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so my doctor decided to switch me from minocycline 100 mg twice a day to cephalexin (keflex) 3 times a day.... yesterday was the first day that i started it, but the weirdesttttt thing happened today...i woke up, took it, and about 2 hrs later i started having very very blurred vision in my left eye and extreme fogginess in my brain, it was the scariest/weirdest feeling in the world. it started to get better after about 30 min but then i just felt compression in my head for a little while, and ive just been feeling odd and a little off all day....i didnt take it tonight because it scared the F out of me and i need to study for finals adn there is NO Freaking way i want to ever feel like that again.....is blurry/foggy vision a side effect of antibiotcs? i really think its the cephalexin because i guess i started taking it yesterday and today it as circulated into my system. should i risk taking it and getting that feeling again? could it have been the effect of minocycline reacting with the cephalaxin because i was taking mino twice a day for 1.5 months now....minocycline wasnt doing anything at all...so should i just take that tonight, or tomorow morning? so confused

pretty scary shit....let me know if you have ANYYY advice.


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so my doctor decided to switch me from minocycline 100 mg twice a day to cephalexin (keflex) 3 times a day.... yesterday was the first day that i started it, but the weirdesttttt thing happened today...i woke up, took it, and about 2 hrs later i started having very very blurred vision in my left eye and extreme fogginess in my brain, it was the scariest/weirdest feeling in the world. it started to get better after about 30 min but then i just felt compression in my head for a little while, and ive just been feeling odd and a little off all day....i didnt take it tonight because it scared the F out of me and i need to study for finals adn there is NO Freaking way i want to ever feel like that again.....is blurry/foggy vision a side effect of antibiotcs? i really think its the cephalexin because i guess i started taking it yesterday and today it as circulated into my system. should i risk taking it and getting that feeling again? could it have been the effect of minocycline reacting with the cephalaxin because i was taking mino twice a day for 1.5 months now....minocycline wasnt doing anything at all...so should i just take that tonight, or tomorow morning? so confused

pretty scary shit....let me know if you have ANYYY advice.

WOW, you did the right thing not to take it again. Try to contact your doctor as soon as possible; also, google the side effects of minocycline.

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consult your doctor and stop taking mino, but continue with the cefalexiin as its the mino that causing teh problems :S

when you say fogginess of the brain, what do you exactly mean?

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The above two posters are absolutely correct. Do not take mino again and call your doctor about what you experienced. It sounds almost like pseudotumor cerebri. A rare side effect of cyclins and of Accutane itself.

Also (yeah yeah I say this a lot but it always bears repeating) drink sufficient quantities of water. Most people in industrialized nations do not drink sufficient water and are sub-clinically dehydrated. Dehydration can cause someone to feel mentally foggy and groggy, sleepy, tired, lethargic AND sometimes it can trigger hunger instead of thirst. Drink water! :)


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so my doctor decided to switch me from minocycline 100 mg twice a day to cephalexin (keflex) 3 times a day.... yesterday was the first day that i started it, but the weirdesttttt thing happened today...i woke up, took it, and about 2 hrs later i started having very very blurred vision in my left eye and extreme fogginess in my brain, it was the scariest/weirdest feeling in the world. it started to get better after about 30 min but then i just felt compression in my head for a little while, and ive just been feeling odd and a little off all day....i didnt take it tonight because it scared the F out of me and i need to study for finals adn there is NO Freaking way i want to ever feel like that again.....is blurry/foggy vision a side effect of antibiotcs? i really think its the cephalexin because i guess i started taking it yesterday and today it as circulated into my system. should i risk taking it and getting that feeling again? could it have been the effect of minocycline reacting with the cephalaxin because i was taking mino twice a day for 1.5 months now....minocycline wasnt doing anything at all...so should i just take that tonight, or tomorow morning? so confused

pretty scary shit....let me know if you have ANYYY advice.

WOW, you did the right thing not to take it again. Try to contact your doctor as soon as possible; also, google the side effects of minocycline.

ask your doc about solodyn its slow releasing mino so its safer...plus maybe should start out on a low dosage and work ur way up to 90mg

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