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I'm exactly the same with erythromycin. Tends to last a day or two after I've finished the course too (sorry). I'd it's any consolation at all, the other option that's safe when pregnant and breastfeeding is worse (can't remember what it's called, but I ended up in hospital on a drip as I had several dehydration while I was on it). Hope you're feeling better soon.
Same as Almostfifty. Erythromycin is the lesser of two evils for me too. I'm allergic to Penicillin so I just have to grin and bear it. It makes me sick at first but then I get used to it and after a few days I am ok. Knowing that the sickness and feeling horrible goes away is the only reason I continue to take it. My GP told me sickness is a common side affect with Erythromycin so I know what to expect when I have to take it. It does what it's supposed to do so in the end so if you can stick with it for a few days you will start to feel better. If not go back to your GP.
Bit late now, hopefully you are asleep and not on the toilet! If you can bear to finish the last of your tablets then stick with it. But then again I've not had the diarrhea side affects, only sickness - so its your call. Sorry, no idea about dosage. If you have a rash or are really worried about the side affects then you should stop taking them. Get an an appt with you GP on the morning if you can. Sorry, you probably know this already but have you seen a dentist about this. If not go see one, its free on NHS for new mums because gums and teeth need extra care after having a baby.
I'm allergic to penicillin too and get prescribed erythromycin- it makes me feel very nauseous. Best thing I have found is to take it after a meal or very big snack (what a shame ) as having food in my stomach first really helps. It is miserable though - hope it sorts the abscess out for you.
I can't take this antibiotic. I have tried it on 2 separate occasions. The first time I had constant nausea and a dull ache in my stomach from the second dose but I managed to complete the course. The second time I had a bad stomach pain within half an hour of taking it and was very sick shortly after that. Have not taken it again.
I get this too, it's awful, I do sympathise. I dose up on maximum probiotics if I have to take it - get tablets from any health food shop, take on an empty stomach before the antibiotics. Tiny bit of apple cider vinegar (with 'mother') diluted in water is good too - tastes disgusting but helps balance the stomach. Take the antibs themselves with milk.
It's not an allergic reaction, just sensitivity - it is truly horrid but you need to finish the course if you can. The problem in trying to change is also that, as I assume you're taking them as allergic/hypersensitive to penicillin?, the only alternative is clarythromycin - ime that's even worse!