Doxycycline side effects long term use

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Avatar m tn He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital side effects. How long do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.
Avatar f tn I know and trust that they are doing their jobs by killing these damn bugs, but I can't help but wonder about what side effects they are having on my otherwise healthy body. Especially my digestive system. I take probiotics and essential oils, but I still have severe bloating. I guess my question is, has anyone been on abx longer than 6 months and what did you do to thwart the potential damaging side effects?
Avatar f tn Is there a time frame that it should be stopped and then perhaps restarted? Are there side effects long term because it is an antibiotic? Thanks!
Avatar f tn Has anyone experienced long-term issue with elevated EBV numbers going up and down, but aways elevated numbers? Which, I think, is termed "chronic/active infection." If so, how long did it last? Or, is lasting...
Avatar m tn I'd like to start off by saying... Thank you readers and doctors for your time. A little about me....I am a 28 year old male with mild to moderate acne since I was 11 years old. When I was younger I figured it was just part of growing up. 17 years later..... my acne has erupted in the last 6-7 months. I have several very tiny bumps on my face and cheeks which gives my skin texture a rough complexion and maybe 9-10 cysctic acnes that seem to pop up at once.
Avatar m tn That may be what is happening to you. Search for doxycycline side effects and see what you find. You might also ask your doc if you can take another antibiotic besides doxy -- remind the doc that you did NOT have these problems on Rocephin IV, so it points to the doxy as the problem.
Avatar m tn It is not much different then long term use of oral tetracyclines for acne. Read the package insert. It is a safe product with few side effects.
Avatar f tn Reading this old thread amazed me at how many people use, and vets prescribe, prednisolone, for long term, or multiple use. The only time I've used it was with two of my dogs who where terminal with cancer. And then it was only in their last few weeks just to make them more comfortable and give them (and me) a little more time. Myself, if convinced it would help 'get to' a positive result after ONE prescription, then I would buy it, but only then. It is a STEROID folks.
480448 tn?1426952138 ONE important thing to remember that I learned, and have never forgotten is that these two effects CANNOT exist without anxiety.....but that anxiety can exist without these sensations. Derealization is basically a change, an alteration in the PERCEPTION or experience of the external other words...everything LOOKS very strange, very "unreal" (movie like, in my experiences). Depersonalization is a subjective experience of unreality of one's self. So the difference is...
Avatar m tn I got it again a few months ago and it still hasn't completely resolved but I'm not taking any antibiotics right now because I'm worried about their side effects. For me, wearing briefs rather than boxers gives some support and really helps it heal I think. Also taking warm baths seems to help.
Avatar n tn I've been using a mixture of Lac-Hydrin with 1% Hydrocortisone for three years once daily to control my rosacea. it has worked relatively well. My derm says this mixture is too weak to produce skin thinning or other side effects. Lately, my forehead skin has been all dried out and seems to be thinned out (very shiny & crinlky). I am very concerned that the long term use of this mixture has caused this condition.
4939681 tn?1361302899 Since at LEAST 2001 people have had terrible and long-lasting and sometimes horrible side-effects from the use of those drugs. I don't know if people here remember the anthrax scares after 9-11 when several high officials were sent anthrax in envelopes. "Tuesday, September 18, 2001, one week after the September 11 attacks. Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several news media offices and two Democratic U.S.
Avatar f tn is this something i could do short term or should/could i consider going back on long term? any reservations about taking doxycycline long term for a second round, or in general? here's everything i'm using for reference (i don't know if this is relevant or important, but maybe something here is...? or maybe there's something that making me break out again?) Cleanser....................Dr.Hauschka Cleansing Cream (2x daily) Scrub....................
Avatar f tn If that is true then why are they prescribed for long term use? Thanks again.
Avatar n tn I have read reports about Accutane causing Crohn's disease. However, the Derm seemed to think Accutane was better for the bowels than long-term antibiotics. For mild-moderate acne, does it work just as well to use lower doses to avoid the serious side effects? 3. I had a very traumatic event happen in my marriage about 1 month before I started having these acne problems. Could it be that the trauma shook me into some sort of hormonal imbalance that needs to be corrected?
Avatar m tn Accutane is out of your body 5 weeks after your last pill, so side effects should not continue after this. Also, many side effects lessen as your body gets used to the medication. It is not possible to say how you will react to a medication you have not taken before. My advice would be to try Accutane, you can always lower the dose or stop taking it if necessary. Accutane is your best hope of a long term remission from acne.
Avatar m tn He was not sure how long I would be on AzaSite or what the consequences of long term antibiotic use were. Has anyone been on this antibiotic and are there side effects other than the usual resistance, infection etc. How is this antibiotic helping my dry eyes? How long should I be on it? Would appreciate any information on this subject.
Avatar f tn Hi there, I've had RA (rheumatoid arthritis, another name for your inflammatory arthritis) since age 5 and I've seen infants as young as 6 months old with it. You are not alone! I don't know if your gall bladder removal had anything to so with the onset of your symptoms. Sometimes the stress of surgery or an injury or a major illness can trigger our immune systems into overdrive, and for some reason (no one knows why) it mistakes our joint tissue for the "enemy".
Avatar f tn If your doctor feels you warrant both antibiotics and the pill, use a barrier method of contraception as there is a theoretic chance that tetracyclines may lesson the contraceptive properties of the pill. Accutane has many potential side effects, but this must be balanced against the fact that it is your best hope of a long term remission from acne. Most patients require just one course lasting 16 to 24 weeks. Eloise.
Avatar m tn Flomax (tamsulosin) is a selective alpha blocker used for treating BPH. One of the side effects of this drug is retrograde ejaculation. Normally, the sphincter of the bladder contracts and the ejaculate goes to the urethra. But in retrograde ejaculation the sphincter does not function properly. Once you stop using this drug it’s effect on the sphincter also fades off. I would suggest that you visit your urologist and discuss the above mentioned possibility and follow his advise. Best.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm a wrestler too and don't worry about minocylne. It is a safe antibiotic when used with proactive. It also has other elements. You need strong abs and a nice toned chest, along with arms and a slim waist in order to look and feel great no matter what you wear.
Avatar n tn My advice for you is to stay on Minocyclin, because the side effects for accutane will only be stronger and worse than the side effects of Minocyclin, but if you want to try accutane and see how the side effects affect you. Go to a dermatologist instead of your family doctor, because a dermatologist is a skin doctor that knows more about the skin than a regular doctor knows.
Avatar n tn Take your dose at the same time each day and take the pill with food or milk. Side Effects and Warnings The most common side effects reported by travelers taking atovaquone/proguanil are stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and headache. Most people taking this drug do not have side effects serious enough to stop taking it; if you cannot tolerate atovaquone/proguanil, see your health care provider for a different antimalarial drug.
Avatar f tn I have to take long term antibiotics (oral oxytetracycline, what have you been prescribed?) I also take an anti-androgen birth control pill (Diane35, have you tried this and what were the results like?) Rosacea seldom goes into remission on its own and sufferers usually have to take repeat courses of antibiotics. If you cannot tolerate the side effects of these, have you looked into laser surgery?
432623 tn?1485328077 I've spoken with some people this week who talk about the awful drugs they are on, the severe side effects, and it really scares me. I'm wondering if I really need to start treatment right away. I am not nearly as bad off as they are. At this point I think I'd rather deal with the minor hand issues I have rather than the severe side effects from such harsh medications. Thoughts ?
Avatar n tn indiethestar7 and mike0113, I'm so sorry to hear that doxycycline has had a bad effect on you as well. As soon as I worked out that it was doxycycline causing my hair loss i contacted my dermatologist to let him know what had happened. He told me that hair loss is not a side effect (which i already knew because i never would have taken it if known!) He also said the pharmaceutical company cannot list it as a side effect until they receive a certian percentage of complaints. How ridiculous!
Avatar n tn Some patients find their acne gets worse at the beginning of accutane treatment, but then it will improve. The side effects include dry skin and lips. After a six month course most people will be free from acne for a long time. Other treatments include lotions from your doctor such as Dalacin or Differin, oral antibiotics such as oxytretracycline or going on an anti-androgen pill such as Diane35.
Avatar n tn The better way to resolve the acne problem is to look to the source and find out what is wrong with your diet and body systems. The long term effects of Accutane are not worth it. I wish I had consulted with a good Holistic doctor first before taking a risky drug.
Avatar f tn 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.