2 patient evaluations for Doxycycline taken for the purpose of 'Lyme disease' with a side effects rating of Severe

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May 4, 2011 (Started Mar 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bartonella infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Lyme disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: TAKE THE WARNINGS ABOUT SUNLIGHT SERIOUSLY. After being on Doxycycline for about two months I began getting bad Porphyria even after being outside for just fifteen minutes. Other than that this medication was fine.
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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