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sick
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I started taking Biaxin and it causes terrible diaherra. It is so bad that I am not able to leave the house. Whenever I feel like I can go to my LLMD I am going to ask him for advice.

Does anyone have any ideas how to control so I can still keep taking it?

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I am suppose to start this medicine soon. Do lots of people have this side effect?
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I don't know but it is awful. I am not even able too leave this house it is so bad. I was on it six months ago and then I just started it again and both times I have this problem.


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I used Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic 12 Plus (original formula). Takes about 2 weeks to get full benefit.

It works wonders. I heard about it from my llmd. google dr. Ohhiras---its expensive, but worth it imo.

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I tried Zitromax first and had some problems with diahrea. My son did not. I am on Biaxin now and I don't have that problem.

Different drugs from the same family can react differently in us. Maybe you can ask to switch to Zithromax and see if that's any better.

I also do okay on Doxy but had real issues on Mino.

Just some thoughts. Hope you get some answers soon.

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I have been taking Biaxin for 6 weeks and have had no digestive problems. The only real side effect I have form it is a metallic taste in the mouth which I have heard is quite common. I guess different medications affect people differently.
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Get a stool test for c.difficile

www.wildcondor.com/toughbug


Biaxin causes intestinal transit to speed up, that may be part of the problem. You could have c.diff though, get checked. You may need a different drug.

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I didn't have that problem on Biaxin at all. On it for 4 months. I think we all react differently.
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Zithromax is much more mild.
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