Look at Accutane

Thank you for the feedback and sharing your
story…I am sorry to hear about the difficulties you have
experienced. I am going to try the minocycoline for 6 weeks
then go on the pill for awhile to see if it will help.
Then I will take a look at Accutane…I just want to
research all options… I did try Proactive and like most
meds, it worked for awhile and then it didn’t..one
product they sell that works well though is the Skin
Lightening Lotion – it helps lighten the redness and
scarring, however I think it makes the skin peel a bit
more… it contains glycolic acid. Thanks for the thought
though…I just have been dealing with acne since I was 12
and I am now 28 (almost 29)…I just am ready to make
a change and really try to take care of this..I
just want to research anything before I get involved
with it, allowing me to make an informed

Thanks again,Lori

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Nadia about Candida

Hi All
I’m a new member and just checking out how everything works. Please let me know if you receive this email and how I shuold operate this ( I’m Dutch so some things are hard to understand.
About the Candida, I would like to know how you know if you have cured it and wen you can start eating bread with yeast again?( I’v been doing the diet for 1 1/2 years now) Can you be sure from a live-blood analysis?
I’m happy to have found so many people who are like me!!!!!!!!

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Yeast infection

Hi Shir,

Yes I tried the diet, and the medicine. I felt like it burnt a hole in my
stomach, even on a full stomach. I just saw a naturopath who gave me other
things to kill the yeast and a diet that seems softer on my tummy. He is
also giving me vitimins and emune supports to get my system to work on its

Good luck with your problem. I just started this so I have no idea how it
is going to come out. I see the Doctor again in two weeks.


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Rory post

Hi – I started this group recently with the view that people could help each other through their difficulties. I would like to welcome all the new members &
thank everyone for their valuable contributions so far. I would encourage members to share their background stories with the group as to how they ended up
suffering, as this will help group members to help you (you will find you have a lot in common). If you have any problems that cant be solved within the
group or if you need help looking for information, please let either myself or Beth know & we will do our best to help you.
Thanks once again -

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Antibiotics – only facts

To replenish the intestinal flora destroyed by antibiotics, get
acidophilus capsules sold in health food stores. Acidophilus
capsules usually contain a minimum of 4.6 billion active units of
lactobacillus and acidophilus bacteria which are indigenous to
the human lower intestinal tract. To prevent or minimize any
problem with diarrhea, take 2 capsules of acidophilus, 4 hours
before Zithromax and 2 hours after Zithromax or any other
antibiotic. If needed, take acidophilus 3 times per day. When
introducing medications, any problem with diarrhea should not last
beyond the first 4 weeks.

To reduce the risk of esophageal irritation and ulceration,
antibiotics should be taken with a large glass of water, while
standing or sitting upright. Take antibiotics on an empty
stomach, unless some food (no milk or dairy product) is needed to
prevent severe adverse effects. Do not take at bedtime. Wait at
least 30-45 minutes before lying on your back or stomach.

According to a Leyden study, the absorption of Minocin is reduced
by 13% if taken with solid food, whereas it is reduced by 27% if
taken with milk. When Minocin pellet-filled capsules were given
concomitantly with a meal, which included dairy products, the
extent of absorption was not noticeably influenced, but peak
plasma concentrations were decreased by 11.2% and delayed by one
hour, compared to dosing under fasting conditions.

Absorption of all tetracyclines is impaired by antacids
containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium, and iron containing
preparations. Take Minocin 2 hours away from any dairy product,
calcium, magnesium or aluminum supplement and 3 hours away from
any iron supplement, such as a multivitamin containing iron.

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depressionHi Sandra, nice to meet you! I hope the Prozac makes a
difference, I know it works wonders for many people… Personally
I’ve never had luck with meds of any kind, they just make me
stupid, but everyone’s different so hopefully you’ll be feeling
better soon!

I think my anxiety depends a lot on the time of month, and how
much caffeine I have, and possibly even the moon phase – I
know that sounds wacky but I’m keeping track of these things
and I really think there’s something to that! :)

Robert, I hope all goes well for your friend, yeah drugs can really
mess with your mental functioning but sometimes it’s better than
the alternative… Hopefully she will get over this in time – I know
I’ve come a long way personally, and there were times when I
was just drugged out of my mind and unable to cope. Thanks for
the Lyme info too – I probably should have mentioned I have a
doctor phobia, and emotionally can only deal with one step at a
time, and my next battle is possibly getting a hysterectomy this
month, so I’m holding on to the info for when I’m ready to take the
next step… I know that probably sounds pathetic but it’s the best I
can do right now, I’ve had so many bad experiences with doctors
who tell me I’m imagining my symptoms or give me drugs that
make me worse… But I really do appreciate the thought! :)


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NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors: antibiotic therapy

Controling pain and inflammation:

NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors are part of antibiotic therapy. The
only exception is for patients who have achieved a pain free
condition through the use of Minocin alone or in combination with

The 1999 O’Dell study documents the reduction in the number of
tender and swollen joints of rheumatoid arthritis patients with a
positive rheumatoid factor who used Minocin, 100 mg, twice a day:

- 31.1 tender and swollen joints, on average, at the start of
- 13.5 tender and swollen joints, on average, after 3 months;
- 5 tender and swollen joints, on average, after 9 months;
- 1 tender or swollen joint, on average, after 18 months.

For seronegative rheumatoid arthritis and seronegative
spondyloarthropathies, the progress should be even more dramatic
with patients being able to achieve a pain free or nearly pain
free condition with 10 to 13 weeks of Minocin.

Adequate anti-inflammatory medication must be maintained at all
times, throughout the therapy, until a pain free condition can be
achieved. Permanent joint damage and finger deformity can be
avoided only through adequate anti-inflammatory medication.
Bursitis, a painful bursitis, is evidence of inflammation.

To control pain and inflammation, patients should use COX-2
inhibitors like Celebrex (celecoxib), 200 mg, once or twice a
day, or good NSAIDs such as Voltaren (diclofenac) or Arthrotec
(diclofenac and misoprostol), Indocid (indomethacin) and Relafen
(nabumetone). The initial dosage of Voltaren, Arthrotec and
Indocid can be limited to 150 mg per day, whereas Relafen is
started at 1,500 mg per day. If the initial dosage does not
provide adequate relief from pain and inflammation, patients may
increase dosage as follows:

– Voltaren or Arthrotec, 75 mg, Slow Release, after breakfast and
supper, and Voltaren or Arthrotec, 50 mg, after lunch, for a
total daily dosage of 200 mg; or

– Indocid, 75 mg, Slow Release, after breakfast and supper, and
Indocid, 50 mg, after lunch, for a total daily dosage of 200 mg;

– Relafen, 1,000 mg, after breakfast and supper, for a total
daily dosage of 2,000 mg.

Ideally, NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors should be taken 30 minutes
after the start of a meal, at a moment when the stomach has
achieved maximum protection against stomach acid. In practice,
NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors are taken at the end of a meal.

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