Hi, I am 21 years old and I developed a bowel problem when I was 19. I had really bad abdominal cramps and had bloody stool/diaherria. My physician told me to start taking fiber since the lack of fiber caused such bad reaction in my intestine. I have been taking fiber pills since that day.
Now, I have folliculitis and my dermatologist has given me clindamycin phosphate 1% (antibiotic). I have been using this antibiotic for over 2 months now. Before this, my physician kept me on strong antibiotics for 3 months since she thought the swollen lymph nodes was causing folliculitis. Every time, after finishing my pills, a few weeks later I would end up with both swollen lymph nodes and folliculitis. After 3 months of this my doctor realized it was the folliculitis causing the swelling of the lymph nodes! Therefore, I am using the clidamycin antibiotic now.
I know a son of a nurse I used to work with...I think he was using antibiotics for acne for a couple of months and developed some severe colon problem. He eventually had to get surgey for it.
I wanted to know if excessive use of antibiotics would cause further disruption of any kind in the bowel considering my case.
Thank you very much!