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randibear
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i can't take abx but i'm wondering.

if you're not on abx, do you still need all the probiotics and vitamins.

i'm only taking cat's claw and resveratrol but i do take theralac.

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Maybe not as many, but much of our immune system resides in our intestinal tract, so it's a good idea to get the intestines as healthy as possible.

I think the directions on Theralac only have you taking it every few days. When I was on abx, I took it daily ..... so I'd follow the directions if not on abx.

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Probably so!! I've been taking them for 10 yrs now.. 4 yrs of treatment and 6 off. I can't do without them.

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steve1906
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I'd like to know also,,,,good question,,,,

Also, if your not on abx, what should you take if your still sick but don't want the abx????

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debatable to say the least.

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sixgoofykids
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Steve, I would read Buhner's book Healing Lyme. He talks about what herbs are good.

There are also homeopathic options.

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Haley
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I don't think there is that much research on probiotics.

I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to take a small amount but I think there are some people out there that are over doing it with this supplement.

It can actually cause problems if you take too much.

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Let's put it this way. If you continue to have yeast symptoms, you NEED probiotics.

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My LLND told me that anyone with a chronic infection needs to take probiotics. Not as much of it, but still a basic amount.

I'm not taking antibiotics either, but I'm taking probiotics.

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I'm not taking abx either, but I still take
probiotics once a day

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"need"?
If your GI tract is healthy, then No.
The good bacteria in the gut are self-rejuvinating.
But injesting a good mix of probiotics every once in awhile is a good idea.
Many folks in the eastern Mediterranean (sp?) drink kefir regularily & it seems to help them!

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IMO you can't go wrong with taking probiotics. They can't hurt but could def. help.

S. Boulardi and Theralac are my personal favorites.

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Kefir is cheaper. If money is not a problem then great, but if you are on a tight budget, you can make homemade kefir really cheap and it does the same thing.

While on antibiotics, we do kefir and an 80 billion count probiotic.

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lymeinhell
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I've been on them for 6 1/2 yrs now, and off abx for the last 5 1/2. I cannot just skip the probiotics or my stomach is a wreck. Not to mention that Maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal barrier is essential for optimal immune function.

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=faq&dbid=24#gi

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Who on this board has a healthy gut (besides Six?? [Wink] )

After 4 yrs of abx, mine is a mess.

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