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Re: Doxycycline undopaminergic

Posted by SLS on March 22, 2023, at 10:16:01

In reply to Doxycycline, posted by undopaminergic on March 22, 2023, at 3:34:33

> Hi all,
> this is just to alert you that if you scroll to the beginning of the topic list page, someone has replied to an old thread about doxycycline. Interestingly, he/she says it worked great for depression.
> -undopaminergic

The very first thing my current doctor did with me is start me on doxycycline. I remained on it for three months. He first wanted to rule-out Lyme Disease. On the other hand, monocycline helped quit a bit to improve depression. I was forced to discontinue it because, after a delay of about a year, I developed black and blue hyperpigmentation of the feet, ankles, and shins. It took over a year after discontinuing monocycline for the dark discolorations to disappear.

Last time I looked into it, monocycline was deemed a much more potent anti-inflammatory for the brain than doxycycline. I think it reduces the secretion of inflammatory cytokines by microglial brain cells. Brain inflammation is seen commonly in depression. Chicken or Egg?

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I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

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