originally posted by: Lightbeing123
Oh and why do some posters think its bad to ask for advice here? I know its a conspiracy forum but this is also the health& wellness section. I have
every right to ask here.
I can't speak for anyone else, but the reason I cautioned you against soliciting natural or nonmedical remedies here and urged you to see an M.D. is
because opting for medical treatment advice from people who have not personally examined you and have unvetted backgrounds could have led you into
territory where you could have worsened your condition. You have no way of knowing the veracity of the advice and treatments being offered to you.
Technically speaking, anyone offering you up a guaranteed remedy, whether it was effective or not, is conservatively speaking, practicing medicine
without a license. I don't know you or anything about you beyond what you have posted in this thread, but the symptoms you described could indicate
something rather serious and potentially lead to lifelong and irreversible scenarios beyond the STI.
No matter how well intended people are who were giving you possible natural remedies were, without a full medical history and access to lab results,
blood work etc..., more unintended harm to you was a potential outcome based on the limited information available. There are definitely many scenarios
and instances where this particular forum is an excellent place to seek advice and explore a wide array of options. I don't think anyone looking
through this forum has ill will or intentions regarding the advice they were offering and some of it could be very beneficial. What you were
describing however seemed to necessitate the assistance of a medical professional and sooner rather than later.
I'm really happy that you were able to get out and see someone as quickly as you did and even more so that it looks as if it isn't anything dire or
serious. With an STI that can have lifelong effects, it is far better to err on the side of caution and rule out such serious complications instead of
trying a variety of alternative remedies and missing the window where broad spectrum antibiotics are still a useful resource.
A few years ago through my own stupidity, I got a rather serious infection in my hand. I play music doing session work and own a recording studio. My
hands pay my bills. I didn't have insurance at the time so I put off going to the ER for over a week. By the time I was talked into going, my hand had
swollen up so badly that you couldn't see the joints in my fingers let alone bend them nor could you even tell where my wrist was anymore. I had
developed blood poisoning and cellulitis along with blood clots in peripheral veins in my arm. Had I waited another day to seek treatment I would be
typing much slower right now as I was on the verge of gangrene setting in and a particularly nasty case of sepsis because I delayed seeking treatment
for so long. They estimated I had 36-48 hours before I had done irreversible damage that would have necessitated amputating the hand and a portion of
my arm a little above the wrist as well as my organs beginning to shut down due to the sepsis. I got lucky and spent just over a week in the hospital
hooked up to an IV antibiotic called Vancomycin that actually damaged the veins in which the IV was inserted because it is so potent. The look of
horror when my daughter, who was in kindergarten at the time, came to see me with all of the needles, wires and monitors I was attached to was
enough to ensure I wouldn't be so lax again in the future when it came to seeking the appropriate medical attention as soon as I was able.
So back to your question quoted above, you certainly have every right to seek advice in any way you see fit from any number of sources. But if I can
help someone avoid irreparable, long-term and life altering problems that could have been avoided altogether by encouraging them to seek legitimate,
professional medical assistance, and in your case some of the potential outcomes could have been sterility or death, both of which preclude starting a
family of your own, I will strongly encourage that person to get to an ER over eating yogurt and probiotics... I'll do it every time. Again, I can
only speak for myself, but I wasn't trying to be a negative Nancy nor was I attempting to talk down to you or be brusque in anyway at all. With
symptoms such as what you described, there is no substitute for an actual physician. With that said, once you get in to see a Dr. you can then run
some of the other options by the physician to see how they could affect the medications you are or have been on since February 4th. At that point, in
addition to whatever new medications or extensions of previous prescriptions, unless it will interfere with the efficacy of your scrips, adding in
probiotics to the antibiotic regiment to boost their assistance and adding in cranberry juice to help out the UTI... there is absolutely nothing
wrong with adding complementary treatments of known value.
I'm glad you were able to get to the ER and see someone and
to you on a speedy recovery and hoping you're on the mend and feeling better
edit on 20-3-2016 by peter vlar because: (no reason given)