I've been taking this medication now for a few weeks; helped my acne a ton and seemed to be going good. Just this week though, I've started getting really nauseous after taking it and violently vomiting after which I feel okay. I'm wondering if I'm becoming sensitive to it all of a sudden or it took a while to get into my bloodstream? Also, I have been having the worst upper back pain and it was hard to breathe; I thought maybe I pulled a muscle but the side effects list "pain"- does this have anything to do with it?
Hello, I wanted to respond to your question it can be a very scarey thing to experience side effects and I wanted to impart some knowledge on this topic for you. Not every prescription agrees with every person even prescriptions not usually known for side effects such as penecillin is going to be tolerated by everybody. Everybody's chemical make up is different. Or we can use Tylenol for an example. Thought to be safe and given out in hospitals for most patients in general could find a patient here and there that experiences highly unusual reactions. Doxycycline is an antibiotic in that it works by blocking a component that bacteria need to reproduce and thrive. It is impt that you have your dr check you out to rule out an allergic reaction as opposed to a nasty side effect that's difficult to tolerate. When it's determined that your experiencing an allergic reaction you would be switched to another medication for safety reasons. Allergic reactions can include throat swelling an which could ultimately block off your windpipe. The difficulty breathing part and vomiting with my chest pain in the back tell me to urge you to contact your physician. I had acne and a good actually great miracle worker is called Benzamycin. It's amazing it's in a jar and it's a topical cream keep it in the refrigerator. Put it on your face before bed then leave it on overnight. It will work overnight and dry then you wash it off in the morning. It is a combination of an antibiotic and benzyl peroxide. Just like you are taking an oral antibiotic this is a topical antibiotic with other ingredients. It works like a miracle with no systemic side effects and that makes it a dream come true.
- Doxycycline Information for Consumers
- Doxycycline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Doxycycline (detailed)
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