17 patient evaluations for Doxycycline

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Sep 2, 2012 (Started Feb 07, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Lyme disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (swelling of throat, nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: The bottle says to take it on an empty stomach. DO NOT DO IT! IT'S A TRAP! (Ask your doctor, they will say to eat a BIG meal beforehand!)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 20, 2013 (Started Sep 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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Dec 3, 2013 (Started Jan 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bronchiectasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 capsule(s) One time
Advice & Tips: at last a return to the older drugs and a more effective one at that I remember some time back I used to regularly on Oxytetracycline and that always work far better than any penicillin based drug
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 29, 2013 (Started Jan 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bronchiectasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 capsule(s) One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 28, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Lyme disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sensitivity to sunlight, Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After about 20 minutes outside i ended up with big blistering burns on my hands and a few of my face. Be very careful with any sun exposure and limit your time outside for the first few weeks. i had no reactions at first. The site isnt letting me change the date for some reason but i took this med in 2009 when first diagnosed with lyme disease. i also made up the dosage because it was required and had no i dont know option.

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Nov 17, 2014 (Started Oct 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pneumonia with pleurisy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thrush)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 1, 2014 (Started Dec 22, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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Sep 15, 2017 (Started Dec 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bronchitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 13, 2017 (Started Dec 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for upper respiratory infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus infection)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin sensitivity to sun (photosensitivity), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: When they tell you about this making you more sensitive to the sun they are telling the truth. One summer I was taking it and was sitting at a parade, wearing shorts and sunscreen. By the time I got home I could tell that I had a sunburn and within a couple hours had blisters forming. The burn was bad enough that my legs ended up swelling a lot. I ended up on oral steroids for 2 weeks for a second degree burn.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 2, 2017 (Started Dec 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for upper respiratory infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus infection)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin sensitivity to sun (photosensitivity), nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 1, 2016 (Started Dec 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for upper respiratory infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for spider bite)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily

Aug 30, 2016 (Started Dec 07, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for upper respiratory infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for spider bite)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I've always had to eat just a little snack with doxycycline or else I become super nauseated and will develop dry heaves. 

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