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Antibiotics Questions

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by 77 · about 17 hours ago

I was recently treated for the parasite/ bacteria Yersinia, which had caused me certain problems for years. Now my chronic headaches, muscle aches and back aches are gone but I started having horrible stomach pains towards the end of the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 11, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Why not try antacids? (I know, it's not the "paleo" answer, but it is the… let's try this new-fangled modern medicine thing answer.) 

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by 467 · about 17 hours ago

My father has been trying to follow a paleo diet for a while now, and I believe he has been mainly successful. He has recently been advised by his dentist to have a tooth implant made of titanium since his ability to chew has lowered... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 27, 2014 at 6:02 PM

If it was my dad, I'd want him to take the antibiotics, but also some good probiotic supplement (yogurt is not enough!) AND some resistant starch as a pre-biotic that will get down into the gut to feed good bacteria. Dental infections can go... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Have severe B12 deficiency that built up for awhile. Also have anemia. (These are apparently very common with SIBO. Going to hopefully get tested in the next day or two.) Just tried garlic soaked in water for at least 15 minutes. 2 pieces... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 17, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Bacteria seem to be specific for different conditions. Check out Dr. Dahlman's video (if you have money to spend on a supplement protocol). Also, Chris Kresser reports very good results with Prescript-Assist, which has a lot of soil-based... (more)

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by 598 · about 17 hours ago

Gaps hasn't been seriously brought up in this forum for a year or more based on my quick search... GAPS seems to be aimed very sharply at some highly specific issues, yet the idea sounds like it could help many others, which is why so many... (more)

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by 598 · about 17 hours ago

The 'doc has me on amoxicillin every 8 hours for a week after oral surgery. It's going to kill off most of the good bacteria in my gut. How to best get it all back on track? I'm taking probiotics in between the antibiotics so by the end of... (more)

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fysiologik 0 · September 11, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I agree that nature should take its course but a lot of the food and medicines we administer affect the flora in a unnatural way. I was told by a nutritionist I was working with said that we'd need to eat 20 cups of kefir to get the desirable... (more)

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by 88 · about 17 hours ago

Hey there, so I've just got a comprehensive digestive analysis done, and today my results came back. All of my blood lipids, and all of my absorption is A-ok, my SCFA and immunology AND my parasite-ology is ALSO fine, so the ONLY thing that... (more)

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VB 0 · August 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Gosh, great question - I wish I knew the right answer! Honestly, I think bad bacteria should be killed off first, but I would not do it with antibiotics. There are so many other things to try, for example, bacteriophage. I myself took some... (more)

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by 53 · about 17 hours ago

Ah! I'm really scared to get my wisdom teeth out! So scared! Viacdin (totally spelt it wrong!), antibiotics, and other drugs! Ah! Little Miss Herbal Remedy me is terrified! I can't risk infection and such! I gotta take the antis, right? I haven't... (more)

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Wakaanai 0 · August 10, 2013 at 5:05 AM

If you're planning to do something surgical, it would be best to follow all the precautions that have developed. Alternative health, such as paleo etc., gives all sorts of advice for how to avoid surgery and medication, but once you're actually... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hello - my first time posting here. I have been doing the Whole30 for 20 days. Here is what I am experiencing. I feel like I'm all over the place. The entire process has been rather discouraging. I would love some advice or guidance on what I can... (more)

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elf27 0 · August 08, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Hi Emily - Whole9 blog has message boards that might be more help for you. They might be able to point you towards a naturopath or nutritionist on their team that could help you more, but in general, are you eating 3 meals a day? Have you stopped... (more)

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by 35 · about 17 hours ago

I used Tetracycline for a year and half for moderate to severe acne. My doctor and pharmacist assured me it was safe and my dad had taken it for years when he was younger. I am now suffering from chronic abdominal pain that can be cramping or... (more)

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Matthew_Hunt 0 · July 22, 2013 at 12:22 AM

If your taking probiotics I would suggest focusing on prebiotic foods as well. These include root vegetables, onion, garlic, asparagus, leek. Prebiotics are fuel for probiotics and healthy gut flora. Without them probiotics can be rendered quite... (more)

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by 4111 · about 17 hours ago

I have had a sinus infection for awhile now. Its a week now, however I had this same infection several weeks ago which lasted a week than. Its more a nuisance than anything but recurring infections tend to alarm me. I went to a doctor and was... (more)

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Varelse 0 · June 20, 2013 at 10:27 PM

If it is just a nuisance, I would not go there yet. If it gets past the point of annoyance onto pain/misery/unable to work or study, I wouldn't hesitate. I used to get recurring sinus infections, too, though thankfully their frequency has... (more)

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by 529 · about 17 hours ago

Given the large concern over antibiotics, PCBs, and other harmful-to-ingest chemicals, would farmed salmon contaminate cast iron, earthenware, silverware, ceramic, etc. which it is cooked or eated in/with in a manner which would resist washings,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 07, 2013 at 1:07 PM

The soap you use to clean your dishware likely has more deleterious chemicals than anything coming from cooking factory farmed meat.

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by 63 · about 17 hours ago

Thanks everyone for your answers to my question, http://paleohacks.com/questions/188376/very-sick-advise-please#axzz2QDLLtzHD. I completed my Antibiotic course for 10 days which cured my sore throat but still I have little cough and phelgm which... (more)

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superdad 0 · April 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Antibiotics are not good for our digestive system & our gut plays a massive role in our well being, they are a kill all method, good & bad bacteria get destroyed. I would personally get as much bone broth down me as possible as it is very... (more)

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by 421 · about 17 hours ago

So I am really eager to try my first Whole 30 and would like to start tomorrow. I eat mostly Paleo, occasional weekend cheats, some dairy (really only cottage cheese, butter, heavy cream). I am on antibiotics for a sinus infection. Is it... (more)

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Kim_30 0 · April 01, 2013 at 2:59 AM

Can you do non-dairy fermented foods instead of yogurt and such? Or take pro-biotic supplements, which would probably be stronger/more beneficial than a little yogurt anyway. Otherwise pushing the start date of your Whole 30 a week or two isn't... (more)

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by 289 · about 17 hours ago

so last night I was google around when I found this http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3344325.stm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj6C6aEyrYk we talking about MRSA this is no joke! Question is this too good to be true? I am trying to debunk... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=garlic+mrsa Looks like just a few studies so far. Bottom-line, like most herbal or food-based remedies there is no $$ in in for the pharmacological companies. (more)

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by 309 · about 17 hours ago

The thought has been going through my mind ever since I screwed up my intestinal flora by taking several antibiotics. We all know that by doing so one does not only get rid of the bad bugs, but the beneficial bacteria get wiped out as well. By... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · February 09, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I always understood that babies picked up quite a lot of gut bacteria during the birthing process (which is often a little, ah, messy) and the rest from the wider world? I would avoid sugars and starches but not raw foods, take strong probiotic... (more)

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by 5650 · about 17 hours ago

well i'm in the hospital with c diff and started on flagyl and antibiotics. i've been on all liquids for 3 days (last meal tuesday night) and doctors aren't talking about letting me go home anytime soon. does anyone know any paleo foods i can eat... (more)

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Chad_6 0 · February 09, 2013 at 3:38 AM

You really need to start taking Saccharomyces Boulardii ASAP. You can take it concurrently with antibiotics as it is a probiotic yeast. I took it when I had C Diff and I immediately started getting better (I also took flagyl). You can shoot... (more)

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by 268 · about 17 hours ago

I need to know a brand thats 100% gluten free, dairy free and soy free. Yep I have had the flu for a week now and just cant stop coughing and sometimes my lungs feel heavy! I don't think my doctors ever check what allergens are in my meds so I... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 20, 2013 at 7:11 AM

40,000 IUs of D3 per day for 2-3 days will give your immune system a boost. Getting your D3 blood level tested & sunning/supplementing to a blood level of 60-80 ng/ml will help you avoid the flu in the future. More info at... (more)

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

Hello everyone. I???ll try my best to make this as concise as possible??? I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis back in 2006, and started medication a few weeks after (Avonex). Up to 2011 I kept at it dutifully, despite no improvement in my... (more)

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hackadoodle82 0 · January 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Welcome to PaleoHacks! I have a hereditary seizure disorder and let me tell you neuromeds are tough stuff! Are you eating enough fat AND drinking enough water? I know when I don't drink enough water my skin suffers something awful and I have to... (more)

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by 76 · about 17 hours ago

I have been eating a mostly paleo diet for a year. I'm a 38 y.o. male, 5'10" and 175 pounds. I hovered between 200 and 215 prior to changing my diet/lifestyle. I know have a 32-inch waist and am happy with my weight. I eat some cheese from... (more)

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yemel 0 · December 26, 2012 at 4:11 AM

Eat lots of raw fermented foods like kimchi, kefir (milk, coconut or water), sourkraut and kombucha. Take high quality probiotics if you can afford them. Try different types. Try dairy based and soil based probiotic supplements. Primal defense is... (more)

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by 11682 · about 18 hours ago

I'm having a surgery next week, to remove a fibroid. They will give me antibiotics. Given that I have a 10-year major bad history of IBS, SIBO and a generally terrible intestinal tract, should I take the antibiotics? Or everything I worked for to... (more)

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NewEra 0 · October 09, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I had surgery in August of this year, and despite my anti-antibiotic overuse feelings, history of IBS that I'm still fixing, and all that, you bet your sweet bippy I took them. I had fairly major surgery. Despite infection risks being low, an... (more)

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by 2393 · about 18 hours ago

So I came down with pneumonia (on my birthday!) a few weeks ago. Had a fever for a week, finally went to the doc and the x-ray confirmed her thoughts of pneumonia. She put me on doxycycline right away (which broke the fever within six hours),... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · October 22, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Ouch! Pneumonia is a major drag... Second the fermented foods & bone broth. Get your Vitamin D3 level tested & in the meantime supplement with 10,000 IUs of D3 to give your immune system a chance to recover. Get lots of sleep! Add... (more)

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by 175 · about 18 hours ago

Hi, For the first time in my life I picked up a urinary tract infection. Deep red blood in the water + discomfort from not being able to pee. It was an OS moment for me (I'm a man, 44y, paleo-ish for 7 months) - thinking kidney stones/cancer.... (more)

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Allie_1 0 · September 08, 2012 at 7:49 PM

It sounds like a kidney stone. My personal experience with bladder/kidney infections/UTIs/stones were all when I was young and decidedly not paleo. My kidney stones also came with kidney infections which can present like a basic UTI at first. ... (more)

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by 343 · about 18 hours ago

Just two weeks ago, I posted about potential thrush from breastfeeding here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/145381/breastfeeding-moms-how-did-you-deal-with-thrush#axzz25TD7C3PM So, the good news is that it probably isn't thrush. Bad news is,... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · September 06, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Personally, I would not take the antibiotic. When I was nursing my last baby and had a plugged duct, I used warm compresses often and pumped on that breast every two hours. I couldn't stand nursing on that side (I was also dealing with thrush at... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

This more of a brain-fog question rather than a paleo question, but I have seen several questions by people dealing with brain fog here so I though that I'd give it a try. Here is a brief story, I am a healthy 28 year old Male, 6'4" 195lb. About... (more)

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VB 0 · August 28, 2012 at 7:17 AM

I don't have an answer, but I can tell you what probiotics worked for me: They were from the refrigerated section They were one or two strain only and I doubled/tripled the dosage When I tried probiotics with more than one/two strain, I did not... (more)

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by 2026 · about 18 hours ago

I had to take a round of antibiotics (cipro) for a very nasty bladder infection. I took a ton of probiotics during and for few days after. have kept up with yogurt and kombucha since then. despite this I have had pretty much constant gas... (more)

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George_Brodie_1 0 · August 15, 2012 at 7:10 AM

It takes a while to repopulate to the correct BALANCE of gut flora. Too much good can be as bad as too much bad.

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