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So I tried doxycycline for 3 weeks...
« on: March 01, 2017, 05:42:50 PM »
And I would advise against it.  I took this over an anxiety of mine that I had either Lyme or some bacterial infection that was causing pois.  I had this anxiety for the longest time and now it's gone.  I did not feel any worsening or improvement of symptoms.  Only how I usually do on antibiotics which is slightly anxious.  So this tells me, along with negative blood tests, that I don't have a bacterial infection at the center of this.

But coming off doxy was terrible and I had pain, in my lower gut, eating anything for a week, and did experience pois twice.  I messed up my gut and now supplemented with natural probiotics such as sauerkraut.  Pois seems to be getting better now and I am slowly going back to my non pois self.

So I'd definitely advise against it.  It could take a while to heal from 3 weeks of doxy.  This tells me that the health of my gut is very closely related to if I experience pois or not.
My POIS managed with Diet (@ diet that 100% manages my pois)Believe my POIS stems from inflammation in the gut. O = neuro POIS from inflammation from the gut

Current supps: microdose of zyrtec and gaia liquid olive leaf extract for sleep. Micro astragalus and 1tsp ev olive oil for energy .

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Re: So I tried doxycycline for 3 weeks...
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 04:14:00 PM »
Yeesh this scares me.
I went to see a urologist a few weeks ago who prescribed me Doxycycline and Doxazosin. I picked up the drugs but I haven't taken any of them yet. As you know I'm also under the assumption that my gut is closely related to my symptoms. And from what I've read antibiotics are terrible for your gut and can set you way back from any progress you've made trying to heal.
I explained this to the urologist and I also told him I have an appointment with a Naturopath soon, and I have a good feeling the naturopath is going to recommend I steer clear of antibiotics.

Two confliciting recommendations... The urologist said it's up to me. And that if I haven't tried anything I should. My blood and urine tests came back fine though.

I have these pill bottles sitting on my desk  and I look at them every day unsure of what to do :(

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Re: So I tried doxycycline for 3 weeks...
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 07:37:45 PM »
I took them because I thought I could benefit mentally from them.  Just to get that thought out of my mind that I don't have an infection.  I was having problems eating for probably 5-6 weeks after and I just got so fed up with it that I fasted for 3 days and took a little bit of l glutamine only the first day.  This seemed to clear up my lingering issues and I no longer experience pois.  So again it's really up to you... I just did it for the mental benefit and to say "I've tried that".
My POIS managed with Diet (@ diet that 100% manages my pois)Believe my POIS stems from inflammation in the gut. O = neuro POIS from inflammation from the gut

Current supps: microdose of zyrtec and gaia liquid olive leaf extract for sleep. Micro astragalus and 1tsp ev olive oil for energy .