How long does it take for antibiotics to start working

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Avatar n tn Hi, Antibiotics have to be taken for 7-10 days. Repeated courses are needed when symptoms recur. Some patients may need monthly rotating antibiotic therapy. ================================================================ The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem. - Ratnakar Kini M.
Avatar m tn I had my first attack with a kidney stone. It came on suddenly and was so painful I thought I was going to die. Went to the hospital ER and was taken in immediately. I did not receive any pain medication until the blood tests were evaluated. The pain meds only took the edge off the pain but it was a welcomed relief. My pain was a 10+ and pain management brought it down to a 3 to 4 but what a relief it was. After approximately 3 hours in the ER the pain stopped.
Avatar n tn I used the garlic trick and honey. Idk how long it's gonna take for it to work but I just hope it works fast bc idk if yeast infections make you smell werid bc I take a shower every night and I still smell werid at school even when I put a bunch of scented lotion and some body mist. So does anyone know if it causes you to smell and if it doesn't..then what's causing me to smell werid down there....I shower daily...and still smelly...why...?
4451049 tn?1387157037 I understand that everyone's case is different in every way (coinfections, genetics, health status, ect). But how long did it take for YOU to notice improvement? I'm afraid that I am just not giving the antibiotics a chance to work. Just because I don't notice improvement, does not mean that they are not working. But I keep getting switched every 1-3 months.
Avatar n tn I took my first does 10 mins ago and although it say's to start taking them first thing in the morning, I just had to try it now, how long do they take to work? Does anyone else suffer the likes of dull pain sometimes in arms and legs? I take it these are associated with the so called 'acid reflux'? Many thanks in advance for your help.
Avatar m tn I got diagnosed with epididymitis a week ago and the pain has just now began to leave. Is this common and how long does it normally take for the pain to go completely away along with the swelling? My scrotum hasn't swollen and i've had a ultrasound, blood test, and urine sample and all came back negitive for cancer or a tumor. I'm really frightened about it and hope that this is just epididymitis.
5264083 tn?1404669334 I know many women have experienced late periods from antibiotics. I'm hoping that someone can tell me their experiences, and how long it took for their period to come.
4451049 tn?1387157037 And how long does it take for an infusion? So nervous, I just want to be prepared. But I am open to all the possibilities.
Avatar f tn Nausea and vomiting (n/v) are common side effects of this medication. It does not mean that you are allergic to it. Be watchful for such things as hives, sore throat, trouble swallowing or breathing which could indicate an allergic response. I have not heard of this medication having unpleasant interactions with narcotics. However remember our systems are all different.
537731 tn?1268268886 lyme spirochetes - bacteria - seem to like soft tissue - collagen, etc; - you really do need to find an 'LLMD' - in my opinion [not qualified - other than having lyme] - you need to start antibiotics - Doxycycline can be 'harsh' on our systems - there are alternative abx. but it seems - if you can tolerate doxy. - it helps a lot of lymies. If I were you I would do my best to find an LLMD. and also try talking to my doctor about atleast getting started on some abx.
Avatar m tn I was taking prednisone this year for about 2 months total and read it causes bone loss/high sugar. how long can I take it safely, can I take 10mg/day for 6 months to a year?
Avatar f tn Doctors are not convinced I have this but did start me on Doxy. I feel worse. It takes 2 hours to shower and dress, if I even make it that far. I have to tell myself every step. U R getting a hair brush, now brush your teeth. Open the dresser draw...why I am here?? Oh, socks, get socks. Then the next hour it can be almost normal again. Wonder how I typed this? It took 3x would it should have.
Avatar n tn Not on them right now, as my enzymes were not high. Not a lot to manage it honestly. I had the CT probably to check for cancer, as well as to try and see if my liver might be causing my low blood counts. I won't say I have no symptoms. I have lots of nausea and fatigue. HAve had for years, is getting worse. I am getting recurrent infections. Had an infection in my heart due to dental work a bit ago. Your points are very valid, and consider a lot of thought on my part.
Avatar n tn I took the first course of antibiotics the last week in December and then didn't have any more until Saturday, January 4. About how long does it take for oral antibiotics to get in your system and start to work?
Avatar n tn I am very happy for you as it appears to have been a long fight for you. I really do wish you all the best. Just reading your posts makes me feel better for my husband that he can do this.
Avatar n tn I know this is an old post but I am experiencing anxiety after taking several rounds of antibiotics for bronchitis. Does anyone know how long it will last? Did you have to go on anti anxiety meds?
162948 tn?1205256292 I had it in for over a year but wanted it removed because my husband and I are planning for another baby. So I have one more question, how long could it take to conceive once it is removed? and is it safe to try the first month that it has been removed?
Avatar f tn it only makes it worse when you take it alone. However, if you take antibiotics for a whole day (2 tablets every 4-8 hours), let’s say Sunday if you going to work on a Monday, and just before you head out to work on the following day, (6-8 hrs prior to work), take 2 tablets of SP, you’ll be surprised how it almost disappears throughout the day. I don’t recommend this to anyone as it’s only a temporary measure if you attending an important event.
Avatar n tn i have not been able to get it this past week and lost 7 lbs. that is how much it helps. also going to start creatine soon to build my muscles back. about 65 days (july 11) and STILL no energy, extreme chronic fatigue, personality changes, etc. there has to be something to kick this into gear.
Avatar n tn Spoke to GP via phone and he precribed antibiotics with penicillin which I started taking today and wondering how long it will take for some ease to take effect? And when to expect the swelling to disappear? Thanks in advance!
1322693 tn?1308157496 how long while on antibiotics before you start to notice even the smallest improvement? I know it can take long term treatment for any real recovery but how do I know it is working. Almost all of my sx are neurological..
Avatar n tn Yes it is look up how long sperm stay active in the vagina, and how long it takes for the mucus plug near your cervix to dissolve. It is not highly active but afterall timing is in the end, everything.
Avatar f tn How many days have you been on antibiotics? The herx can take a bit to hit you. For me it takes anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks. Everyone is different.
974371 tn?1424656729 Nortriptyline is an anti-depressant (I used to be on it for 8 months before it caused SVT) and takes 4-6 weeks to start working. Side effects can last for 1-3 weeks. You've tried anti spastics that apparently do nothing, you have the best anti-nausea medication on the markets....
Avatar f tn You don't here much about B5 because nobody can make money on it. Give it a try. Start with 500 mg. daily (I take 1000). If it works - fine. If it doesn't - at least you won't have any side effects. There are plenty of other natural anti-inflammatgories, so if this works (or at least helps) add others. You might also want to eat plain yoghurt which contains the live organism. Don't buy the fruit yoghurt or any that are sweetened. And did you know that sugar causes inflammation? Best of luck.
Avatar f tn It works by interfering with various chemical processes in the bacteria, which results in the death of the bacteria. Since you have started taking it recently so it will take a few days to start its action. Hence continue taking the medicine as prescribed but make sure to drink plenty of water and fluids as it helps in flushing out the toxins and bacteria. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
723952 tn?1231861132 wants me to take Diflucan once a week as a precautionary(I have not had any issues yet and have been on abx for over 90 days now) but my OB clearly DOES NOT want me to take the Diflucan unless I NEED to take due to symptoms. It would be so much easier if the Drs. were on the same page!!! Stacey and Jackie thank you both for the articles.