I have been recently diagnosed with borderline connective tissue disease and have been prescribed 200 mg of hydroxy per day (Bristol Laboratories pack).
I took hydroxy for 3 weeks following diagnosis but was advised by rheumstology to come off them until an oral fungal infection had been treated, at which point I was to try the hydroxy again.
I have now been taking it for 3 weeks - the fungal infection took a good 4 weeks to resolve, and am feeling very poorly. The first time on hydroxy I felt fatigued and nauseous with lack of appetite and diarrhoea but this time it seems far worse. I now have insomnia to add to the list, despite the urge to sleep, plus have very low energy.
I plan to ring the rheumy nurse tomorrow for advice. I do not know if it is the hydroxy making me feel this bad or an increase in symptoms due to the connective tissue condition. I have read that hydroxy can be tough on the body at first so do not want to stop taking a medicine that will after a while start to help with symptoms.
I would welcome hearing from the experience of others and would be especially interested to hear if it is usual for the first few weeks on hydroxy to be this tough.