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dragonsgold5
Thursday, April 12, 2007, 1:20am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Because of severely bad bronchitis, I am taking a 9-day regimen of oral steroids + 10 days of oral antibiotics.  Am going to get some acidophilus to help w/ GI tract (just in case that becomes an issue!) but, am wondering if there is anything I could take to counteract the steroid-induced mood swings?....

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Lola:

Thanks for posting the thread re: steroid use.  However, I'm not a bodybuilder and not interested in taking steroids long-term; I'm only using whatever the doctor prescribed me.  It's a short course.  I don't care for the side-effects I'm experiencing - mood swings, irritability, trouble sleeping - but can put up with it temporarily to get better.

I've never taken steroids before, ever, until now.  I don't consider them a first line of defense.  And I truly, truly hope that with a high level of compliance on the BTD, my allergies will be greatly ameliorated and therefore the bronchitis issue won't be an issue anymore!
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Often an inhaled steroid will be offered.....it helps to control the infla,mation of the bronchioles, etc. and , well, sometimes an oral dose may be prescribed, but I would wonder why not the inhaled, which isn't systemic and doesn't go through the liver.....
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Because of severely bad bronchitis, I am taking a 9-day regimen of oral steroids + 10 days of oral antibiotics.  Am going to get some acidophilus to help w/ GI tract (just in case that becomes an issue!)


dragonsgold5, IMHO, there is no "just in case" w/ the GI tract issue.    Once you take anti'b's you should def get on some probiotics. Actually, depending on how often you take the antib's, you should take some pro-b's in between. I think it's advised at least 6 hours after and before another dose. But definitely once your regimen is done if you are taking them say 3 or 4 times a day. Also acidophillus is not the recommended pro-b for O's. If you look at the Polyflora, you'll see there is no acidophillus in it.  I felt a little    when I saw that because that is what I'd used all my life. But who knew, ya know?    I know there is some info from Dr. D re: the fact that taking the wrong pro-b for your blood type is almost worthless (paraphrasing there  ).  Maybe someone will know where that info is.    Hope you are feeling better real soon!!  



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helps break up mucus in your respiratory tract...NAC which is the main active ingredient has a long history of beneficial results in lung disease like bronchitis


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Also acidophillus is not the recommended pro-b for O's. If you look at the Polyflora, you'll see there is no acidophillus in it.  I felt a little    when I saw that because that is what I'd used all my life. But who knew, ya know?    I know there is some info from Dr. D re: the fact that taking the wrong pro-b for your blood type is almost worthless (paraphrasing there  ).  Maybe someone will know where that info is.    Hope you are feeling better real soon!!  


Ack!  I'm taking a pro-biotic now!  It has several different kinds of organisms in it, and of course it has Acidophilus.  I'll see if I can find more info here.  I don't remember reading anything about Acidophilus in the ER4YT book.....and have only just ordered the ER4YT Encyclopedia, which won't be here for a couple week.  

You know, though:  I've relied on pro-biotics for years, especially more lately, and it always seems helpful.  Maybe I've just managed to get lucky and pick the ones that have a variety of pro-biotics, which then have something my body can put to good use.  

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Quoted from mikeo
check out Redoxa http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP055

helps break up mucus in your respiratory tract...NAC which is the main active ingredient has a long history of beneficial results in lung disease like bronchitis


Thanks for the tip!    
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Ack!  I'm taking a pro-biotic now!  It has several different kinds of organisms in it, and of course it has Acidophilus.  I'll see if I can find more info here.  I don't remember reading anything about Acidophilus in the ER4YT book.....and have only just ordered the ER4YT Encyclopedia, which won't be here for a couple week.  

You know, though:  I've relied on pro-biotics for years, especially more lately, and it always seems helpful.  Maybe I've just managed to get lucky and pick the ones that have a variety of pro-biotics, which then have something my body can put to good use.

My suggestion for learning what Probiotic is best for your type is to look at the Supplement Facts for Polyflora for your type to see what is it.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BT003  



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Most studies show that if the strains are not chosen correctly there will be no permanent changes to the gut from probiotic doses of any amount. As long as you keep taking the humungous CFU formulas (and paying for them) the bacteria will remain in there. Within two weeks of dc'ing these formulas, the population almost always reverts to what it was before. The idea is to use the best strains for your blood type and include the blood type optimum prebiotics as well.
probiotics.


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