Anyone on long term Erythomyocin or any anti?

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sheryl=jk
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   Posted 3/27/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I am on a long term usage of Erythomyocin fro gastroparesis, to help gut move faster, has anyone else been on this longterm, and if so how are doing with it. Fot that has anyone been on any antibitioc long term and what is your story?
Anythoughts appreciated.... smurf ...


 
God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
xcema,hypermobile,Chronic Bronchitus,Fatigue,Positive ANAFibro-05--Had surgery one left knee, then on right knee, Interstial Cystitis-06  implanted Interstim-06 hysterectomy & IBS-06 Arthiritus-04 Depression-04GERDS/ Hiatial hernia -07   Anxiety-07 Gastroparesis-08--Occasional MigrainesReglan,Protonix,Prozac,Effexsor,Erthomyicin,klonipin,occasional phernergan Im marrried 2 children, one with mild autism, Bipolar(8), she takes Abilify, Buspar, Celexa Son(13) is bipolarw/migraines, Topamax, ZantacGod plz grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference..."

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HappilyWrapped
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   Posted 3/30/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm almost at the end of a 14 day dose of xifaxan. When the 14 days are over this week, I'll start one year of erythromycin. The dosage is 1 ml two hours after a meal and there will be three meals a day with no snacks. For me, this is to resolve a bacerial overgrowth (SIBO - small intestine bacterial overgrowth) that is not going away. I've been on PPI's for so long that my intestinal bacteria is messed up. Now that I've had the Nissen wrap along with hiatal hernia repair (10/07) and no longer require PPI's, I can address the SIBO.

I can't answer your question right now, but after starting the erythomyocin regime, I'll let you know what happens.

sheryl=jk
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   Posted 3/30/2008 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks wrapped.
What is PPI's? confused
 
God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
xcema,hypermobile,Chronic Bronchitus,Fatigue,Positive ANAFibro-05--Had surgery on left & right knees 06, Interstial Cystitis-06  implanted Interstim-06 hysterectomy & IBS-06 Arthiritus-04 Depression-04GERDS/ Hiatial hernia -07   Anxiety-07 Gastroparesis-08--Occasional Migraines Reglan,Protonix,Prozac,Effexsor,Erthomyicin,klonipin,occasional phernergan Im marrried 2 children, one with mild autism, Bipolar(8), she takes Abilify, Buspar, Celexa Son(13) is bipolarw/migraines, Topamax, ZantacGod plz grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference..."


HappilyWrapped
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   Posted 3/30/2008 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
PPI = Proton Pump Inhibitor = Nexium, Protonix, etc.

sheryl=jk
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   Posted 3/31/2008 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh I have been on protonix fro quite a while, is it going to give me bacterial overgrowth? Do you think the Protonix casued the GP in me, I didnt have GP before protonix, it was several months later. confused
 
God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
xcema,hypermobile,Chronic Bronchitus,Fatigue,Positive ANAFibro-05--Had surgery on left & right knees 06, Interstial Cystitis-06  implanted Interstim-06 hysterectomy & IBS-06 Arthiritus-04 Depression-04GERDS/ Hiatial hernia -07   Anxiety-07 Gastroparesis-08--Occasional Migraines Reglan,Protonix,Prozac,Effexsor,Erthomyicin,klonipin,occasional phernergan Im marrried 2 children, one with mild autism, Bipolar(8), she takes Abilify, Buspar, Celexa Son(13) is bipolarw/migraines, Topamax, ZantacGod plz grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference..."


HappilyWrapped
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   Posted 3/31/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know the answer to your question regarding Protonix causing GP. What I do know is that I took Protonix for many years and Nexium for several months. Both are PPI's. Therefore, for many years the acid in my stomach was suppressed. Lack of stomach acid meant there's nothing to destroy bad bacteria in my stomach before it entered my intestines. I believe the long term use of Protonix caused intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

This excerpt is from the Protonix web site "PROTONIX is a prescription drug that is used to treat and maintain healing of erosive acid reflux disease, also known as erosive GERD (breaks in the lining of the esophagus), and relieve associated symptoms that may include frequent and persistent heartburn and stomach acid backup. Most patients heal within 8 weeks of treatment. Doctors may prescribe PROTONIX beyond 8 weeks to maintain healing or to prevent a recurrence of your symptoms. Controlled studies did not extend beyond 12 months."

Protonix was supposed to be a short term medication - 8 weeks, but physicians started prescribing it long term. There is no research data for over one year of use. That means anything that happens as a result of long term usage we are learning about now as people taking the medications are having symptoms.

The person to ask about Protonix causing GP is your physician.

Good luck.

sheryl=jk
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   Posted 3/31/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Wrapped
 
God Bless,and have a Great Day!!.......Love.....Sheryl
xcema,hypermobile,Chronic Bronchitus,Fatigue,Positive ANAFibro-05--Had surgery on left & right knees 06, Interstial Cystitis-06  implanted Interstim-06 hysterectomy & IBS-06 Arthiritus-04 Depression-04GERDS/ Hiatial hernia -07   Anxiety-07 Gastroparesis-08--Occasional Migraines Reglan,Protonix,Prozac,Effexsor,Erthomyicin,klonipin,occasional phernergan Im marrried 2 children, one with mild autism, Bipolar(8), she takes Abilify, Buspar, Celexa Son(13) is bipolarw/migraines, Topamax, ZantacGod plz grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference..."

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