I am having an incredibly hard time taking a combination of abx (right now, I'm on Doxy and trying to add in Amoxicillin). I can't even imagine adding something like Flagyl or Tindamax.
I take the Doxy in the middle of a meal, and each day take at least 250 billion CFUs of probiotics (a combination that includes VSL#3). Still, I don't see myself achieving the abx level necessary to really fight the bugs. How do others handle this?
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Is your probiotic in capsule form, or powder? My LLMD said that capsules are necessary, because the stomach acids will kill 90% of the bugs before they even make it to the small intestine, he said. He said that capsules will open up/melt in the small intestine (if I am remembering correctly, I hope I am not misquoting him!) and "that's where I want it" (the probiotic). Again this is in my best recollection, so the details of the small intestine could be off. Sounds right to me though.
For nausea: I don't know if you are into naturopathics but if yes, then here are some thoughts.
Have you tried...crystallized ginger or ginger beer, lavender essential oil (just 1 or 2 drops in a cup of hot water), chamomile/mint tea with honey, a little bit of coca-cola (sugar helps nausea, so long as you are not diabetic or hypoglycemic).
Since adding flagyl to my doxy and puking up the 2nd dose I had to ask for zofran to handle the abx. Even buried in the middle of a meal each dose still feels like being punched in the stomach.
I am also taking probiotics at night but can't tell if they are helping. Hopefully it will get better soon, but you might try some otc anti-emitics (antihistamines). I had 24/7 nausea for almost a year before removing my gallbladder so I am very familiar with nausea. Zofran is the best in terms of side effects but very expensive if insurance won't cover it.
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