Should I take antibiotics? [Part 2]
Part 1 of this article can be found here.
Well, I wasn’t getting better, so I decided to take the antibiotics before I had infection spread to my brain or something crazy. As delirious as I was at this point, though, I knew I needed to do whatever I could to prevent a C Diff relapse.
I’m not a physician. Do not use this as medical advise. Please seek advise from a qualified physician regarding any worries you may have regarding C Diff or any other ailment.
I started myself on the following prior to starting my Z-Pak antibiotics:
- Lactobacillus GG (Culturelle) 2 pills @ 10 billion cells each – 4x per day
- Saccharomyces boulardii (Florastor) 2 pills @ 50mg each – 4x per day
- Dan Active containing 3 probiotics (Dannon) 1 drink @ 3.3oz each – 4x per day
I’m taking these with meals and before bed. I’m taking my antibiotic in the morning before the probiotics. My theory is that since my antibiotic is once daily that I should get it into my system 30 minutes before the probiotics. Then, it makes sense to me that you want the probiotics to go down with food, because they’ll be more likely to consume the sugars you send with them and have a better chance of survival or thriving. Of course, keeping them coming on a regular basis throughout the day means that as the antibiotic may be killing the probiotics, they’ll always have a new backup battalion coming in a few hours.
I am excited to say that I’m 4 days into the antibiotics and I have no C Diff yet. This doesn’t prove anything at all, but I sure am excited so far. It is possible I no longer have C Diff harboring in my intestines at all anyway, but it is also possible that these probiotics are working.
I’ll update you as soon as I’m finished with the antibiotics.