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Antibiotics

Antibiotics Questions

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by 77 · about 6 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 -3 · about 6 hours ago

I am willing to take natural antibiotics like oregano oil, raw garlic, and others but I've read they can cause problems to people with already fragile livers. Anybody knows something about this ? Also I was thinking that maybe if I took... (more)

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VB 0 · September 13, 2014 at 7:59 PM

1. Any medicine (even herbal) is somewhat damaging to your liver. Even some foods are damaging to your liver (sugar, etc.) 2. Do not take anything unless you have been tested for SIBO. After the test your doctor will tell you what antibiotics to... (more)

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by 571 · about 6 hours ago

I heard this interview with Dr. Martin Blaser on th Leonard Lopate Show yesterday and it has sort of made me question what I've read about paleo eating. What I've read says that wheat/whole grains are not good for humans to eat. They cause... (more)

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bluekitty 0 · May 08, 2014 at 1:38 PM

We already know that antibiotics can surely cause these symptoms, nothing new. It's when you've killed all good and bad bacteria and you are eating crap like wheat or alot of sugar/carbs in general so that the bad bacteria will likely grow... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 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 593 · about 6 hours ago

GAPS seems to be aimed at some highly specific issues but I'm drawn to it for others. Before I dig deeper into it and buy the book, I wanted to get some critical feedback from you PaleoHackers. I've struggled with indigestion and chronic... (more)

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Methodician 0 · September 17, 2013 at 3:30 PM

A shrewd observation, Migo. It's not letting me comment so my response goes here. Not exactly an active thread anyway... I've lacked exercise much of my life. The past 2-3 years have been of particular concern. I am actively pursuing a... (more)

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by 593 · about 6 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 53 · about 6 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 6 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 421 · about 6 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 697 · about 6 hours ago

I've taken antibiotics before and other then diarrhea they don't have die off reactions when they are killing tons of bacteria in your system. With other treatments like juice fasting, oregano oils, msm they have caused "toxic die-off" symptoms... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 18, 2013 at 8:53 AM

I would assume it depends in part on the antibiotic. Not all antibiotics are going in and killing all the bacteria at once. Sulfonimides, for example, inhibit bacterial production of folate and essentially prevent them from reproducing. So they... (more)

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by 5650 · about 6 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 4181 · about 6 hours ago

I've been paleo for a while now and still have digestive problems, I'm thinking of buying a fermentation crock pot from amazon (??42 including shipping from Germany) after reading that probiotic pills are basically useless The only thing is I'm... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · January 31, 2013 at 2:17 PM

You don't need a crock to make kraut. Depending on how much you want to make you could do it in a jar with gasket (just make sure not to fill it to the brim), or a food grade bucket (home brew supply shops useful for this sort of thing). All you... (more)

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by 1925 · about 6 hours ago

Downside to barefoot walking... you step on stuff. Story goes, I stepped on something, my foot got infected and now I have cellulitis around the wound. The Doctor removed the tiny culprit (a little stone of all things) but he wasn't sure that was... (more)

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DemingRN 0 · January 31, 2013 at 6:28 AM

First, outline the redness of the cellulitis with a sharpie. If the redness goes outside the outline call your doctor. Second, take the ABX! Sorry but cellulitis can go from mild to severe quickly, especially if you have MRSA. Take probiotics,... (more)

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by 76 · about 6 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 80 · about 6 hours ago

Hi all, Just got the tests back and positive for SIBO. I have been dealing with terrible GI issues since catching c. dif. in the hospital last year. I already have celiac, hashimotos, and ulcerative proctitis. I eat a combination of Autoimmune... (more)

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steph_11 0 · February 27, 2013 at 5:29 AM

Ali- I just found this website and noticed you posted back in October. In case you're still looking for relief...I have SIBO, Celiac and hashimotos like you (and am also lactose and soy intolerant). I tried 4 rounds of antibiotics for SIBO and... (more)

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by 11682 · about 6 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 175 · about 6 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 5 · about 6 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 6 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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by 153 · about 6 hours ago

I've always been a bit skeptical about supplemental probiotics and their ability populate the gut and produce good results. I've seen some studies that indicate they actually do work. But also know of practitioners that say even after extensive... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · August 02, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I have. In 2009 I had some GI issues including mild leaky gut as well as several courses of anti-biotics in my life and so my practitioner at the time advised that I do what he called a "full restoration". I had already been taking what I... (more)

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by 159 · about 6 hours ago

I've been fighting a relatively minor stomach virus and have been very clear with my doctor that I really only want to take antibiotics if I'm doing some damage to myself by not taking them. I can deal with the discomfort and prefer it over that... (more)

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CD 0 · July 18, 2012 at 1:26 AM

If your doctor is treating a virus with antibiotics then you need to find a new doctor (no matter how cool he is). If on the other hand your doctor thinks you have bacteria and wants to treat you with with antibiotics then you should take them. (more)

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by 658 · about 6 hours ago

I have been 90% paleo for the last year. I have felt great but have not last any weight, which I still hope to do. I am 56 years old, 5'6" and weigh 190 (thus the desire for weightloss!) Just for info: I have suffered in the past with the... (more)

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Julie_19 0 · August 03, 2012 at 3:13 AM

I appreciate all of your comments (sans dsohei's- yes, it was rude) Thank you. I just got off the antibiotics and am trying to build up my gut with probiotics amd broth. I feel stronger and am able to eat normally. I just wish I could figure... (more)

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by 304 · about 6 hours ago

Frankensteer (2005) is a documentary about the Canadian beef industry that I discovered last night on Netflix. It's truly disturbing. It discusses the use of hormones and antibiotics in cattle, and even gets into some of the government debates... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · June 22, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I haven't seen this particular movie, but the practices are standard in CAFO in the US and you can see more of them in the movie FRESH. Or sign up for "animal husbandry" classes at any ag school. (I got my degree in agronomy from one.) I was... (more)

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

All my fillings from six months ago fell out almost all at once over the last two months (I'm finding a new dentist); I was very foolish and waited to schedule a dentist appt thinking that it might be possible for the hulled molars to recalcify.... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · May 30, 2012 at 4:01 AM

Get to a GOOD dentist and ask him or her.

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by 5 · about 6 hours ago

All my fillings from six months ago fell out almost all at once over the last two months (I'm finding a new dentist); I was very foolish and waited to schedule a dentist appt thinking that it might be possible for the hulled molars to recalcify.... (more)

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Ruth90 0 · May 29, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Go to a reliable, trustworthy dentist as soon as possible! Ask for recommendation from people you know - it really is worth it to have a knowledgeable dentist, if you can afford it. I had a root canal about a year ago. An old filling got... (more)

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