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help me with this life long problem... please

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  • Posted By: justwant2getbetter
  • January 25, 2008
  • 08:55 PM

hi, i am a new member and stumbled here, in trying to find answers about what ills me. i am open to any answer or even more questions. i just want to feel normal...
at 5 years old i had urinary tract infections that would not go away. ear infections that led to bloody ears and bursting ear drums. tired. bad breath and thoat pain. depresion and learning disabilities.
my mom being a nurse she would bring me in for frequent visits and would bring home samples of antibotics. taking them even after expration dates had expired. after abit my mom stoped taking me to the doctor all together and just got prosriptions and samples of antibotics in hopes they just may work this time.
during maturity i began having a yeast infection that i can't get rid of. but not more ear infections. still having problems with uti and now migrans that left my right side numb and head aches that caused sences imparments. light, hearing, touch all hurt. and the teatment.... more antibiotics.
then at 16 yrs i was to have strep throat. taking z pack after z pack and just about every antibotic out there. when taking the pills i felt i could deal with the infection. but as soon as i stopped taking the antibotics my throat seemed to get worest. 4 years later i had the gave up and had my tonsils removed.
now at 23 i do not take antibotics unless i have to. yet with the constant uti and yeast doctors keep trying to put me on them. i am now allergic to milk and i am latose intolorant have trouble digesting things like wheat. yeast and uti still here including bad breath. Also this year i have doctors have found tric. which is from pools, tubs and or sex. i took antibotics for that and thought i got rid of it. yet i am not sure.
on the lighter side i in my research found a supliment called lactobacilus acidophilus that has gotten rid of all my symptoms. worked for about a week. but i am affraid that my tric has come back.
i dont know what is wrong with me.... thank you for you time... sorry it was such a long story.

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  • umm im completely confused why you would be put onto antibiotics for a yeast infection (yeast is fungal) and antibiotics raise your chances of getting yeast infections as they kill the good bacterias in your body etc etc etc. Change doctors if a doctor wants to put you on antibiotics for yeast (candida) lactobacilus acidophilus or other probotics would help some..as as i said.. you've killed all that good natural stuff in your body by the antibotics. I strongly suggest you to go and get yourself a good probotic (ask your chemist about this.. one with several different organisms in it.. not just the lactobacilus). You need to get your digestive system etc (which if not working properly will help cause poor health) back to a normal state of being..and replace everything there which has been killed. This can take quite a time to get back to good levels.. many many mths. To help prevent UTIs... cranberry juice is a well known helpful preventive. Start drinking at least a glass of this daily to hopefully lessen the amount of infections you are having. Going and seeing a naturapath may be a good idea..as taking all those antibiotics has probably damaged your system. Supplements and other things to boost your health may help
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies
    • January 26, 2008
    • 03:10 AM
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  • I also had frequent infections, ear , throat . bladder , kidney, and also stomach cramping. Antibiotics only helped while I was on them and then the infections returned, this went on for five years or more. I read about probiotics also so I thought what do I have to lose, so I started taking them about four months ago and I feel alot better now, also to help get rid of uti,s I stopped using fabric softener sheets in my under garments and I have not had problems for over a year . I hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 26, 2008
    • 03:47 AM
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  • thank you so much for your suggestions. i will be doing more online reseach inorder to find out more. does any one know of any books or websites that i can go to, to research probiotics. the lactobacillus acidophilus helpped so drasticly i know this is the right path. it just isnt enough to get rid of all my problems fully. also let me know if any one knows of any other over the counter ones that i may try. i am in college currently and unable to go to a doctor again after i have already spent so much money on dead ends.
    justwant2getbetter 5 Replies
    • January 26, 2008
    • 06:01 PM
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  • "Modern day disease" Antibiotics overly prescribed, or patients taking them like lollies, leads to a flora imbalance in the stomach. antibiotics not only kill off bad bacteria but also good. One bad one, Candida albicans being able to recover faster and take control leading over time to possibly a condition called Candidiasis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CandidiasisA probiotic with acidophilus and bifidobacterium will take back control and put every thing back in balance.http://www.usenature.com/ethical_probiotics.htmIf you weren't lactose intolerant I would suggest the powder with colostrum. Some believe candida overgrowth can lead to "leaky gut syndrome" which leads to multilpe symtoms. Medico's split on if this condition exists. But the some believe colostrum can repair the damage.http://www.crohns.net/Miva/education/colostrum.shtml Regards.
    TerryG 120 Replies
    • January 27, 2008
    • 03:58 AM
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  • I went to medicinenet.com and read alot of research articals before I decided to purchase any probiotics and then I went to my local health food store for thier advice for the best one to buy.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 27, 2008
    • 06:00 AM
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