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king1234
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   Posted 3/31/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone here had problems with their stomach or pancreas from being on 300 mg of doxy?
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34 yr old female/GERD dx 3/07/Migraines with Aura/IBS
SYMPTOMS  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing/vibrating, right eye pain,mid spine soreness (like a constant bruise) fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. 
New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my bod NONSTOP DAILY EVERYWHERE. 
 TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
2/09-UPPER LEFT SIDE AB PAIN MID CENTER BURNING "DX" AS MILD PANCREATITIS-STILL UNDERGOING FURTHER TESTING.
 
 
 
 
 
 


ticker
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   Posted 3/31/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi king1234.  Doxy can be hard on the stomach, especially if you don't know the tips.  Do you have nausea from it?  It helpls to eat something substantial before taking Doxy.  What helped me was to have a sandwich with some kind of protein.  Do not have any dairy, iron, or magnesium products within two hours of taking it.

Make sure you drink a full glass of water when you take it or it can ulcerate your esophagus.  Do not lay down for at least an hour after taking it for the same reason.

I hope these things help.  You should let your doctor know about your symptoms.

 

dorit
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   Posted 3/31/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi king1234 - on doxy my stomach felt like filled with bricks; sounds funny but was not at all - it really hurted. I think the eating and drinking as ticker mentioned helped in the end. I hope you feel better soon!! greetings, dorit

king1234
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   Posted 3/31/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I am off it now..the reason I ask is I have developed inflammation of my pancreas-my dr thinks its mild pancreatitis. I read that doxy can cause this and am curious if anyone else has had this happen?

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34 yr old female/GERD dx 3/07/Migraines with Aura/IBS
SYMPTOMS  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing/vibrating, right eye pain,mid spine soreness (like a constant bruise) fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. 
New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my bod NONSTOP DAILY EVERYWHERE. 
 TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
2/09-UPPER LEFT SIDE AB PAIN MID CENTER BURNING "DX" AS MILD PANCREATITIS-STILL UNDERGOING FURTHER TESTING.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 4/1/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
doxy killed my stomach and kep me on the tolit about 6 hours a day. then it landed me in the hosptital with horrific bleeding.
oh..and the nightmares.....gezzzzzz...it made me feel awful.
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."


teenLymer
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 4/1/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
i had to stop Doxy after 6 months cause my stomach could not handle it anymore. it was destroying my stomach. i was in too much pain all the time, even eating a ton and drinking a ton of water with it. i landed in the hospital a couple times from severe "gastroenteritis" (at least that's what the docs labeled it). it could have been lyme causing hospital visits, rather than a complication of the Doxy, but still...

Hope it works for you and you find a way to make it not hurt your stomach. Good luck!

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.  

Henry Ford

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
Thomas Jefferson 


hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 4/2/2009 2:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Cannot speak to the issues with the pancreas -- never had mine tested.

But I will say that doryx -- non-generic doxy -- is easier on the stomach.

I always take it w/ a big meal. I'm fat, but I don't get an upset stomach -- as often.

king1234
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 491
   Posted 4/2/2009 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Marthas V--how long were you on doxy for? I am wondering if this has caused my pancreas to inflame
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34 yr old female/GERD dx 3/07/Migraines with Aura/IBS
SYMPTOMS  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing/vibrating, right eye pain,mid spine soreness (like a constant bruise) fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. 
New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my bod NONSTOP DAILY EVERYWHERE. 
 TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
2/09-UPPER LEFT SIDE AB PAIN MID CENTER BURNING "DX" AS MILD PANCREATITIS-STILL UNDERGOING FURTHER TESTING.
 
 
 
 
 
 


bcaring
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 346
   Posted 4/2/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
king123,

I am sorry to hear about he pancreatitis - that can be uncomfortable from what I hear. Is it true there isn't much they can do for it? You just kind of have to wait it out? I have taken so many drugs I would not be surprised if mine acted up in the future.

hopingToFindCure,

I am on Doryx too and find that it isn't too bad on my stomach. I also take Plaquinil and you mentioned in another post that your eyes were bothering you. I am sure that you already do - but be sure to have your eyes checked every 6 months while on the Plaquinil.

I also wondered if you were taking Biaxin with the above. I am thinking of adding it back in until I finish this script for Doryx. Then I will drop the doryx and go back to Bicillin shots, Biaxin, Plaquinil, and Valtrex.

The tick that bit me was tested and only came back positive for Rockey Mountain Spotted Fever - so it was a good thing that my doctor quickly pulled me off the shots and put me on the Doryx which covers that.

Anyway, if you could let me know how you are doing on that combo.
Thanks,
bcaring

king1234
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 491
   Posted 4/2/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi B, it is uncomfortable but could be more painful--light stabbing pains on and off in my upper ab (1 inch below breast) and some burning in center. I am hoping its just pancreatitis and not pancreatic cancer, I worry as my dad died of this 6 months back and can be hereditary. I am waiting to hear back on more labs and am waiting for an MRI to view my pancreas. So far my other scans have been fine. I think the odd random nerve firings, twitchign, joint cracking etc may all tie into my pancreas. Still not convinced I have/had lyme as I live in the city. Anyway, time will tell.....

 

Be sure you are taking stuff for your stomach while on all the meds and have your gallbladder checked--


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34 yr old female/GERD dx 3/07/Migraines with Aura/IBS
SYMPTOMS  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing/vibrating, right eye pain,mid spine soreness (like a constant bruise) fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. 
New as of Aug-muscle twitching throughout my bod NONSTOP DAILY EVERYWHERE. 
 TESTS-BloodCBC,ANA,Sed rate,Lupus,RA, Vit D,Anti nuc,Calcium.TSH T3 -Too many to list -all CLEAR
 Scans/xraysUltra sound of stomach organs,Sig/colonoscopy (mid way through),MRI of head and spine, full body bone scan-ALL CLEAR
2/09-UPPER LEFT SIDE AB PAIN MID CENTER BURNING "DX" AS MILD PANCREATITIS-STILL UNDERGOING FURTHER TESTING.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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