"Germs Are Us" - important antibiotic info for everyone

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"Germs Are Us" - important antibiotic info for everyone

Postby HappyPoet » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:15 pm

Very important reading for those who take antibiotics for any reason, including trying to combat "MS." It's a long read, but I encourage everyone to finish the article.

Nigel, I'm thinking of you and your antibiotic regimen for your Cpn infection - could part of the reason for the problems you've been having during the "die-off" period be partly caused by the loss of good bacteria?

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012 ... ct_specter

*also posted in the General Discussion forum.
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Re: "Germs Are Us" - important antibiotic info for everyone

Postby SarahLonglands » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:34 am

Its the same old story: If you are taking antibiotics for anything, you need also to take probiotics: for a short course this could be after you finish the course but for a long course it needs to be concurrent, at least two hours apart.

No more need be said except that I have never had a yeast infection.

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Re: "Germs Are Us" - important antibiotic info for everyone

Postby MacKintosh » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:51 pm

Hmmm... I've had two bouts of yeast infection in my life, but neither one of them was during the time I was on antibiotics for several years! A good probiotic is part of the protocol.
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Re: "Germs Are Us" - important antibiotic info for everyone

Postby lyndacarol » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:44 pm

MacKintosh – I have never had a yeast infection. I am ignorant about such things. A gynecologist on The Dr. Oz Show yesterday answered a question about yeast infections; she said that many yeast infections are actually bacterial infections. I know there are tests for bacteria; is there a similar test to determine a yeast infection? How does a physician diagnose that an infection is caused by yeast? Can someone educate me on this?
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Re: "Germs Are Us" - important antibiotic info for everyone

Postby SarahLonglands » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:51 am

Lynda, if you have something like a UTI, they will test automatically for bacterial and yeast infections. Athlete's foot is a yeast infection aswell and fat people tend to get them in the folds of their skin,but like you, I have never been bothered by them.
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