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Rifaximin without probiotics?

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by Lucky luke, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Lucky luke

    Lucky luke

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    De meirleir prescribed me 15 days of rifaximin for 3 months
    15 days of probiotics (bio kult) after the rifaximin

    I only have 30% energy and when i take a little bit of probotics like vsl3 or kefir
    I get extremely tired for days.
    I don't want to go through that ever again.

    Can you take rifaximin and just skip the probiotic misery?
    Eat fermented vegetable like kimchi or goats yoghurt in between?
     
  2. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    Are you taking this antibiotic for 15 days or 3 months, it is not clear from what you said?



    Some ME/CFS patient do respond badly to probiotics, so you may be one of those. Are you OK with live yogurt, which contains probiotic bacteria?

    When antibiotics are prescribed by doctors, as far as I am aware, they don't usually prescribe probiotics afterwards.
     
  3. Lucky luke

    Lucky luke

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    I mean 15 days rifaximin and then 15 days probiotica
    Repeat that 3 times so 3 months total.

    Never tried live yoghurt. All the good bacteria will probably die i read somewhere.
    I think if i tolerate that. It's also not really very benificial for my gut.
    Might as well take yoghurt.

    Someone said that maybe after the rifaximin i can tolerate probiotics better.
     
  4. Lucky luke

    Lucky luke

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    Update:
    Tried rifaximin and had to stop the next day.
    Couldn't get to sleep and felt very sick for 5 days.
    My body is too sensitive for antibiotics.

    So 45 pills left for sale. If someone wants to try let me know.
     

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