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Vibramycin (a penicillin) apperently has an effect on backpain in some cases.
If the backpain is caused by the nucleus leaking out of the disc and causing a chemical irritation to the nerves, then Vibra can help.
It somehow stoppes the effect of the irritating substances in the nucleus, how I don't know.. I'm not sure doctors know either.

Of course you can't keep on eating penicillin for the pain, but some doctors use it as an indicator to find the reason behind the pain. If Vibra proves effectful you could benefit from Enbrel (called Remicade here) injection as it is antiinflammatory. Lots of sideeffects though so it's only on trial as I understand it.

Maybe it was the antibiotics that cured your pain all along while having dentalproblems, or was it just the fixing of the teeth that did the trick maybe?
Anyway, good you got better!
This is an intriguing story. Thanks for posting it, Humming.

Vibramycin is actually not a penicillin. It is the brand name for doxicycline, an antibiotic in a different class (the same as tetracyline and the other "cylcines") One of the reasons Humming's story intrigues me is that I was on a dose of doxicycline just _before_ my back problems began. And so it suggests there may some some interesting back and forth between antibiotics and back problems that we have yet to figure out.

I am in the process of getting some dental work done (no root canals, but a crown), so maybe that will help.

Enbrel, btw, is a very different medication. Not an antibiotic at all, but a form of anti-inflammatory that actually reduces immune response. That is why serious and sometimes fatal infections are one of the serious side effects of Enbrel and some other medications in its class.

Standingman
Quote from KrisL:
Vibramycin (a penicillin) apperently has an effect on backpain in some cases.
If the backpain is caused by the nucleus leaking out of the disc and causing a chemical irritation to the nerves, then Vibra can help.
It somehow stoppes the effect of the irritating substances in the nucleus, how I don't know.. I'm not sure doctors know either.

Of course you can't keep on eating penicillin for the pain, but some doctors use it as an indicator to find the reason behind the pain. If Vibra proves effectful you could benefit from Enbrel (called Remicade here) injection as it is antiinflammatory. Lots of sideeffects though so it's only on trial as I understand it.

Maybe it was the antibiotics that cured your pain all along while having dentalproblems, or was it just the fixing of the teeth that did the trick maybe?
Anyway, good you got better!


Hi Thanks for the info. I think it was the fixing of my infected teeth not the antibiotic. The first time it happened after the root canal the pain moved to my knee and then disappeared. It was just unreal and probably wouldn't believe it if someone else described it but it really happened to me. The next time had a filling done and sore back came back after 5 days. Took Pen V and in 5 days my back was totally pain free and has stayed that way now for 5 months. Scared to go back to the dentist but need some crowns put on root canals.