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Antibiotic TMS

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Kalo, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Kalo

    Kalo Well known member

    Hi All,

    I need help..

    I know no on can diagnose me, and I have seen two doctors..

    a month ago, I was put on Predisone steriod, and a Z pack to treat an upper infection...Of course this turned out to be viral infection. Of course Predisone and Z pack was a waste.

    About two week later I started getting burning in my private area...I went to an urgent care and one I was then diagnosed with a UTI, and a yeast infection. I had to be put on antibiotics again.

    The UTI has cleared up but I am still treating the yeast infection.

    Okay, I am SCARED as hell because I have read so many bad thing about antibiotics and the microbiome...How all those damn antibiotics kill all the good bacteria.

    Also, I have been taking a good probiotic and I don't eat sugar or junk food....

    I have consumed myself with damaging my microbiome that I am afraid...From what I have read scientist don't even know if probiotics can repopulate the gut, plus those damn probiotics are expensive.

    I would like to think TMS work can help me...But, my anxiety is through the roof and I am afraid of candiasis of a yeast overgrowth which I know real doctors don't believe in.

    The doctors that do believe in it and it seems to be there disease are the holistic snake oil docs. I have seen people on a forum called curezone try to detox, poop parasites with poisonus natural herbs...Its horrible as it seem that all the live for. I don't want to end up like this.

    Question, I am treating my yeast infection with OTC, should I forget about this microbiome and candida stuff...I have really scared myself big time and this all I can think about...

    Also, I am typing, my Mom is still hanging on. She is dying and it is really hard for me....

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  2. MWsunin12

    MWsunin12 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes. Stop thinking about it. The antibiotics gave you a yeast infection because it changed the balance in your system. You probably never had a urinary tract infection.

    Place your hand over your own heart and say to yourself: "I know my body has the intelligence to correct all imbalances. I am safe."

    You will be fine. People have been put on massive weeks-long intravenous antibiotics and come out fine.
    I'm not saying antibiotics are good for you, but two courses of them in a month or 6 weeks won't destroy your system. Can you eat yogurt (without sugar) and drink Kefir?

    Let your mind relax. Stop searching Google. It's only horror stories.

    If you had been on antibiotics for 6 months and only drank soda and ate peanuts and aged cheese and ice cream, then yes...you might have Candida that could be a problem. Otherwise, you have a temporary imbalance created by the antibiotics.

    Eat healthy like you are. Go outside and walk. Breathe deeply. Look up at the sky.

    Your immune system is reacting to your stress with your mom's illness. It's completely understandable. But, tell yourself that you can acknowledge the emotions without creating any further illness for yourself.

    In the meantime, I'm sorry to hear of your mom's final days. Be kind to yourself.
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  3. Kalo

    Kalo Well known member

    Thank you for your help MWsunin12.

    I have read so much about candida and I wish I never had. A year ago, I went to a holistic doctor who told me I had candida over growth because I have a white tongue. The white tongue came under lots of stress with caregiving and having to place my Mom in hospice, sell her house, and I was out of a job.

    I had my tongue checked my numerous of doctors which include oral surgeon and ENT check me for oral thrush via schwab test. It comes back negative. I was told not too worry about it.

    I even had sent a picture of my tongue to our beloved TMS specialist Dr. Schubiner and he told me it looks fine to stop worrying about the color and going down the candida parasite road was the wrong path.

    So you can imagine when I was put on antibiotics and got a yeast infection I never had. All these horrible thoughts plus searching put more fear in me. It has gotten to the point I am afraid to eat anything...I am skinny too.

    I will take what you said to heart and I like your affirmation and will do it...

    Thank you,
  4. JBG1963

    JBG1963 Peer Supporter

    Hi Kalo,

    I'm so sorry about your Mom. It's a heart wrenching thing to go through. I pray for peace for her. When my Mom was dying I had a whole host of physical problems, one after another, month after month. I think I was focusing on them (and therefore making them worse) because the feelings I had about her dying were so overwhelming that it was much easier to face the ailments than to face those feelings. After she passed away, slowly the ailments started to fade away. I'm hoping this happens for you too. All I can say is, as hard as it seems, facing the feelings head on is much healthier in the long run. The only way out is through, as they say. Know that those of us who have lost parents are thinking of you as you walk this path. I wish you the best. Jo
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  5. Kalo

    Kalo Well known member

    Thank you so much for your words JBG1963!

    To be honest, I am devasted about what is happening to my Mom. Especially around this time of year. It is very hard to see....I am scared of what will happen when she does pass.

    I am very closed to my Mom...She is my very best friend. I just got back from seeing her at where they are caring for her. I try to feel my feelings...I cry, and tell myself it is okay to be sad...I even try to sit with my feelings...

    For me, I am not married, and don't have a lot of friends. So, I have all these FEARS built up on how am I going to live the rest of my life when she goes. It's too long to explain on the forum, plus, alot of it is too personal to disclose...

    But, where she is staying now is just a mile down from where my Parent's used to live. Driving to see her after work and passing by the old neighborhood and of course I lost my Dad four years ago...Especially around this time of year where they both loved to decorate and stuff...Is hard...

    Again, I am consumed with FEAR of being left alone in the world...

    I have one brother who is married and lives in California with his wife. I have handled everything since my Mom got sick...Caregiving for her up until I couldn't and recently having to make funeral arrangements...

    Again, thank you for your kind words of wisdom.

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  6. Memawjan

    Memawjan Peer Supporter

    So sorry about your mother. I totally agree with jgb1963. I lost my mother in March of this year. She passed away after a seven year battle from dementia. It was heartbreaking. She was also my best friend. I miss her so much and as you said, Christmas time makes it worse. As my mother's illness progressed, my Tms pain progressed. I could not bear to see her suffer as she did, so my brain gave me something else to think about. At her funeral service, I was so preoccupied with my back pain that I hardly remember anything that was said. I always thought that my back pain had something to do with stress, but I actually learned about TMS one week before she passed. I am gradually getting better but I see it is going to be a long process. I think your TMS symptoms are probably all related to the stress and grief of your mother's illness. I only regret that the last six months of my mothers life, during my time with her I was so obsessed with my own back pain, that I was not able to focus on spending quality time with her. I guess my brain just thought I couldnt handle it. Please be kind to yourself and don't let your symptoms rob you of the time you have left with your mother. I pray that your knowledge of TMS will override your symptoms and give you some peace. My prayers are with you and your mother.
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  7. Kalo

    Kalo Well known member

    Thank you Memawjan,

    I think the worst thing is, I work part time...So, I have Friday's off and the weekend. I have so much time on my hands and I am all by myself...I am also pinched for money and I am trying to find another job or full time job...

    It is tuff, regardless, I see my Mom almost every day. She just lays there and sometimes she opens her eyes and looks at me, I am not even sure if she knows who I am as she can't speak. But, most the time she sleeps and no matter she doesn't wake up...

    Thanks to all for you words of kindness
  8. JBG1963

    JBG1963 Peer Supporter


    I feel like our loved ones know we are there even when they aren't fully conscious. My Mom wasn't conscious for the last few days and I'm absolutely certain she was fully aware of everything we were saying. I'm really concerned about you dealing with that much grief and having all that time on your hands. Is there a support group you can join? Or-I know this sounds odd, but a place you can volunteer with children? They always seem to bring me out of the worst sadness for a little while. It could give you something positive to focus on and think about life outside of your own place and the room where you're Mom is. My Mom was my best friend too. As her only daughter I was also the primary care taker like yourself. You really need people around you. Think about who you can lean on.

    @Memawjan I'm so sorry about your Mom too. I'm sure the holidays are very hard. I'm glad you've found the TMS information. I hope it's helping.
  9. Kalo

    Kalo Well known member

    Hi JBG1963,

    Hospice did give me a list of grievance support group that I could join. I don't know if that would make me worst to hear other people's grievance. Volunteering for homeless people would be good as well. That wierd thing is TMS has me consumed with FEAR...I am scared at the way I am feeling and when I do get with others, all I can do is think about my symptons.

    I know that sounds horrible to say, but, my hole life has been consumed around FEAR. I realize that now...I am trying to break out of...Counseling can't make me stop googling...I have STOPPED googling my symptons finally. But its hard to forget what I read...

    I wish there wasn't so much health info on the net, but, I am grateful for TMSWIKI and Dr. Sarno, STEVEO, BALTO, and this awesome information....I want to break my FEAR and reprogram my mind...


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