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bbc
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   Posted 5/20/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   

I was just diagnosed with mild bacterial pharyngitis and my GP wants me to take amoxicillin. I know antibiotics can be an issue with those that have gastro issues compromising our intestinal flora and cause other issues. I called my GI and am awaiting his response, but I would like to know what others here have done and if you did take an antibiotic what were the after effects.

 

Thanks

 


Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 3-4X per week
Curcummin and Probiotics/Rueteri.
Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium/Mag/Zinc, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I try to excersice/swim daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
 
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quincy
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   Posted 5/20/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I would have no problem to take them.....you should, however, make sure you're taking probiotics...which I see you are.

You have to get rid of the infection.

I've taken antibiotics as needed since diagnosis...I may have had a bit of looser stool sometimes or even diarrhea...but I also was taking my UC meds and probiotics.

Hope you feel better soon.
q
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


AMK77
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   Posted 5/20/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
When I took amoxicillin it stirred up my UC (I take probiotics as well). I would definitely check with your GI before taking anything.
32 yr old female
Mild Pancolitis
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Cannot tolerate mesalamine - starting 6mp soon?


Got2Believe
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   Posted 5/20/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
FYI: It was my first year of UC and things were gradually improving. I was to the point where I actually thought I wouldn't have it a full year regardless what the Dr's said. (probably b/c I got it instantly and I was showing great improvements) but then I took out a wisdom tooth and started a week or 10 day amoxicillen course. By like the 3rd day I was having liquid blood and the worst pain I had had in my entire life. My UC was severe from the start but had never given me pain or cramps. I cramped and felt like I ate glass and nails after the antibiotics for about 2 months and have never fully recovered. But also, I didn't know what probiotics were and my GI didn't recommend them, he just let me do the amoxicillen without any advice.
                                                                                         
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 3yo girl (revised 12/12/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  Mildly Flaring 
RX/day: none! Tapered off Prednisone 9/20/08. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: enzymes everyday, turmeric, seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, good posture, chewing more, etc.


Got2Believe
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   Posted 5/20/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
BBC check out my last post about my puppy's UC and antibiotics.

saposs
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Total Posts : 339
   Posted 5/20/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
i asked my GI regarding this last month.. she said you can take but try keeping the dose lowest you can.
Right now -FLARING (after my Rubella vaccination)
Diagnosed in Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly...doubled during flare
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas & No D!
Also gifted with Hypothyroid & have calicum deficiency family history!
Meeting with Doc next month - not yet on oral medication - Doc wants to try just Canasa first!
Also started Probiotic from 23 Mar & fresh Turmeric root from 25 March'09


bbc
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   Posted 5/23/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all : )

My GI said it's ok but for a short course only. I am trying to let my own immune system fight of the infection and not taking the antibiotic as I dont want to take any chances.
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 3-4X per week
Curcummin and Probiotics/Rueteri.
Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium/Mag/Zinc, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I try to excersice/swim daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
 
*Recent Changes In Blue*


quincy
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Total Posts : 30705
   Posted 5/23/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
You might try to empty a probiotic capsule in your mouth a few times a day....that could help get you from using antibiotics.

Did the doc say what kind of bacteria you had?

Hope you feel better soon,
quincy
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


bbc
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 5/24/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Q and thanks for the well wishes : )

She just said mild bacterial pharyngitis (in other words a sore throat caused by an infection)
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 3-4X per week
Curcummin and Probiotics/Rueteri.
Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium/Mag/Zinc, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I try to excersice/swim daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
 
*Recent Changes In Blue*


JoMarie
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 5/24/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Unless they took a swab of your throat and sent it for a culture, they can't know for sure if it's viral or bacterial....If they did send it for a culture, it should come back with a result saying the type of bacteria and what antibiotic it would be "sensitive" to...
I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'd be reluctant to start on an antibiotic if it could be viral rather than bacterial...

Post Edited (JoMarie) : 5/24/2009 2:05:33 PM (GMT-6)


bbc
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   Posted 5/24/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jo Marie,

They did swab it and it can back as mild bacterial pharyngitis hence the rx for the amoxicillin.
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 3-4X per week
Curcummin and Probiotics/Rueteri.
Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium/Mag/Zinc, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I try to excersice/swim daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
 
*Recent Changes In Blue*


JoMarie
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 5/24/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Ah, okay...Hope you feel better soon---with or without the antibiotic!

 


bbc
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 5/25/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks : )
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 3-4X per week
Curcummin and Probiotics/Rueteri.
Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium/Mag/Zinc, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I try to excersice/swim daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
 
*Recent Changes In Blue*

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