Antibiotics to help colitis

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Can someone please help me to figure out what is going on? I was diagnoses in july with diverticulosis and had one polp removed. But I still have a feeling like there is something in my stomach kicking the **** out of my left side. And doesn't matter what I eat, i still have severe pain MOST of the time. Talk about interuppting life, my poor children are 6 and 4 and not sure what to do about mommy being sick all the time. I also feel like I'm gonna get sick after eating for about 2 hours.
I was diagionsed with ulcerative colitis 4 months ago i have gotton worse within the last 4 months constant trips to the bathroom i am on medication and it does not seem to be working at all on an average of 30 times a day seems like my bowel movements are like clots of blood i have no life and cant seem to get any help i have lost 20lbs can anyone help me or offer and remedies that may help.
I never had this type of issue until the medicine!!! Any suggestions to get my insides back to normal would help soooo much!!!!!
Dee sorry I didn't look into this sooner for you but here is some information I found that maybe can help down the road. It seems you were right to request something from the Penicillin family. Antibiotics and Chronic Liver Diseases Chronic hepatitis patients sometimes need to use antibiotics for unrelated infections and various surgical and dental procedures.
I have been diagnosed with infectious colitis, antibiotics did not help. It has been over 3 monthes. I take pepto bismol to keep it under control. Is there any thing else that would help and how long does this tipically last. It is the worst in the morning with several loose bowell movements. I am 63 years old.
I guess I'm asking if there is any research that shows the colitis may have been caused by the treatment and if the rash has been caused by the colitis. What foods should I avoid? What foods might help? I eat a lot of almonds and enjoy spicey food. My blood count is normal and my liver enzymes are normal. My Hep C is gone, but now I've got ulcerative colitis and one mean rash.
Is surgery the only answer to help her? They have suggested chemo-therapy as off label use - we have a high lymphoma cancer rate in this family - we don't feel comfortable with this treatment. Would surgery be so bad? Is there any other form of treatment we should be trying? She is not excitted about losing her large intestine at the age of 20 - but this is no quality of life for her this way.
I am thinking of possibly moving state to avoid getting another one! I absolutely can not afford to take more antibiotics. I don't want resistance! Such a relief to hear I probably do not have Gastroparesis. This was very worrisome to me! I don't have any of the problems you outlined that lead to the problem. I do have another question. Should I be drinking water with each meal or wait awhile afterwards and then drink it? I feel the water I am taking in is bloating me up the most.
Can anyone tell me credible sources to go to for physiology info on C-diff? I need to find specific info on how C-diff and antibiotics affect the normal flora in the intestines as well as, What the antibiotics that work do physiologically to rid the body of the bacteria?
I went to the doctor yesterday because I thought I had food poisoning which persisted for 24 hrs. Vomitting, diarrhea and severe cramping. I was given phenaphin 25 mg. to help with the nausea, but the pain in my left side persists. I notice if I try to expell gas, I get mucous and in the morning there is blood and clots. Is this indicative of something else. I'm trying to do the cultures, but I haven't been able to "go" yet to get the stool.
I found a website called Women to Women that had some info about the c-diff and probiotics that could help to eliiminate it. If you don't want to do antibiotics, this may be helpful info. I'm about to request a retest for the c-diff coz some of my symptoms have resurfaced. Do you have lower ab cramping? Mine comes and goes and I also have a mysterious pain in my tailbone which doesn't show up on x-rays, mris, or ultrasounds. That comes and goes also. Do you have any of these symptoms?
Antibiotics rarely help Colitis and usually only exacerbate the condition. You should be on Sucralafate 3 to 4 times a day and be taking a good probiotic, I suggest Culturelle it really works for me. The Sucralafate is taken about an hour before eating and it coats the raw areas of you digestive track allowing food to pass without irritation. This helps the colon heal and the inflammation to recede.
Fecal transplantation has been especially promising for those who have colitis due to C-diff in addition to others who are getting flares due to an imbalance of fecal flora. Gibsonboy, if you show no signs of UC and no one in your family has the disease, then I wouldn't worry about it. However, you probably wouldn't be asking if that were the case.
Clostridium Difficile can cause colitis; also, people that have conditions like irritable bowel and colitis are more prone to develop the C. Diff. infection when they are exposed to the bacteria or spores. So it's kind of hard to say which came first for you. My Mom (at age 80) developed C. Diff. in July 2008 and was finally cured in April 2009 after hospitalization, visits to numerous doctors and specialists, and multiple antibiotic courses and tapering off.
Having read many posts on the internet, there are just too many avenues to pursue. I wanted to see if I could get some help/pointers online. I have researched on infectious diseases and intermittent fevers (malaria etc) but she has not recently visited a part of the world where this is prevalent. Maybe taking the antibiotics has upset her colon bacterial balance and taking probiotics may help. At the end of the day, I would like for her fever to not come back.
First it started with just burping a lot and a lot stomach pain to throwing and and having diarreah all the time. At least twice to three times a day. Three weeks ago I had to go to the ER because at around 4pm I was taking my daughter on a walk and I didn't even eat during the day. I had to all of a sudden run to the bathroom thinking I was going to have #3 and instead I threw up a lot and started sweating a lot and then I had #3. Very watery.
went to the dr yesterday, she said the lining of my stomach is inflamed and gave me pills for it, then more antibiotics for my kidney infection and referrals to get 2 ultrasounds and took my blood.
You may want to consider taking some probiotics. There are several decent brands on the market, and some people who have problems following the intake of antibiotics (which may have destabilized the decent environment that is found in the GI tract) they are of benefit. I'd also suggest you not wait until the course of flagy is over, start them now, but take them with at least a 2 hour interval after you have taken the flagyl. And continue them for many months, if not longer.
Antibiotics can cause diarrhea, but it sounds more like you may have a bug since you may have a fever. I would call your doctor about this and go from there. For now, keep a little vaseline on your bottom to ease the burning and drink lots of water and low sugar Gatorade to replenish your potassium and electrolytes lost with diarrhea. I hope this helps and wish you all the best.
I have tried a Nexium tablet just to see if it would help since nothing else did, and it did help a bit. So i might just hold of on the antibiotics.
Since being diagnosed with Crohn's about 6 months ago, I am unable to take oral antibiotics without some serious side effects, such as diahhrea and a lot of abdominal pain. Has anyone had any luck with other types of antibiotics or do you go straight for the IV antibiotics? I also have Type 2 diabetes, so infection sends my blood glucose way high.
I've been on everything from asacol to prednisone, remicade, humira(currently still on it) and nothing seems to help. The Humira does help with the inflammation though. My inflammation markers were at 12 a few months ago before I went on the Humira and are now down to 2. I understand that going on this type of drug is horrible for the body, but what if it helps? What if it keeps her around longer and she can take care of her family?
A lot of people find probiotics help them also with the symptoms and help to get rid of the Cdiff. Some good ones to try are florastor culturelle and align. I would take a couple a day. Maybe a florastor in the am and culturelle at night. You would still need the antibiotics. Never take pain meds or anything like immodium etc with c diff. It can cause deadly toxic megacolon. Most people are left with ibs after c diff and this can linger a long time.
Did you follow-up with the doctor when you got out of the hospital, and besides the antibiotics are you on any other medication? If not, you need to go back to the doctor. Don't worry, but I'm sure whatever it is it can be treated. Sometimes you have to keep going to doctors until you get help. Maybe you should try another doctor also. Are your parents helping you? Do you have insurance?
If an allergy is suspected, steroids can help. You may also want to consider a referral to an allergist to remove exacerbating factors. I would discuss these options with a GI physician, or obtain another opinion at a major academic medical center. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patients education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Kevin, M.D. www.kevinmd.
Diagnosed with tear in posterior horn of medial meniscus extending into inferior articular surface, plus some arthritis. Ice, heat, NSAIDs, hydrocodone don't help. Cortisone shot helped a little. Pain puts me in wheelchair if I walk much, and walking was my life until 12/08. Had recurrent C. difficile colitis for 8 months in 2005 - 06, so am at risk of another recurrence if I need antibiotics. Are there other treatments besides surgery?
I continue decolonization and abx treatment. But I started to notice my stools getting loose. Then today I went to have the runs and all that came out was a little mucous and blood. Blood was bright red. No stool. Worried about c diff. But I'm not having watery diahreea. Not really even cramping. Just gotta go and it's mostly has and the blood and mucous come out. Just started tonight. Don't really think it would be colitis. No fever, good appetite. But worried these abx are ruining me.
These were during times when I was having symptoms very frequently prior to starting the antibiotics. The antibiotics were erythromycin and cephalexin, taken about 2 years apart. It seems that these antibiotics have some positive effect on my vagus nerve endings in my stomach such that they stop getting stimulated or irritated. It is as if the antibiotics effected the stomach lining, perhaps killing bacteria and healing it such that the vagus nerve endings are better protected.
Welcome to the gastroenterology community! Well I would say that because you are unable to keep anything down that you need to see a doctor about this. However, I understand the difficulty of this in your situation, so I'll give you a couple recommendations of things that don't involve seeing a doctor, but I do recommend trying to see one as soon as possible. There are very few over the counter medications that treat nausea.
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