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Day 2 of taking doxycycline for a UTI and my head feels like its going to explode, worst headache ever, is this typical?

Day 2 of taking doxycycline for a UTI and my head feels like its going to explode, worst headache ever, is this typical?

Could be yes or no: Headaches are multifactorial. Could be dehydration so drink plenty of fluids. Could be the doxy. Could be many other reasons. Never knew doxy to be a great treatment for most garden-variety utis, however. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Ear infection not improving on doxycycline, dr suggested prednisone, however, I now have a UTI. Is it safe to start pred?

Ear infection not improving on doxycycline, dr suggested prednisone, however, I now have a UTI. Is it safe to start pred?

It's complicated...: First, I am skeptical you developed a UTI while taking doxycycline, which is active against the large majority of UTI bacteria. Vaginal yeast infections can be triggered by doxy -- maybe that's it. Prednisone would be fine for your ear, but can make yeast infections worse. All in all a complex situation. You'll need to rely on your doctor to work it out. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have neck pain, tension headache along the back of my head, ears keep plugging, and nauseated. I was given keeler (1xqid) 2 days ago for serious uti?

I have neck pain, tension headache along the back of my head, ears keep plugging, and nauseated. I was given keeler (1xqid) 2 days ago for serious uti?

What is keeler ?: Tetracycline can trigger Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (headaches that are worse on reclining associated with blurred vision due to an imbalance of Cerebrospinal fluid production / resorption). If Keeler is tetracycline you need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I get nauseous & have headaches @ night. I have an UTI but my nausea and head aches started before my UTI. My lymph node on my breast is swollen....??

I get nauseous & have headaches @ night. I have an UTI but my nausea and head aches started before my UTI. My lymph node on my breast is swollen....??

Doctor time: Full work up is needed for a person with a urinary tract infection and now with swollen breast lymph nodes. You could have multiple problems causing multiple symptoms. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Having headache and jaw pain after starting Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg for UTI. Is this worrisome? The headache seems to be getting worse.

Having headache and jaw pain after starting Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg for UTI. Is this worrisome? The headache seems to be getting worse.

Here are someā€¦ : The only way to prove if Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is related with your headache and jaw pain is stop its use and see. To verify what can be, bring the detailed info on their onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress to the Doc for analysis, physical exam, and tests as needed so to deduce possible cause for the symptoms & their potentially related discomforts over time and refine how to handle current concern ...Read more

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I get a lot of urinary tract infections and i was born with out one kidney , i get bad headaches and know i'm having nose bleeds , is this bad ?

I get a lot of urinary tract infections and i was born with out one kidney , i get bad headaches and know i'm having nose bleeds , is this bad ?

Symptoms: All of these symptoms may or may not be connected to one cause. This sounds like you need to have a primary care doctor with whom you can communicate effectively. Check with friends and relatives to find a physician who will spend the time and effort to evaluate you and explains their findings to you effectively. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a UTI make your breasts tender, dizzy, moody, head aches, and bloated?

Does a UTI make your breasts tender, dizzy, moody, head aches, and bloated?

No: Generally no. A "uti"commonly presents with burning with urination, urinary urgency and possibly fever. The symptoms you are describing can be indicative of many things. Speak with your doctor for a proper history. ...Read more

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What is better for UTI - Doxycycline hyclate or Clindamycin?

What is better for UTI - Doxycycline hyclate or Clindamycin?

Your question: Usually doxycycline will have a better spectrum against bowel organisms but clindamycin may be necessary against some bacteria that are only sensitive to clindamycin. ...Read more

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I started burning micturation about a week ago... it occurs specially after ejaculation y so?? i m taking doxycycline fr UTI..

I started burning micturation about a week ago... it occurs specially after ejaculation
y so?? i m taking doxycycline fr UTI..

Get checked again.: If you are still having symptoms, or your symptoms have returned, you are likely on the wrong antibiotic. See the doc who prescribed this antibiotic and get further testing to see if you need a different type. ...Read more

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Pain from UTI. Started Doxycycline today. How long until I feel better?

Pain from UTI. Started Doxycycline today. How long until I feel better?

1-2 days, but...: Did a doctor prescribe doxycycline, or are you treating yourself, perhaps with antibiotic left over from another infection? Doxy is not used very often for UTI; it usually would work, but other drugs are more commonly used, such as levofloxacin (Levaquin), sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim), or nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin). With effective Rx, urinary pain should start to improve in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Is Doxycycline likely to work no matter what type of UTI I have? Have UTI but don't know what type exactly; started 10 days of Doxy today.

Is Doxycycline likely to work no matter what type of UTI I have? Have UTI but don't know what type exactly; started 10 days of Doxy today.

Doxycycline UTI: Maybe, maybe not. If it does not work then they will need to culture your urine to see which bug you have growing in it and which antibiotic it is sensitive to. ...Read more

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Does metronidazole work better than doxycycline at curing UTI?

Does metronidazole work better than doxycycline at curing UTI?

UTI Treatment: In my experience I usually take a sample of urine and do an analysis of the urine. If I suspect an infection, or in the patient has symptoms of an infection, I send the urine to the lab for a culture which will tell me if bacteria grow and what type of bacteria. Also, this will tell me what antibiotic is the best to treat the infection.Metronidazole is not usually used for UTI. ...Read more

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Can a shot "doze" of antibiodics and 1 week of doxycycline eleminate ant UTI and STD i may have had?

Can a shot "doze" of antibiodics and 1 week of doxycycline eleminate ant UTI and STD i may have had?

Not sure: Use of antibiotics depend on the bacteria causing the infection. Urine should be sent to the lab for culture to finfd the organism and then sensitivity of the organism to the antibiotics is assessed. Based on the results, antibiotics should be prescribed. A broad spectrum antibiotic eg. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) may be tried by a physician, without c&s. Tx of std is similar & depends on the organism involved. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of using metronidazole, nitrofurantoin and doxycycline in treatment of uti?

Antibiotics: Still all are effective when appropriately prescribed for specific/"sensitive" infections. ...Read more

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Got diagnosed with a UTI..been taking doxycycline twice a day 7 days, still in pain when peeing, slight improvement. it tingles too. normal??

Got diagnosed with a UTI..been taking doxycycline twice a day 7 days, still in pain when peeing, slight improvement. it tingles too. normal??

Maybe not: You may want to check with your doc to see if the cultures and sensitivities came back. It's always possible that the bacteria could be resistant to doxy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Doctor said I have male cystitis what is this called? She prescribed doxycycline this cured symptoms quickly. It's back again is this normal? No uti.

Possibilities : First , we need to know how many days of Doxycycline you completed. Second did you get tested? Or was this a presumptive dignsosis? If you finished complete course of treatment then the next consideration is that this might be a possible resistant infection. My recommendation is to get test again and confirm is the same problem affecting you.F/u with your doctor on this. ...Read more

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Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) and doxycycline be taken together? Or cipro (ciprofloxacin) and nitrofurantoin together for a uti?

Can cipro (ciprofloxacin) and doxycycline be taken together? Or cipro (ciprofloxacin) and nitrofurantoin together for a uti?

Here are some ...: Although there has been no specific study to oppose their combined use, there is no practical reason and need for taking these 2 sets of both together. So, take one only based on clinical judgment with or without urine culture for specific selection with a timely follow-up. Best wishes ... ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more