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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)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...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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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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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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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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Is it okay to use leftover doxycycline (previously used to treat cystic acne a few months ago) to treat my UTI?

Is it okay to use leftover doxycycline (previously used to treat cystic acne a few months ago) to treat my UTI?

Not OK: First, your UTI should be professionally confirmed, ideally in person or at least speaking with your doctor if your symptoms are typical and you did a home self test to confirm positive WBC and nitrite in your urine. Second, doxycycline is not a recommended drug for UTI. And since you took the drug fairly recently, there is a good chance the bacteria causing your UTI is resistant to it. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline, rapaflo-silodosin, and benefiber be taken together? Was presc. Doxy for poss. Uti after bad burning during urination and discharge.

Yes: Always tell anyone who wants to prescribe you a medication everything else you're already taking. It's that health provider's responsibility to check for possible interactions before adding new drug to your regimen. Next, ask your pharmacist to check again (remember, s/he has to know everything you're taking including otcs). Finally, check out www.Epocrates.Com & www.Drugs.Com for interaction che. ...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.

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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Dr. James Lin
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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


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Vibramycin (Definition)

Vibramycin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more