Has anyone had flares worsen after a round of antibiotics? I just took a round of macrobid for a uti and my hands and feet have been flaring almost consistently. Curious if this has happened to anyone else?

Hi Jenn,

I'm really sorry, that sounds awful :( I hope you're at least feeling better from the UTI.

I don't know if antibiotics make my EM worse because I find that an infection makes it worse anyway. I am in a continuous flare and usually begging doctors to anaesthetise me. As your EM may have been triggered by an antibiotic, could you be sensitive to them? It's not the same as an allergy, you're just really likely to have side effects. For example, I cannot tolerate most antibiotics; they leave me dizzy and vomiting.

I hope your flares stop soon.