Posted by Lynda
on February 15, 2000 at 20:09:42:
In Reply to: Has anyone used Antibotics to treat there RA posted by Betty on February 15, 2000 at 18:21:10:
: I just recently found some studies on treating RA with Antibotics. Has anyone out there tried this treatment or
: heard of any such breakthrough. Some paitients go into remission others recognized a tremendous
: turn around. It also commented on most doctors do not like to prescribe this antiboitics due to the tremendous
: results the patients were having. I don't understand if it helps then why stop a person from trying it. Does any
: one out there know about the double-blind placebo studies. Please comment.
I've heard of taking antibiotics for RA too, but I didn't think you could take antibiotics for very long or you would develop immunity and yeast infections. I have been taking Enchinacea, which is supposed to have antibiotic properties, among other things, for awhile: Vitamins, MSM, Chondroitin and Glucosamine, and Ecotrin aspirin. I have gone into remission, but it seems like when I get stressed, too tired, or when the seasons change, it comes back. I'm just trying to keep from having permanent damage to my joints. I'm not recommending this as a treatment, but so far it works pretty good for me.