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  1. nerd

    Isolation of pancreatic microbiota from cystic precursors of pancreatic cancer with intracellular growth and DNA damaging properties

    Authors: Asif Halimi, Giorgio Gabarrini, Michał Jacek Sobkowiak, Zeeshan Ateeb, Haleh Davanian, Rogier Aäron Gaiser, Urban Arnelo, Roberto Valente, Alicia Y.W. Wong, Carlos Fernández Moro, Marco Del Chiaro, Volkan Özenci & Margaret Sällberg Chen Published online: November 24, 2021 doi...
  2. frozenborderline

    Problems with using antibiotics on and off?

    if u use doxycycline for anti inflammatory purposes but not for a specific infection, is it bad to stop and start, or is that only when u have an infection that could get resistance? I'm not treating an infection as far as I know. I do get headaches with doxycycline which I dont recall in the...
  3. V

    Dycal (dental compound), sulfonamide (antibiotic).

    Has anyone else ever had Dycal put into their fillings or other dental work? Thing is, you may not know because dentists don't tell you. I don't even know if Dycal still being used;; was popular in the 1980s I think. Dycal has a sulfonamide in it. Sulfonamide keeps important things from getting...
  4. frozenborderline

    Possible UTI and nitrofurantoin safety, troubleshooting

    I have bladder symptoms that could be related to prescribed ketamine usage at a higher dosage, or could be UTI. Since covid second wave is coming my pcp prescribed me antibiotics that are specific for UTI to try. Ot would be good if this was a UTI, and if the antibiotics help, bc ketamine...
  5. Jwarrior77

    POLL: Have Antibiotics Helped Your ME/CFS Symptoms?

    Have Antibiotics of any type helped your ME/CFS symptoms? If yes please say what type of antibiotics helped you. I also included an option in which antibiotics helped you, but not solely related to ME/CFS symptoms.
  6. J

    Losing Progress, Looking for Next Step

    I've been dealing with health issues the past 6-7 years and while making some serious headway, I've recently started to backslide and am not quite sure of my next step. I'm starting to feel like I'm entering the final phase of my ability to manage symptoms and looking for a helping hand in...
  7. H

    SIBO, antibiotics, acid drops, and Herxheimer reactions

    Hi, do any of you have any experience with SIBO-related Herxheimer reactions (i.e. "die off" reactions) following antibiotics, specifically Rifaximin and/or Neomycin? I have been struggling with SIBO for some time and have been given a plan of action by my specialist doctor who I like, which...
  8. G

    Buying antibiotics for Lyme online

    I found a thread here that was a few years old on this but thought I would ask for more recent info: I tried posting in the general ME/CFS discussion forum but no response so thought I would try here. Does anyone have positive experiences buying general antibiotics online from international...