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chronic dysentry

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  • Posted By: usman ghani
  • January 20, 2007
  • 11:04 PM

i have been suffering from E-coli infected dysentry for 4 years.i feel recovery only temparary.i have taken metronidazole and dilaxonied furaot and diiodohydroxyquinline drugs many a times and antibiotics such as ofloxacin,levofloxacin,doxycycline hyclate,ciproflaxacin etc i recover from all of this drugs but temprary,i have no blood in stools i have two motions and gets more whenever i do not take medicine,i fear from metronidazole side effects because i have been taking this for 2 years irregularly to avoid the risk. i sometime feels burning pain in rectum for 2 to 5 seconds so much,what type of pain is this please must tell me,my colonoscopy test was clear.should i need to have an abstinance .taken librax,colofac,diiodohydroxyquinoline,tagamet,i get deterioted when i take milk(whether pastuerized)spicy foods,but i am not accustomed of it,nowadays i have not recovering with "entamizole DS"(metronidazole and dilaxonide furoat)without antibiotics please reply me a satisfying reply thanks a lot

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  • Oh my gosh your poor gut!!! All of those meds have completely destroyed all of your beneficial flora in your intestines. It is possible you may have pseudomembranous colitis also, directly caused by certain antibiotic use. (google c. difficile infection) You really should go on a 2 month candida cleanse. Threelac is one of the best products out there. Go to www.candidasupport.org for more info. This stuff is expensive, but it is extremely effective. I have treated many patients and used this product myself...it is really good. Also, you need to build up your intestinal flora with a good quality probiotic. Yogurt won't do it you need a capsule with several strains of intestinal flora: acidopholus, rhamnosus, b. bacterium are just a few. Try to see an acupuncturist who specializes in Chinese herbal medicine. I had c. difficile after an antibiotic use, and rather than take the western treatment (which was a stronger antibiotic) I took Chinese herbs and it cleared up in about 3 weeks. To find one near you go to www.acufinder.com and type in your zip code. Hope this helps,Doctor of Oriental Medicine
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 21, 2007
    • 01:35 AM
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  • acuann,Sorry to drag up an old post, but this the only reference I've found regarding Chinese herbs and cdiff. I have cdiff that has not responded to the usual antibiotics, and was wondering which formulation you used. Thanks.
    rimbaud 1 Replies
    • November 12, 2007
    • 05:58 AM
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  • acuann, Sorry to drag up an old post, but this the only reference I've found regarding Chinese herbs and cdiff. I have cdiff that has not responded to the usual antibiotics, and was wondering which formulation you used. Thanks. Rimbaud, I went to my Chinese acupuncturist, who is an expert herbalist. There is no one formula to treat dysentery or cdiff infection...acupuncture and Chinese herbs work to balance the individual. Please find a practitioner near you by visiting www.acufinder.com or www.nccaom.org. and make sure they are NCCAOM certified in Chinese Herbology. The probiotic that specifically targets cdiff is called sachromyaces boullardi. Try to google it and see if you can find it - hard to find at the health food store. This is important to help get your flora back in balance. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • November 12, 2007
    • 07:43 PM
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