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Doxycycline And Fatigue
I'm being treated for Lyme with doxycycline. I am very fatigued and I also have a sunburn- like rash on the back of by hands and tops of feet. Normal?
Stop the doxy: If you think it is the doxy, then stopping it for a week or 10 days makes sense (and if everything clears consider trying it a second time just to be sure). Doxycycline can cause esophagus and stomach irritation (the chest tightness and stomach pain) and worry about what is wrong, the fatigue. ...Read more
Should I worry about minor back pain, fatigue, and localized rash from doxycycline? The side effects are bearable and very minor.
Rash: If you are getting rash from the doxy, despite Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) contact the prescriber immediately just so he is aware. You two can develop a plan regarding when to stop the drug. Go to ER if pain worsens, fatigue slides into exhaustion, or the rash increases over the surface area of your body or gets more severe. Given your h/o melanoma? stage/? grade & fatigue, have lower threshold for working up back. ...Read more
Hi, I'm on doxycycline for ear infections and am feeling fatigued/ zoned out. Is this a normal side effect doxycycline?
Not usually: Usually you take it for just 10 days. If it persists discuss with your MD. ...Read more
Not likely. . .: Doxycycline is an antibiotic so unless your bloating was due to some infection that was sensitive to doxycycline, then no, it wouldn't reduce bloating. Antibiotics can actually upset the balance btwn good & bad bacteria (and fungus) in your body. That's why diarrhea is so common after antibiotics. Yeast infections, too. So if you're feeling bloated, talk to your doc & figure out what's causing it. ...Read more
Many Infections: Doxycycline and Flagyl (metronidazole) are antibiotics which can be used in the treatment of many different infections, most often caused by bacteria and/or protozoa. Metronidazole is particularly useful in the treatment of infections which may include anaerobics (live in environments without good oxygen supply). This combination may be used for treating sinus infections or stds for example. ...Read more
Doxycycline is not advisable during pregnancy. There are usually safer alternatives. There have been evidence of fetal risk when doxycycline is taken during pregnancy.
It can be recommended only in life-threatening situation where the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the fetus and when there are no better alternative. ...Read more
Infections: The medications individually treat a variety of infections. When given together they are usually used to treat sexually transmitted infections, particularly: chlamydia and trichomoniasis. They are often given in combination with testing to avoid delaying treatment. They do have a variety of other indications however. ...Read more