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Posted by Sally on March 14, 2000 at 22:52:04:

In Reply to: Re: Has anyone used Antibotics to treat there RA posted by Lynda on February 15, 2000 at 20:09:42:

I have had RA for 3 years. Pain and stiffness were increasing, then a year ago I found the info about antibiotics on the net and then read the book "The New Arthritis Breakthrough" which talks about using teracyclines for the treatment of RA and other related diseases. I talked to my doctor who was happy to prescribe Minomycin (a tetracycline) I have been on it for a year, I take the dose stated in the book. Today I have about 10% of the pain and stiffness I had a year ago and I continue to improve. I ride my horse daily and continue working normally.
: : 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.

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