So I was taking 400 mg of doxycycline a day with pulsed Zithromax, and after 2 weeks of initiation, I started having abdominal burning around my belly button. I continued to take doxy despite the pain and ended up with diarrhea, which was watery and of green color, that remained such for 3 days, and on the 4th day I got a mild fever. Several days after the diarrhea and fever stopped, i went and got tested for C diff and the test came back negative.
The burning pain around my belly button went away as i discontinued taking any abx, along with the fever.
I waited for 10 days before starting doxy again. I started doxy yesterday, along with food, and i still got a little abdominal burning, although the dose was only 200 mg this time.
I don't know why this happens, as now i am taking 14 billions of probiotics a day, when i took less before, and still i get intestinal pain. The probiotics contain somewhere from 2-3 billions of lactobacillus acidophilus LA3, 2 billions of bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis BLC1 and 5-10 billions of bacillus coagulans BC513 depending on how much capsules i take a day, usually 3 capsules a day.
The local infectious disease doctor sent me for C Diff, which came back negative and sent me to take a stool analysis, which searches for Salmonella, Shigella etc. However, on wikipedia doxycycline is listed as a treatment for those intestinal bacterias. Could this then be because of candida or yeast overgrowth? I am frustrated to say the least, i don't want to spend anymore money on tests and spend less on treatment for lyme, but i seem to not be able to continue further if i don't stop the intestinal burning.
My treatment involves tindamax, doxycycline and zithromax, but no yeast medication whatsoever. I was fine with this, but looks like either my LLMD forgot about it or thought it wasn't a big issue. But now i have to travel and see him again, if i intent to take fluconazole, as it along with zithromax extends QT intervals and mixing these 2 might be fatal.
I really want someone to give me a right direction where i should be heading. If C diff is negative, and doxy kills other intestinal bacterias such as salmonella, then why do i have abdominal burning?