I have to avoid antibiotics like the plague, or my GI tract goes crazy for a long time. In fact, I feel like every time I'm on them, I lose a little more of my GI function permanently. I try to eat yogurt and take probiotics, but they don't seem to help.
Recently my surgeon told me I might need a knee replacement in the future, and I would need to take alot of antibiotics. He was very flexible recently when I had a knee arthroscopy, and didn't make me take the post-surgery antibiotics (since they are a bit of over-kill). I was grateful. But it got me to wondering how you all handle antibiotics........especially after a surgery. Thanks!