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RIfaximin - feeling worse?

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by Daffodil, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    hi all. has anyone taken Rifaximin and felt MUCH worse?

    I have been on it around 2 weeks and feel SOOOOOOO much worse, its incredible. long naps, EXTREME inflammation in the CNS/head.....horrible horrible brain fog, lymph node aching etc.

    I took it once before yrs ago and do not remember feeling this way.

    thanks
    Daffodil
     
  2. wherearemypillows

    wherearemypillows

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    Hm, I'm sorry to hear you're feeling that way. Myself, I've been taking Rifaximin for about 1 week due to a very positive SIBO test (despite having minimal gastrointestinal issues). I haven't had any side effects and I'm undecided if it's contributing at all to the mini upswing I seem to be having.

    My doctor didn't mention anything about side effects with the drug. When I asked if it would produce a "herxing" effect, he said likely not because it's not a systemic antibiotic.
     

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