Posted 12/28/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -7)
Just today I happened to read the transcript of a talk on IBD that gastro Sunanda Kane (Mayo Clinic) gave in Boston in 2005, where she said that the "illin" antibiotics (Penicillin, Amoxycillin, Ampicillin) seem to be the worst for UCers & Crohnies. You can find this on MyIBD.org under "Patient Education" at the bottom under list of Autumn 2007 patient seminars. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])
Posted 12/28/2007 10:15 PM (GMT -7)
Last time I took Amoxicillin, I had D for days until I finally couldn't take it anymore and had to take a different prescription. I agree with Old Hat, it makes sense. I always ask my doctor for Zpak or some sort of -myocin since then because I don't want to take amoxicillin, that's for sure.  I forgot to add, if you are taking probiotics, caution: they may make your antibiotic less effective.  I cannot guarantee it but someone I knew took probiotics with their antibiotics and couldnt get rid of their infection, when they stopped the probiotics the infection finally went away...


Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade,ulcer shrunk in 3 months August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis? & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks ( had a reaction will start Humira in 6 weeks) Lomotil, Darvocet, Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Back to Prednisone again :( for joint pain

Post Edited (princesscolon) : 12/28/2007 10:20:36 PM (GMT-7)

Posted 12/28/2007 10:21 PM (GMT -7)
Dang it!! Now I have to wait until Monday! Its getting to the point where I can't even control it. It gurgles and thats when I know I gotta book it. I'm definitely not taking another 7 days of this!
Thanks guys!

Sam

Diagnosed in September 2004

Currently on...4800mg Asacol, 25mg Elavil, Ortho Tricyclen and some immodium

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"

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Posted 12/28/2007 10:24 PM (GMT -7)
I just looked at our physican office and they have urgent hours. Urgent hours for urgent d.
Do any of you remember how long it took for the D to go away? I work sooo much with next week and with my job I can't be scootin' to the bathroom all the time


Sam

Diagnosed in September 2004

Currently on...4800mg Asacol, 25mg Elavil, Ortho Tricyclen and some immodium

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"

Maya Angelou

Post Edited (sbauer07) : 12/28/2007 10:36:24 PM (GMT-7)

Posted 12/28/2007 10:38 PM (GMT -7)
Whenever you take antibiotics, you should seriously (and I mean seriously) consider taking probiotics as well; since many believe it to be the root cause of uc besides the pill and stress.

NBT
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.

Posted 12/28/2007 11:51 PM (GMT -7)
Even when not on antibiotics a good probiotic daily (remission or flaring) is a really good idea.

Always take probiotics at least 2 hours AFTER finished taking anitbiotics for the day otherwise the probiotics will get killed off by the antis.

:)
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Posted 12/29/2007 6:57 AM (GMT -7)
For me, the D stopped within a day of switching to Zithro. So in the future, remember which antibiotics give you trouble - maybe write them down. But yes, usually the 'cilians and 'cyclines are notorious for causing D in Ibd'ers. In fact some of the 'cyclines has been shown to cause Cdiff in some people.
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Posted 12/29/2007 11:12 AM (GMT -7)
Alright thank you guys! My mom called our primary dr and also our GI to see if what exactly I should be switched to :)

Sam

Diagnosed in September 2004

Currently on...4800mg Asacol, 25mg Elavil, Ortho Tricyclen and some immodium

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"

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