ANTIBIOTICS AND VERY WATERY STOOLS

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miss prim
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   Posted 10/3/2017 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
For the last 2 wks I've been on anti-biotics: keflex, ampicillin,flagyl to prevent cdiff and cancidas IV injections for UTI and have experienced very watery stools and I've been able to control it to get to the bathroom without having an accident. I have cramps and because I have a stint in my kidney from having stones removed earlier, I also have a soreness in the area of the left kidney. On 9/8 I had a stool sample for cdiff and it came back negative, but when I told my PA about the loose bowels she ordered another stool sample....which I'm not excited about taking. Because I have UC also, I'm on Humira 40 mg 2x/mo, Lialda, 4 tabs daily. I'm drinking approx 64 oz. of water per day. I've taken immodeum, but that doesn't seem to help, is there anything I can do to stop the loose stools? confused
Diagnosed 2009; Lialda 4/day; Humira 40mg 2x/mo; VSL#3DS 1pkt/a.m.; carvedilol 6.5mg 2x/day;torsemide 40mg/day; 1 a Day Vitamin; gabapentin 100mg 3x/day; minocycline 100 mg 3/wk; urocit-k 10cr 3/day; vitamin b complex 1/day; cranberry capsule 1/day; fish oil 1/day

climbsnowgirl
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   Posted 10/3/2017 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I would give S. boulardii a try. It's a yeast probiotic known to be protective against c. Difficile. It's the perfect probiotic to take with antibiotic as they don't interfere and it also works well for loose stools.
You can buy it online (I like Now or Renew life) and starte slow and you can go up at the maximum dosage which is 10billions 3x a day.
28 yrs old, Mtl (Canada)
Dx UC 2005 but DX Crohn March 2017. Flare frome 2005 to 2009. Remission from 2010 to 2015.
Prev. med : Imuran, Pentasa, Mezavent, Enemas, Salofalk, Remicade, Vanco
Since september 2015 : 2 salmonella, 2 c-diff and 2 hospitalization for those.
Current medication : Stelara started 2017-04-07, Renew Life 80B, S. Boulardii

Connor77
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   Posted 10/3/2017 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
So there could be two potential things going on here. One is your bowels are not happy to be taking these antibiotics and they're reacting with diarrhea. The other is that the infection and your gut flora are dying off rapidly and your body is trying to detox it all.

If it's the former, it'll be hard to do anything about it until the drugs are stopped. If it's die off, then I find detox teas, or detox herbs like milk thistle and dandelion to be very useful. Last time I had crazy die off I actually had a fever it was so bad, and when I took milk thistle it got better within half a day.

Probiotics could help right now, even though they'll be dying off as you take them. Some will get through and help stabilize.

quincy
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   Posted 10/4/2017 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you not taking probiotics?
A varied strain would be best in my opinion....

Good you are doing stool testing.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Genuine Health Advanced Gut Health 15 billion @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 7 @ 2x daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO 500mg @ 2x daily for Primary Biliary Cholangitis
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!

miss prim
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Date Joined Feb 2013
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   Posted 10/5/2017 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm taking vsl#3ds with yogurt for my probiotics, plus today I started fiber capsules. I saw my gastro dr. today and because of all the antibiotics I'm on, I'm to continue with the flagyl to ward off cdiff, even after the antibiotics are finished by Sunday. I made the mistake of having 2 pcs of chocolate covered carmels since I didn't have lunch....MISTAKE....Immodium is my best friend. Had my IV infusion and then my gastro dr. visit today. Lots of travel. Some days, I'm sick of dr. visits, pills and watching what I eat! Today is one of them.
Diagnosed 2009; Lialda 4/day; Humira 40mg 2x/mo; VSL#3DS 1pkt/a.m.; carvedilol 6.5mg 2x/day;torsemide 40mg/day; 1 a Day Vitamin; gabapentin 100mg 3x/day; minocycline 100 mg 3/wk; urocit-k 10cr 3/day; vitamin b complex 1/day; cranberry capsule 1/day; fish oil 1/day
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