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johnnyboy
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   Posted 4/5/2007 3:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I have CFS. I'm doing a little research to see what may have caused it.
If it's O.K. with all of you guys, please reply if you have taken Antibiotics
more than 2-6 times a year BEFORE you had CFS. I believe that the large
doses of Antibiotics I took as a pre-teen may have played a large roll in my illness.
Thanks guys.

Johnny

pasara
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   Posted 4/5/2007 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Johnnyboy, but I have only taken antibiotics once in at least the last ten years, and that was for a lung infection this past winter. My personal opinion is that, while antibiotics can save lies, overuse or inappropriate use of antibiotics can affect your body's natural responses to healing. Another way of looking at what you wrote however is that as early as your preteen years your body did not have a strong immune system, thus leading to you taking those antibiotics. I'm interested in anything you discover about this connection.
pasara
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johnnyboy
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   Posted 4/6/2007 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah starting at the age of 12 I started catching the flu
and lots of colds. My fevers were always really high so the
doctors would shove Antibiotics down my throat. As I got
in my teens, it just got worse due to school/sports/social life.
I remember I would never finish the bottles. And I would drink
beer with the Antibiotics all the time. (stupid of me) But kids will
be kids. After that I trained REALLY hard for college sports and
I started to get sick alot and experienced fatigue that wouldnt go
away. 6 years later here I am. Cant even play sports anymore.
I'm convinced that the over use of Antibiotics caused it. And it's not
like Doctors will agree, they protect there product with there life.
So I thought I would see if anyone else with the same health problems
had a similar history. Even though it seems CFS can be brought on by
many different reasons. Thanks for the reply.

presacanario
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   Posted 4/10/2007 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   

www.cpnhelp.org

www.marshallprotocol.org

www.curezone.org

try browsing these sites and take from them what you will.  I am a mirror image of you and will post more on that later.  Keep in touch

Brian

p.s. how are your sinuses

johnnyboy said...
Yeah starting at the age of 12 I started catching the flu
and lots of colds. My fevers were always really high so the
doctors would shove Antibiotics down my throat. As I got
in my teens, it just got worse due to school/sports/social life.
I remember I would never finish the bottles. And I would drink
beer with the Antibiotics all the time. (stupid of me) But kids will
be kids. After that I trained REALLY hard for college sports and
I started to get sick alot and experienced fatigue that wouldnt go
away. 6 years later here I am. Cant even play sports anymore.
I'm convinced that the over use of Antibiotics caused it. And it's not
like Doctors will agree, they protect there product with there life.
So I thought I would see if anyone else with the same health problems
had a similar history. Even though it seems CFS can be brought on by
many different reasons. Thanks for the reply.

Sunnivara
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   Posted 4/19/2007 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I have taken antibiotics a gazillion times, all the latest and greatest (most toxic!) and at high doses because I have had chronic sinus problems and frequent sinus infections. However, I don't have CFS. I did, about 2 years ago, start experiencing fatigue and loss of stamina, but it turned out to be hypothyroidism. Now that I'm on thyroid meds I'm feeling good, my stamina has returned, and have a decent amount of energy ... although I'm still taking antibiotics as if they were vitamins. sad
So my question is, have you had your thyroid function tested?

johnnyboy
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   Posted 5/3/2007 1:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes thyroid is fine.
Sinus' are fine.

Post Edited (johnnyboy) : 5/3/2007 2:16:36 AM (GMT-6)


tory2457
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   Posted 5/5/2007 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Johnnyboy,

noticed your topic "Antibiotics". Unfortunetly, there's a ton of mis-information regarding the use or overuse of antibiotics.

I have MS and after many years, I finally got a Lyme test --not an ELISA--and am treating my MS with antibiotics. ( and feeling better )

I have been in treatment since Nov '06 and have been using different abx's and am NOT resistant to them.

There's much research on the "cause" of CFS being an infection. The same as with Fibro, MS, etc.

If you'd like to continue talking and asking questions about the "dangers" of antibiotics, or the healing powers these drugs can have; please join us on the lyme site.

Many CFS'er over there that are now feeling better! and I'm sure can help you with some of your questions.

Good health to you,
tory

manyembers
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   Posted 5/5/2007 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Johnnyboy,

Speaking of antibiotics, were you or are you taking any probiotics? You're aware that antibiotics kill the good bacteria in the gut and thus can affect the immune system? Have you ever looked at the symptoms of candida to see if that might be part of the problem? Overuse of antibiotics can cause candida, the symptoms of which are a lot like cfs.

Personally, I've been diagnosed with fibro. and have chronic fatigue (likely cfs as it all started after a round of mono). Anyway, I know I've been helped some by taking acidophilus with bifidus and doing a candida diet/cleanse for a time. Anyone who has taken antibiotics long term will need to replenish the good bacteria, so highly recommend taking some good probiotics. You can ask for them at your local health food store. The refrigerated ones are better than the ones on the shelf. (And no, I didn't take antibiotics, but I ate sugar and all the bad things candida thrives on in bulk, hence, my decision to use probiotics.)

Sorry to hear your struggling. Hope you find some answers to your questions. - manyembers

keegans_mommy
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   Posted 5/8/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been fighting to cure myself of CFS and am now in the midst of an elimination diet as I have heard and read a ton about delayed allergies causing everything from migraines to joint pain and from CFS to ADHD. So far I am feeling good but it's only been a week and perhaps I am being overly positive? I have lost a few pounds :D

Edited to add: I have taken a TON of anti-biotics in my past, mostly for UTI's from early childhood to just a few short years ago. I no longer take them but use natural remedies, homeopathy and herbal suppliments for such things. And I second the probiotics :)

johnnyboy
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 5/9/2007 3:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies! I'm going to read up on all of your suggestions.
I do know that Antibiotics can be very helpful for many different cases.
I just think I was given Antibiotics when I didn't need them. And I'm sure
there are many other reasons for my health. But I do believe it played a big
role.
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