got sick and Doctor put me on antibiotics -- anything I can do for D besides yogurt?

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karendee
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   Posted 11/27/2007 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I started getting D right away last night with my first dose but the antibiotics are necessary since I have an bacterial infection. I have been sick since last Wednesday.
 
Any tips? I had yogurt for breakfast this morning but I am having D that is yellow bile... Plus I am at work and miserable!
sorry to be so gross but I knew I could ask all of you....
 
thanks!
Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


gachrons
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   Posted 11/27/2007 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi The only thing I know is Imodium if your DR. allows it. Hope your better soon Karen. lol gail

pb4
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   Posted 11/27/2007 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
PROBIOTICS...and even when you're not taking antibiotics you should add probiotics daily to help with CD symptoms...when taking antibiotics, always take probiotics at least 2 hours after you're done taking antis for the day so the antis don't destroy the good bacteria from the probiotics. Even if you're in remission it's wise to continue taking probiotics daily.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


MishBall2
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   Posted 11/27/2007 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Imodium AD, also Lomotil (prescription)
32 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 
 


karendee
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   Posted 11/27/2007 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks, my doc does allow Imodium. I will try that.

I could go for probiotics, I just have not felt like trying them yet... lazy I guess :) I will have to look into getting some :)

thanks, Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


Nanners
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   Posted 11/27/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Karen get the Probiotics now, especially since your on the antibiotics. I am telling you they really stopped my D in its tracks. It will also help you to avoid getting a C-Diff infection and getting D you can't get rid of.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


keepingthefaith
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   Posted 11/27/2007 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to tell you, keep eating the yogurt.  I took antibiotics & did not have yogurt & then I got c-diff. God Bless

Dx with CD 1987, 3 resections, 3 abcess sx, OA back & hips, bulging disk, Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 44 yrs old.  Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. 
 
Meds:Humira 40mg every other wk, Imuran .75 daily, welchol 625 x 3 daily, cymbalta 60 mg daily, norco 10/325 x 4x, fish oil, vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly,
 
         
 
 


karendee
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   Posted 11/27/2007 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
oh that is scary, I guess I need to go shopping, too bad I am broke :) lol

Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


Lisa430
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   Posted 11/27/2007 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
if you are not too far along in the course of treatment- try asking for a different antibiotic. Some are much worse than others for the D. My GI always prescribes Levaquin because it is supposedly least likely to cause D- I am just finishing a round for a sinus infection and was fine. I know there have been threads here about other side effects with Levaquin that are not GI related- everyone's body reacts differently to each drug. Hope you get some relief soon.

Skjura
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   Posted 11/28/2007 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
To rest the bowel try: soft soluble fiber supplements as Metamucil help stop the Diarrhea and bind the stools. Six servings as described as a standard daily supplement. I read here in my most helpful book more: Creamy Outmeal made by slow cooking and Cream of Wheat seems to help most people with IBD. Some eats ripe bananas, mashed potatoes, well-cooked rice. An old folk remedy: eat a peeled apple, a banana and cottage cheese. The apple and banana supply soluble fiber and cottage cheese makes more binding capacity. Also helps restore the electrolyte balance.
Good luck, from Ingrid


 
Diagnosed CD June 2007. Have been on a minor prednisone medication. Did make a difference while max dosed. Got my problems back when tapering.
 
Using Low Dose Naltrexone from sept. 2007. See yahoo.com. A member in the group "lowdosenaltrexone" at yahoo. A mixed group, members with MS, Crohns, Colitis Ulcerosa, psoriasis, other autoimmune diseases.
 
Use home made scd yoghurt containing a lot of probiotics - a benefit for the intestines. I don't use white sugar. No yeast in glutenfree, homemade breads.

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