not affected but yes this is the devil drug and I would never ever recommend this to anyone as a physician there are other drugs that don't have the side effects of doxycycline whether you're taking it for acne infection so on....

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      I'm taking a 10 day course of doxycycline, and I have pain in my neck and on my shoulder on the left side of my neck and my lymph node on my left side of my neck Is swollen is this the same pain you felt?? thank you for your time.

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      I am hoping you are a physician? I was just prescribed doxycycline (today) for a severe sinus and ear infection. I have had a bad reaction to amoxicillin in the past. after reading these comments and horror stories, I'm wondering if I shouldn't just take the amoxicillin and deal with those side effects??? I've only taken one pill so far, can I switch to amoxicillin now?

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