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Old 02-01-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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Gut Flora

Hello all,

I had about three days worth of antibiotics that I finished three days ago and since then I've been experiencing near constant heartburn. A reply to my thread on the GERD board said it's due to the antibiotics killing off the good bacteria in my system.

I do have acid reflux; I was diagnosed with it two months ago and have been taking Nexium 20 mg everyday. After the antibiotics, I have upped my dosage to 20 mg 2x day and it hasn't helped much. I feel a burning sensation in my sternum and I wake up with an acidic taste in my mouth every morning.

If this truly is from a flora imbalance, then how long will it take for the good bacteria to repopulate? Thanks for reading.

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:14 AM   #2
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Re: Gut Flora

Hi, just a thought. Try probiotics to equalize the bad bacteria in your stomach. Maybe that will help. Good luck.

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Re: Gut Flora

Probiotics are good after Antibiotic treatment.
You can also take Gaviscon along with the Nexium . How long will it last?... difficult to say but if you still have symptoms in 7-10 days I would speak to your Dr if I was you.
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