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Terri Martin, Volunteer Mentor (@windwalker)

How is everybody doing?

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Sep 20, 2017 | Replies (153)

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@robynmar

I did not have a good experience with Cipro this time. Towards the end, lots of diarrhea, and throughout, I had great difficulty in sleeping. I was up for hours in the middle of the night; just couldn’t go to sleep. I’m still not sleeping well and feel really zonked. Never had that before. I’m not sure that Cipro helped that much; actually the Bactrim worked better on the 99.5 temps and no diarrhea. Just nausea, which, in retrospect, seems a better choice. The amount of sputum now is minimal, which I hope is good. I’m sounding better because I have a better idea of what is wrong. Before, there was no clear picture. I’ve actually had a few mornings when my head was clear, not fuzzy. I have my hands full here with a difficult husband who is terminal with cancer and relatives who are helpful but coming and going. I’m not sure what “improvement” would mean for me. Probably no temperature. The coughing never was a problem since I only cough up stuff once a day. In fact, it’s time for that now. Thanks for your caring, blessings, Robyn

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I’m just jumping in here (without knowing exactly which bug you are treating)…… but Mayo’s had me on Bactrim previously…… and cipro……. but clindamycin has been the one that has worked best for me.  Less side effects and better outcome.  Just
wondering if you have tried that.  It’s my favorite of all that’s been tried for me.

Jan Todd

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Wow, Robyn, you have had your hands full. I hope you have ways to alleviate the stress that must come with being a caregiver. Stress can bring on illness. Sending you cyber-hugs as our forum member, Linda, would say. – Terri M.

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