psudamonas

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im suffering with brochietasis and have a heavy growth of psudamonas gp advises a stay in hospital with intrevenious gentamicin. i have taken so many antibiotics over the years that the only treatment is gentamicin any one out there with sme problem

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    I have been diagnosed with bronchiectasis since my early 20s (now in late 50s). However in the last few years I have been infected continually with psudamonas. This time last year I had a 2 week course of intravenous tazocin administered at home 3 times per day, not in hospital. I am about to start a second course - again at home. I live in an area where the GP works with the Rapid Response team to provide this kind of treatment to patients in their own home. The treatment was very positive. Although I have been told that the psudamonas will never go away, I didn't have to take any oral anitbiotics for a few months afterwards.
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    Hi, still having eradication treatment for pseudamonas. Had 14 days on Cephtapaline (might be wrong spelling) via iv. Now taking Ciproxillin tablets twice a day and colymycin through a nebulizer twice a day, for three months (still on my first week. Please excuse spelling I don't have my meds next to me to get them right.
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    Hi, IV Gent is a great way to tackle pseudomonas, only problem is I'd advise against having it anywhere else other than in hospital as it is a toxin and can damage your kidneys. This is why in hospital you have a pre-Gent bloods taken to make sure it's not at toxic level. Gentamicin or Tazocin are both excellent for this kind of bacteremia. Worth a trip to hospital though smile
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    Yeah, found out I was on Tazocin in hospital. Now I've had to stop ciproxillin tabs as I developed tendonitis in my right achilles tendon, so just using colymycin now.
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    I have had bronchiectasis since I was a child (I'm now 61). I had a lobectomy when I was in my early twenties but thanks to over the top antibiotic treatment over the years I now a have serious Pseudomonas infection that has not responded to ciprofloxacin and many others. A very junior doctor at my seldom seen consultant clinic has instructed my GP to give me IV Tobramycin for two weeks. I have declined this as I have a degree of sensory neural deafness and a polycystic kidney together with many co-morbidities not the least of which is MS. It is my considered opinion that Tobramycin IV would prove toxic to me and I have requested a second opinion.
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    Had an exacerbation whilst still taking coly mycin, doc gave me five days dose of Amoxocillin 500 which nipped it in the bud. Doc sent a sputum test to hospital. Asked her what the results were and she mentioned a couple of bugs (can't remember their names) which she said weren't out of the ordinary. I asked her about the pseudomonas and she said there was no mention of it. Does that mean it has gone? Will find out on Monday 6th August when I have an appointment. In the meantime I'm on co-fluoampicil for cellulitis!!
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