Taking a break from ABX after eight months

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 4/15/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Am doing okay. I had my roughest day today. Feeling a little fried.

BUT Energy is really, really good because the ABX gave me constant diarrhea and I am actually eating and absorbing food.

When my LLMD heard about this, this LLMD prescribed, what else, more ABX -- this to clear the GI issues that were caused by what else ABX.

SO, the LLMD says, if the additional ABX, don't clear the diarrhea caused by the other ABX, I need to see another doctor -- a gastroenterologist. Who will say STOP the ABX and you won't have diarrhea.

Hopefully I can get by a little longer.

Just needing a break from the chemicals is all. It feels great! Please don't hate me. I will return to this way of life soon enough. But want to enjoy the old drug-free ways a few more days.

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 4/15/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
hello...i know how you are feeling..i was feeling the ssame way. and when i got off my meds i felt so much better..i had more energy and no more diarrhea..it was great...but its been 2 months and i am abx free but now i am rethinking if i should go back on them...i am achy again and tired but not like how i was on the meds....i just posted about my scalp hurting.....i hope your feeling better :0) and sometimes i think we all need a break from the chemicles in our body :0)
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   Posted 4/15/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi hopingToFindCure.  No one is going to think badly about you for doing what is best for you.

You may want to ask your doctor about taking VSL#3 double strength.  This is like a prescription acidophilus.  It has 900 billion bacteria per packet.  I have taken it before and it helped with diarrhea.  Oddly enough, my insurance would not cover the regular strength, but it did cover the double strength. 

I hope this clears up for you soon.

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 4/15/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
You might want to get checked for H-Pylore. I had this not to long ago so I took a homeopathic med. called Roqueforti by SanPharma- it cleared it up within days.
Just a thought.....

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   Posted 4/16/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I had to quit abx also but diarrhea was the least of my worries. I still have muscle pain from the levaquin. I don't know if it will every clear up and every abx after that made it much worse so that I could hardly function. I know it is from the abx and not a herx as it ever eases up even after two months. I also got dizziness from the abx and that is gone, pretty much, since I quit everything.
I am using a lot of vitamins and herbs, much more than recommended. I am also detoxing for heavy metals. If I get worse, I don't know what I will do as I really can't take the chemicals any more.
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