Taking doxycycline with probiotics

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Anyone have suggestions for supplements and probiotics to take along with my antibiotics? My dr has already prescribed a good probiotic that is kept refrigerated, and an high dose of b12. What else? thanks.
It got better as I continued taking it. What is the dosage that you are taking? Are you taking any probiotics like acidolphilis with it?
I was just diagnosed with lyme disease and will be taking Doxycycline for 30 days. Can anyone tell me if I must avoid dairy entirely or just avoid it a couple of hours before and after taking this antibiotics? Thanks.
I have bronchitis with a severe cough I am taking 50mg cortisone a day I am not able to cut down yet as the cough is too severe. It's been around 4 weeks since it started as a sore throat and moved down to my chest am taking antibiotics Clarithromycin 250mg & Doxycycline Monohydrate (50mg), Rikodeine or Codeine cough suppressant, Symbicort inhaler. I'm not sleeping well a couple of hours here and there and I'm exhausted, am severely constipated. I'm off work, but need to get back ASAP.
But the main side effect of this medication is diarrhea, this is because this medicine tends to kill the normally residing flora in the gut like lactobacillus acidophilus (good bacteria) that helps with digestion. For this you need to take probiotics to replace this bacteria. You can get some good organic yogurt and take it with your meals. Keep a food diary and note down what aggravates your symptoms and avoid them. Ensure to maintain optimum weight by regular exercise.
I think my positive western blot sat on my GP's desk for a while too. The nurse kept saying that they hadn't received it and I called IgeneX back and they said he should have gotten it a long time ago...but said they would fax it over before my appointment. SOMEHOW, when I went in for an appointment he had the original copy dated weeks before, folded up like it had been in an envelope. I had been his patient for @ 6 years and never had any problems before all of this.
He also told me he thinks that I have lyme even though my test doesn't show it and it has caused the onset of the rheumatoid arthritis. He has agreed to keep me on doxycycline since it is helping with some of my inflammation and pain. He also agree to retest me in a few months through his lab and also supply me with a blood sample to send to IGENEX labs in CA. IGENEX isn't covered by my insurance so, if I get a positive result, the antibiotic treatment will be out of my pocket.
I had not taken anything for the past week until today, as I had finished the doxycycline a week ago. But I started back on the diflucan today, and am rinsing my mouth with salt water, eating yogurt and taking probiotics. My question is, if I take the diflucan for a week and then go get retested for syphilis, gono and chlamydia, would the diflucan interfere with the std tests?
Did your fever go down within 72 hours after taking the Doxycycline? If it didn't you could have something else that has symptoms like it such as Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis. Do you remember getting bitten by a tick? Did you have a rash all over your body or what were your symptoms like at the beginning? what are they like now? I am wondering if you were tested for Lyme and the co-infections of lymes disease too?
But my LLMD said he's never had a problem with people taking Ceftin that were allergic to amoxicillin. Plus, I have heard that you can grow out of this allergy or never have it and as an adult, become allergic to it. I'm just super nervous.
Besides feeling lousy, Lyme messes with the endocrine (hormonal) system, which can lead to depression. That will go away with treatment, so hang on. You may also hear of people who say Lyme is forever, because they themselves have apparently not been cured, but I don't know why those who are still ill don't keep pursuing a cure, because I know people (including me and in my family) who are definitely cured. So don't give up!
but as I said, leave about 3 hours before or after you took Doxycycline and continue with probiotics after you finished with Doxycycline. Make sure to avoid lying down for 30 mins after taking Doxycycline as that could irritate the stomach if I'm not mistaken. Although, sitting down is fine.
I was prescribed doxycycline to prevent infection. I took it for 3 1/2 days and I felt like complete crap everyday and last night was the worst. I was so neasous and felt horrible. it gave me really really bad anxiety. I almost took myself to the ER ( hubby was drunk sleeping, lol) but I was able to calm myself and get thru the worst before I fell asleep. So now I'm not taking it anymore! My sister also has a hard time with "cycline" antibiotics! NO MAS!
Given how many things you are taking (a number of which I am unfamiliar with), it would be a fair question to ask your doctor's office to put together a dosing schedule what you take at what time of day, which with food, which without food, etc. Lyme makes concentration and sorting through a complex set of data very hard to do, and I would hope your doc understands that.
She gain tested positive for lyme, but this time she was treated with 100mg of doxycycline for 30 days. Her focus and concentration came back, and she went back to being an A student. However, her foot kept swelling. The pediatrician told us to see a rheumatologist, but I wanted her to see an orthopedist first. They xrayed her foot and found nothing. Months went by and still swelling - but it got worse.
Hi, most of us take a probiotic. I guess your doctor is saying to eat yogurt since it has some probiotics in it. 2 hrs before or after shouldn't make a big difference but you should ask the Dr. Are you taking Doxy for Lyme? If so, it is not long enough. Even for a recent bite, you should take doxy for 4-6 weeks. My ex husband, whose job was working outside, was bit by ticks often. He took doxy for a month after a bite.
Talk to your doc about starting to supplement with probiotics now, so that you don't end up with a bacterial skewing problem such as C. diff after taking antibiotics for prolonged periods of time. The probiotics will hopefully also help to swing your system back toward 'normal' levels of good flora.
Hi I was recently diagnosed with prostatitis and put on 6 weeks of doxycycline which has done nothing to relieve symtoms ( penis pain, clear discharge). I have tested negative for all std's on numerous occasions. I am going next week to have my prostate fluid cultured but was just wondering if I'm taking a probiotic would that affect test results??
I had an attack of brain inflammation in June 2011, at a time of great stress in my life, with 10 of my 12 cranial nerves impacted. A subsequent 'sensory' relapse in January 2012 - with numbness/tingling in my left hand and two further brain lesions on MRI - led to a diagnosis of relapsing and remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on 30 May 2012 at a hospital in London, UK. I have had other sensory relapses since.
It is about Vitamin A and the problems with it and its association with vitamin D. I am taking this type of vitamin A (retinol) out of my diet (beta carotene is okay from foods) and checking food labels to make sure it isn't sabotaging vitamin D for us. It takes a while to lower toxic levels of vitamin A out of the body - and then vitamin D will work its magic. I am thinking butter is out now, and maybe just using olive oil since there is no vitamin A in it.
When and if I find something that helps, I will post. Meanwhile, my thoughts are with all of us who have these crazy symptoms with no answers. Hang in there.
(erythema migrans?) kept forming, along with atrophy and some hair loss on head. He also has me taking naturals, like enzymes, microbial balancer, Enhanca repair, Nystatin, probiotic etc... Then went to 400 mg of Doxy, but problems kept getting worse, so doctor has me off that now. I have sepnt at l;east 100 hours learning online (was a reporter for years) and am now putting colloidal silver on circles, taking one dose of it a day and taking enzymes with probiotic.
My doctor told me to take probiotics and if need be start taking the antibiotics again in 2 weeks. I've been taking probiotics since December 12th and the problem still persists. What could be wrong? I thought that maybe I might be lactose intolerant, but I wasn't before? This is super frustrating. I don't want to deal with it anymore! Please help.
Treatment of the cell cultures with the appropriate antibiotics, in this case doxycycline, prevented the Mycoplasma-induced carcinogenesis. The investigators went on to show that genetic mutations occurred more commonly in the Mycoplasma-infected cultures, and oncogenes were induced. They Mycoplasma turned out to be a co-factor or promoter not a direct inducer of carcinogenesis.
1 week after taking plan B woke up with severe bleeding, cramping, thick vaginal discharge. Went to the ER, thought I was having a miscarriage. My pelvic, ultrasound, cbc, std, culture,pregnancy all came back negative. Doctor treated me with rocephin and doxycycline ruling out PID. Took the full course of the doxy. Continued to have thick white discharge, vaginal pain, irritation,constipation, UTI symptoms. Followed up with an OBGYN. The OBGYN thought I had a yeast infection.
Also been putting organic coconut oil on my penis to kill any possible infection, taking 2-4 showers a day and keeping penis dry. Also been taking probiotics and powerful cranberry extract,, drinking lots of cumin and coriander tea. So I am very serious about getting this out of me and trying to create an environment where bacterial infection cant exist. Have not been ejaculating either in case this is prostate related.
I'm surprised the Doxy didn't say to take with food. Nausea and even vomitting are very common side effects, so I thought that would be a standard warning. Also, calcium absorbs it, so you don't want to have high calcium foods or supplements at the same time as a dose, especially dairy products. I'm also surprised you only got 12 days of Doxy. The "official" guidelines here say 2-3 weeks (usually 3) for early Lyme and 4 weeks for late Lyme.
My LLMD said he had never seen anyone else have problems with the yeast-based probiotics ... I think from reading various things that there are some people who are more susceptible to fungal infections than others, and that trait may run in my family, looking back. I was bloated, my eyes were red, I had brain fog similar to that from Lyme, my teeth ached and were loose-feeling. I didn't realize what was going on for a long time because the symptoms were not that different from Lyme itself.
You should probably see your doctor and if its still positive for Streptococcus Group B then ask her about prescribing you penicillin/amoxicillin because I had a UTI was treated with doxycycline and still had a recurring problem then treated for bacterial vaginotis and treated with flagyl pills...
One final thing that I found was in an Acne.org forum, since people with Acne are prescribed Doxycycline I found some people posting problems with ulcers, these usually because they didn't take enough water. My personal experience was that towards the end of the seven days around the 6th/5th day I started feeling my stomach irritated like a mild burning, but no acid reflux, nausea, vomiting or any of those other side effects. Plus my prescription told me not to take with food at all.
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