Anyone taken Cephalexin?

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 4/27/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Ugh. So I went to see a doctor today about an infected skin boil. She drained it a bit and put me on a course of antibiotics--Cephalexin. I was not happy to hear I have to take it 4x/day for 10 days!!! Give the poor Crohnie a break!

I avoid antibiotics at all costs (don't even take them half the time they're prescribed to me) but I know this is a case that won't heal itself and I want it to be out of my system before my next Humira injection on Sunday.

Has anyone taken this before? Any tips for taking antibiotics on Crohns? Don't think I've had to see since before I was diagnosed...Not looking forward to getting up in the middle of the night to take medicine!
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 4/27/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I have taken Keflex (brandname) many times before. This one anti-b that really didn't give me any problems at all. My best tip to you is to be sure you take a good probiotic 2 hours after you take your anti-b to avoid any bacterial imbalance. Good luck!
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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