Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:25 PM
HiIts a tricky little sod. it can kick off pneumonia when present in respiratory tract that is very hard to get rid of because it is semi antibiotic and penicillin resistant. but unless you are a middle aged man who is either an alcoholic diabetic suffering from chronic broncial illness, i think we can cross pneumonia off! have you been in hospital recently? although this does infect the gut, i havent come across this one very often, but it can be treated. a course of very strong antibiotics is the first weapon, usually two different ones at once (occasionally even 3). as you have already tried that (and it has failed. bacteria are getting smarter and building up remarkable resistance levels to existing medical treatments) the acid does seem to be the next best thing. unfortunately i have not taken the acid. but it does have a good ability to kill the bacteria in around 60% of people who take it (this isnt backed up by clinical trials) but it may take a little time to do the job. and the side effects can be quite distressing, so keep an eye on them and keep in touch with your doctor. i wouldent take any probiotics untill you have finished taking teh acid as teh herx, if you suffered from it, would just make things worse, and the probiotics would more than likely have a very hard time setting in so wouldent do you any favours at this time. but when you have finished, get some down you.have you thought about grapefruit seed extract or olive extract? they are also quite pokey anti bacterials that may help you and can be taken with the acid as far as i know (please check with your doctor first), BUT YOU MUST TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR before you take the grape fruit seed extract if you choose to, as it can interact with other drugs and suppliments. you could also try garlic capsuals as well as they are another good anti bacterial and basically harmless. i hope you feel better soon and im sorry i couldent be more help.Ian
Emetophobic since 1987, IBS A (More C) since 1990, Chronic GERD + Chronic Gastritis since 1987. When people say it cant get any worse, i say at least you are still breathing! Keep the faith. Currently in remission thanks to specific strain probiotics and 12 years of probiotic reaserch.