a month ago, I was diagnosed with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). I was put on Flagyl and Doxycycline for two weeks to cure the infection. Flagyl had nasty side effects, with vomiting almost every night, while Doxycycline almost was a relief compared to it. Two weeks later, I was off the medications and feeling like myself again. Last week, I started experiencing bad stomach pain and a feeling where something was still in my throat despite how many water bottles I drank. The feeling was awful, and enough was enough, so I went to the doctor's yesterday morning. My doctor told me I had GERD, and a reason behind it could be the Doxycycline irritating the esophagus and then causing the GERD. I was wondering if anyone has had GERD due to Doxycycline usage. If not, I still am wondering what the whole recovery process is like.
How long was your recovery process?:
If no recovery, then what made it tolerable each day?
Did the usage of Zantac make the symptoms go away? If not Zantac, then what other drug?
I've read a lot of severe cases on GERD, where some people just never seem to fully recover from it. I don't want this drastically changing my whole life because I'm still young (in my late teens), and I would like to know what I can do to fully recover.
Post Edited (laulaur5) : 8/17/2011 10:36:26 AM (GMT-6)