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ring of fire74
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   Posted 2/21/2011 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Im 3 months on from my laprascopic sub total colectomy and everything is great but i have a toe infection and been given some oral antibiotics to take. Just curious if these are ok to take as i have heard they could upset things.
Thanks for any feedback
leyton

80sChick
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   Posted 2/21/2011 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm just starting a course of antibiotics myself for a sinus infection.

You can take them. But it may give you diarrhea...every time I take antibiotics my output is like water. It's really annoying. But better than real diarrhea!!!
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

finallyfree
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   Posted 2/21/2011 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Ring,

Don't take antibiotic use lightly, everyone is different; I ended up with c diff while on an antibiotic and had a very difficult time getting it cleared up.  You may  want to take probiotics many drs recommend these while on antibiotics.

I wish you the best with your infection and especially your surgery,

Judy

 


Outpaitent
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   Posted 2/21/2011 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to agree with finallyfree. Also they can treat everyone differently. I have bad stomach cramps when I take them and not so much loose output. But i am sure that everything will be fine. However if you have any concerns it is not a bad idea to call a pharmacist or you Dr.'s nurse just to make sure and help ease your mind. I hope it goes well and keep us posted.

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Diagnosed 17 years ago.
Humira
percocet
wellbutrin
citalopram
imodium
http://www.youtube.com/user/outpatient83?feature=mhum

katiesmommy1
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   Posted 2/23/2011 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad I stumbled onto this post. My daughter is on a course of antibiotics for an ear infection and her output has been like water since the start of the antibiotics. She had C-Diff before and I was told that anytime she went on antibiotics there is a chance of her getting c-diff again. I was afraid that the watery output was a sign of c-diff but since she has no pain, fever or anything else her doctors told me it was nothing to worry about.
It's hard to get her to keep drinking though. I just don't want her to get dehydrated.

I'm glad that others have the same reaction to antibiotics.
Oh anytime she goes on any antibiotic her doctors prescribe a probiotic too. She's on the chewable Rezyst now.

80sChick
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   Posted 2/23/2011 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Are we able to get C-diff even though we don't have colons? I had it before having mine removed, and now every time I go to the hospital my surgeon laughs because they do all these precautions and he says it's for nothing because I have no colon.
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

katiesmommy1
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   Posted 2/24/2011 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
8osChick - wow, that's interesting. Every time my daughter goes on Antibiotics all of her doctors warn me that she has a chance of getting C-Diff again. Even when we were hospitalized, they were contemplating even giving her the antibiotic. Nobody even told me it was less likely now since she has no colon.
I hope that's the case though, I hate worrying about it every time she gets sick.

ring of fire74
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   Posted 2/24/2011 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies......Well i been on them now for 5days and although the output is watery im glad to say there is no other issues as yet,i dont think the toe is getting any better though,may have to have it cut off......the nail that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!
leyton
Male 36
England
Diagnosed 2007 with moderate UC
2 year remission till June 2009
Colonoscopy Sep 09 showed severe left sided UC
Since then, continual flares
Medication - aza, asacol,prednisoline, IV steroids all to no avail.
NOV 2010-laprascopic subtotal colectomy and now feeling grrrrreat

Christine1946
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   Posted 2/24/2011 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
     I've been on different antibiotics three times since my total colectomy with end ileo back on June 28th of 2010.  The surgeon had me on cipro because I had a hematoma in the anus about a month post op, which he drained in the office shocked .  I had an allergic reaction to the cipro which was surprising since my GI doctor had me on it several times with no ill effects.  The third day I could barely get out of bed...terrible arthritic type pains throughout my body.  He immediately took me off the cipro and placed me on a different antibiotic, which slips my mind now.  about a month later, I had a UTI and my family doctor placed me on a short course of Bactrim (about 3 - 5 days).  Three weeks ago, I had a gum abscess and my dentist put me on Clindamycin, which cleared up the abscess quickly.
     All these antibiotics and I never had a watery output at all.

finallyfree
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   Posted 2/24/2011 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   

 FYI-Once you've had c diff you have a great chance of getting it again so many drs are very cautious about putting one on antibiotics.  Anyone is at risk of c diff but if you don't have a colon you have to be even more careful due to the dehydration and complications from it.

Hope this helps:)

Judy

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