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View Poll Results: Did you have alot of Antibiotics as a Kid????
Yes 83 76.15%
No 20 18.35%
Not Sure 6 5.50%
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10-03-2012, 07:45 PM   #31
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and a whole slew of people have been on a.b. and never had a problem
10-03-2012, 08:55 PM   #32
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I was very sickly as a child and was constantly on antibiotics, and my mom is clean-freak, so I was probably seriously lacking in "good bacteria" LOL.

I have also heard that being born via C-section has an effect a baby's gut flora... Would be interesting to see how many of us are C-section babies. I am!

Also agree with whomever suspected that a vaccine may have been a trigger in their disease. I was required to have a Hep B vaccine to do clinicals for nursing... My first major flare and subsequent diagnosis came a few months later.

I don't think there is any one specific cause for autoimmune disorders, but rather a combination of all the environmental factors stressing an immune system that is already genetically susceptible. Stress, viruses, antibiotics, vaccines, toxins, etc... all add up over time, and at some point I think the immune system just goes haywire. But, that's just my humble opinion.
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10-04-2012, 06:21 AM   #33
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I agree AVW, I think it is like a pot of water that is just waiting to boil over. I think it is a build up of stressers that are put on the immune system for so long that finally the bottom drops from under.( I believe this is the case with a lot of orphan diseases and immune diseases). I was born natural(no c-section), but my mom did have severe toxemia late in her pregnancy with me( we almost both died). I was premature about 4 weeks, I weighed only 4 and half lbs. I am not saying this is why I am sick, but there could be a possible connection. I wonder how many on here were born premature??
10-04-2012, 08:09 PM   #34
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Yep. The liquid pink bubble gum flavored stuff. Yummy. lol
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10-04-2012, 10:16 PM   #35
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Interesting poll.

Let it be noted that factory farm cows and dairy farm cows are constantly fed antibiotics their whole life and many have Johne's Disease.
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10-05-2012, 01:47 PM   #36
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Lots of ear infections, bloody noses, flu during my childhood. I've always been the "sick kid" in my family. Even as an adult anytime I get the sniffles I end up with antibiotics for an infection, or bronchitis.
10-05-2012, 01:53 PM   #37
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I was on antibiotics for years as a teen (like 6 years) for acne. It cured the acne, but I have always wondered if it also caused my UC. Nothing I can do about it now...
10-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #38
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As a kid I did take antibiotics I suffered from chronic ear infections. And was diagnosed with Crohns at age 8
10-23-2012, 01:11 PM   #39
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Lots of ear infections, bloody noses, flu during my childhood. I've always been the "sick kid" in my family. Even as an adult anytime I get the sniffles I end up with antibiotics for an infection, or bronchitis.
I was, and am, exactly the same. Tubes in and out of my ears several times, antibiotics many times as an infant, allergic to everything, always getting bronchitus, upper resp...etc...
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10-30-2012, 09:42 PM   #40
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I know this thread is old but I voted no way back because apparently I didn't know. I actually was given antibiotics as a kid for an ear infection.
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10-31-2012, 07:29 AM   #41
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Once or twice I think, no more than is normal for a child.
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