Doxycycline and probiotics

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Anyone have suggestions for supplements and probiotics to take along with my antibiotics? My dr has already prescribed a good probiotic that is kept refrigerated, and an high dose of b12. What else? thanks.
I was just diagnosed with lyme disease and will be taking Doxycycline for 30 days. Can anyone tell me if I must avoid dairy entirely or just avoid it a couple of hours before and after taking this antibiotics? Thanks.
I was taking 300 mg per day and yes, I am taking probiotics. How long did you take the Doxy before those symptoms improved? My joints were actually throbbing and even my feet were itching. So do you think it's a herx or is it just a matter of the body getting use to the medication? I read the side effects of doxy and some of these symptoms are listed under adverse reactions which concerns me.
Now in my history I've had problems with Gerd and anxiety. So after 2 weeks of Advil and antibiotic I'd imagine it could be somewhat irritated but it's been 2 weeks since I have been off can it really be delayed side effects I'm not really belching to get relief or having trouble breathing. I remember it started three nights ago after eating a Greek yogurt then laying down. And I did have trouble breathing but then it settled down.
I think my positive western blot sat on my GP's desk for a while too. The nurse kept saying that they hadn't received it and I called IgeneX back and they said he should have gotten it a long time ago...but said they would fax it over before my appointment. SOMEHOW, when I went in for an appointment he had the original copy dated weeks before, folded up like it had been in an envelope. I had been his patient for @ 6 years and never had any problems before all of this.
Tuesday I went back to the dr and he examined me again and said there was no sign of bv or yeast but that I did still have bacteria and so he prescribed doxycycline hyclate and flagyl. I am on day 5 and there is still no improvement of symptoms. When examined he stated both times he did not see any problems on my skin. He did tell me to take probiotics so I've been eating yougurt for a few days. Any idea what this could be or what I should do?
When you take antibiotics, your killing both good and bad bacteria. That's why they say to take probiotics when you are on antibiotic therapy. The probiotics help to restore the good bacteria in your intestines. But, of course you would want to take the probiotics at least an hour away from when you take the antibiotics.
My GP had given me so many WRONG antibiotics, that I was reacting to a bunch of them. The other antibiotic that works for me now is Doxycycline and I do 14 days of that. As Pax said....it is imperative that you flush your sinuses with salt/water combo. I always continue on after antibiotic with Oreganol Oil afterwards for a while, and please don't forget your pro-biotics!! You can take those vaginally as well so you don't get a yeast infection.
Based on your history of gastrointestinal problems, I would not recommend doxycycline. Doxycycline works well but can cause sun sensitivity and can cause esophageal reflux (~ heart burn or indigestion). Now, we are down to two choices. First, malarone (atovaquone + proguanil). Malarone is taken daily, begun one day prior to arriving in a malarious area, taken every day while exposed to malaria, and then for one week after you leave the malarious region.
I'm not sure about whether the probiotics and the antibiotics would basically cancel each other out - it sounds as if it would be logical that they would. You may want to call your pharmacist and see what they say - they can quite often be an invaluable tool in answering questions like this. If they say not to take the probiotics, maybe check with them about possibly taking another over the counter stomach medication such as prevacid, prilosec, or even tums.
I took doxycycline for 4-5 months and my hair began thinning. I had long and extremely thick blonde curly hair but with doxycycline i lost more than a fourth of my hair. My hair turned stringy lost its curl pattern and looked awful! Now after 9 months i am watching my hair grow every day. It is so painful to watch because its SO FRIZZY! i have tons of little baby hairs growing in that frizz out around the rest of my hair. They look terrible and i have never had a problem with frizz before.
I will try it again tomorrow and see if tomorrow is a good day. I was already on probiotics before taking the doxy and since I store them in the fridge I didn't have them in the pile when I compiled the list, so it was forgotten. Thanks for mentioning it and advising timing on that as well:) My blood calcium is under a separate investigation. It has been in between 10.2-10.5 for nearly a year now. Only slightly above normal but consistent. My parathyroid was suspected to be abnormal.
I've been doing some reading on Banderol and Samento and am hearing positive things about them. They don't have the side-effects that long-term antibiotics can create. I just wonder if anyone on this forum has any personal experiences to share about them. I've been reading that combined, they can be as effective, if not more so than Doxy in treating all forms of the Bb Spirochete as well as co-infections.
Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine), quinacrine, chloroquine, and primaquin, mefloquine (Lariam), doxycycline (available generically), and the combination of Plaquenil, atovaquone and proguanil?? This is what happens to my child, it is always seasonal; his CRP hates the heat, hot weather, & sun, it responses to Minocycline during the hot summer and sweat, but then transmutes as the weather changes and comes back worst and spreads quickly.
I was prescribed doxycycline to prevent infection. I took it for 3 1/2 days and I felt like complete crap everyday and last night was the worst. I was so neasous and felt horrible. it gave me really really bad anxiety. I almost took myself to the ER ( hubby was drunk sleeping, lol) but I was able to calm myself and get thru the worst before I fell asleep. So now I'm not taking it anymore! My sister also has a hard time with "cycline" antibiotics! NO MAS!
clarithromycin/Biaxin and cefdinir/Omnicef -- 5 months -- drug holiday due to side effects of probiotics--2 months -- for Lyme: Zithromax/azithromycin and Flagyl/metronidazole -- 4 months ------------------------------------------------- This may have been an abbreviated treatment schedule, because I had continuing problems from the probiotics, so my schedule is odd in at least that way.
I posted back in Sept about having insanely irregular periods and the pill after several months was not able to regulate it. Even though my ultrasound came back showing only one cyst, my doctor swore that I still had PCOS. Since then he ended up putting me on Doxycyline to see if it would help my acne while as well as ordered blood test to check for signs of PCOS.
she had a full gi scope which ruled out crohn's but her colon and intestine were wholly inflamed. her stool became solid 2 weeks after stopping the doxycycline and remained so for the next 2 months. we had a stool sample that showed calprotectin levels of 500. two weeks ago her stool became liquid again (no blood no cramping). i have been giving her 50 B probiotics/ day and bovine colostrum. unfortunately i also gave her 1 oz/ day "omega swirl" which contains xylitol.
I have been treated with doxycycline for 4 months and lyme tests finally showed positive. I had a few herx reactions while on the doxy, one was pretty bad. I have read that microplasma is a possible cause of rheumatoid arthritis and want to know if I should continue taking the doxy. My lyme md wants to put me on I.V. Rocephin and oral zithromax for lyme. Should I check further into microplasma before being treated for lyme? or Can the I.V. help both?
My mouth was extremely dry and irritated and white tongue and white near my tonsils. on 12/10/13 i returned to the ER and he prescribed Doxycycline Hyclate MG and Clotrinazole Troche 10 MG. my head ache, fatigue is gone. Now i have painful tiny clear blisters near my tonsils. I also have white on the back sides of my mouth and white tongue. The medication is gradually helping but not as fast as i wish. i feel something is stuck on my throat. Can you tell me what is occurring?
Hello Everyone, Over the past 3 years my health has been declining and I've developed multiple conditions. My doctor recently checked my c4a levels and they came back really high and now he suspects that I may have lyme disease. I have the following conditions and symptoms (all have developed within the past 3 years): Autoimmune thyroiditis (elevated Tg and very high TPO). Interstitial cystitis. Chronic dehydration (I drink lots of water but it doesn't seem to help).
For the past year, I have been experiencing burning and stinging in my vulva (which is NOT made worse by peeing), which comes and goes but can last for over a month and is extremely uncomfortable. The area looks normal, and there is no unusual discharge. The last time I had these symptoms was in March - they came on suddenly with a stinging sensation, and lasted for 6 weeks.
I am an avid runner and biker. I have always taken care of my diet and eat as fresh and as healthily as possible. Before now I have had a bowel movement 3 times per day. About 4 months go I began having bouts of severe constipation that last between 7 and 10 days. I have had xrays and a CT done and they say everything is fine. The only thing that happened prior to these bouts of constipation is that I got a severe infection following a tetanus shot. It was so bad I could not move my arm.
I got a bad systemic yeast infection from the particular probiotics I was taking, and had to stop feeding the yeast with sugar (from fruit etc.) and absolutely no junk food. Sounds boring, but it was better than being sickly all the time. Do talk with your doc about what vitamins and supplements you take ... some are very useful and others are not .... tho some docs are just not interested in vits and supps, tho.
The dr prescribed omega 3's and probiotics and already the swelling has come down all together. She can now move her feet and toes where before she had no feeling in her feet and she could feel the water. It was horrible. So we are taking it day by day right now. Thanks to all for your responses.
I have been checked out by Neuro, ENT and GP and NOTHING. I'm wondering if I have TMJ but I don't know. Here are my symptoms... Right ear pain Right ear fullness/ringing Pain behind right eye spot headaches on right side grinding teeth at night stiff neck - going into my shoulders I had an MRI/MRA back in Oct and all it showed was chronic sinusitis which I am being treated for by my ENT however he knows the pain is not coming from my ear. I am worried. Could this be an aneursym?
Im currently on diflucan and Doxycycline, diflucan so no candida can grow out of control and the doxycycline to kill the bad bacteria. Its been one week and no results...is that normal? Will it take a month or 2 of antibiotics to see any improvement in my symptoms? Or should I ask my doctor to switch my antibiotics to something stronger? What can I do to get the good bacteria to grow in my system again. My diet is no grains or breads or anything like that. Just vegetables and protein.
For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week and they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
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