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Antibiotics And Bloating
Yes: Long courses of antibiotics can disrupt the normal bacterial load in the intestines which can eventually lead to some bloating. This is common in many patients. It's important to take probiotics which can help stabilize this symptom. Have your provider examine you and determine if you should have your antibiotics reduced or changed. Keep in mind there are many other causes of bloating. ...Read more
I'm taking antibiotics & bloating. I was prescribed an antispasmodic & probiotic but I'm still in pain. How can I ease the bloat?
Depends on cause: What you describe sounds like you are being treated for H. Pylori (a bacteria) or bacterial overgrowth syndrome a form of IBS. Your persistent problem could be an intolerance like that to lactose or soy . You may have a stomach moving too slowly to rid of the air you swallow. Try removing dairy, soy, gluten from your diet. Discuss with your MD. See GI specialist if you haven't done so yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why have i been bloating for 6 months straight? I've been bloated for 6 months straight, it has never stopped nor gotten any better. I never changed anything in my diet and i did take an antibiotic 6 months ago but i started bloating after i took the last
You : You may be dealing with a colitis, irritable bowel, an unknown allergy, or lactose intolerance. I am not quite sure if your symptoms are related to the antibiotic you were taking or merely a coincidence. Regardless see your primary care doctor and possible a GI doctor (gastroenterologist) for evaluation, work up and treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more
How can I relieve stomach spasms and bloating. I was recently given antibiotics for divirticulitis but the symptoms are getting annoying.
Bloating : It really depends what Is causing your symptoms... Could be a variety of reasons for this such as IBS or GERD (acid reflux ) etc ... Also using antibiotics can cause Mal-digestion & bloating ... You can treat it symptomatically... Semithicone can work for bloating or you can use PPI such as Prilosec OTC to see if there's any improvements .. Next step is seeing your PCP of course ! ...Read more
Is it normal to experience gas/bloating right after finishing a course of antibiotics? Would probiotics help?
Yes/yes: Taking antibiotics can have a profound effect in altering the normal biota of your intestinal tract. This effect can persist for months. Probiotics may help. They have been shown to help prevent antibiotic induced diarrhea. I use vsl#3. The capsules each have the amount of bacteria found in 10 cups of yogert. The sachets each have the bacteria in 45 cups of yogert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it cdiff or anxiety?Took antibiotics for 15days.Now 2mths later I have bloating, sometimes i don't get hungry & have nausea, dizziness/imbalance.
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