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Posted By : DistressedDude - 7/31/2017 3:39 PM
I was bitten by a spider and the bite became infected, the doctor put me on Doxycycline Mono 100mg twice a day for 10 days. I began taking the medication on July 27. By July 28 (1 day later) I began to experience dizziness and high blood pressure. On July 28 (2 days later) I began to experience nausea, high blood pressure, dizziness, loss of appetite, insomnia, Severe anxiety, and severe depression with suicidal idealation. I began to feel as if I am hopeless, I had no clue why I was feeling this way and I never ever have felt my feelings to this extremity, I began to feel as if I was a robot and life isn't real. By July 30 (4 days later) It finally occurred, the only time I get this severity of feeling is from medication, I have felt withdrawals and chemical rebalancing occurring from ADHD meds. I began to do research and I will include NUMEROUS links from those interested, there's multiple people (about 100) who have talked about same feelings and mental distress while on doxycycline. I have since stopped them and it haven't been a full 24 hours since the stopping of the medication, I do feel a slight improvement, I have also lost 4 pounds since the taking of Doxycycline.
Has anyone else gone through this? If so how long will I have to put up with these feelings, is there specific vitamins I should be taking?

Post Edited (DistressedDude) : 8/2/2017 1:03:47 PM (GMT-6)

Posted By : Marqi - 7/31/2017 11:32 PM
Wow.. Those are horrible reactions. Hopefully you can get ahold of your Dr to get a different med prescribed.

How is the spider bite?

Posted By : DistressedDude - 8/2/2017 1:03 PM
It has now been 2 almost 3 days from stopping the use of doxycycline. I'm still nausea's, dizzy, having fast heart beat, having what feels like difficulty breathing, having a loss of appetite, feeling depressed (not at the severity it was), feeling some severe anxiety, and still feeling like I'm living in a fake world, disconnected from reality. I'm having some issues sleeping so I am taking Benadryl and melatonin. To relax myself I have resulted to 'Rescue Remedy' which is a mix of extracts from flowers that accommodate certain moods. For my eating issue, I've lost numerous pounds so I am taking anti-nausea to help make it easier for me to eat, I've also resulted to forcing myself to eat. I'm also using Fish Oil supplements to help regulate serotonin and increase nutrients.

Posted By : getting by - 8/2/2017 1:26 PM
It takes a little while for the depression to lift after taking this medication, but it sounds as if it is starting.

I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Keep hanging in there...

Hugs, Karen...
PS I have used rescue remedy before and it worked good. There is also Sleepy Time Tea to help the melatonin. How much melatonin do you take and is it working? My husband takes 10 mg.

fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

Posted By : DistressedDude - 8/2/2017 2:56 PM
I take 30mg chewables, and I take 4. Typically it works, but I was extremely relaxed not to the point I could sleep so I took Benadryl to kick up.

Post Edited (DistressedDude) : 8/2/2017 2:59:34 PM (GMT-6)

Posted By : getting by - 8/2/2017 3:58 PM
Wow, I thought that ten was the highest. There are 30mg too. The doctor told my husband to take the melatonin at 6:00 pm because it took awhile. I don't know if it has helped, I believe he sleeps. Often before I go to sleep.

I do meditation to sleep and it works for me. If I don't, I think too much. The meditation turns off the thinking.

I hope that the Benadryl helps.

Hugs, Karen...

fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

Posted By : Pepper2016 - 9/23/2017 2:21 PM
Are you better from taking Doxy? please contact me if you want.

Hi Pepper...We don't post our email addresses in the open forum. Anybody could get it and you could get a lot of spam. Put it in your profile, only members can see it.

Thanks for understanding...

Hugs, Karen....

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 9/23/2017 2:26:28 PM (GMT-6)

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