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Multiple Health Problems After Taking a Course of Antibiotics for Bacterial

Posted by Christina (Lombard, Illinois) on 11/20/2006

Please help, i am losing my mind. (i eat all organic and haven't been this fit in years. Also I haven't been sick in 10 years. i am not overweight either.) after taking a course of antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis a month later problems arose. The next month, july, i realized i had some frontal sinus pain and an on again off again metallic taste. Air conditioning seemed to make it worse. I am allergic to mold and i smelled it coming out of the air conditioner at home. ( turned it off after a few days and also had the windows shut at night. I also had tonsil crypts that reopened after not having them for years. However, the mold count was extremely high in my area this year. the ENT gave me a week of antibiotics, but to no avail. i went to another doctor in august and she gave me allergy meds, and a nasal steroid spray for post nasal drip. the symptoms did not improve. i was nasal irrigating a few times a day and drinking a gallon of water. i kept looking at the back of my throat and i saw the shiny stuff (either post nasal drip or acid reflux, not sure). weeks pass and i continue the nasal irrigation, steroids, allergy meds, but to no avail. i still had the shiny stuff on the back of my throat and the white tongue when i woke up in the morning. I waited a few more weeks and take a whole bottle of mucinex and allergy meds and steroid spray and still no improvement. the shiny stuff is still occasionally on the back of my throat with a bad taste on again and off again. i go to europe for a few weeks and stop taking the allergy stuff and feel 50% better. I fly home and feel stuffed up on the plane. then i felt like i had a cold for 2 days. i waited 2 weeks and went back to dr. because now when i lay down at night each nostril would close depending on which side i lay on. i take 10 days of antibiotics and was still doing the irrigating but to no avail.. the ears began to ring loudly but have subsided a little. I still have the shiny stuff off and on. dr. says it's acid reflux. However, i do not have pain or heartburn. I have never had a problem with food (tomatoes, milk, carbs). I drank plenty of coffee and wine in europe and had no problems either. Dr. puts me on prilosec for 2 weeks and suddenly i can't eat fresh fruit or tomatoes without getting that acid taste a few hours later. I never had this until i took the prilosec. I still wake up with a dry nose as if I'm in a desert and one nostril is clogged with white tongue in the a.m. after i am awake for a little while i can breathe again and the nose unclogs. i told her in the beginning that i thought it was fungal but she didn't think so. i have been drinking the acv and taking probiotics and enzyme supplements as well for a week now. i stopped taking the prilosec a week ago and i still have the dry nose when i wake up and the white tongue which i can brush off. i took a few of naturum phosphicum and had terrible headaches for 3 days. also acid taste has returned with a vengeance. is this from acv or naturum phosphoricum? finally the acid taste seems to be subsiding but i'm not sure if it's from stopping the acv or the nat. phos. i'm sure that the prilosec caused my stomach to be depleted of acid since i had no problems eating before. is there a way to tell if it's fungal or sinus or both? please help i am going crazy from the dry nose and headaches upon waking. i usually feel better when i'm awake. but i have had allergies my whole life and i never had this before. i even bought a hepa filter just in case it's a dust mite problem and again the mold. I just want to know if this is a sinus problem (caused by acid reflux) or acid reflux caused by fungal or both or a combination. i really can't take it anymore. I also have been sleeping with the bed raised and this causes my scoliosis to hurt. it is very uncomfortable to sleep that way. it didn't help me with the dry nose either. my apt. is plenty humid as well. i am also very clean so i can't see why it would be allergies. i told the dr. that i wasn't even sneezing the whole summer (very strange i think). could this be fungal from the initial mold i smelled in the air conditioner? i haven't had a fever yet so she said it's not a sinus infection. and my mucous has always been clear. but again, i have not had a runny nose or common allergic symptoms since this began. in the beginning of this nightmare i would inhale steam and eucalyptus oil and my nose wouldn't even drain. again strange. ever since i went to these drs. i have been much worse off. why would my nose stuff up at night on one side and feel dry like a desert? is the white tongue from acid and/or pepsin. please help me!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

It is common that when you are on an antibiotics, they will obviously cause the body's immune system to be lowered from killing off friendly bacteria. Increased in heavy metals are quite common when people go on antibiotics also. Yeast and fungus loves heavy metal, and they tend to grow quite fast in those mediums. I have not yet identified which particular heavy metals those are, but usually it is often free radical heavy metals. Your reported metallic tastes is not unusual either since you are high in heavy metal burden.

Since this is the cause, the cure is the same, removal of heavy metals and reducing free radical heavy metals.

Take granulated powdered lecithin one tablespoon on an empty stomach 3-4 times per day, and if possible also take granulated powdered lecithin along with your food also. It must be understood that heavy metals are oil soluble and the body cannot remove easily such oil soluble compounds unless a fat emulsifiers are there to dissolve them, causing the body to rid of excess heavy metal burden much easier.

Consider using oil pulling, as a way to remove heavy metal burden by swishing around the mouth at least 5 minutes each, and spit it out. To prevent any release of toxins when they are being killed by the linoleic acid component of the oil, consider adding at least 1 drop of peppermint oil per tablespoon each time you use it. This way you can neutralize the toxins necessary to prevent or reduce Herxheimer effect.

Fungus are relatively weak or dies of easily whenever the body is rather alkaline. Therefore try taking anyone of the following:

two tablespoon of apple cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda


one whole lemon and add baking soda until fizz stops.

These two will help. If you can get disodium EDTA, then 1/4 teaspoon of this per liter of drinking water. It will rid of free radical heavy metals out of the body. Vitamin C, sodium ascorbate will help too.

Try to get some hydrogen peroxide 3% as a cleaning solution to rid of fungus in your room. This will remove the fungus contaminant. Cleaning air conditions by spraying with clorox to rid of fungus can also help or non chlorine bleaches such as sodium percarbonate or sodium perborate.

It is necessary you take zinc acetate supplements to raise your immune system, some iodine foot painting maybe twice a week, or and take some magnesium chloride or magnesium citrate supplements for example. These will help displace heavy metals. Taking selenium supplements should also displace other heavy metals such as mercury or cadmium.

Some people who have too much fungus which causes acid reflux can also be helped by taking 6 drops of H2O2 3% to 1 glass of water. They do report improvements after about 30 minutes of taking it, however the improvement is relatively brief such as 2 hours and must be taken before the declining conditions set in. Clove oil, one drop per liter of water, shaken very well should help. Just test if it is too hot for you or not. Different people have different tolerances to spicy oils. Of course safer way is to use plenty of spices they sold in supermarkets, such as thyme, oregano and clove to your food. These have anti-fungal properties. Ted

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Any time you have an allergy to mold, a shiny throat, and a metallic taste it indicates that the body is overloaded with heavy metals. Just take one tablespoon of granulated lecithin taken with every meal and one more tablespoon taken on an empty stomach. Drink plenty of water.

Secondly get a litmus paper and measure your urine pH, please! The pH urine if it is normal would be between 6.5 - 7.3. If your urine is between 4- 5 it is obvious that you were NOT taking enough baking soda. If taking baking soda by a larger amounts such as 1/2 teaspoon on 1/2 glass of water 3 times a day on an EMPTY stomach did not raise our pH within 1 hour after you took it, it means your body is lacking in another mineral controlling your pH, namely sodium molybdate (molybdenum).

Thirdly, people who eat organics tend to be low on sodium, and in some cases just taking 1 teaspoon of sea salt ONCE a week can kill the molds and other pathogens in your body. The only way to know is to test it out.

It is important that you just try to take one whole freshly squeezed lime (lemon is a bit weaker) and take that twice or three times a day on an empty stomach The key is to add baking soda until the fizz stop and add an extra 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda for good measure. Add this to 1/2 glass of water or 1 full glass of water.

You need to raise your immune system, namely taking 24 mg of zinc acetate (or zinc gluconate, or zinc chloride, or zinc citrate) for 4 days/ per week. Take selenium at 200 mcg per day. And eat kelp and seaweed every day. Taking some MSM (Methyl sulfonyl methane) maybe 250 mg/day with plenty of water will help kill the molds and fungus. To reduce molds and fungus, it must be noted that you need to take plenty of zinc, chromium, and vanadium supplements.

If you are still desperate, then take 1/4 teaspoon of borax to 1 liter of water - just drink this throughout the day. This compound will help kill fungus in your body.

Reducing heavy metal burden is a must, so besides taking lecithin, consider doing some oil pulling one tablespoon in the morning, but you must add the 1-2 drops of peppermint oil to neutralize the toxins too. The oil pulling will pull out some of the heavy metals. Just swish around the mouth 5 minutes minimum for spitting it out. It is also important to take vitamin B complex supplements and sodium ascorbate vitamin C at 1000 mg per day.

Doing the above you should notice improvement within a week.