Buddy I was wrong

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterby, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    It's not acidili-whatever the heck it's called that you're not supposed to take if you have an autoimmune disorder. It's echinacea.

    I was at the grocery store last night with a friend looking at alfalfa sprouts (not because I wanted them, but because I wondered why they were selling lawn grass in the produce section :) ), and she told me that you're not supposed to eat alfalfa if you have an autoimmune disorder. It brings on a flare. I replied that you're also not supposed to take echinacea. Then I realized that I had told you about the acidili-whatever the heck it's called and needed to fix it.

  2. buddy

    buddy New Member

    OH, ok... no biggie...

    Yes I that is what I thought too....about the echi....whatever....

    those are the cold/viral suppressants right? Makes sense then that they would not be good for any immune problem....

    Thanks for checking back!
  3. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Now, THAT makes more sense.

    Because echinacea works by putting the immune system under more stress, to rev up the immune response, its easy to see why that would be a problem if you have an autoimmune disease!
  4. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    See...I know these things, they just get lost or confused with something else. Then it just pops out one day. LOL!
  5. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip


    And I wouldn't do that, either.
  6. buddy

    buddy New Member

    I haven't needed the acidophillus (sp?) for a long time, have only been on antibiotics in the form of ear drops once in the last maybe 10 years so luckily I have been pretty healthy. (knocking cyber wood) But when I have needed it, it seemed to make me not get the yeast issues.
  7. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Well I have put Bactrim and all other sulfa drugs on my banned list. After the horrid experience I had with it I will never go through that again. I guess I am going to be stuck with cipro and e-mycin.
  8. buddy

    buddy New Member

    yeah, that was terrible. I remember a doctor telling me years ago if I got an antibiotic to just ask for the one day tab that you can get right away. I wonder if they still have that? I have no clue what it was called it was many many years ago but it just popped into my headache brain.