Post Edited (eihcet) : 9/17/2008 7:33:15 PM (GMT-6)
I know there is a stool sample they can do... if the D ocurred at a time & place that I could actually complete it. This last time was this past weekend when I was working with the evacuee's in one of the hurricaine shelters!! Nice timing huh! So, the doctor said she wanted to try it. I'm not one to usually take an antibiotic, and a strong one at that, but I'm just about that desperate.
I have read that you can have it with virtually no symptoms, so before I willingly subject myself to a surgery, I"m willing to take the antibiotic.
From the turtle bowl? Wow. Interesting.
Yes, I am drinking yogurt, and also I have taken Acidopholis before. A couple of years ago I had to take 3 courses of anti's in a row to get rid of a nasty case of strep throat, my stomach was all kinds of torn up!! The acidopholis completely balanced things out.
I haven't been on any antibiotics in a year, so I feel okay taking it since it's been a while. Last year I had to suffer through a stint of bronchitis without antibiotics because of the 3 rounds due to strep... I work in an elementary school. What else is there to say.
I have actually already been tested for celiac when they did the endoscopy. That was a stressful two weeks waiting for that let me tell you. This is a girl who's motto is "Man CAN live on bread alone"!!
If they decide to do an ERCP for further diagnosis, please be very careful. This procedure can cause pancreatitis which I did get after the ERCP procedure. I was hospitalized for 15 days and it was by far the worst pain and condition I have been in. I do not want to alarm or worry you, but just want you to know all that you can. I wish I had known more before getting this procedure. Best of luck to you and hugs!