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    Antiobiotics and IBS

    I just messed up my entire antibiotic treatment due to my fear of it flaring up my iBS. In November 2017 I took trimethroprim for a UTI and december my stomach was in flames until May/june. Im scared the stuff I'm on now will do the same so stupidly havent been taking it. I had a very stupid incident on Tuesday (its sunday now) where I tried to pull my nail bed down to remove some pus from a fingernail infection..though it did release the infection a little, Ive damaged alot of skin and my nail bed. I did this so that I could see if it would heal the next day before I started the meds -it didnt. Im sat here almost one week with improvement but i still seemingly have a finger blister which is painful and I've taken ONE dose each day for 3 days and dont know if they'll start me again on new ones.

    Has anyone had any iBS issues with flucloxacillin ?

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    Re: Antiobiotics and IBS

    Just wondering if you are following advice on taking with food etc, as I have IBS and having taken trimethoprim twice, have found it has no effect on my stomach. I might just be lucky, but it is possible that your fear and anxiety about the meds triggers the stomach reactions. ANyway, I see this post is a few days ago - so wondering if you have started taking it or not ?

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    Re: Antiobiotics and IBS

    hey Carys - I cant remember what day I wrote that but I had to stop around the third dose as it really did make my stomach angry :/

    I got given an alternative antibiotic but its a topical cream and amazingly and thankfully working a treat, thanks for your advice though, I also took Trimethroprim and was fine weirdly but i did take it with food (this one was strictly WITHOUT which made me suspicious)

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    Re: Antiobiotics and IBS

    Yeah some are to take without food, some with.....they work in different ways more effectively. Glad your trimethoprim worked, I've only had a few antib's in my life, but this one was the only one that literally had no stomach effect.

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