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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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Take with food: Make sure you are taking your Doxycycline with lots of food and water, on a full stomach. It is typically dosed at twice a day. You can reduce dose to once daily first, and increase to twice daily as tolerated. If symptoms persist, stop and call us.
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