Posted 4/17/2015 7:06 AM (GMT -6)
My inflammatory markers and other test results came back normal except for some anemia for which my GI prescribed weekly compound B and other vitamins injection. For bloating and d, he decided to put me again on Rifaximin for the 5th time. This time, I have to take it as an abx 3 times a day for 2 weeks. Before, the only side effect it used to cause was tenesmus. This time, I have a terrible headache for which I took panadol extra but in vain and have vomiting, too. This episode of bloating, vomiting and headache, I always get it from time to time. It could have coincided w the Rifaximin this time. My GI is abroad. So, should I stop the Rifaximin though I need it badly for my crazy d or wait for some time and tolerate the headache. Whenever I stop any abx abruptly w/o finishing the round, my GI gets infuriated since I have minimal options of abx as the others cause me allergy and ciprofloxacin and the other quinlones cause me esophageal bleeding.