Home fmt question antibiotics first?

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Home fmt question antibiotics first?

Postby kanak » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:09 am

I would like to start home fmt as I have had two months that it took over 20 days to test positive. Is it important to have a round of vanco or dificid first before home fmt like they do with colonoscopy fmt? Doctor will not prescribe med without positive test.
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Re: Home fmt question antibiotics first?

Postby beth22 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:20 pm

Usually it is recommended that you take an antibiotic first, but not always. What is recommended is that you do a laxative prep first and clean yourself out to try and rid your intestines of as much of the bacteria as is possible and to give the new flora a chance to coat the lining of your colon.

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Re: Home fmt question antibiotics first?

Postby georgina » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:29 am

Normally you should take the meds and a prep to wipe out the pathogenic bacteria if you want to give your starter culture a chance to survive and multiply.

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