Denise - I'm addicted to antibiotics. What a strange thing to be addicted to. Not many people like me going to 12 steps and all and standing before the group saying
My name is HopeForCure and I'm addicted to antibiotics.
Anyways, all kidding aside, what dangers to long term use of antibiotics pose.
I'm taking probiotics millions per day.
What can I expect when I'm off? Most people claim a backwards slide into hell.
Yes, it sounds strange to say the words "I'm addicted to antibiotics" and yet so many people that I have talked to are. There is a reason for that which Dr. Jernigan explains that people only feel good when they are taking antibiotics. He writes about that below:
"Some people only feel good if they are taking the antibiotics. This is possibly due to the fact that some antibiotics work by impeding the growth of bacteria without actually killing them. Again we see an unacceptable solution, since this leads to years of dependency upon antibiotics. This is justified by some, due to the relief the treatment provides, even though it is but again simply a drug-induced illusion of health. "
From what I know, long term antibiotic use weakens the immune system, destroys organs, people that I know have had to have their gall bladder removed, and the list goes on.
I have a friend who was on antibiotics for several years and one day, she said to herself, enough of this. What she did was start Dr. Jernigan's protocol at the same time she was taking antibiotics and slowly weaned herself off the antibiotics. Today she has her life back and that was over 2 years ago. So all I can suggest to you is reading Dr. J's book called Beating Lyme Disease and learning.
Perhaps one day you will make the choice to switch over to alternative medicine, that's up to you. I can only suggest.. I have seen so much during all the years I was ill and the years I have been better. Everyone has to choose their own path and follow their instincts.
I wish you the best!