Doxycycline Causes Hypoglycemia?
I have had many of the same symptoms as you all, tiredness, confusion, anxiety etc. I recently found the article below. Perhaps doxycycline messes with insulin levels and causes temporary hypoglycemia? ... more »
I have had many of the same symptoms as you all, tiredness, confusion, anxiety etc. I recently found the article below. Perhaps doxycycline messes with insulin levels and causes temporary hypoglycemia?
Look at the side effects of hypoglycemia, something sound familiar?
Hypoglycemia causes symptoms such as
dizziness or light-headedness
Hypoglycemia can also happen during sleep. Some signs of hypoglycemia during sleep include
crying out or having nightmares
finding pajamas or sheets damp from perspiration
feeling tired, irritable, or confused after waking up
This is the first report of a nondiabetic patient with doxycycline-induced hypoglycemia. The only previous report of doxycycline-induced hypoglycemia was in an elderly patient with type 2 diabetes. However, a handful of reports have implicated other tetracycline products in causing hypoglycemia in both diabetic and nondiabetic patients.[2,3] Miller reported oxytetracycline-induced hypoglycemia in a diabetic patient whose blood glucose levels were initially uncontrolled because of glandular fever. Dangerously low glucose values have occurred within 2 hours of instillation of tetracycline hydrochloride into the pleural space of a nondiabetic patient. The mechanism by which tetracyclines induce hypoglycemia is not clear. Increased sensitivity to insulin and decreased clearance of insulin have been implicated. Although tetracyclines can induce hepatic damage and thereby deplete glycogen stores, all patients reported had normal results of liver function tests. Furthermore, animal studies have shown normal hepatic glycogen stores in dogs with oxytetracycline-induced hypoglycemia. We propose that doxycycline should be included in the list of drugs that can cause hypoglycemia. Extensive metabolic research is needed to determine the mechanism of doxycycline-induced hypoglycemia