Long Term PPIs leading to ESBLs
I have been taking Protonix 2 tabs. 40 mg. for 22 years. It was prescribed over and over, but was never tested to determine if it was working, could it cause other problems, or when do you stop needing it…. All good questions that I should have asked, but I did not think it was necessary, after all knowledgeable doctors were prescribing the medication. Well, long, long story short, all of my many UTIs from 2014 till October 2021 (over 30) finally turned into klebsiella pneumoniae ESBL. Now after 8 months of continuous fever, back/side pain, extreme pain while urinating, and absolute horrible smell, 2 infectious disease doctors, 2 urologists, and of course, my GP, besides being hospitalized in October and the hospital never notifying anyone of the ESBL outcome, what is the answer? The current infectious disease doctor told me to go to the ER as the Minocycline 100 mg two times a day I've been taking for one month has not helped. I am now only taking one 40 mg tablet of Photonix every other day getting myself down to stopping the medication, and, hopefully, gaining back needed bacteria to fight off this wonderful disease. So, now what?