I’ve been fighting shingles now for 6 weeks and I’m still suffering from pain where the shingles blisters were located. I started 15 billion probiotics midway thru this and was feeling better. I was taking 5 billion 3 times a day. A friend coaxed me to bump it up to 20 billion. So I did this and by the 3rd day I had a rash all over my head. I’ve since stopped and the rash has gone away. I really want to go back on it, but now I’m stuck with 20 billion capsules. Any ideas on breaking these capsules in half to take half in the morning then again at night? Or should I wait til after this shingle pain goes away? I’m sure I’m in toxic overload with having fibromyalgia and type 2 diabetes. What would u suggest I do? Thank you.
Influenza can be associated with various neurologic and behavioral symptoms (including hallucinations, delirium, abnormal behavior), with fatal outcomes in some cases; such events may occur with encephalitis or encephalopathy but can occur without obvious severe disease. There are postmarketing reports (mostly in Japan) of delirium and abnormal behavior leading to injury, with fatal outcomes in some cases, in influenza patients using this drug. Although frequency is unknown, based on usage, these events appear uncommon. These events were primarily reported in pediatric patients, often with abrupt onset and rapid resolution. The contribution of this drug to such events has not been established.
Side effects with similar or higher incidence among placebo patients included insomnia. [ Ref ]
My dad takes metformin for his diabetes (ok, so his entire side of the family takes it for diabetes— PCOS and diabetes run through out my family history) and he suggested that I start with 1 a day for 2 weeks and then work up to my 2 a day suggested dose after that. I have found that waiting for my meal to settle a little while (usually about 15-20 minutes really helped me to avoid a lot of discomfort. I already have bathroom “issues” (I tend to go A LOT; a very regulated 30 minutes after I put anything in my mouth) so by waiting it just kind of wrapped into my normal habit and seemed a lot less intense.