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Effects of long term usage of antibiotics

By October 27, 2011 - 4:24pm
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I was on antibiotics, non-stop, for 17 months due to a medical mistake during a surgery which resulted in, a total of, 3 surgeries. I went into the hospital to have either fibroids removed or a partial hysterectomoy depending on the size and condition of uterus...this was the communication by my doctor. My colon was severed and, needless to say, my uterus and cervix were removed. I ended up on a colostomy bag and later it was discovered that I had a vaginal rectal fistual. After the 3rd surgery, I had 5 bouts of C-diff which extended my usage of antibiotics. I have tremedous concerns about the affects of the antibiotic usage. I also suffer from depression off and on partially as a result of this unfortunate occurance. I also loss my dad during this time, my nephews,who had been with me for 7 years, returned to living with their mother and father and I am sorry to say are not thriving which was the initial reason I got custody of them. Last but not least, I lost my job. I was a V.P. with a major insurance provider. All of these losses, back-to-back, has taken its toll on me physically and mentally. I have struggled to "appear" normal but some days it hard.

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I am truly sorry to hear about all the difficulties that you have had to deal with.

Long term antibiotic use can predispose you to recurrence of C. difficile because the antibiotic destroy the good bacteria in the intestinal tract. You really need to be taking a daily probiotic.

I hope you seek professional help in dealing with your depression. You have had too many stresses to deal with.


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