Doxycycline for pets

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I just ordered some doxycycline for a rash and I notice it is for pets. I have taken it in the past and it has worked. Is it safe even though it is for pets?
Is doxycycline all the same, can I take it if it is for my pet. It is for a rash and it always works.I just wasnt aware that it was for pets too. So is it safe for me?
"Interpretation: Oral doxycycline is as efficient as intravenous ceftriaxone (Rocephin) for the treatment of European adults with Lyme neuroborreliosis." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18567539 Just one of many published and anecdotal reports. Enough that I believe it, although I did have IV 'just in case'.:) No real abatement of symptoms until I took IM bicillin LA. ---- which is NOT a recommendation that you try bicillin; just what worked for me.
If in fact I'm on say doxycycline for 21 days to start,would a retest of my blood finally show a positive testing one week after stopping the abx? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
He also had shaking, muscle spasms. She took him to the vet and he was positive for lyme disease. He is on Doxycycline for 30 days, then will retest for the lyme. She said he looks and seems to feel terrible.... vet gave her pain pills for him too. Interesting..... people get brushed off, ..... At least the poor animals who have no voice get treated!! Best wishes and healing to all!
I visited a doctor who suspected an allergy and prescribed me with Loratadine for relief of allergy symptons, Promethazine at night for Itch, Ibuprofen for pain relief and Doxycycline for not sure?? He also prescribed a steroid creme to treat the rashes, and this has little effect. Having been on this medication for the last week, and new areas of scratching developing I am nearly at the end of my tether as to what this may be.
When family members became sick after the return of the vet to the home (adults with CFS, children with ASD), they also had the same infection as the veterans. The same thing happened to their pets. We concluded that about one-half of Gulf War Illness cases could be explained by this one infections alone, and these patients (veterans and civilians) slowly responded to doxycycline plus supplement support.
NO....doxycycline is an antibiotic to fight bacterial infections....cancer is NOT an infection. I am so sorry your kitty's diagnosis...can I ask what type of cancer and where? the very best thing you can do for her yourself if not doing chemotherapy is to feed a very good diet high in protien..good protien in CANNED foods, not meat by-products like most cheaper cat foods have. and preferably one with NO grains...these are just fillers and take away from the amount of protein in the can.
I suffered a burn 8 months ago from a lactic acid chemical peel that turned all the skin brown and crusty and dead. I kept it moist for 4 months while helping along dead skin to peel off. Yes, it took 4 months to get it all gone. This was the skin under my lip and my lip line area. Then I realized it was bad cause all the area was raw and red and inflamed looking and didnt look like there was alot of skin cause it was too raw. I was scared.
I live in Central America with no emergency room for pets and few Doctors, mine is really good but very busy all time and takes a long time to help us! We have no posibilities of endoscopy tests available and as a result last year lost a dog friend due to a chronic gastritis. I am desperate !
She put her on 20mg prednisone, Clindamycin, and Doxycycline. It could be a very slow process for Roxxie and us. She is still eating, drinking, pooping, and peeing, but she is also still lifeless. She does not seem to be in pain. I don't know what to do.....Our Vet has always been honest with us over many years and many pets, of when it is time to put to sleep and she doesn't recommend it yet. I just don't want Roxxie suffering.
She has a great deal of experience with cancer in pets, and also may have some suggestions for alternative methods (even if, by this stage they are palliative) I feel for you. It is tough to be going through this. I wish I could help directly but haven't enough experience of anything quite the same. You could contact Dr Carol Osborne by scrolling right down this page until you will see her article right down on the right. I am sure she will welcome your questions.
I am always on antibiotics and currently just got on 21 days of doxycycline. I was just on doxycycline for 10 days a month ago. My doc says I have a nasal polyp and I have ENT appt June 1st. I take advair, abruetoral when asthma may flare, singulair, and rhinocort or flonase when I can get samples. I normally cant afford the advair or singulair with out samples from doc. Anyway, I am tired of feeling drugged and sick.
Some of the rickettsial diseases are low on the list since a PCR testing for them was neg for your dog. However, has your vet tested for all tick borne, rickettsial diseases, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, and Anaplasmosis? Babesiosis is not treated with doxycycline. How about toxoplasmosis, also not treated with doxycycline? The list of possible infectious agents is very extensive! A very serious cause of thrombocytopenia is Neoplasia.
Thanks no he was treated w doxycycline in hospital for lepto but the test was negative. We could think of no cleaners poisons anything except he likes to eat bunny turds. Thanks for the info on the vaccinations. I haven't gotten the blood levels yet but lots of times they show them to me and explain in detail. If I'm not mistaken the BUN levels and maybe creatinine looked real bad. The anti nausea med was given today with a tiny bit of hot dog since he vomited his entire breakfast renal Rx food.
There is proof that at least 20% of ticks in that geographic area are infected with B. burgdorferi. It is safe for the patient to receive doxycycline (this drug should not be given to pregnant women or children younger than 8 years of age). [Ever try to get in to see a doctor within 72 hours? And never mind the fact that the longer a tick stays attached to you, the better the chance that infection will be passed on] [Just who is going to 'positively identify' that tick?
I never ever really felt any anxiety except for waiting for the MRI thinking up all strange diseases I thought I had! Day after I got clean bill of health and clear MRI anxiety went away. But I still feel strange things going on physically. I asked him about Lyme, he said he has never had one documented case in his career. We were out at a farm during August for a few weeks we also have a dog and the land has deer running through constantly.
My daughter just fought off a bout with it and it took about 3 days to find the right antibiotic. She ended up having to take Doxycycline which is fortunately used for the less dificult strains to treat. MRSA is becoming pretty common anymore. She thinks she contracted it from the YMCA - working out and using a community excercise mat. Who would of thought.
Nicolson Warns GWI Is A Contagious Epidemic By Stephen Thorne Canadian Press 2-8-99 OTTAWA (CP) -- An American research scientist says some Gulf War vets, including Canadians, are suffering from man-made contagions that have spread to their spouses, children, even pets. Garth Nicolson of the California-based Institute for Molecular Medicine, says scientists from the non-profit centre have discovered organisms in the blood of veterans and their families.
The following day I saw a microbiologist who thought that I might have mycoplasma and prescribed Biaxin XL for 5 days. In 24-36 hours I started having mild improvement in symptoms. But the improvement was incomplete. On the fifth day of Biaxin I became short of breath at rest. I saw a respirologist who did pulmonary function tests which were normal. He said I had hyperventilation for some unknown reason. He added 2 more days of Biaxin. The shortness of breath resolved over time.
So, I began treatment of 100mg 2x per day for 21 days of doxycycline. Almost immediately after beginning treatment my fevers were gone. I felt as though a fog lifted from me and I thought I was back to normal. 12 days into treatment the stiff neck returned and the fever slowly crept back in. At its peak it got up to 102.7. I was treating with ibuprofen and I would experience cycles of fever and then severe sweating. The night sweats were back as well.
I am 15 and I was told I have fibromyalgia. Then people tell me it's impossible for a kid to have that. Can a kid have fibromyalgia?
Thanks Opus. Lilly and I have looked over the links. She is sitting here next to keyboard and purring right now. She says that having plasma cell pododermatitis isn't fun but it isn't too bad. At least she got out of the animal shelter as a kitten after selecting Odin to take her home. Now she has fresh food, a full time servant and numerous retainers. Lilly has agreed to try and eat less fish and more rabbit. Not too difficult as she really likes rabbit.
Do you guys think that I've found a means to an end for this hell I've been going through? I hope so! Please pray for me guys. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
So see the rheumy, by all means, but something I have learned from Lyme is not to see one MD and find out nothing, and then have to start all over with finding a new MD, getting an appointment, going to the appointment, getting the tests run, waiting for the results, waiting for the follow up appointment, etc. It can easily take months to do that, and if you have to do it with more than one MD (which is not uncommon in Lyme), well ... it can be a very, very long time.
Brittany will be having blood work done at the vet as he has not been a good candidate for home glucose testing. It is not just Purina! Type in 'pets 2012' in the search box in the upper right corner on the Consumer Affairs site, the first three pages will display complaints for popular brands. We continue to be saddened by the unnecessary sickness and loss of so many pets.
MRI's show spine and brain lesions and uk neurologist agreed with my request for ab's. IV and oral were taken for 7 weeks, Strong herx after 2-3days. No test has been positive in uk or France for Lyme or any other CNS disease, diagnosed with probable MS in France after not very good Q'clinical questioning by neurologist.
This is for all you limbolanders....don't give up on finding out what is wrong with you!! I finally had a test come back (very) positive and it was for Lyme. My neurologist told me that "there is no Lyme in Oklahoma" and begrudgingly ordered my first test which I had run at my local lab. When my results came back negative, I thought one more thing ruled out.
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