Welcome to the boards...
I absolutely agree that if this wasn't an infectious disease specialist..(or even if it is) I would be getting another opinion.
I would be seeking a lot more answers before I started on 6 months of antibiotics...As mentioned...being on them that long can have reverse effects...
Is the particular Dr. who diagnosed you asking you to pay for anything else like vitamins or supplements or anything like that?
I would be asking what type of blood infection..Ask to see the results...where did they find the infection primarily?
Biofilms themselves are organisms that in our mouth...are needed for good dental health...
It seems strange to me that a Dr. would even think to test for something like this...
Anyway...I just think when someone diagnoses you with something that is not heard of very often...I would be seeking 2nd and 3rd opinions.
I contracted Dengue Fever on one of my trips to Africa and needed antibiotics for 4 weeks. It's obviously not the same thing as you....but there are mixed studies/Dr. opinions on being on long term antibiotics especially because it can
open your immune system up to other more serious infections..
And lastly....I'm sure you know that none of us are Drs. We are just sharing our own personal thoughts/opinions...
It's a great board and you will find very caring and empathetic people here!
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Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006