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Can't Get Over The Flu

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I have been gluten free for about a year now.

I am a teacher which means I am around little kids and all their germs. Usually when I get sick and can get over it without having to get medicine for it. It runs its couse of two weeks and it is gone. But this year I had a terrible cough and tiredness for about 3 and a half weeks before I finally went to the doctor. She gave me antibodics for the flu and slowly but surely 4 and a half weeks later, I think I'm almost over it.

I also have a staff infection that I've been trying to get rid of for about 5 months now and it hasn't gone away completly yet.

Has anybody else found that after they have gone gluten free they are having a hard time getting over sicknesses?

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Nope.

Have you had your thyroid checked and been checked for Hashimoto's?

I was sick all the time before I started thyroid meds. Now, it's quite rare (except for those mysterious gluten things).

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Have you been tested for MRSA? It's no longer just in hospitals it's everywhere. And it does not heal on it's own and is resistant to many antibiotics. If it is MRSA you may need IV antibiotics or an extensive course of oral antibiotics. If left untreated MRSA is very dangerous not to mention very contagious.

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The true flu does not respond to antibiotics. It's a virus, not a bacteria.

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The true flu does not respond to antibiotics. It's a virus, not a bacteria.

How is your comment supposed to be helpful? She clearly got secondary bacterial bronchitis. Doctors don't give antibiotics for flu.

Sarah, I have trouble getting well when I'm hypothyroid. The staph infection may be metihcillin resistant (MRSA). Has your doctor cultured it to find out what antibiotic might work to kill it?

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How is your comment supposed to be helpful? She clearly got secondary bacterial bronchitis. Doctors don't give antibiotics for flu.

Sarah, I have trouble getting well when I'm hypothyroid. The staph infection may be metihcillin resistant (MRSA). Has your doctor cultured it to find out what antibiotic might work to kill it?

I feel like the amoxicillin is working... and I read online that yeah, many doctors percribe it for secondary bacterial bronchitis. I went to a urgent care center because I was worried I had strep. the docter there was very impersonal and I probably should have asked a lot of questions because she didn't tell me anything.

I finally got another appoint with my dermatologist this thursday so I'll see what she says. I just wanted to make sure none of this had anything to do with nutrients not being obsorbed.

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Have you taken amoxicillin several times before? I ask because my body has built up an immunity to it. I had taken it many times for sinus infections and the last time I went through 2 rounds of it without any effect. I had to be switched to another drug.

I saw a documentary on the problems with people becoming resistant to antibiotics and it said that amoxocillin, as well as zithromycin, were two of the most common ones people are building resistances to becuase they're prescribed so often.

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How is your comment supposed to be helpful? She clearly got secondary bacterial bronchitis. Doctors don't give antibiotics for flu.

Sarah, I have trouble getting well when I'm hypothyroid. The staph infection may be metihcillin resistant (MRSA). Has your doctor cultured it to find out what antibiotic might work to kill it?

Skylark, I was responding to this line from her post: "She gave me antibodics for the flu." I was simply trying to point out to anybody who didn't know that you DON'T take antibiotics for the flu.

Now please explain how your comment to me was supposed to be helpful.

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Skylark, I was responding to this line from her post: "She gave me antibodics for the flu." I was simply trying to point out to anybody who didn't know that you DON'T take antibiotics for the flu.

Now please explain how your comment to me was supposed to be helpful.

richard

All your comments were very helpful. Thank you.

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Have you taken amoxicillin several times before? I ask because my body has built up an immunity to it. I had taken it many times for sinus infections and the last time I went through 2 rounds of it without any effect. I had to be switched to another drug.

I saw a documentary on the problems with people becoming resistant to antibiotics and it said that amoxocillin, as well as zithromycin, were two of the most common ones people are building resistances to becuase they're prescribed so often.

not splitting hairs....but I doubt your body became "immune" to the ABT, but that the bacteria causing the infection did. Also, a fair number of sinus infections are fungal, or at least they are co infections.

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Sorry. I'm not in the medical field, so I probably did explain it wrong. My bacteria are immume to amoxicillin :D Unfortunately this was a while ago when I had a doctor who would prescribe antibiotics for almost anything and I didn't know better. Now I'm much more conservative about taking them. But the damage has already been done.

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