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Purrrsiankitty
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   Posted 6/18/2017 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Are there any that are not hard or less hard on the gut?

summer16
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   Posted 6/18/2017 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been researching this because I am worried about getting c-dif again since I am planning to start on abx again. Drat it!!! Clindamycin, cephalosporins and penicillins are more prone to cause c-dif. IMO, all abx are bad for the gut but you have asked a good question. What are you doing to protect the gut? My LLMD says I should take 60 billion of acidophilus plus 100 billion of probiotics. I do eat sauerkraut and pickles. Any other thought besides a good, clean diet??

Patty
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PeteZa
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   Posted 6/18/2017 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
When I had oral surgery I told my surgeon that my stomach does not do well with antibiotics and so he ordered me penicillin. I did fine with it, but I only had to take it for 5 days.

I also did lots of bone broth for those 5 days.
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Good Article

Octobrsky13
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   Posted 6/18/2017 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Purrrsiankitty said...
Are there any that are not hard or less hard on the gut?


According to my LLMD the answer is yes. I am on Tetra & Zithro - two that are less likely to cause c-diff. My dr. is very cognizant of it since his grandmother died from antibiotic related c-diff. As Summer said cephalosporins are bad as are floraquinolones.

Purrrsiankitty
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   Posted 6/18/2017 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
summer16 said...
I have been researching this because I am worried about getting c-dif again since I am planning to start on abx again. Drat it!!! Clindamycin, cephalosporins and penicillins are more prone to cause c-dif. IMO, all abx are bad for the gut but you have asked a good question. What are you doing to protect the gut? My LLMD says I should take 60 billion of acidophilus plus 100 billion of probiotics. I do eat sauerkraut and pickles. Any other thought besides a good, clean diet??

Patty
hi Patty...not currently taking anything, recovering from Candida and leaky gut, which I believe was caused by antibiotics.

I take probiotics, drink kefir and take several suppliments to kill Candida.

Girlie
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   Posted 6/18/2017 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I found Amoxicillin to be the most benign antibiotic Ive taken - it was easy in my stomach, throat - no diarrhea - no burning.

Ceftin loosened things up smhair

Mino bothers my throat sometimes.

Biaxin gave me an awful aftertaste.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
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Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

finisului17
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   Posted 6/19/2017 2:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello ladies,

minocycline, doxicycline, azythromYcine and tetracycline I discovered are less aggressive on the gut flora.I take 2x/day a probiotic.
There is a study on the anti-inflammatory effects of minocycline, in which it is stated that it is anti-inflammatory even on the gut, this is why it is used in some forms of colitis.Also the article states it has mild anti yeast effects.(of course I can not give you a link blush ).

Usually as summer 16 stated cefalosporins, clindamycin, fluoquinolones even amoxi is harder on the gut, regarding damaging gut flora and creating yeast problems.When I have to use those I usually take saccharomyces b., as nothing else helps with the loose stools.Also GF,SF,DF diet is a must as all 3, enhance yeast development.

And good luck with beginning Abx., let the herx be mild.

lymehater
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   Posted 6/19/2017 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
still a newbie at this lyme stuff. what is C diff? thanks!
i had a nasty yeast and bacterial vaginosis infection and the doctor refused to give me pencillin instead gave me amox and then gave me macrobid and then this ampicillin.
why not just give me penecillin. I even googled it and penecillin was the most effective.
DRs get on my nerves on their lack of knowledge. sorry got off on a tangent rant
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