ANTIBIOTICS AND POSTPARTUM...CAN EITHER CAUSE A FLARE

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JEG
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   Posted 9/10/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a pretty long bad flare durign my pregnancy and my newborn is now 3 weeks old, i have been on augmentin for an infection for a week and am starting to feel like i might be in the beginning of a flare, just wondering if anyone else has been there...any suggestions?  Thanks...this forum is always so helpful!
 
 
3x3 colazol a day (brand name)
1000 mg canasa bedtime
3 entocort a day
15 mg prednisone daily
2 cortifoam enemas daily
prenatal vitamin
iron supplement
32 weeks pregnant with our first child...it's a girl :)
diagnosed with gestational diabetes caused by pred.


jujub
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   Posted 9/10/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Augmentin can definitely cause D. I couldn't take it even before I had UC because of that. With UC, the D can be longer lasting and can go into a flare. I see you're not taking any probiotic; often a healthy dose of a good probiotic can nip the flare in the bud, and it isn't harmful to the baby if you're nursing.
Judy - Southern US 
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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JEG
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   Posted 9/10/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   

where do you get those at?  i can go get one right now.  i would love to avoid a flare if at all possible.  i have cabin fever as it is, if i get a flare i won't go anywhere until i'm better.  i'm not breastfeeding so it's not a problem.  let me know if you can, thanks!

 


3x3 colazol a day (brand name)
prenatal vitamin
diagnosed with gestational diabetes caused by pred. (bad flare for 2 mos during pregnancy)
mommy of a beautiful baby girl born 8/25/08


jujub
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   Posted 9/10/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Usually one of the easier ones to find locally is Culturelle; most pharmacies carry it. Another one some of us take either VSL#3 or Primadophilus Reuteri; these are not as widely available locally.
Judy - Southern US 
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.


JEG
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 9/10/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
ok i'll look for the culturelle right now and try online for te other stuff. thanks again...i just don't think i can handle a newborn and a flare!
3x3 colazol a day (brand name)
prenatal vitamin
diagnosed with gestational diabetes caused by pred. (bad flare for 2 mos during pregnancy)
mommy of a beautiful baby girl born 8/25/08


shannon1
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Total Posts : 369
   Posted 9/10/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, congrats on the birth of your baby! My daughter is 16mo. and i flared throughout the pg, and also flared badly postpartum. It kicked in a few weeks after her birth. My doctors all agreed that it was hormone related. I was unable to treat it w/o meds and ended up on pred. (and was still given the ok to breastfeed, for others who might read this. Even my babies Neonatologist who cared for her while she was in NICU said the pred would be ok for me to take).

I agree w/ the probiotic! You should always also eat yogart or use probiotic when using antibiotics.

GL and congrats on your little one!
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 

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