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During the course of testing to find a cause for my recurrent miscarriages, my RE found gardnerella and GBS bacteria in my vagina. She prescribed 2000mg of erythromycin per day for 10 days. I'm on day 2, and I have a horrible stomachache - I can only assume that the erythromycin is not playing well with my stomach.<br><br>
I have absolutely no symptoms of bacterial vaginosis - no discharge, no odor, no itching, nothing. I see absolutely no reason to continue this course of abx - I can't handle this stomachache for 8 more days! Should I just stick it out, or is it safe to stop? Anything I can do to help the stomachache (I'm already taking it with meals, so that isn't the problem). My RE's office isn't open again until Monday, so I can't call and ask her. Help!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">During the course of testing to find a cause for my recurrent miscarriages, my RE found gardnerella and GBS bacteria in my vagina. She prescribed 2000mg of erythromycin per day for 10 days. I'm on day 2, and I have a horrible stomachache - I can only assume that the erythromycin is not playing well with my stomach.<br><br>
I have absolutely no symptoms of bacterial vaginosis - no discharge, no odor, no itching, nothing. I see absolutely no reason to continue this course of abx - I can't handle this stomachache for 8 more days! Should I just stick it out, or is it safe to stop? Anything I can do to help the stomachache (I'm already taking it with meals, so that isn't the problem). My RE's office isn't open again until Monday, so I can't call and ask her. Help!</div>
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If you stop now you run the risk of keeping the resistant bacteria that might not respond to traditional treatment if you decide to treat it one day.<br><br>
Personally I would want to treat it now before the symptoms start since it would be easier to treat at this stage. But for all we know the bacteria could hang out in your body for years and not really cause a problem. It's up to you.<br><br>
Hang in there two days and ask your MD to switch meds because the side effects are too much to take. I do this all the time at work "Um, the cipro is giving this guy crazy diarrhea. Can we try something else?"
 

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Office might be closed but she should have an answering service and she should call you back. If your discomfort is severe she might change your meds, there is no need to suffer the whole weekend.<br>
And imo you need to treat it even if you do not have any symptoms. You never know what can cause you m/c - better to eliminate all possibilities and give youself a best possible chance to have a baby. This way you will not beat yourself up for not treating something if you happen to suffer another loss. (I had 5 m/c, so I know what I am talking about when I say beat myself up)
 
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