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On antibiotics for infection - what should I expect with CFS symptoms?

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by lior, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. lior

    lior Senior Member

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    Hey all.

    I'm on a 5 day antibiotics course for a tiny little infection on my thumb nail bed. Not sure why I've got it, but the dr seemed to think it had something to do with my nail varnish.

    Should I expect any effect on my CFS symptoms?

    I think this is the first time I've been on antibiotics since I've had CFS.
     
  2. RebeccaRe

    RebeccaRe Moose Enthusiast

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    I've been on antibiotics a couple of times with CFS, and I've not really noticed any ill effects (or any effects whatsoever).

    If you have a sensitive stomach it might be a good idea to take probiotics to repopulate your gut with good bacteria this week.
     
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    lior Senior Member

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    Good tip, thank you :)
     
  4. Wonkmonk

    Wonkmonk Senior Member

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    what abs do u get and in what dose?
     
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    rwac Senior Member

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    If you have a chronic infection, then you might feel better for a day or two, then feel worse and then better again. At least thats how it works for me.

    What antibiotics are you taking?
     
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    Wonkmonk Senior Member

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    @rwac what is your chronic infection and what ab do u use and in what dose? (only if i may ask, of course)
     
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    I've been on a long course now so it doesn't happen anymore. I have lyme (and other coinfections) and the effect i noticed was with a short course of clarithromycin prescribed for my sore throat long ago.
     
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    Flucloxacillin 500mg, 4 times daily, for 5 days.
     
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    rwac Senior Member

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    Hey, just so you know fluoride containing antibiotics have some issues, especially fluoroquinolones. Can you get a different antibiotic instead?
     

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