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Old 07-12-2014, 10:04 AM   #20171
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You should never take NSAIDs on an empty stomach. If, for some reason, they have to be taken long term they are often prescribed with PPIs (eg Lansoprazole or Omeprazole) to protect the stomach.
I was referring to Addie and the Vicodin, not NSAIDS.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:39 AM   #20172
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A cold sore is a virus - not a fungal condition. On another thread I posted the sure-fired easy cure for cold sores...provided that you catch them at the initial, tingly stage (doesn't work once the cold sore is developed).

When you can feel a cold sore coming on, i.e. at the first signs of the tingling stage, place an ice cube on it and leave it there until it feels numb. (About a minute or 2). It will kill the virus stone dead every time!

(Re. anti fungals - you may know that garlic is effective)
It really does not kill the virus, it may put it back to sleep/dormant, but it is still there waiting to strike at the next moment conditions allow it.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:41 AM   #20173
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Slow start this morning, but I have a movie to look forward to...so I am gaining momentum.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:00 AM   #20174
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:19 AM   #20175
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I am prescribed to take two Vicodins at a time. But I know how pain meds perform on me. So I usually take just one. I woke up yesterday morning feeling rotten from this cold. I ached all over. (No I am not getting a flu.) So I had one egg scrambled and took two caplets. Then when I went to stand up yesterday after my nap, my legs gave out on me. Fortunately I was right at my bedside. I still felt lousy and took two more Vicodin. That is where the overdose came in. One caplet each time would have been sufficient. I don't get the meds out of my system very fast. So I still had some left in me from the morning dose.

Today I am fine. I slept right through the night. (The rest of the Vicodin wearing off.) I am feeling much better this morning.

The reason for the prescribed two each time is to give me the option if I really think I need them. I did need the morning dose. If I had just waited it out when my legs gave way, I wouldn't have felt that I needed two. Once again, my impatience took over my common sense. And I paid for it. Almost too much payment.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:56 AM   #20176
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So if she were to take an antibiotic in the morning, she either should take the probiotic in the evening or not take it at all?
Giving medical advice is tricky on the Internet---- but since a probiotic isn't a drug I'll just tell you what I and hundreds/thousands of others were told.

Take the probiotic AT LEAST 2 hours away from an oral antibiotic--- the longer the better. So you can figure out what's the best time for her.

Although antibiotics MIGHT cause diarrhea they don't always---- again attested to by my personal experience (and from hundreds/thousands of other people who were/are on long term antibiotics with nary a sign of diarrhea).

Antibiotics = diarrhea is a sort of urban myth put out by the Mayo Clinic, CDC etc. I've just re-read some of those 'warnings' and there are holes in their reasons you could drive a horse and cart through.

C. diff (Clostridium difficile) however is a whole 'nuther animal. It's very serious. And it's most often seen in patients who are in the hospital or long care facilities where they are also given antibiotics! Ta da.

Of course there's always a few cases of diarrhea (C.diff?) that people get for absolutely no known reason. File them under MUS (Medically Unknown Symptoms).
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It really does not kill the virus, it may put it back to sleep/dormant, but it is still there waiting to strike at the next moment conditions allow it.
I beg to differ. I have used this method and now can honestly say I very, very rarely get a cold sore, i.e even at the tingly stage emerging.
Also, those that have tried this have reported favourably the same.

http://everydayroots.com/cold-sore-remedies

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Old 07-12-2014, 12:12 PM   #20178
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A cold sore is a virus - not a fungal condition. On another thread I posted the sure-fired easy cure for cold sores...provided that you catch them at the initial, tingly stage (doesn't work once the cold sore is developed).

When you can feel a cold sore coming on, i.e. at the first signs of the tingling stage, place an ice cube on it and leave it there until it feels numb. (About a minute or 2). It will kill the virus stone dead every time!

(Re. anti fungals - you may know that garlic is effective)
Thanks for correcting me - what I meant, was I get cold sores, yeast infections, styes and just about every other pesky thing when I am on IV antibiotic. I take probiotics and yogurt all the time and in higher doses when I have the antibiotic. There may be no true medical correlation to it working on these symptoms, but it works for me.

Unfortunately for me I can't tolerate garlic any more.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:22 PM   #20179
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I beg to differ. I have used this method and now can honestly say I very, very rarely get a cold sore, i.e even at the tingly stage emerging.
Also, those that have tried this have reported favourably the same.

16 Ways to Prevent & Get Rid of Cold Sores | Everyday Roots

Obviously my education in healthcare science and understanding of virology was for nought.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:25 PM   #20180
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Giving medical advice is tricky on the Internet---- but since a probiotic isn't a drug I'll just tell you what I and hundreds/thousands of others were told.

Take the probiotic AT LEAST 2 hours away from an oral antibiotic--- the longer the better. So you can figure out what's the best time for her.

Although antibiotics MIGHT cause diarrhea they don't always---- again attested to by my personal experience (and from hundreds/thousands of other people who were/are on long term antibiotics with nary a sign of diarrhea).

Antibiotics = diarrhea is a sort of urban myth put out by the Mayo Clinic, CDC etc. I've just re-read some of those 'warnings' and there are holes in their reasons you could drive a horse and cart through.

C. diff (Clostridium difficile) however is a whole 'nuther animal. It's very serious. And it's most often seen in patients who are in the hospital or long care facilities where they are also given antibiotics! Ta da.

Of course there's always a few cases of diarrhea (C.diff?) that people get for absolutely no known reason. File them under MUS (Medically Unknown Symptoms).
I did explain in a later post that Yeast infections were the primary reason to take probiotics. But once you have C. difficile and later colitis, any antibiotic can change your focus on antibiotic use. My experience is that probiotics stop colitis flares. Even I am allowed to make a mistake, I am a human after all.
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