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how to build up good bacterioids?

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by lizw118, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. lizw118

    lizw118 Senior Member

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    This is related to the question I just posted re prevotella. I have been on Flagyl for over a year now and every time I go off of it I feel awful. The treatment was for lyme disease but I suspect it has wiped out some pathogenic gut stuff, which comes back when I stop it. Obviously this is a problem unless I stay on flagyl for the rest of my life. How to I get off of the flagyl and build my biome back up? I notice that ANY sugar makes it way way worse. Staying away from sugar is very difficult for me, though, sadly. Should I be rushing to get off of the flagyl and if so, should I just fight through the awful symptoms I have when I stop it? It seems like when I try and go off the flagyl i feel worse than I did before I started it, but I feel really good while I am on it (very functional)
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    madietodd Senior Member

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    Does flagyl target only pathogenic gut stuff? If yes, could you rotate in some high-quality probiotics while increasing your resistant starch (a number of threads on PR about that) to feed the microbes you're encouraging?
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    lizw118 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure if it only targets pathogenic guts stuff or not, actually. It's used for vaginal infection, gut infections like giardia and other similar bugs, and lyme disease for the cyst version of the bacteria. I am not sure how broad spectrum it is. I am definitely taking lots of probiotics. Right now I am taking mostly prescript assist but I change them. I am taking small doses of RS too, but I worry that will encourage prevotella growth. Is rotating antibiotics a good method for building up good bacteria in general? Maybe I will try that. What does that mean? Like a week off?
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    madietodd Senior Member

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    Not antibiotics.....probiotics. I take 3 different probiotics, one most days, loosely rotated. I got my ideas from the resistant starch thread.
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    lizw118 Senior Member

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    I guess my question is, are there any probiotics that specifically encourage the growth of bacterioids over other stuff? Also, are there any probiotics other than the ubiquitous lacto and bifido strains other than the SBO's in Prescript Assist?

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