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My daughter has been experiencing pain in chest for last 4 days. Calling doc today. She is 15 and has been on doxy the last 5 weeks for acne. I am going to stop that medicine.


Hi there

I will list some side effects of Doxycycline [Doxy] -

Doxycycline side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to doxycycline: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • changes in your vision;

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;

  • fever, swollen glands, body aches, flu symptoms, weakness;

  • skin rash, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;

  • upper stomach pain (may spread to your back), loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

  • chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, feeling short of breath;

  • confusion, nausea and vomiting, swelling, rapid weight gain, little or no urinating;

  • new or worsening cough with fever, trouble breathing;

  • increased pressure inside the skull--severe headaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes; or

  • severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common doxycycline side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;

  • mild diarrhea;

  • skin rash or itching; or

  • vaginal itching or discharge.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

My suggestion - visit your healthcareprovider once again for re-evaluation and dose change or stopping it altogether. Good luck