Yikes! Tolerating Abx?

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Postby havingms » Tue May 15, 2007 2:16 pm

Who makes Theralac and where would one get it? Thanx.
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Postby Smilingface » Tue May 15, 2007 5:31 pm

I've been taking one capsule of acidophilus in the morning and a bucket of Stoney Farm yogurt (after some research on yogurt cultures) at night. I'll look for theralac to try something different. Tory2457, Have you noticed any change in your MS yet? :) [/quote]
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Postby tory2457 » Wed May 16, 2007 6:10 am

Hi havingms and smilingface,

Regarding Theralac: here's their website

They supply great info on protecting the GI tract when on antibiotics. They even mention some folks actually "herx" when they first begin. I doubled up...in my beginning just in case, but now I take one a day, and I'm yeast free! thank goodness. Another good probiotic is Florastor.
They both are expensive, but again I think sooo worth it! Getting a yeast problem or even C-diff isn't a good thing.

Do I feel better smilingface? YES!
I have had a numb left foot for at least 10 years....everyday it's feeling better, less numbness! My heads clearer, along with my stiff neck getting better, less eye floaters.

I'm scheduled for MRI's in a few months, I'll let you know those results!
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Postby tory2457 » Sat May 19, 2007 6:14 pm


I was torn away unexpectedly when I replied to you and havingms...so I will take time now to answer "How I feel"..now that I am not pressed.

For me, my 20yrs with MS have been relatively kind to me. I have had different bouts of optic neuritis, loss of coordination, etc. and have always regained all that effected me. only numbess now and a constant L'Hermittes. I used to begin to plot "how" I'd feel by whether or not I'd get the tingling sensation down my entire spine and out my feet...These past few years, I have it all the time. and Just this month, I'm finding I've had a day here and there that it was almost GONE! wow, for me that's saying something! and my numb foot..it felt like it was 5' thick; especially when I exercised or got overheated, but again it's getting better..I'm beginning to feel my foot! it's so amazing.

For me getting to this point isn't a walk in the park...the borrelia bacteria is a very vicious and smart bug. It can change from the spirochete form into a cyst form very quickly. In between there is a L shape and then Bleb form. For this very reason, we in Lyme treatment try to go as "hard" as possible..My doc wants to get this bug as quickly as I can tolerate it.

I'm going to be on Tindamax, Rifamphin, Minocycline for 60 days, and we pulse 60 days for the above reason...the cyst form if not destroyed can turn into a Bleb, or L and even back into a spirochete....very smart bacteria...and it can start its destructive path again.

So nice to hear you have a Neurologist who has become educated on the "cause" of MS and not just the symtpoms of this horrible disease.

I have an eternal hope that more of us suffering will try antibiotics, but how could I not want that?
for years I had no hope, just crossed my fingers....now that's different my Hope IS endless, I'm recovering!

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Postby SarahLonglands » Sun May 20, 2007 6:24 am

But, Tory, you seem to be treating for neuro-lyme disease which might cause some confusion here. The majority of people in this forum are treating for a chlamydia pneumoniae infection. The good thing with this is that it also covers a borrelia infection, should you happen to have both, which some people do.

Smilingface, as a working optometrist needs to take things more gently, like I did, but still managed to change to intermittent therapy after just a year.

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow Completed Dr Charles Stratton / Dr David Wheldon abx regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years. Still improving with no relapses since starting. Can't run but can paint all day.
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