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Question for Chronic PF types

Posted by BrianJ on 7/14/01 at 15:37 (053163)

I have a question for the chronic bilateral PF sufferers out there. How many of you engaged in frequent or long-term antibiotic use in the five years before your PF symptoms began? I realize this question is broad and unscientific, but I'm trying to get a feel for whether imbalance in gut flora might make one more prone to PF -- or more resistant to conventional treatment modalities.

Re: Question for Chronic PF types

john h on 7/14/01 at 19:04 (053192)

rarely used anti-biotics before PF (bilateraia)

Re: Question for Chronic PF types

Cynthia D on 7/14/01 at 20:53 (053211)

I used antibiotics averaging about twice per year. One year before it got worse, I had three rounds for pnemonia. It's good to explore any area we can to see what contributes to this wretched condition.

Re: Question for Chronic PF types

Lori E. on 7/14/01 at 21:11 (053213)

I am allergic to most antibiotics, so I never use antibiotics long term. I may have to use them at max once a year.

Re: Question for Chronic PF types

wendyn on 7/14/01 at 21:20 (053216)

With the exception of a round of tetracycline - I've been on antibiotics once in 8 years. The tetracycline may have preceeded my first case of PF - but so did 6 months of high impact aerobics and jogging in lousy shoes and no orthotics. In my case I think the antibiotics are a non factor.

Re: Question for Chronic PF types

Lisa C on 7/15/01 at 00:22 (053223)

I'll start. No frequent or long term antibiotics here.

Re: Question for Chronic PF types

john h on 7/14/01 at 19:04 (053192)

rarely used anti-biotics before PF (bilateraia)

Re: Question for Chronic PF types

Cynthia D on 7/14/01 at 20:53 (053211)

I used antibiotics averaging about twice per year. One year before it got worse, I had three rounds for pnemonia. It's good to explore any area we can to see what contributes to this wretched condition.

Re: Question for Chronic PF types

Lori E. on 7/14/01 at 21:11 (053213)

I am allergic to most antibiotics, so I never use antibiotics long term. I may have to use them at max once a year.

Re: Question for Chronic PF types

wendyn on 7/14/01 at 21:20 (053216)

With the exception of a round of tetracycline - I've been on antibiotics once in 8 years. The tetracycline may have preceeded my first case of PF - but so did 6 months of high impact aerobics and jogging in lousy shoes and no orthotics. In my case I think the antibiotics are a non factor.

Re: Question for Chronic PF types

Lisa C on 7/15/01 at 00:22 (053223)

I'll start. No frequent or long term antibiotics here.