Posted 10/3/2016 9:44 AM (GMT -6)
Antibiotics terrify me these days. For years they didn't seem to bother me (I was already going 20 times a day with heavy blood, so maybe I just didn't notice.) As time goes by, there are fewer and fewer I can tolerate. My reaction ranges from explosive diarrhea within hours of the first dose (Amoxicillin and others) to liquid stools a few times a day (Zithromax and a few others.) Today I just completed the 5-day course of Zithromax. I've made it through by using Lomotil a couple of times, but should be starting to get better now. My PCP is great, she always starts me out with a mega dose by injection, then goes through the list of abx I can take to see what might work. I go for least antibiotics, shortest course and careful selection of the medication.