Dealing with Neomycin and its side effects

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QsFromHubby
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   Posted 11/22/2013 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
All,
 
First, thank you for your consideration.  It is my first post and looking forward to being a part of the community.
 
My wife actually has Scleroderma (CREST to be exact), let's call it a cousin of Lupus.  She is on many medications, some that have affected her digestive system, throwing off the balance of bacteria.  Her doctor thought the best treatment would be to take Neomycin orally for a 10 day regiment.  The intention is to wipe out harmful bacteria in the intestines and restore the balance of good bacteria.
 
She tried this treatment before and just could not take it from the side effects (nausea, diarrhea).  The unsettled stomach has led her to try the treatment again.  Today (day 1) the main side effect she is dealing with is the severe bloating (very uncomfortable!).  She has been able to find some comfort by laying on her stomach, on top of a pillow. 
 
Has anyone else had to deal with this drug?  Any other suggestions to find comfort from the side effects?
 
Thank you in advance,
 
Concerned Husband

couchtater
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   Posted 11/22/2013 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0044581/#DDIC600995.side_effects_section

This is all I know about it.
I hope she feels better soon. My aunt died from an imbalance in her colon two years ago. Is she taking probotics too?
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

QsFromHubby
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   Posted 11/23/2013 12:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Joy, those 'rare' side effects seem right up here alley.

She is not taking the probiotics while on the medication, but has made in effort to incorporate them in her diet otherwise.

couchtater
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   Posted 11/23/2013 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I would increase her probiotics more to be safe. Double check with doctor before doing it though.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

QsFromHubby
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   Posted 11/23/2013 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   
We will check on that - thanks!
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