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Rumigirl
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A medical assistant, who has had long-term Lyme herself, said that. It doesn't make sense to me, but does anyone know for sure?

If it does, I would ask for that, as opposed to regular doxy, even if more expensive.

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I don't think so... I don't see why it would?

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It's the same Rx, basically, so the same sun cautions would have to go with it.

I hope that medical assistant is not directing your care as trust (and your actual treatment) with anything else she says would sure be compromised.
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Just noticed this is not gluten-free. Sigh. This won't work for anyone gluten free.

You might ask her if she misheard you or if you misheard her and maybe answered regarding something else. If she tells others this, they could be in trouble from sun. So, somehow, it would be good if you could approach her to be sure she's got it right from here on.

Or maybe in HER case, she said she just notice that? It absorbs more slowing in the body but, still, even for quite a few weeks after doxy stops, sun exposure can be dangerous. So it just does not make sense.


http://www.rxlist.com/doryx-drug.htm

Doryx (Doxycycline hyclate)

Inactive ingredients in the capsule formulation are: lactose; microcrystalline cellulose; povidone,

starch wheat, magnesium stearate; cellulosic polymer coating.

The capsule shell and/or band contains FD and C blue No. 1; FD and C yellow No. 6; D and C yellow No. 10; gelatin, silicon dioxide; sodium lauryl sulfate; titanium dioxide.
. . .

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective . . . . [cont'd at link]


[prolonged? it should say "any" really]
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http://www.beyondceliac.org/living-with-celiac-disease/gluten-in-medication/

Gluten in Medications
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Keebler, Not gluten free??!! Good grief! I never would have thought of it to tell the truth. What the heck is one supposed to do? Thank you for letting me know this. Sigh, it gets so complicated sometimes.

I am gluten free, although to tell the truth, I have occasionally slipped when in a social situation, or in a complete bind to get something to eat. I don't notice a difference in those cases, but maybe that's partly because that means I'm not 100% GF.

On the Doryx thing the medical assistant told me, no, as I thought, it doesn't make sense, and isn't borne out by what I read online.

Thank you,Lymetoo, for weighing in, also.

No, the woman who told me certainly isn't directing my care in any way. She was offering advice from her experience, as she has also had simultaneous TBD's & breast cancer. She has also worked for years for an LLMD that I was referred to.

I'm not going to that doctor, but she was just offering advice from her experience out of the kindness of her heart.

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Interestingly, when I was just now looking online about this, there was a lot on the CPN forum. Several people said that they thought that some of this chemical reaction to sunlight could be from secondary

porphyria. And several people said that as they got better from CPN (Chlamydia Pneumonia), the sun sensitivity with doxy improved, and they thought that it was due to an improvement of the secondary porphyria. Conjecture, of course, but interesting.

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Rumigirl,

Thanks so much for mentioning porphyria as a possibility. That does make sense (though really with any drug or high liver load). And some drugs are more porphyriogenic (sp?) than others.

As with Cpn, I think lyme can also create a sort of "secondary porphyria" (as opposed to a genetic one). The Cytochrome P-450 liver detox pathway is certainly clobbered by lyme.

Certainly, though, I'd still never risk sun with any form of doxycycline.
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Interesting ..with cpn connection ..also is minocyline any better with sun interaction?

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I had more sun issues with mino than I did with doxy. We are all different of course but that was my experience.

Mino turned me an unnatural and unnattractive shade of orange. Kind of like one of our two current presidential contenders.

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quote:
Originally posted by WPinVA:
I had more sun issues with mino than I did with doxy. We are all different of course but that was my experience.

Mino turned me an unnatural and unnattractive shade of orange. Kind of like one of our two current presidential contenders.

Yeesh! Mino is supposed to be better for sun sensitivity, however, each of us is different. Also, I'm not sure that it's supposed to be free entirely of this side-effect. At least you didn't get the horrible, painful, scarring rash/blisters!

But still, orange??!! Pretty strange stuff.

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Nope, didn't get scarring or blisters. Didn't burn either.

In fact it took me a while to connect it with the mino. I kept wondering why my "tan" was such a strange shade that year.

You're right that we are all different. I haven't had sun issues with doxy personally.

Also, Bactrim's label has this as a side effect too.

Maybe Donald Trump is on mino?!?

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