By fmyactuallife - 3/5/2020 08:00

Sludge factory

Today, I'm on my second day of a week of antibiotics to treat a bad urine infection. Incidentally, the pills seem to be giving me extremely loud, frequent, gut-wrenchingly painful and smelly diarrhea. Only 5 more days to go. FML
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  RichardPencil  |  28

No, I just check in a few times a day. I only sleep 6-1/2 hours a night at best and I don't screw around with social media. Back in the glory days here, you were lucky to get a comment in the first 10. They used to put out groups of about 4 stories three times a day. Now, stories go for many hours with no comments. Because of the quarantine, I'm probably checking in a little more than usual. Thanks for your concern.

  Yudith  |  20

I was about to suggest eating yogurt, but this stuff works too, I guess. For the diarrhea, try cooked carrots and potatoes and avoid raw veggies.

By  kenken5  |  16

You should call your doctor. Antibiotics can cause diarrhea because they kill off healthy bacteria in your gut. Usually it clears when the antibiotics end and you should take a probiotic and eat some yogurt with live cultures. Call your doc though because it could be something more serious like C. Diff

Coming from someone going through the same thing right now, you NEED to talk to a doctor. This is not a normal reaction and you can become severely dehydrated and wind up hospitalized. My doc thinks I got c diff from the antibiotics I was taking after a wisdom tooth extraction. I've never been this sick in my life.
ALSO c diff is extremely contagious.