Doxycycline dosage for malaria prevention

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In researching there were 3 more drugs just as effective in the prevention of malaria yet I ruled out 2 due to the side effects. When I presented this to my pediatrician she agreed with ruling out 1 of them (doxycycline) and had never heard of the other (Malarone). She said that they had called the CDC and they had recommended Mefloquine. Still not satisfied I called myself. I spoke to a Dr.
I have begun to use the internet to help me understand what may be wrong as my recent trip to the Doctor resulted in a fourteen day prescription for Doxycycline/a Tetracycline antibiotic. She was concerned I may have Lyme Disease. Well the blood tests show this to be negative and I have been on the medicine for seven days now. I went out today in a 90+ degree July day and after one week of mild and subltle changes in the degree of my rash disappearing - it has suddenly reappeared.
For the past 4 years I have been experiencing horrible symptoms. It seemed that the whole thing started as a sinus infection but then I went for a CT scan of sinuses and they were clear. I have been having symptoms of dizziness, head pain, shakiness and a spaced out kind of foggy feeling like i am watching my life from the outside - all day every day. There are some times for a couple of hours during the day that the symptoms may lift and give me a few moments to live- but not much.
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