Help with some questions before I call my doctor

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therearemiracles
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   Posted 12/22/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
Just a couple of questions for you before I call my doctor.
 
I've been on Doxycyclen for 14 days now, and my bm's have increased drastically. I eat and my stomach will rumble and it's very explosive diarreah, soft, soft stool. I'm not sleeping at all through the night either, this is the worst part. I'm taking 1 tablet three times a day and they are 100mg. Should I ask for a new antibiotic and ask for a sleep aid as well?
 
Thanks,
 
Linda
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.


CajunGrl
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   Posted 12/22/2009 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
therearemiracles,

There is something called C difficile that is very serious and causes terrible diarreah. You need to let your doctor know about this right away. It could also be just a reaction to the antibiotic, but let your doctor know.

Btw, do not take anything to stop the diarreah until you talk to your doctor.
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therearemiracles
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   Posted 12/22/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
its not water there's actually loose stool, mush. I did fax my doctor a letter. My big thing is I need to sleep during the night! I take a sleepytime tea before bed with valerian root, but I end up peeing all night.  I feel like I'm making improvement,  but I'm not sleeping at all and my stools have not improved.  We'll see what the doc says and thanks for your help. Nap time for me!
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.


JennInPA
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   Posted 12/22/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
when I was on doxy I had sleep issues. I have never ever had issues with sleep and after stopping the Doxy, my sleep was back to normal. Also, when I was on it, I had loose bm's if ate salad. I would eat it, immediately get severe stomach pain and rumbling then have the bm within minutes. I think the Doxy effects how we digest some foods, so watch what u are eating maybe? The pharmacist told me that doxy caused constipation though? I'm a firm believer in each meds effects each person differently when it comes to side effects.
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therearemiracles
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   Posted 12/22/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi JennInPA, did you stop doxy because of your sleep issues? It doesn't matter what I eat, I get the rumble in the lower GI and bam explosive pooping! I will wait to see what my doc says. I do feel a bit better though since taking Doxy, I can't really say how, but over all a better feeling.
 
Hugs and Thanks to this great forum!
Linda
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.


JennInPA
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   Posted 12/22/2009 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I stopped taking Doxy after about 8 weeks or so because I was not improving. I'm now on Fluconazole and Cefidinir and have felt much better, no sleep or GI issues. Nausea here and there, but that's it.
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therearemiracles
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   Posted 12/22/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I go back in 4 more weeks, I faxed over a letter to him, we'll see what he says, Did you have Chrons or UC like me?
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.


therearemiracles
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   Posted 12/22/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc just called me back and is going to give me Cefidinir and he said give me a little rest before I try it, I forgot to ask, whats a little rest mean? Urggh, I hate when I can't think on my feet. Thanks for your suggestions. Linda
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.


Caldonia Sun
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   Posted 12/22/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
He probably wants your GI system to calm down, but you should ask exactly what he means. I started a sleep aid, Ambien, from my very first LLMD visit. Insomnia is part of lyme, as well as a side effect of some meds.

JennInPA
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   Posted 12/22/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I waited a week between meds. I herxed a few days in to my Cefidinir. Are you taking a good probiotic?
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Vin
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   Posted 12/23/2009 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
are you taking probiotics?
 
Vin
History:
UC/Chrons - Feb 2004
Panic Disorder/depression - June 08
Lyme Disease/Babesia - June 08 
Mercury level 99th percentile by hair - Chelation
Currently: Treating Lyme/Babs
Drugs: 6mp 50 mg|Paxil 50 mg|Trazodone 150mg|WellButrin|Zithromax,Malarone 
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Cmacaran
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   Posted 12/24/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
On any antibiotic you should try and take a probiotic supplement.

I use two types, both need refrigeration. One is ultraflora DF the other has 8 strains of stomache bacteria. This is a must do if you are on antibiotics.
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