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Antibiotics mess up your stomach, U.S. study finds
Reuters ^ | September 13, 2010 | Reporting by Maggie Fox; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: antibiotics; medicine; probiotics; study
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1 posted on 09/13/2010 6:57:33 PM PDT by decimon
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To: neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers

Ping


2 posted on 09/13/2010 6:58:08 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

They failed to mention what might happen if you didn’t take a drug when needed.


3 posted on 09/13/2010 6:59:45 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: decimon

this is new? I’ve known this for years. anti biotics, anti life? get it?


4 posted on 09/13/2010 7:01:16 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: decimon

Don’t know of a single antibiotic that causes more stomach trouble than Cipro.

It’s not usually given unless the illness is serious.


5 posted on 09/13/2010 7:03:31 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: decimon
Strep throat?

Take aspirin and get over it.

In the long run it's much easier to digest.

6 posted on 09/13/2010 7:03:50 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: decimon

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.


7 posted on 09/13/2010 7:08:57 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: decimon

I really need to get to work on that grant application for my own study to study studies.


8 posted on 09/13/2010 7:09:04 PM PDT by bigheadfred (We built a tower of stone. With our flesh and bone. Just to see him fly .)
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To: EGPWS

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.


9 posted on 09/13/2010 7:10:11 PM PDT by Stayfrosty
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To: decimon

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.

Yay probiotics.


10 posted on 09/13/2010 7:10:17 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: decimon

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.


11 posted on 09/13/2010 7:10:59 PM PDT by Will88
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To: AlexW

I took doxy for three months in haiti to fight malaria, needless to say im fine.


12 posted on 09/13/2010 7:11:48 PM PDT by Stayfrosty
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To: decimon

The cast of Jersey Shore hardest hit


13 posted on 09/13/2010 7:12:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: EGPWS

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.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/strep-throat/DS00260

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.


14 posted on 09/13/2010 7:13:05 PM PDT by conservativegranny
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To: decimon

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.


15 posted on 09/13/2010 7:15:22 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: decimon
I've taken so many antibiotics (when I was younger) for strep throat, and they were, in part, responsible for really messing up my health in the long run. I now take Oregano Oil or Thieves Oil for serious sore throats, and it's worked each time (so far) ...

Oils from God
16 posted on 09/13/2010 7:16:18 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: decimon

Wow, they just discovered this? People taking antibiotics have known it firsthand forever


17 posted on 09/13/2010 7:17:33 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: decimon

You eat yogurt when you are taking antibiotics.


18 posted on 09/13/2010 7:24:11 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: Carley

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.


19 posted on 09/13/2010 7:24:18 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: decimon

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.


20 posted on 09/13/2010 7:24:27 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: decimon

Really? I’ve known this for quite some time.


21 posted on 09/13/2010 7:26:01 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: AlexW

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.


22 posted on 09/13/2010 7:26:11 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: decimon

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.


23 posted on 09/13/2010 7:29:24 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Stayfrosty
I took doxy for three months in haiti to fight malaria, needless to say im fine.

all the ghosts in the machine say that

24 posted on 09/13/2010 7:31:15 PM PDT by bigheadfred (We built a tower of stone. With our flesh and bone. Just to see him fly .)
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To: decimon

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.


25 posted on 09/13/2010 7:31:24 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: mlizzy
I now take Oregano Oil or Thieves Oil for serious sore throats, and it's worked each time (so far) ...

I've learned/taken Oregano Oil about 15 yrs ago. Helped with bronchitis. I always keep it in the house - good for many things. Recently, I learned of Thieves Oil but didn't purchase any, yet. So thanks for the reminder.
26 posted on 09/13/2010 7:34:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EGPWS

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?


27 posted on 09/13/2010 7:39:40 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: GeronL

LOL.

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”.


28 posted on 09/13/2010 7:41:04 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: AlexW

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. :-)


29 posted on 09/13/2010 7:41:34 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

So with the buttermilk.

Drink it or soak in it, cold?


30 posted on 09/13/2010 7:43:49 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: AlexW

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.


31 posted on 09/13/2010 7:45:45 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Global2010

The Creator of that show said they handed out antibiotics like candy to keep the STD’s down.

lol


32 posted on 09/13/2010 7:47:01 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: nascarnation

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.


33 posted on 09/13/2010 7:47:50 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: EGPWS

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.


34 posted on 09/13/2010 7:48:30 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Global2010

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.


35 posted on 09/13/2010 7:49:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“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.


36 posted on 09/13/2010 7:51:23 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: decimon

Not to worry, Obamacare will give unemployed American hippies “green jobs” giving probiotic enemas to people suffering these symptoms.


37 posted on 09/13/2010 7:52:01 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Global2010

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.


38 posted on 09/13/2010 7:52:27 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: mlizzy

Good site.

Emailed it to self/freinds.


39 posted on 09/13/2010 7:56:40 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: AlexW

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.


40 posted on 09/13/2010 7:56:53 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

For men, nystatin cream for rear end yeast rash when the runs from antibio hit.


41 posted on 09/13/2010 7:59:19 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; AlexW

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...


42 posted on 09/13/2010 8:00:42 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: pandoraou812

Hey, look! A study that says anti-biotics mess up your stomach. I bet you never would have guessed that! /s lol


43 posted on 09/13/2010 8:03:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: GeronL

Wonder how effective that could have been with all the booze drinking that went on.

Dumb kids.


44 posted on 09/13/2010 8:05:38 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: decimon
Activa, never take antibiotics without eating some yogurt to get the ‘good’ bacteria back in you.
45 posted on 09/13/2010 8:06:47 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Carley

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.


46 posted on 09/13/2010 8:09:48 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

Darn fingers. Dyverticulitis


47 posted on 09/13/2010 8:10:42 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: decimon
Gee, no kidding? Really?? /sarc

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.

48 posted on 09/13/2010 8:13:04 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Instead of building a grand mosque at Ground Zero, let's build a Ground Zero at their Grand Mosque.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Thanks.

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.

49 posted on 09/13/2010 8:13:27 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


50 posted on 09/13/2010 8:17:12 PM PDT by WVNan
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