Antibiotics And Diarrhoea

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I'm on antibiotics and am getting awful diarrhoea

from them . Is it best to stop the Abs ?

I usually get an infection from diarrhoea .

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    Taking extra potent probiotics really helps me with that.  Or maybe cut the antibiotics in half.  I can only handle half of the normal dosage - 250 mg of the Flagyl instead of 500 - and it works to cure the diverticulitis just as well.  
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    What is Abs ? Are you on two antibiotics are just one?  When was the last time before this time you was on antibiotics ? 
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    I am on antibiotics for a bacteria infection on my left lung   They have upset my bowel but for me i feel I need them to help my lung. What are you on antibiotics for? 
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      I'm taking them for a diverticulitis flare up . I'm finding it really

      hard to cope with the diarrhoea, got another 3 days and can't eat anything

      as it goes straight through me and causing stomach ache .

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    Hi Linda 

    I wouldn't stop the antibiotics but would suggest dry toast or plain crackers. drink plenty of water to stop dehydration from too much diarrhoea. I understand that doctors in France actually prescribe Probiotics when taking ( and after ) a course of antibiotics to put good bacteria back into the stomach.

    I take probiotic capsules every morning before breakfast also probiotic yoghurt drinks and it calms my stomach and bowels.  

    Having said that I wouldn't hesitate to see your Gp if the diarrhoea persists or you feel dizzy. 

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      Hi Frankmice

      I am sticking to toast and I always drink lots of water .

      If I'm no better tomorrow I will have to see my doctor .

      Thanks

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