Re: Did Doxycycline cause this?
I wanted to respond to your post as I took Doxycycline for about two years. In researching the drug, I cannot find anywhere where it says to not lie down for 30 minutes after taking the medication, nor do I remember that when I took it. It does say to drink a full glass of milk or water and if you get some gastro distress to take it with milk or after eating.
The main reason for writing is to tell you something you probably don't know. When you take this type of antibiotic for long periods of time, you run the risk of developing the condition called Clostridium difficile. Simply put, this is where the antibiotic kills off all the good bacteria in the bowels and causes chronic diarrhea. I know, because I had this condition last year and believe me, it isn't fun. There are two medications they can use in treating this and the least expensive is Flagyl. The second and probably most effective is Vancomycin. It run $1,200-$1,700 per 14 day course. Many insurance companies will not even pay for this drug. I had to take four courses of it.
I don't mean to scare you, and I'm not sure what is causing the burning sensation in your throat, but I would urge you to see your doctor who prescribed this med. I also would not take it for more than 14 days. The "mycin drugs" are mostly the cause of C. diff, so you might want to mention this when you see your doctor.