I am a 23 year old male I recently was sick for about
a week with chest infection/flu like symptoms. I went to the doctor and was prescribed doxycyline 100mg two a day. The day I began the medicine within 2-3 hours of the dose I began to experience a loss of interest in everything and corresponding anxiety. At the time I did not tie this with the medicine and assumed it was from being sick at home for a week. The depression and anxiety quickly increased with complete loss of appetite which has never happened for me before until by day 5, thoughts of began to enter my mind. This is something that is completely out of the ordinary I love my life and friends and family and have no reason whatsoever to have thoughts like this.
I went to see a psychiatrist who basically told me to wait it out. Because it was so sudden, she said it could have been some kind of drug interaction/ side effect which is what I had already thought since I have no reason to be depressed especially so suddenly. Later that day I looked up doxycycline and depression on the web and found quite a few stories that fit mine and I then realized how the symptoms corresponded perfectly with the doxy. I didn't take my dose that night and immediately thought I started feeling better and I ate half a pizza that night!
But now it is the middle of day two and although the symptoms seem to have decreased alot I am still having alot of anxiety and haven't regained my happiness. The last week has easily been the worst of my life and I continually worry that it isn't going to get better. I've found a few stories on this site about
the same issues but I was wondering if anyone here has similar experiences and if anyone could provide some insight on how long this might take me to get over? This is incredibly debilitating and I don't want to feel hopeless anymore!
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