I DO feel better this morning after taking the four pb tabs last night. The most noticable change is normally I have some 'morning stiffness', usually about the first 10 or so steps, but this morning I didn't even have to use my hands to push up off the bed and had no stiffness with the very first step!
What do I do now? And, why does pepto bismol affect those gram negative bacteria?
Thanks a bunch!!
Re: Bob: Pepto Bismol test results
Posted by Robert McFerran on October 08, 1998 at 14:12:28:
In Reply to: Bob: Pepto Bismol test results posted by Lori Reid on October 08, 1998 at 10:15:36:
Guess what? You didn't have a candidiasis problem but you do have a problem in that you are reacting to the protein fragments and toxins from some intestinal (probably gram negative) bacteria.
Some folks have found that they actually CURED their arthritis simply by going on pulsed courses of strong antibiotics like flagyl (metronidazole). I have found that pepto-bismol can be just as effective and much safer.
Pepto-bismol is really bismuth salts stabilized in a salicyate base. Bismuth salts have broad spectrum anti-biotic properties. They probably kill anaerobic as well as aerobic bacteria but not has powerfully or as wide a spectrum as prescription antibiotics (i.e. tetracyclines or flagyl).
Here is the protocol I suggest:
Take 4 pepto-bismol (or less expensive generic) tablets just before going to bed. Take on the following schedule:
Week 0-2 : Take 4 tabs daily
Week 2-6 : Take 4 tabs on alternate days
Week 6-10 : Take 4 tabs once every 4 days
Week 10- 12 : Take 4 tabs once a week
Discontinue after 12 weeks. During this time be sure to supplement daily with acidophillus (3X/day with meals) since the bismuth salts do kill some good bacteria too.
You will find that as you go further out on the protocol you won't see as much difference in regard to your symptoms between the days you do and the days you don't take the pepto. Near the end you won't be able to tell the difference.
I'll discuss the specifics of why I think this works for some folks with arthritis in my book.
Thanks for helping confirm this phenomenon again for me.
Cool!!!! & Thanks!!! NMI
Posted by Lori Reid on October 08, 1998 at 14:22:53:
In Reply to: Re: Bob: Pepto Bismol test results posted by Robert McFerran on October 08, 1998 at 14:12:28: