Doxycycline Hyclate Anxiety and Depression, Small Waves, Ringing in My Ears, Nausea and Diarrhea, Short Periods
Can anybody tell me how long this lasts? I've been off it for a week and still no relief. The drug should be out of my system now. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Smacky - Unfortunately it does take a while. I took it for 6 and a half days and have now been off of it for 16 days. For me the panic attacks, depression, and suicidal thoughts reduced a lot quickly but since then seems to have plateaued a little. I have alternating good days and bad days, but generally the trend is improvement, even though it doesn't always feel like it. By now I have regained pretty much all of my strength and energy, and the nausea and diarrhea are gone. I still have short periods of ringing in my ears every day, but that is actually somewhat of a comfort to me, because it tells me that the Doxycycline is still having an effect on me, which accounts for the small waves of anxiety and depression that still wash over me occasionally -- so it kinda lets me know that I haven't lost my mind; that it's the Doxycycline's fault, you know? I am still having bouts of despair for no reason, but I have gone through withdrawal from antidepressants before, and if it is anything the same, that took months to completely recover from. I hope it doesn't take that long with the Doxy! Please, just hang in there, it will get better yet! Don't give in to the thoughts of ending your life, I know it's very tempting, just hang on. Don't give in to taking antidepressants or antianxiety medications, I can assure you from experience it'll just make things worse. Let's just stick it out and eventually this garbage will get out of our systems.
Ratkos - Thanks a lot for the support. The suicidal thoughts and depression were gone after about 3-4 days. I've been dealing with major anxiety and exhaustion since that time. The last few days have been an improvement, but no where near a condition where I can work or function normally. They gave me adivan in the ER to calm me and gave me a prescription for the same drug, but I refuse to take it. I'm not interested into turning into a legal drug addict. I'd just like the symptoms to subside so I can return to my life. Thank God for my wife, I don't know how I would have made this week without her. I'll be posting my (hopeful) progress as times marches on. I'm 9 days since my last dose and trying to be optimistic. Thanks again.
Baba_dark - i went to the E.R. at a hospital. after evaluating my blood glucose and oxygen level, which were all normal. they reffered me to a psychiatrist. I dont know if this is permanent. its been almost 3 months for me.
Ratkos - Sadly I have not been the same since taking this drug. This happened to me in July and the anxiety is just starting to go away, although I still get it in waves. While my energy level has come back, I'm still very weak. I still deal with insomnia and bowel issues, but again, not as bad as before. This has been a long, frustrating journey. The biggest thing that has helped me was taking high doses of Omega 3's. This has come in especially handy for the anxiety.