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Leg/arm discomfort from rifampin and a question about distilled water

Posted by @128128terry11t, Mar 22, 2017

I have a couple of questions:
Anyone experience leg and/or arm aches probably from rifampin?
After cleaning the aerobika in warm, sudsy, regular water, do you have to rinse the aerobika in warm “distilled” water or is it all right to use warm regular water? Finding it difficult to keep up with the amount of distilled water needed and the awkwardness of warming it up by putting it in pot on stove. Any better method to warm it? (Oops, that makes three questions) Would be much easier to use regular water for the rinse if permitted.
Thanks to all involved in this comforting, much needed forum.
Terry

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My legs and ankles ache most afternoons from the antibiotics. Not sure which one causes it. I take Ethambutol, Azithromycin, Rifabutin and Clofezamine daily. Sometimes my hands hurt also. Have you tried taking Tylenol. I usually take a Tramadol (prescription) the afternoons they really bother me. I soak my Aerobika in warm sudsy water then rinse it in plain water and let it air dry. Every few days I sterilize by putting in Dr. Watson bags (can get at Amazon) with a few ounces of distilled water and microwaving on high for 2 minutes. You can also run it through the dishwasher in a basket.

@jenblalock

My legs and ankles ache most afternoons from the antibiotics. Not sure which one causes it. I take Ethambutol, Azithromycin, Rifabutin and Clofezamine daily. Sometimes my hands hurt also. Have you tried taking Tylenol. I usually take a Tramadol (prescription) the afternoons they really bother me. I soak my Aerobika in warm sudsy water then rinse it in plain water and let it air dry. Every few days I sterilize by putting in Dr. Watson bags (can get at Amazon) with a few ounces of distilled water and microwaving on high for 2 minutes. You can also run it through the dishwasher in a basket.

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Thank you so much for responding. Much appreciated.
Terry

@jenblalock

My legs and ankles ache most afternoons from the antibiotics. Not sure which one causes it. I take Ethambutol, Azithromycin, Rifabutin and Clofezamine daily. Sometimes my hands hurt also. Have you tried taking Tylenol. I usually take a Tramadol (prescription) the afternoons they really bother me. I soak my Aerobika in warm sudsy water then rinse it in plain water and let it air dry. Every few days I sterilize by putting in Dr. Watson bags (can get at Amazon) with a few ounces of distilled water and microwaving on high for 2 minutes. You can also run it through the dishwasher in a basket.

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@jenblalock, Jen Did you mean: https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Browns-Microwave-Steam-Sterilizer/dp/B0035LQNNE?th=1 Just check Amazon .. GREAT idea .. thanks! Do all the parts fit in one bag?

Thanks! Katherine

@jenblalock

My legs and ankles ache most afternoons from the antibiotics. Not sure which one causes it. I take Ethambutol, Azithromycin, Rifabutin and Clofezamine daily. Sometimes my hands hurt also. Have you tried taking Tylenol. I usually take a Tramadol (prescription) the afternoons they really bother me. I soak my Aerobika in warm sudsy water then rinse it in plain water and let it air dry. Every few days I sterilize by putting in Dr. Watson bags (can get at Amazon) with a few ounces of distilled water and microwaving on high for 2 minutes. You can also run it through the dishwasher in a basket.

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Jen, I soak my Aerobica in warm water with a drop of Dawn. I then agitate device and let sit for half hour, rinse in warm water, shake off excess water and let dry on paper towel. At end of day, I mix 3 parts warm water with 1 part white vinegar and let sit for hour. Close with final warm water rinse, shake off excess water and dry on paper towel. If not using daily, store in plastic bag.

I had tried substituting end of day cleansing with placing in boiling water, as instructions indicated, to save money. However, coupler became soft and became distorted and unusable.

Hope this was useful, Jan.

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@jenblalock

My legs and ankles ache most afternoons from the antibiotics. Not sure which one causes it. I take Ethambutol, Azithromycin, Rifabutin and Clofezamine daily. Sometimes my hands hurt also. Have you tried taking Tylenol. I usually take a Tramadol (prescription) the afternoons they really bother me. I soak my Aerobika in warm sudsy water then rinse it in plain water and let it air dry. Every few days I sterilize by putting in Dr. Watson bags (can get at Amazon) with a few ounces of distilled water and microwaving on high for 2 minutes. You can also run it through the dishwasher in a basket.

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I did notice the coupler not wanting to attach. Very good to know.

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