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Day 43: Infection

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Just when I think I have the reigns on my health, I come down with another raging kidney infection. This is the worst one ever, I think. I tried to hold off on the antibiotics, which are contraindicated for those who are or are trying to become pregnant. Not to mention that I finally was feeling like i got my flora in check. So much for that. Now I am essentially bombing them with high-dose, long-course antibiotics. It's very discouraging.

I leave for a trip back East in a week, and am worried about what this will do to my immune system. For right now I am just focused on trying to take it easy and get over the worst of the actual infection. Then I'll try to recover from the treatment...
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    Oh I am really sorry to hear about the kidney infections. They hurt like hell and I hope that you get rid of them. Keep your chin up.
    2050 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear on the kidney infection. One suggestion I have is to run, not walk, to your nearest health food centre. Tell them about your immune system, that you have to take antibiotics and you need a super potent probiotic. They have the kind that are in the fridge, far stronger than those over the counter deals and stronger than store bought yogurt. They will fit the one for your situation. You can take it now while on the antibotic without blocking the antibiotics effect. I can't take antibiotics because of ulcerative colitis, so the odd time I have to, I bombed it with really super potent probiotics and had no issues. Definitely take it easy and lots of water. Many healing thoughts sent.
    2054 days ago
    Kidneys. Jeez. I'm so sorry that you can't seem to catch even the smallest of breaks. I wish I could send you matzoh ball soup, though that probably goes against your cleanse (not to mention our vegetarianism)...why does food always seem to be the answer when it really never is...? Just take it easy and try to be kind to yourself. Love love love.
    2054 days ago
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