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#1 amybeth

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 08:25 AM

Woke up w/ killer sore throat - feels like strep. Go to Dr.

He decides to put me on antibiotics b/c over the holiday weekend culture results would take too long.

He prescribes Amoxicillin -- when he asks about prescription allergies, I explained that I have celiac disease and would need a script that does not contain gluten as a binding agent.

He says - that would be in the liquid forms most likely. (huh? I said BINDING agent) -- anyway, he gives me a sample of the RX, so I don't even have a written script.

Hesitation one - without the diagnosis from culture - do I want to take antibiotics for nothing.....
Hesitation two - no ingredients listed on the sample.
Hesitation three - no answer at the company that produced the sample.

GRRRR....I'm not going to take it, b/c that would be ridiculous. But I was wondering what the chances are that this contains gluten - - how many pill/capsule meds are typically safe?
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#2 jerseyangel

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 09:11 AM

Hi Amy--I wouldn't take it, personally, unless I verified with the company or a source that I trust that it was safe. Truthfully, I don't know what the chances are that it would contain gluten--pill/capsule vs. liquid. I had a similar situation with my throat last year. I had a terrible sore throat, and when it had gone on for 5 days, I went to the doctor because strep was going around in my area. She did the culture, but because I am allergic to almost every antibiotic out there, we deceided to wait. Glad I did, because the culture was negative, even though the sore throat lasted a week. Good luck with everything--I hope you feel better soon! :)
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#3 CarlaB

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 09:24 AM

Colloidal silver is a natural antibiotic that is silver suspended in water. It is better than regular antibiotics because it does not mess up the candida/bacteria balance in your system. I've taken if for things as serious as mastitis and it's worked. I have had things it did not work on (strep in my kids, twice, actually), but 95% of the time it works for me. Do an internet search and research it for yourself ... you may like it too. ;) I always try it first, then if it doesn't work, I go to the doctor. At the very least, maybe it will help you get through the weekend till you can get some answers.

You also could go talk to the pharmacist ... I've often found them more knowledgeable than the docs.
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#4 amybeth

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 10:26 AM

Thanks!

Opted for hot tea, advil, and some R & R.

Will check in with Dr. again after holiday weekend. Thanks!
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 12:34 AM

Thanks!

Opted for hot tea, advil, and some R & R.

Will check in with Dr. again after holiday weekend. Thanks!


I know it is a little late for the info, but I heard a speaker (a pharmacist) say that most RX's are made with potato or corn starch. But I ditto the above poster that said to call the pharmacist, becaue they would have all of the contact info for the manuf. You might be ok taking it, gluten-wise, but I wouldn't take an anti-biotic if I didn't have the confirmed diagnosis either. That is smart of you. Hope you are feeling better soon!
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#6 terps19

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 12:35 PM

Colloidal silver is a natural antibiotic that is silver suspended in water. It is better than regular antibiotics because it does not mess up the candida/bacteria balance in your system. I've taken if for things as serious as mastitis and it's worked. I have had things it did not work on (strep in my kids, twice, actually), but 95% of the time it works for me. Do an internet search and research it for yourself ... you may like it too. ;) I always try it first, then if it doesn't work, I go to the doctor. At the very least, maybe it will help you get through the weekend till you can get some answers.

You also could go talk to the pharmacist ... I've often found them more knowledgeable than the docs.



So the Colloidal silver wouldnt cause you to have D and stmoach cramps? That is very interesting if it doesnt... can you buy it online or do you need a script
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#7 CarlaB

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 02:47 PM

No, I've never had a problem with the colloidal silver. It is available at the health food store. There is a lot of online info about it that you can find with a search.

Apparently silver's antibiotic properties were why kings and queens had silverware and not goldware. Also, scientists used to use it to sanitize the petri dishes. Actually, I've also read that the old silver that was taken for health reasons was not broken down to it's molecular size like what we buy today, so it was absorbed into the skin making it bluish, which was why the rich were called "blue blood."
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#8 penguin

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 04:42 PM

Gargle with warm salt water and that will help swelling and inflammation and infection in the throat, and it needs to be a fairly strong solution. It's gross, but it works.

Otherwise, hot toddy's are great: hot tea, whiskey, honey, and lemon

Tastes like furniture polish, but I've never had anything work better!!!
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 07:46 PM

Personally I wouldn't take antibiotics for no known reason. But froma gluten perspective virtually all prescription meds are gluten-free. I've never heard of an antibiotic that has gluten.

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