Skip to comments.Antibiotics mess up your stomach, U.S. study finds
Posted on 09/13/2010 6:57:32 PM PDT by decimon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Even seemingly gentle antibiotics may severely disrupt the balance of microbes living in the gut, with unforeseen health consequences, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.
An intimate study of three women given ciprofloxacin showed the drug suppressed entire populations of beneficial bacteria, and at least one woman took months to recover.
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, supports the common wisdom that antibiotics can damage the "good" germs living in the body.
It may also support the idea behind the development of so-called probiotic products including yogurt with live cultures of bacteria.
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They failed to mention what might happen if you didn’t take a drug when needed.
this is new? I’ve known this for years. anti biotics, anti life? get it?
Don’t know of a single antibiotic that causes more stomach trouble than Cipro.
It’s not usually given unless the illness is serious.
Take aspirin and get over it.
In the long run it's much easier to digest.
Yes, this is nothing new.
I have heard it for years, and suffered it about a month ago.
I had a chest infection and high fever. My brother, a doctor,
told me to start doxycycline for ten days.
By the forth day, my stomach was a disaster, and in both directions. On top of that, I felt like I had died and gone to H.
Needless to say, I quit taking the drug.
I really need to get to work on that grant application for my own study to study studies.
I had a friend die of strep in eighth grade. His parents said the same thing. I would have held them criminaly negligent and sued them if i was a state lawger.
Good grief, this has been common knowledge for a bunch of years. Anyone who has had c.diff after a bout of antibiotics can testify to the imbalance in gut flora and fauna.
This has been known for years, and is one of the main selling points for probiotics to aid in reestablishing the beneficial bacteria killed off by antibiotics.
I took doxy for three months in haiti to fight malaria, needless to say im fine.
The cast of Jersey Shore hardest hit
Serious consequences can result from an ignored case of strep throat including permanent heart damage, kidney problems and rheumatic fever. I wouldn’t ignore a sore throat that lasted more than a few days.
Since there are simple tests for strep there is no reason to prescribe anti-biotics for a sore throat from a simple virus. It’s easy to rule strep out.
You can take pro-biotic supplements when starting an anti-biotic to prevent tummy trouble.
Cipro is strong stuff and can cause a lot of bad side effects. I had to take it for a recurring infection.
This drug warning applied to me but I did not have the knowledge at the time.
* Depression and Anxiety Disorders
Ciprofloxacin has highly pronounced side effects in people suffering from panic disorder or/and depression. There have been reported cases of psychosis, suicide attempts, panic attacks and acute anxiety, all occurring during or shortly after ciprofloxacin treatment. Patients with previous or current psychiatric conditions, are prone to experiencing this type of side effect. Caution is highly advised.
Wow, they just discovered this? People taking antibiotics have known it firsthand forever
You eat yogurt when you are taking antibiotics.
You are so right. I have known this for years. I always got sick as a dog on Cipro - major gastrointestinal upset. Anyway, they are just now telling us this? Sheesh.
When my boys were little 2 of them were very prone to ear infections and one got strep a lot. I learned to never give them antibiotics without also giving them yogurt that had alive culture.
Really? I’ve known this for quite some time.
All of the cyclines eat my stomach alive. On the other hand, in dogs at least, doxy is the ONLY thing that will kill the tick borne disease like erlichia, and it’s a long time they have to take it, like 3 weeks I think.
i figured this out myself years ago. If I need antibiotics for a sinus infection, 3 days later I’ve got horrible horrible diarrhea. It’s a struggle to make it to the last pill. sometimes I don’t make it, and throw them out.
all the ghosts in the machine say that
It is really nothing new. It has been known that antibiotics kill the good bacteria in your gut for years, hence the common problem of diarrhea after taking them. Yogurt and pro-biotic supplements are a good cure.
Also, buttermilk is a great natural cure for a vaginal yeast infection. My wife informs me that the buttermilk is also very soothing.
Aspirin? For strep? There’s a five-day course of antibiotics that’ll knock that strep right out. Why be contagious for longer than necessary?
Tony Bourdain “No Reservations” was chatting along
in his show and said “look that man is carrying
more crabs then the crew of Jersey Shore has”.
Generic doxycycline is ineffective against acne (speaking from experience). Fortunately, I’m now using Retin-A, and the initial results are good. Maybe I won’t need superbug-inducing antibiotics just to meet women after all. :-)
So with the buttermilk.
Drink it or soak in it, cold?
My kids just take a pro-biotic with their anti-biotics as soon as they get put on the them. Once we started doing that, no more stomach problems with anti-biotics.
The Creator of that show said they handed out antibiotics like candy to keep the STD’s down.
I found that to be true with the sons nuero damage.
Really makes all his CP issues go nuts and add the runs for months.
We really work hard at doing all preventive care and only antibiotics when all else has failed.
I’ve heard many times about my mother’s older sister. She was an eight year old girl, so excited that my Grandma was pregnant, because she just knew she was going to get the baby sister she’d always wanted.
Because of strep throat, she died before her baby sister—my mother—was born.
That was in 1940, and my family STILL talks about her.
Warm it to body temp in a pan of warm water and douche with it. Make sure the buttermilk is cultured buttermilk because it is the natural bacteria that restores the balance in the vagina.
“Generic doxycycline is ineffective against acne”
I have not heard of antibiotics being used for acne, but my last acne was about 50 years ago, haha.
I will have to ask my brother...oh, he is a dermatologist.:)
I have taken antibiotics a number of times in my life, but this was my first experience with doxycycline.
Not to worry, Obamacare will give unemployed American hippies “green jobs” giving probiotic enemas to people suffering these symptoms.
P.S. A friend of my wife had a yeast infection so severe she was hospitalized. After they tried every anti-fungal known, someone mentioned the buttermilk douche. It worked.
Emailed it to self/freinds.
I’ve taken a number of antibiotics for my condition. They work...on the bacteria, while leaving the root cause of acne (oil plugs) untouched. The Retin-A, it seems, appears to be helping to eliminate the oil plugs, so that the pimples don’t form in the first place. So I’ll give my current dermatologist a thumbs up over my other two.
For men, nystatin cream for rear end yeast rash when the runs from antibio hit.
To make it more clear, the good antibiotics do prevent pimples themselves, but only by attacking the bacteria that feed on and multiply in the oil plugs. Said multiplication then leads to the pimples, but no mistake, the excess oil causing the plugs is the root cause.
Keeping my fingers crossed for continued success with the Retin-A...
Hey, look! A study that says anti-biotics mess up your stomach. I bet you never would have guessed that! /s lol
Wonder how effective that could have been with all the booze drinking that went on.
Don’t tell me that. I’m taking it right now. Cyverticulitis is no fun and it can be life threatening. I never take anti-biotics, but in this case there does not seem to be any other option. I make sure I take it with food.
Darn fingers. Dyverticulitis
Last time I was on them I thought I was having a heart attack. Seriously. I went to ER in a panic. I avoid them stringently now. Unless I have an(other) ear infection so bad I'm about to barf, NO ANTIBIOTICS.
Change of diet causes flare ups.
FYI for bowel cleansing (kv gets pseudo blocks due to his cerebral palsy) mix 1/2 c molasses and 1/2 c. warm milk mix.
The sugar in the molasses will pull everything from the bowels and the milk is just serves as the mixing agent.
Obviously this is a last ditch effort to all other home health cures.
I had a two year bout with Rosacea or adult acne. Retin-A made it worse. Everything I tried made it worse, until I found ZNP soap and Acnomel. Cured the Rosacea. Seems there are two things that can zap those acne causing bugs. Zinc and Sulfur. My skin has been really good for three years now.