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I have been on a gluten free diet now for almost a year and have been feeling great. My tooth was hurting me and the dentist gave me Clindamycin. It is killing my stomach. I feel so sick, I did not feel this was before I started taking the med. Has anyone had a problem with this drug? I didn't take it last night because I can't take the pain.

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First make certain that the drug is gluten-free if you haven't already. If it is a generic form you need to be really careful. Even if it is you should do a couple things, first let your doctor know about the reaction, he may have a different one that you will tolerate better, second most antibiotics will upset the natural balance of the microbes in your intestines leading to acute D. This is very common. To fight this start eating yogurt and/or add some probiotics in to help rebalance.

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Many of the broad spectrum antibiotics are very ahrd on the intestinal system - celiac or non celiac alike. You should contact your doctor and tell him you are having side effects. Good advice re:probiotics etc. Antibiotics kill the good bacteria along with bad...

Clindamycin may cause colitis, an infection of the colon that can be dangerous and sometimes life-threatening. If you experience any of the following symptoms while taking clindamycin or within a few weeks of stopping clindamycin, call your doctor immediately: severe persistent diarrhea, severe stomach cramps, or bloody stool. Talk to your doctor about the risk of taking clindamycin.

Clindamycin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

upset stomach

vomiting

gas

diarrhea

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginf...er/a682399.html

sandy

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I have been on a gluten free diet now for almost a year and have been feeling great. My tooth was hurting me and the dentist gave me Clindamycin. It is killing my stomach. I feel so sick, I did not feel this was before I started taking the med. Has anyone had a problem with this drug? I didn't take it last night because I can't take the pain.

my daughter is the one with Celiac. But I have an extremely sensitive stomach. I took it with a glass of milk and had no problem

feel better

gl

lynn

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my daughter is the one with Celiac. But I have an extremely sensitive stomach. I took it with a glass of milk and had no problem

feel better

gl

lynn

I always eat yougurt while on any antibiotic. Helps your tummy. Get your drugs at Costco. They have a database to look up gluten-free drugs. They were even so nice as to check on my drugs from Bethesda Naval Hospital.

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I always eat yougurt while on any antibiotic. Helps your tummy. Get your drugs at Costco. They have a database to look up gluten-free drugs. They were even so nice as to check on my drugs from Bethesda Naval Hospital.

That is a good idea about Costco. But you have to be careful. Some medications you can not eat yougart with them, because it can bind them and they will not work.. I learned that from my trusted pharmacist.. The also give out those things with the side affects- which i no longer read unless i dont feel ok after taking the med. Some of the print outs will tell you what you can not take with a specific medication..

feel good. tyvm 4 your info..

lynn

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Be sure you ask your pharmacist if it's okay if you take milk with the abx because some kinds bind with the milk and become ineffective.

Take some strong probiotics ... yogurt is good, but it doesn't have the same strength as a strong probiotic. Be sure you either take your probiotic one hour before or at least two hours after your abx.

Eating enough food with my abx helps me some.

Saccharomyces boulardii (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saccharomyces_boulardii) also helps a lot.

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I am new in this, this will be my first post. I have been almost 100% on a Gluten free diet for a year and I was feeling really good. Last week I had a dentist appointment for a root canal. He prescribed me  antibiotic (Clindamycin) and Ibuprofen 800 mg . There are making me so sick, I have a lot of belly pain, cramps, I feel nauseous, etc, etc, etc. Does someone experience something similar? Last night and today I did not take the Ibuprofen, hoping that my belly will be better, but now on top of everything I have tooth pain and headache.

Thanks for your response.

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1 hour ago, Tiktea said:

I am new in this, this will be my first post. I have been almost 100% on a Gluten free diet for a year and I was feeling really good. Last week I had a dentist appointment for a root canal. He prescribed me  antibiotic (Clindamycin) and Ibuprofen 800 mg . There are making me so sick, I have a lot of belly pain, cramps, I feel nauseous, etc, etc, etc. Does someone experience something similar? Last night and today I did not take the Ibuprofen, hoping that my belly will be better, but now on top of everything I have tooth pain and headache.

Thanks for your response.

Welcome!  

Were you able to verify that the medications you took were gluten free?  There is a list maintained by a pharmacist who advocated for celiacs.  It is pretty accurate.  Most often a name brand (not generic) is recommended.  Still, it is best to confirm with the actual pharmaceutical company and read the ingredient label.  

http://www.glutenfreedrugs.com/Glutenlist.htm

Of course, it might be that you are just reacting to that particular drug just like a person without CD.  You could ask for a different type.  

i am sorry about your tooth.  I had a root canal go bad after 20 years last week.  Unfortunately the root has cracked, so extraction is my only option.  No pain, but I do have bone loss, infection, etc.    I called six pharmacies before I found a gluten free antibiotic that was on the list.  

I hope you recover fast!  

 

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I think antibiotics tend to make people sick because they kill the bacteria in our guts.  We need a proper balance of gut bacteria to digest our food.  I never take ibuprofen or Tylenol myself, as they have too many risks imho.  Plain aspirin works great, you may have to take it more often perhaps.

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6 hours ago, GFinDC said:

I think antibiotics tend to make people sick because they kill the bacteria in our guts.  We need a proper balance of gut bacteria to digest our food.  I never take ibuprofen or Tylenol myself, as they have too many risks imho.  Plain aspirin works great, you may have to take it more often perhaps.

Believe me, I know all too well what antibiotics can do to a gut.    But the reality is that my infection is bad and I need to be on them until my tooth is extracted.  The infection already spread to my sinus's and face.  This  has improved.  Once the tooth is pulled,  I should be fine.  In the meantime, I am eating copious amounts of yogurt and sauerkraut and am taking certified GF probiotics knowing that I am most likely killing the good bacteria that I am adding as well as the bad.  I will step up this regime once the course of antibiotics is completed.  

I am allergic to ibuprofen or aspirin,  so I can not comment on brands that are gluten free since I never buy them.  

Geez Louise, getting old is a hassle!  The good news is that after a decade of only doing cleanings, my current dentist is finally going to make some money off me!  I kept telling him to be patient ?

 

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3 hours ago, cyclinglady said:

Believe me, I know all too well what antibiotics can do to a gut.    But the reality is that my infection is bad and I need to be on them until my tooth is extracted.  The infection already spread to my sinus's and face.  This  has improved.  Once the tooth is pulled,  I should be fine.  In the meantime, I am eating copious amounts of yogurt and sauerkraut and am taking certified GF probiotics knowing that I am most likely killing the good bacteria that I am adding as well as the bad.  I will step up this regime once the course of antibiotics is completed.  

I am allergic to ibuprofen or aspirin,  so I can not comment on brands that are gluten free since I never buy them.  

Geez Louise, getting old is a hassle!  The good news is that after a decade of only doing cleanings, my current dentist is finally going to make some money off me!  I kept telling him to be patient ?

 

That's good the bad bacs are going away CL.  Antibiotics are certainly helpful sometimes.  I think a good backup if you can't do aspirin is wine, but it's kinder expensive too. :)

I imagine you'll feel a lot better once the bad tooth is gone.   I saw a story about a 26 year old man who had a tooth infection that killed him.  So getting old and having a tooth ache may be a hassle, but it beats the alternative! :)

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18 hours ago, cyclinglady said:

Welcome!  

Were you able to verify that the medications you took were gluten free?  There is a list maintained by a pharmacist who advocated for celiacs.  It is pretty accurate.  Most often a name brand (not generic) is recommended.  Still, it is best to confirm with the actual pharmaceutical company and read the ingredient label.  

http://www.glutenfreedrugs.com/Glutenlist.htm

Of course, it might be that you are just reacting to that particular drug just like a person without CD.  You could ask for a different type.  

i am sorry about your tooth.  I had a root canal go bad after 20 years last week.  Unfortunately the root has cracked, so extraction is my only option.  No pain, but I do have bone loss, infection, etc.    I called six pharmacies before I found a gluten free antibiotic that was on the list.  

I hope you recover fast!  

 

 

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5 hours ago, GFinDC said:

That's good the bad bacs are going away CL.  Antibiotics are certainly helpful sometimes.  I think a good backup if you can't do aspirin is wine, but it's kinder expensive too. :)

I imagine you'll feel a lot better once the bad tooth is gone.   I saw a story about a 26 year old man who had a tooth infection that killed him.  So getting old and having a tooth ache may be a hassle, but it beats the alternative! :)

Actually I had sinus about 3 week ago, it felt like hell...as soon I told my dentist  about it,  he said it was related to the tooth infection. Who knew! 

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2 hours ago, Tiktea said:

Actually I had sinus about 3 week ago, it felt like hell...as soon I told my dentist  about it,  he said it was related to the tooth infection. Who knew! 

Bummer!  :)  My left eye will occasionally swell shut.   Usually I don't notice it until I wake up in the morning.  I've found that it is related to how well I keep my teeth cleaned up on the top left side of my mouth.  My dentist didn't believe me when I told him about it and couldn't find anything that would explain it, even with x-rays.  But it only happens if I forget to floss before going to bed.  So all that stuff being so close together, brain, eyes, ear, nose etc does make for some overlapping problems at times.

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