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    Old 07-02-2019, 01:04 PM   #1
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    Antibiotics causing extreme stomach pain

    I have strep throat my rapid test came back positive but it felt like acid reflux to me so I asked them to do the culture and it came back negative but they want me to take antibiotics anyway and I have taken 3 days of antibiotics amoxicillan 500mg 2x day and they have been causing alot of stomach pain and some heartburn last night and today it feels like someone punched me in the stomach I did not take any today and I will have to stop taking them. I take 20mg of omeprazole for acid reflux and I have had gastritis in the past. They did not find h pylori in my endoscopy before so I don't know why I would have gastritis as I don't drink alcohol or coffee. I am not sure what to do as I need to be able to take antibiotics now and in the future.

     
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    Old 07-02-2019, 03:36 PM   #2
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    Re: Antibiotics causing extreme stomach pain

    There are other ones you can take besides amoxicillin but I do caution you against just stopping because strep should not be messed with. Call your doctor and see about getting a different med. Also, be sure to always take antibiotics with food-if allowed - and take probiotics or eat yogurt while on them.

     
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    Old 07-02-2019, 05:07 PM   #3
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    Re: Antibiotics causing extreme stomach pain

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    There are other ones you can take besides amoxicillin but I do caution you against just stopping because strep should not be messed with. Call your doctor and see about getting a different med. Also, be sure to always take antibiotics with food-if allowed - and take probiotics or eat yogurt while on them.

    I always take them with food and take probiotics but it does not help. I went through this several years ago when I was diagnosed with acid reflux, they tried several different antibiotics on me but they all caused severe stomach pain and I was not able to finish the full course. I need to be able to take antibiotics but can't. I need to figure out what is causing this. Has anyone else had this happen to them?

     
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    Old 07-03-2019, 04:07 AM   #4
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    Re: Antibiotics causing extreme stomach pain

    It's very common. That's why they tell you to take with food. Perhaps IV is your best option. I would have a talk with your doctor.

     
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