Long term Antibiotic use anyone?

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sheryl=jk
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   Posted 3/27/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I am on a long term usage of Erythomyocin fro gastroparesis, to help gut move faster, has anyone else been on this longterm, and if so how are doing with it. Fot that has anyone been on any antibitioc long term and what is your story?
Anythoughts appreciated.... smurf ...


 
God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
xcema,hypermobile,Chronic Bronchitus,Fatigue,Positive ANAFibro-05--Had surgery one left knee, then on right knee, Interstial Cystitis-06  implanted Interstim-06 hysterectomy & IBS-06 Arthiritus-04 Depression-04GERDS/ Hiatial hernia -07   Anxiety-07 Gastroparesis-08--Occasional MigrainesReglan,Protonix,Prozac,Effexsor,Erthomyicin,klonipin,occasional phernergan Im marrried 2 children, one with mild autism, Bipolar(8), she takes Abilify, Buspar, Celexa Son(13) is bipolarw/migraines, Topamax, ZantacGod plz grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference..."

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Keriamon
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   Posted 3/27/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm afraid I can't help, but I do wonder how an antibiotic is supposed to speed up the working of your gut?

sheryl=jk
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   Posted 3/27/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
confused  yeah me too? thats why I am trying to find someone here on healing well who maybe has been on long term anti biotics, just about posted in evry forum excpet chronic pain forums, I guess I post there, i am in chronic pain. Thanks Keriamon..... smurf ....
 
God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
xcema,hypermobile,Chronic Bronchitus,Fatigue,Positive ANAFibro-05--Had surgery on left & right knees 06, Interstial Cystitis-06  implanted Interstim-06 hysterectomy & IBS-06 Arthiritus-04 Depression-04GERDS/ Hiatial hernia -07   Anxiety-07 Gastroparesis-08--Occasional Migraines Reglan,Protonix,Prozac,Effexsor,Erthomyicin,klonipin,occasional phernergan Im marrried 2 children, one with mild autism, Bipolar(8), she takes Abilify, Buspar, Celexa Son(13) is bipolarw/migraines, Topamax, ZantacGod plz grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference..."


chiyaki-chan
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   Posted 4/1/2008 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmm, I'm not a fan of the long term anti-biotics thing personally. I used to use them a lot for what I had before I got ill and they caused some nasty joint and muscle pains, have caused long term damage to my joints and bones and also they interfered with my ability to absorb nutrients from food. The natural path is definitely the way forward if it's an option for you.
 
Chiyaki x.

chiyaki-chan
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   Posted 4/1/2008 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I couldn't remember what it was when I just made that last post so I had to search then interweb for you. A great option for you, should you choose the natural route would be 'VSL#3'. It's a Pro-biotic supplement that maintains a healthy gut and digestive tract. Make sure that it's suitable for you then if it is, it's definitely a better option than any anti-biotic course you could have since a healthy gut requires good bacteria.... Anti-biotics kill them!
 
Hope that this helps you a lot,
Chiyaki x.

sheryl=jk
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   Posted 4/1/2008 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Its the motion that this particular anti casues, its that  aor the relgan, which make me tired, my daughter acidophlis, which helps her quite well, ward off yeast infedtions and helps keep her regular, seeing how she eats no frutis are veggies, its the only thing that keeps her regular. So I believe in natural. but cannot afford a naturepath, dont know if my insurance evn covers it.
Maybe i can take the acidophlis with the erothyomyicin. maybe help offset some of the good bacteria from being destroyed?  I am not gonna go against what he he having me do right now, becasue its helping without me tired, but am still looking for someone who has been on this particular one for a long time, see what it has done to them or not.....
 
God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
xcema,hypermobile,Chronic Bronchitus,Fatigue,Positive ANAFibro-05--Had surgery on left & right knees 06, Interstial Cystitis-06  implanted Interstim-06 hysterectomy & IBS-06 Arthiritus-04 Depression-04GERDS/ Hiatial hernia -07   Anxiety-07 Gastroparesis-08--Occasional Migraines Reglan,Protonix,Prozac,Effexsor,Erthomyicin,klonipin,occasional phernergan Im marrried 2 children, one with mild autism, Bipolar(8), she takes Abilify, Buspar, Celexa Son(13) is bipolarw/migraines, Topamax, ZantacGod plz grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference..."


chef62
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   Posted 6/27/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I am new to this site. First time. I also take erythomicin for GP. the erthromycin is given in low doses and ithelps to increase the spasms in the gut to help get food moving and out of the gut.

One of the reason it causes nausea in people who are taking it for infection I guess. I also have to take medication holiday once a month so that it doesn't stop working because there are not alot of medications out there for that and I had gone thru three other meds that didn't work for me. Which left quite along time with the GP not being under any control at all.

Although most of the symptoms I read don't exactly seem to be the same as my symptoms. I find fruits and vegetables impssible to eat.I have lots of nausea , abdominal distention like I am 9 months pregnant, lots of diarehea were I can see pretty much everything I have eaten. Oatmeal peanut butter .

Lately I have bought an excellent blender were I can purree veg. and fruit . The last time I ate a stir fry I suffered for five days with little sleep due to my symptoms became very pronouced.

Any body out there like me.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 6/27/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   

I was surprised about the antibiotic also but looked it up and sure enough that is used. Have you used Reglan? I use Domperidone and find it works well for motility without the severe side effects of Reglan but I still take it only before main meals and try to eat smaller meals. There is a lot of information on this Mayo site.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastroparesis/DS00612/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs

Sounds like there are some new treatments  according to this.


chef62
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   Posted 6/28/2008 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
   No I haven't tried Reglan had not heard of it . I am in Canada not sure if it is here although I did try domperidone was able to take it the sensation of fullness and breast tenderness ,also tried dicetiel that was awful on my bowel. I think I have Gastric paresis with dismotility although I do know that GP is a dismotility problem I think I also have dismotility in the bowel.
 
Last time I ate a regular meal I suffered for 5 days.So recently I started purree my veg and fruits at least I am able to eat that with so far no trouble  and I am trying to eat smaller meals it seems to help. But of course with any change in diet it affects the BS Now I am running low I guess I'll have to try to adjust that too.
 
Thank you for your reply sometimes over the past seven years I found it very isolating . I get tired of people asking me about it . They try to be sympathic but I don't like to feel as if
I am being pitied. I just like to know and sometime speak to someone with the same complaint.
 
This medical problem drives me crazy because it seems as if I just am getting so type of treatment figured out and then it changes and what worked last week doesn't work today.
I'm always wondering what I did wrong in my diet or bs for it to be changing.Do you feel like that

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 6/28/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I think they have Reglan but it works much the same as Motilium which you have tried. I do notice a little tenderness in the breast area but not significant and I take 2 at the most per day and sometimes only 1. They suggest 4 but I am a miminmalist and always try to take the least amount of any drug. I think the smaller meals work the best over all.

chef62
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   Posted 6/28/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I think maybe I could of tolerated the breast tenderness. Bit it was the fullnes when I tried to eat it seemed like it was in the back of my throat that I wasn't able to tolerate, The erthromycin I take three times a day it is a very low dose it wouldn't cure and infection I am sure. But I take a medication Holiday once a month.Let me tell YOu it's not much of a holiday when the symptoms come back and I'm a week or two trying to get straighten out again.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 6/28/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting about the fullness. I seem to have that more without the Motilium as I know I get it from the acid reflux which isn't as bad when I take the Motilium.

Sarita
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   Posted 6/29/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not a fan of long-term antibiotic use for anything, simply because it puts you (and other people) at risk for developing antibiotic-resistant bacteria. That's just my opinion and there are a lot of opinions out there on this subject. That being said, I do take intermittent doses of antibiotics for my guts...one important thing to do while taking antibiotics is to take a hefty dose of probiotics like Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacteria, etc. that will help your body maintain its proper gut flora while you are wiping out the "bad guys" with the pharmaceuticals.
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