This is going to be a rather short posting in comparison to yesterday (haha) but yeah, I think I figured out why I have been feeling nauseous and achy lately. I thought that I had checked all my medication for possible side effects similar to mine but it was brought to my attention by my mom that I had forgot one medication. Minocycline: the medication they prescribed me to help get my acne in control now that I am off the oral steroids. Made sense, it is the only new medication I started taking recently so I hit the internet in search of an answer which came after just one click to drugs.com.
“Diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; indigestion; lightheadedness; loss of appetite; nausea; sore mouth, throat, or tongue; vomiting.”
Check, check, and check. I have been experiencing pretty much all of this except maybe one or two things. Then I looked on to the more serious side effects.
“Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody stools; blurred vision; change in the amount of urine produced; fever, chills, or sore throat; hearing problems; joint pain; muscle pain or weakness; rectal or genital irritation; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe or persistent headache; severe skin reaction to the sun; severe, watery diarrhea; stomach cramps or pain; swollen glands; symptoms of pancreatitis (eg, severe stomach or back pain with or without nausea or vomiting); trouble swallowing; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; vaginal irritation or discharge; white patches in the mouth; yellowing of the skin or eyes.”
Wow. I think this is the culprit for pretty much everything I have been experiencing in the last two weeks or so. I think my doctor had even told me that some people’s stomach’s don’t handle this well but I didn’t make the connection until now. You would think that with all my presenting symptoms someone would have thought to check the medications I was on before adding narcotics and “neuropathic pain pills” to the mix. Guess not but for now I’m going to cut my intake in half. Go from 2 pills a day to just 1 a day and we will see how that effects me over the next 3 days ro so. If I see some improvement then maybe I’ll cut this medication all together unless 1 pill sits well with me. We shall see! Just hope this is it!