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Antibiotics side effects

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by kelnet, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. bendercaster

    bendercaster Tele-Holic

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    Sep 20, 2011
    Sacramento
    I had a really bad infection this summer. At one point they had me on three different drip antibiotics, two of which were Cipro and Flagyl. You know it is nasty stuff when it burns as it comes through your IV line. Best wishes.

    At the hospital they told me it is common practice now to simultaneously take a probiotic and to continue with it for several weeks after you finish the antibiotics. If you aren't already doing this, it may be worth asking your doctor. For me, it helped a lot with the, uh, noisier side effects.
     

  2. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    A couple of years back I had high strength antibiotics for a chest infection. One side effect is that my mouth germs were really messed up and I ended up getting a white fungal problem in my mouth and throat which made me hoarse and took some time to deal with as well as patches of dry and sensitive skin.

    Stay well!
     

  3. Jupiter

    Jupiter Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Yep I've had this in Japan.
     

  4. MA6200

    MA6200 TDPRI Member

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    May 12, 2017
    Maryland
    Yeah aint nobody got time for C.Diff.

    Sorry to hear about that stuff. I got a course of anti TB meds prophylactically for 9 months and couldn't have a beer during that time. Just made that one on the 9th month and 1 day that much better.
     

  5. mad dog

    mad dog Friend of Leo's

    Jun 27, 2005
    Cipro is more than just rude. First time it was prescribed for me, my hearing was disrupted. dramatically worsened my minor tinnitus. Stopped taking it, and the problem resolved. Years later, it was prescribed again. I forgot about the earlier episode. This time, a significant part of the hearing in my right ear disappeared. I felt it happen. Never came back. The most infuriating part of it was sitting in a doctor's office telling him this. He flat out denied such a thing was possible. ********.
    MD
     

  6. imwjl

    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 21, 2007
    Wisconsin, USA
    Good luck. I don't know your circumstances but my wife had hospital infection put her at same or more risk than cancer in the past 3 years. You don't want to have a machine injecting that stuff or be as dangerously ill as she was so take the instructions seriously.

    We're very much convinced her efforts to keep at exercise helped. Not overdoing it but keep active for heart rate, sanity and good spirits.

    As a bonus you can become a connoisseur of specialty yogurt and sauerkraut.

    Again good luck.
     

  7. teleamp

    teleamp Poster Extraordinaire

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    Under scrutiny...
    Yogurt gets pasteurized, the good bacteria gets killed, probiotics in store bought yogurt is a marketing ploy...
     

  8. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    Maybe thats why I dont eat that crap, My doctor suggested I eat it I went with the gatorade and acidophylis milk until my balance returned, I ate yogurt once thought I was buying an Ice cream cone but it was a yogurt cone ,Cheese flavored ice cream , YICK!!

    my standard line is "Do you Know what they do to goats to make that stuff?"
     

  9. jman72

    jman72 Tele-Holic

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    Aug 31, 2013
    Central Florida
    I was prescribed Ciprofloxacin about 9 months ago. Just before I took it I read the warnings on the package about potential tendon damage. I immediately did a search on Cipro and found that many claim permanent damage from this stuff, often life changing. I tossed it in the garbage, and called my doc for a different prescription. Unfortunately she said I was just being paranoid and that I should just take the Cipro. I said thanks, hung up, and immediately called a specialist. The new doc was familiar with Cipro's possible side effects and prescribed me something different.

    Lots of people love Cipro, but it seems cause problems for some people. If you are having issues, talk to your doctor.
     
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  10. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    I have never taken antibiotics. Seems like they are given out like candy these days. I don't get it. Is it because they are quick and effective? I know they work with my step daughters and grandchildren, but it seems like they "need" them often. Time seems to work well with me.

    Good luck with sorting out the gut ailments.
     

  11. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    I would be taking a couple probiotics. I've never had a problem with Cipro in the few times I've taken it but you don't want to kill the good bacteria in your gut. That's a whole world of trouble.
     

  12. Harry Styron

    Harry Styron Tele-Holic

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    Aug 2, 2011
    Branson, Mo
    I make yogurt. Once in a while, I run out, and have to get some bacteria to start the next batch. I go to the store and buy a container of plain yogurt, most of which have active bacteria, which I put in milk to make another batch of yogurt. The labels indicate whether there is live bacteria.

    I don't know how much live bacteria there is in store-bought yogurt, but there is certainly enough to make more yogurt.

    When I can, I make yogurt from unpasteurized milk. In my area, the little dairies which sell it are in short supply and often go out of business, so my supply is iffy.
     

  13. HoogieHar

    HoogieHar TDPRI Member

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    Sep 26, 2013
    SE Oh
    Yep on the probiotics. Get a good one with a high count, then take them every 2 hours in between your antibiotic doses. That's what we do around my house. We have sensitive stomachs. This helps.
     

  14. teleamp

    teleamp Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oct 17, 2006
    Under scrutiny...
    From what I have researched, home made yogurt will have the probiotic bacteria...
     

  15. supersoldier71

    supersoldier71 Tele-Meister

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    Cipro is the DoD's antibiotic of choice!

    One day my liver will fall out.
     
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  16. bsman

    bsman Tele-Holic

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    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    If you don't like eating yoghurt or other sources of benign bacteria, a fecal transplant is always an option...

    :confused:
     

  17. Harry Styron

    Harry Styron Tele-Holic

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    Aug 2, 2011
    Branson, Mo
    Ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin are antibiotics of the class called fluoroquinolones. They are cheap and effective, but some people have bad reactions from them. I can handle cipro, but had a horrible reaction to levofloxacin, which I took for pneumonia. My reaction was severe gastritis and diarrhea for three days, until I stopped taking it. I have never been sicker.
     

  18. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    I'm dealing with side effects right now. I don't think it's the antibiotics rather then the cancer preventative I get infused with weekly. Though my doctor took me off the chemo drug because of other issues. We'll get it sorted out, but I'm always thirsty, and have to pee every two hours. Getting older is so much fun! :rolleyes:
     

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