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Doxycycline-EXTREME FATIGUE

Postby Cobwebby » Fri 18 Apr 2008 0:59

these are the side effects noted for your average dose:
from http://www.nlm.nih.gov

Doxycycline may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

diarrhea
itching of the rectum or vagina
sore mouth

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

severe headache
blurred vision
skin rash
hives
difficulty breathing or swallowing
redness of the skin (sunburn)
yellowing of the skin or eyes
itching
dark-colored urine
light-colored bowel movements
loss of appetite
upset stomach
vomiting
stomach pain
extreme tiredness or weakness
confusion
decreased urination

Of course us Lymies get to take double the normal dose-and I have become sooooo tired I feel like I have
mononucleosis. The rest of the list-no problems, except for headaches-but not severe. I don't think this is a reason to call LLMD "immediately".

And I would have no problem with the extreme tiredness-if i could just go to bed and stay there, and read and snooze and occassionally move to the recliner.

Maybe I just need a shot of Gamma globulin.
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Re: Doxycycline-EXTREME FATIGUE

Postby Boomerang » Fri 18 Apr 2008 3:05

Oh , Cobby. So sorry to hear you are feeling so tired. Can you just not sleep when you do go to bed?


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Re: Doxycycline-EXTREME FATIGUE

Postby Cobwebby » Fri 18 Apr 2008 4:40

I'm sure it's the Doxy that is bogging me down. I can sleep at night.

I had been off antibiotics for a couple of months and more active.

Then with the latest tick bite I was put back on the Doxy-and POW- I'm up for a couple of hours, then I get sucked back into a well of zzzz's for about 40 minutes before climbing back out and doing anything for another couple of hours.

Not even the provigil I take overrides the need to sleep.

Ah well. Only a couple more weeks. Too bad the place is a mess , and I'm having a "cottage meeting" here for the steering committee of Compassionate Friends on Sunday. ACK

A friend is coming over tomorrow to help me at least bundle up a month's worth of newspapers piled here and there. A little moral support goes a long way.
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Re: Doxycycline-EXTREME FATIGUE

Postby LymeEnigma » Fri 18 Apr 2008 17:02

I don't remember if it was when I was on doxy or not, because it was a while back, but I remember a period of time, back in one of the big fogs, in which I was always falling asleep. I remember falling asleep in the bath more than once, and it seemed like I just couldn't keep my eyes open half the time.

Don't go falling asleep in the bath, okay...? :bonk:

Have you talked to your doctor? A pharmacist might even be able to ease some of your concerns. I bet you the doxy is just kicking your butt....
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Re: Doxycycline-EXTREME FATIGUE

Postby Boomerang » Sat 19 Apr 2008 5:31

Sure sounds like the doxy is doing quite a number on you! Hopefully you will start feeling the benefit soon.
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Re: Doxycycline-EXTREME FATIGUE

Postby Cobwebby » Sat 19 Apr 2008 6:21

I don't even have the energy to take a bath. Right now "Stinky "the gunea pig is in there(sans aqua) to remind me to clean his cage! :o Maybe tomorrow I'll do it. :?

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Re: Doxycycline-EXTREME FATIGUE

Postby LymeEnigma » Sat 19 Apr 2008 18:15

Don't beat yourself up if you don't get around to it. Is there someone who can help out a little extra while you're down for the count?
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Re: Doxycycline-EXTREME FATIGUE

Postby Cobwebby » Sun 20 Apr 2008 1:16

Glad I read this post -so I could remember where I put Stinky.

Now I have an itchy blister rash on the back of my hands. WaaaaWaaaaaWaaaa
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Re: Doxycycline-EXTREME FATIGUE

Postby Cobwebby » Sun 20 Apr 2008 1:20

LymeEnigma wrote:Don't beat yourself up if you don't get around to it. Is there someone who can help out a little extra while you're down for the count?


Yes- in fact she was here yesterday and stayed for 5 hours! I can see the floor and the top of my desk-and a month's worth of newspapers were bundled up and recycled.

She also helped me straddle my bed across two chest of drawers. I will no longer lie down with dogs.
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Re: Doxycycline-EXTREME FATIGUE

Postby Hermsi » Mon 21 Apr 2008 2:37

Cobwebby wrote:
Now I have an itchy blister rash on the back of my hands. WaaaaWaaaaaWaaaa


It has been almost 20 years since I had a rash as you describe but would still like to understand better. From what I remember the blisters were quite small, somewhere between the head of a pin and a paper match head. The itch was quite aggravating.

Is this similar to what you are experiencing?

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