Hi. I am a 21 year old, physically fit female. I was diagnosed with a UTI a few weeks ago and have been on antibiotics (Metronidazole and Doxycycline hyclate). I am on day 4 of the antibiotics. The very first time I took them, it was apparent that the pills did not go down all the way. Common thing to happen with pills, nothing to really worry about. Well, the feeling isn't gone. Last night I was woken up every few minutes because of this swelling pain in my upper chest. I found it impossible to get comfortable, and no amount of furious water chugging or eating stopped it. I have been burping often, and that hurts, also. I tried to go for a run today and found myself nearly close to blacking out. I am healthy! I run practically every day! Right now I am fatigued and can hardly stand up without feeling like blacking out. I feel awful and this pain is just getting worse. I can't seem to stand up without feeling all of my energy just drain from my body. What is going on? Shouldn't the pills dissolve after a certain amount of time, or is there something else at work here, maybe a hole in my esophagus?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Take the Good, Leave the Bad
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