Doxy and symptoms

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

OriolCarol
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2017
Total Posts : 563
   Posted 2/15/2018 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys!

I'm on doxy and my tinnitus is worse.... i can feel a ray throw my ear sometimes and a constant washing machine. My neuropathy is worse..... Why i never feel good when i'm on abx? Detox, detox, and worse...

Girlie
Forum Moderator


Date Joined May 2014
Total Posts : 32672
   Posted 2/15/2018 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
It is par for the course - for these antibiotics to cause an uptick in symptoms. In fact that's how some LLMD's confirm whether or not you have lyme...and/or if the abx are working.

You've been on the doxy for a couple of days, right? And with rifampin?

On Day 4 of doxy ( my first antibiotic), I got back pain...which I never had (in that particular area) the 14 months prior.

Are you taking a binder? What detoxing makes you feel worse? Maybe go back to just one or two methods for now...and see how you feel.
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

njfillet
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2016
Total Posts : 169
   Posted 2/15/2018 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
OriolCarol said...
Hi guys!

I'm on doxy and my tinnitus is worse.... i can feel a ray throw my ear sometimes and a constant washing machine. My neuropathy is worse..... Why i never feel good when i'm on abx? Detox, detox, and worse...


Doxy was my first abx, about a week into taking it my tinnitus started and hasnt' gone away since. It is 24/7 screeching/scraping sound...like nails on a chalkboard but never ending. Sometimes it's so bad I just want to bang my head into the wall. NOTHING helps it.

But, on Doxy or Minocycline, I stopped getting headaches. As soon as I stop the doxy or mino, the debilitating headaches return.

Girlie
Forum Moderator


Date Joined May 2014
Total Posts : 32672
   Posted 2/15/2018 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
njfillet said...
OriolCarol said...
Hi guys!

I'm on doxy and my tinnitus is worse.... i can feel a ray throw my ear sometimes and a constant washing machine. My neuropathy is worse..... Why i never feel good when i'm on abx? Detox, detox, and worse...


Doxy was my first abx, about a week into taking it my tinnitus started and hasnt' gone away since. It is 24/7 screeching/scraping sound...like nails on a chalkboard but never ending. Sometimes it's so bad I just want to bang my head into the wall. NOTHING helps it.

But, on Doxy or Minocycline, I stopped getting headaches. As soon as I stop the doxy or mino, the debilitating headaches return.


Aww...that's too bad njfillet - seems you're stuck between a rock and a hard place with that one.
What are you taking with the tetracycline?
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

njfillet
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2016
Total Posts : 169
   Posted 2/15/2018 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Girlie said...


Aww...that's too bad njfillet - seems you're stuck between a rock and a hard place with that one.
What are you taking with the tetracycline?


Hey Girlie, thanks. I'm on a 3 wk on/ 2wk off schedule and I was taking Minocycline, Ceftin, Septra DS, Mepron and Enula in the second week. I only take one anti-malarial in the third week.

For example, this is my 1st week off after 3 week cycle and I have been feeling increasingly horrible the last 4 days, with a 2 day headache right now, horrible leg pain and of course the tinnitus actually started to get worse at the end of my third week (which was only on for MWF). I have seen this pattern now.

Post Edited (njfillet) : 2/15/2018 4:30:41 PM (GMT-7)


OriolCarol
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2017
Total Posts : 563
   Posted 2/15/2018 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, girlie. Doxy and rifabutin. I want to comment something, I think I have active lyme, and rifabutin decreases the action of doxycycline ... I would like to cover both. Lyme I have insurance, but I'm not sure of bartonella. The ideal combo would be minocycline + rifabutin. The problem is that previously I stopped minocycline 4 or 5 times ... I played too much with this antibiotic and now I fear that bartonella is resistant to minocycline, that's why I added doxi. If someone can clarify this, I would be very grateful, because I would like to go back to mino + rifabutin

Girlie
Forum Moderator


Date Joined May 2014
Total Posts : 32672
   Posted 2/15/2018 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Were you on the Mino with rifampin ?


There are LLMDs whose protocols are pulsing the meds - so staring and stopping.

In fact the LLMD I just switched to has his patients pulse the abx.

I've been on Mino a few different times during my treatment, and have started and stopped it.
But I'm not fully healed yet tho .


You could try the Mino with Rifabutin and see how you do.
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:33 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,974,857 posts in 326,216 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161309 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Steel and fire.
426 Guest(s), 10 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
McKinley, ezhoe, Kent M., mudshark, GNYC, enjoygolf, ChickenArise, Octorobo, straydog, BOB 46