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Doxycycline, a stimulant? - Anderson - 03-29-2014 04:32 AM

Doxycycline is an antibiotic which I had to take recently to deal with pneumonia. Unfortunately I still didn't know which herbs to take to deal with it.

What I find amazing is that after a couple of days taking it, I started to sleep amazinly well. I didn't need more than 5 or 6 hours sleep a night and was totally refreshed in the morning. I had a lot of energy throughout the day and felt great!

Now I wonder if this antibiotic did a big cleanse in my body getting rid of bad stuff that prevented good functioning of many systems in my body.

Can it be protits in the blood?

About protits i created a topic to talk about it:

I'd like to do the same with herbs or any other method because it felt great! :-)

If doxycycline was not an antibiotic I'd consider taking it from time to time...

RE: Doxycycline, a stimulant? - Anderson - 04-24-2014 01:25 AM

Maybe I have lyme disease or any other condition causing cronic inflammation in the brain?

The Antibiotics Doxycycline and Minocycline Inhibit the Inflammatory Responses to the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi

Tetracyclines moderate inflammatory responses of various etiologies. We hypothesized that tetracyclines, in addition to their antimicrobial function, could exert control over the inflammation elicited by Borrelia burgdorferi. To model systemic effects, we used the human monocytic cell line THP-1; to model effects in the central nervous system, we used rhesus monkey brain astrocytes and microglia. Cells were stimulated with live or sonicated B. burgdorferi or with the lipoprotein outer surface protein A in the presence of increasing concentrations of doxycycline or minocycline. Both antibiotics significantly reduced the production of tumor necrosis factor–α, interleukin (IL)–6, and IL-8 in a dose-dependent manner in all cell types. Microarray analyses of the effect of doxycycline on gene transcription in spirochete-stimulated monocytes revealed that the NFKB and CHUK (alias, IKKA) genes were down-regulated. Functionally, phosphorylation of IκBα and binding of NF-κB to target DNA were both reduced in these cells. Our results suggest that tetracyclines may have a dual therapeutic effect in Lyme disease