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doxycyclin side effects on sex? (malaria tablets)

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1. Posted by naq (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

hi,

im heading out to s.e asia to visit my girlfriend and other friends next week

she is takin doxycyclin tablets while shes travelling s.e asia, and says that sex may be..difficult while she is taking the tablets

is there any known side effects of the antibiotic that may cause pain during sex?... im pretty sure shes winding me up!

ive also been telling her she doesnt need to take em if shes keeping on the tourist trail but she never listens! i was out there 3 months and didnt bother taking them

cheers
naq

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 23, 2006 6:09 PM by naq ]

2. Posted by markmac (Budding Member 60 posts) 10y

I have worked in Guatemala and Sudan, and have never taken malaria pills. Fellow co-workers have taken them and been brutally sick with side effects. I have never had a problem, and believe me, the bugs are horrible in both countries. This is not to say they dont work, but the downside can be quite bad. Dont worry about the sex issue, your in SE Asis, it will be easy to come by!! Just kidding, have a good trip!

3. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

No problemas, I used doxycycline while travelling South America with my boyfriend and I didn't encounter any problems like that... Maybe she just wants an excuse?! ;) ;) ;)
//Susanna

4. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

I know that Doxy interferes with the contraceptive pill, as it's an antibiotic the pill doesn't work, maybe that's what she means?

5. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

Quoting loubylou

I know that Doxy interferes with the contraceptive pill, as it's an antibiotic the pill doesn't work, maybe that's what she means?

Oh, that's right, I've heard something about that too. That's probably what she meant.

//Susanna

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

All antibotics will interfere with contraceptive pill, a dose of the runs will interfere with it, anything so if you are not planning on starting a family take EVEN more precautions!;)