Anxiety & Panic surging after antibiotics!!

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I recently had my first attack of diverticulitis, a colon infection, and took two strong antibiotics for 10 days. 3 days later, back to the doc with side and flank pain and on another antibiotic for 5 days. I have been feeling like I did before I ever got on my antidepressant...constant anxiety, panic, depression and even borderline agoraphobia.

I have read a couple of articles that say antibiotics can make antidepressants not be effective so I'm thinking that's what is happening to me.

Anyone else experience this?

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    yes I have.
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    Yes. What were the antibiotics? quinolones  cause issues for many people. Most will wear off in a months time. Use a probiotic and drink a lot of water. Also anything that effects the stomach will effect your moods. Its the secind brain and the bellys job is to absorb. Nutrients and such.
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    I am hearing you.. I think it could be a mixture of being poorly with a couple of things at once and the antibiotics.

    It happened to me in septemberv16 

    One thing after the other then 2 lots of antibiotics and wham anxiety bad xx

    Good luck i tried coping skills , breathing etc etc 


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