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I hope this is the right spot for this post. I need to take 30 days of antibiotics and checked with Teva Pharmaceutical Company to find out if their amoxicilin is gluten-free. They said they couldn't guarantee it because of outside sources, but seemed pretty sure that it is gluten-free. I have Lyme Disease and MUST take an antibiotic, so I started taking the Amox yesterday. I've taken the same Amox twice in the past 6 months with no negative reaction. However, after my doses yesterday I became violently ill with D and vomitting. I spoke with my doctor and she seems to think I have the stomach flu, but I'm not so sure I do. I only became sick after the medicine. I was wondering if people with celiac disease can become sensitive to antibiotics? Also, should I be taking acidopholus? Have any of you had Lyme Disese before? Any advice would be appreciated.

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I am extremely sensitive to antibiotics! I can't take any of the penicillan related drugs - including amoxicillan and erythromician. I throw up violently. My daughter is also sensitive to amoxicillan as well.

If you are taking antibiotics, be sure to eat yogurt (if you can) or take an acidophilus to help keep you GI tract happy.

Good luck!

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I am allergic to many strains of antibiotics--probably due to taking so many of them while being misdiagnosed. These include: Pennicillin, Biaxin, Sulfa drugs, K-flex. My reactions are hives and dizziness. My Dr. told me that it was not unusual to be fine with an antibiotic one time and then the next time have a reaction. That's how it was with me--except Pennicillin, which I have been allergic to since I was a baby (I'm told), the others were fine up until the time I reacted.

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Thank you both for replying. I also took a lot of antibiotics before my diagnosis because the doctors didn't know what was wrong with me. I never had a problem with antibiotics until then. Jersey Angel, when you couldn't tolerate an antibiotic you were able to take before, did your doctor switch your medicine or did your body adjust? The other one I could take is much harsher on the stomach than the amoxicilian. The pharmacist told me that amoxicilian was one of the milder antibiotics, so I"m not really sure what I can do. I'm hoping my body will adjust.

Stronger Today, I have never taken acidopholus, so I don't know much about it. How does it help the GI tract?

Thanks!

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Hi Jen, sorry you're not feeling well :( . Yes, I can tolerate Zithromicin (in the Z-pack). Needless to say, I hope I don't end up needing to take it very often as it seems to be the last strain that I can tolerate. I had mild gastro. side effects with it which are common. My Dr. said to make sure and take it with a meal--not just a small amount of food. I've never used acidopholus, but I've read here that some have. I'm sure someone will weigh in on it.

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I've been allergic to Pennicillin since I was a baby and am sensitive to Amoxicillin as well. I had a really severe reaction to Biaxin one year while treating a UTI... (throat closed, eyes bugged out of my head then non stop vomiting) the ONLY antibiotic I seem to be able to tolerate is the Z-pack... even that gives me D and stomach cramps...

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Nini--I forgot to say that my Dr. told me that I could split the dose and take them separately--one with each large meal. She knows I have stomach issues and am sensitive. I don't know if that would help, but I took it that way and the D and stomache was not too bad.

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I'll try to remember that for the next time I need antibiotics... The Dr.s think I'm nuts when they keep trying to prescribe other antibiotics and I just keep saying NO, Z-pack is the ONLY one that my body will tolerate, and I will not risk it with an unknown. I don't take them enough for them to lose their effectiveness.

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Amoxicilin was pretty much the only antibiotic I was able to tolerate until now. I think taking all those antibiotics prior to my celiac disease diagnosis did a load of damage to my body. You'd think celiac disease was enough without contracting Lyme. I hate ticks.

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Some antibiotics bother me - though not always. I was able to have Biaxin once, many years ago, and had some side effects, but nothing horrible. (Though the taste of sucking on a penny for three weeks wasn't pleasant either...) But I had it more recently (probably two years ago... not sure if I was gluten-free at the time or not), and I couldn't keep it - or anything I had eaten around that time, down. It was awful. It's not gluten (I verified it), but antibiotics are known to cause stomach distress and particularly diahhreah.

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