Persistent sore throat (PVFS)

gbells

Improved ME from 2 to 6
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Doxycycline is a great drug if you have a history of animal exposure that could have given you a bacterial co-infection and signs of infection. However, it has the side effect of suppressing inflammation so it is common for it to mask problems. Your degeneration could just be that is acting as an anti-inflammatory. Usually if you have a bacterial infection it clears after two weeks, longer if you are on an immunosuppressant (6 weeks). So you could be just getting anti-inflammatory relief from the drug rather than it accomplishing anything