4 patient evaluations for Doxycycline taken for the purpose of 'Lyme disease'

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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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May 20, 2011 (Started Sep 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Lyme disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, dizziness, skin sensitivity to sun (photosensitivity), nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My acne cleared up. It aggrivated my stomach and caused fungus to grow in my mouth, on the teeth, in my personal regions and in my stomach. I was extremely sensative to sun and burned horribly. My local grocery store has a fee abx that are free. This was one.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, skin sensitivity to sun (photosensitivity), dizziness, nausea and vomiting

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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 (Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction, sensitivity to sunlight)
  • 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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