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@brigby I was started with the Azithromycin. I think that will be better tolerated than Clarithromycin. I have been on for 18 months. I had a culture come back positive in April. Susceptibility testing shows it is still susceptible. I am going to try for another opinion at Mayo in Rochester. My weight goes up and down in a 5 pound range depending on how stressful things get and usually around times when I have MD appts, Are you on Rifampin. Do you take it with an empty stomach. Rifampin should be on empty stomach. I would certainly give the Azithromycin a try. I was told it takes a long time to get rid of it cuz it takes a long time to grow and you have to catch it in all different stages of growth.

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@jkiemen Hi Jo Ann sorry to hear you are having problems. I am on Aithromycin and the instructions went from empty stomach to have a cracker when taking them and that helped my stomach alot. It was the NJH that changed the rule I think, because it was causing to much in the way of stomach problems. My Dr said to eat with them, so I was having a meal with my meds and my urine was not red-orange, when I read NJH on this they said to have a cracker so I did and it went back to Red-orange which shows the pills are doing their thing. Not sure about Claithromycin tho. Hope this helpsTake care. Heather

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