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bunnybabe
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   Posted 3/8/2006 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
i am still a huge supporter of this antibiotic, it works directly on the intestines. it is used most often for e-coli, travlers diarrhea and now studies for IBS.
i had it for a bacterial overgrowth and i was great for almost three months--well i have relapsed and i am back to going 15x+ a day, my GI has ordered me another round of it. turns out that it is a strong possibility that since i had it for so long, one round might have not been enough...
just wanted to let you guys know.
--bunnybabe

i asked if i could have gotten sick again because i was eating Activa and taking acidophillus, he said yogurts are great and so are probiotics....
what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?


jay5
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   Posted 3/9/2006 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Bunnybaby,Hi my name is Jay4,I was dx with IBS in 91,and in Jan of 05 I was told i had crohns,a full yr of meds and test and wanting to take my colon out I went to another GI and a colorectual surgeon,and both told me I didnt have crohns but IBS and Fibro,I was tested for the breath test and also shower positive and I am just starting the treatmean of Xifaxax for 10 days then Zinc for a month,Zelmorm 6mg Flora-Q capsules ,so we will see how this works,just wanted to let you know your not alone.Jay4 yeah

bunnybabe
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   Posted 3/9/2006 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks, good luck to you! i am sorry about all the stuff you have though, wow...

what is "shower positive"? wait, is it a typo for showed positive?
sorry, i just realized...

do you have IBS C? i only assume because of the zelnorm. i am interested on how the xiafaxan works for you, i hope it does. thanks for writing though!
take care, best of luck!
--bunnybabe
what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?


Terps19
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 3/9/2006 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Question..

While you are Xifaxan does it cause D? I usually post on the Ulcerative colitis forum, but I just got a new GI and he thinks that I might not have UC but might have Microscopic colitis, IBS or an infection. I highly doubt it is an infection because I have had these symptoms for about a year now. D, stomach pain, nausea, loss of weight, but never any blood (blood is a sign of IBD/Ulcerative colitis). I think my symptoms are highly related to stress as all these symptoms started last semester in college, my girlfriend now wife moved from MD to AZ, stressed about starting a career, stressed about planning a wedding, etc etc).

Anyways that was a bit longer than expected but you know how it goes.
Is it UC or MC?
Asacol... 2 tabs 2 times daily
Entocort EC 9mg
Rowasa enemas- never really sat well with me
VSL#3 probiotic-1-2 packets a day
Compazine 10 mg as needed
Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Officially married!


bunnybabe
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   Posted 3/10/2006 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't found that it causes it, but it also does not stop it--like immodium...
i had an infection for over a year, so don't rule it out. many with bacterial overgrowth can have it for many years, it simply keeps getting diagnosed as solely IBS... so ask for the breath test, it is easy and can't hurt to find out...

congrats on getting married!
--bunnybabe
what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?


Keriamon
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   Posted 3/10/2006 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. Different kinds affect different people in different ways. But it is a known side affect. Progressive G.I.s will tell you to take lots and los of probioitics (I read one doctor's website and he said he recommended 3 times the normal amount or more of probioitics while someone is on antibiotics) to keep from killing off all of yoru good bacteria and giving the bad bacteria room to flourish.
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