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Could SSRI/ARV/Steroids/etc. drugs be antibiotics in disguise?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 27, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Apparently, SSRI drugs have an antifungal effect.

http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/6/775.full

Which begs the question, what other pharmaceutical drugs that aren't antibiotics ARE actually antibacterial? There's a very clear link between AntiRetroViral drugs that HIV patients take and digestive issues. ARVs are notorious for causing digestive upset, as are antibiotics. Nobody has been able to explain to me why ARVs cause digestive upset and potentially lifelong GI issues.

I took Doxycycline once and I lost about 8 pounds in the first week because the medication gave me profuse diarrhea. I had some shaving rashes that I put Hydrocortisone (a steroid) cream on for several days and I noticed that my bowel movements were normal in consistency, but abnormal in terms of when they came out.

If SSRI drugs, which have no molecular similarity to antifungals have antifungal activity, is it much of a stretch to assume that a multitude of other pharmaceuticals may do the very same thing? If anyone can shed some light on this matter, that would be great.

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on April 30, 2013
at 04:45 AM

This is really interesting! I was on a few different SSRIs for years. I thought it to be completely unrelated that I developed a yeast allergy and have battle candida overgrowth since. I am off the meds now and since have adopted a paleo diet. Now I'm not sure why the improvement of the candida ... no meds or paleo. Oh well, a win is a win, right?

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on February 21, 2013
at 01:58 AM

Are you saying it's a hoax because of your experience? I'm very interested in this argument.

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on February 18, 2013
at 02:19 AM

Yes, because the body produces its own toxins. It's like job insurance for the liver. lol

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on May 28, 2013
at 02:17 AM

Ahoy, poor science!

What a bunch of nonsense... Their effective antifungal doses are approximately 1-2 orders of magnitude higher than doses as SSRIs. Heck, you'd kill a lot of stuff at that concentration I'd wager...

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on January 20, 2013
at 09:22 PM

smoking , obviously is ..

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on February 03, 2013
at 10:44 PM

antibiotics are important for cleaning the gut, i take penicillin from time to time and my mood is always better...stop buying into the whole probiotic garbage...it's a hoax...serotonin however is toxic to the body, i take antiserotonin med

0abbec29fdcc092e969885ad70aa4c11

on February 18, 2013
at 02:19 AM

Yes, because the body produces its own toxins. It's like job insurance for the liver. lol

33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

(502)

on February 21, 2013
at 01:58 AM

Are you saying it's a hoax because of your experience? I'm very interested in this argument.

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