To request information about doctors offering antibiotic therapy in the US (including ILADs physicians for patients with concomitant Lyme Disease) or other countries,
please go to this page.

We have an online email-based support group for people to obtain information about antibiotic therapy, currently with well over 2000 members. Our group has been created to provide information, support and encouragement for patients on antibiotic therapy for inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, lupus, etc. We encourage you to share your experiences with each other.

These diseases are complex, and the treatment must be tailored to the individual patient. Therapy is long term - many times with considerable ups and downs. Being able to communicate with other patients is an invaluable experience as you will discover as you participate in this group.

While patients may inform the group of a product that has helped them, in no way may that product or any other product be marketed. The intent is to keep this mailing list strictly as a support group. Participants will be expected to conduct themselves in an orderly manner, avoiding arguments, flaming, or any language that may be deemed offensive.

We extend a warm welcome to you to join our group. Please feel free to post your comments and questions.

To subscribe via email please email your subscribe request

To unsubscribe via email please email your unsubscribe request

You can also access our group at Yahoogroups on the web. Once you have joined Yahoo (no charge) the group name is 'rheumatic' - some additional features are available, such as web browsing of group posts and access to group archives.

There is also a support group for patients in the United Kingdom
You can join this group by going to

Many of the people in the group have offered to help you with queries by private email or telephone.
Please feel free to contact them at the email addresses given at the end of their stories on the Medical Histories page.

Click here to see photos of some of our group and lots of further information and links.


Getting started on antibiotic therapy

Check your stomach for sufficient hydrochloric acid

Lower your carbohydrates and lower your insulin (Dr. Joseph Mercola)

146 reasons why sugar is ruining your health (Dr. Nancy Appleton Ph.D.)

Root canals pose health threat (Dr. Joseph Mercola)

Lab tests used for rheumatic diseases (Chris)

Acidophilus and Yeast Overgrowth. (Virg)

Possible causes of fatigue in patients on the antibiotic/nutritional protocol on this website. (Joy)

Antibiotic therapy and methotrexate. (Janine)

A description of rheumatic diseases and terms. (Chris)

Concerns regarding soybeans. (Dr. Joseph Mercola)

Comparison of NSAIDs shows two with low incidence of GI toxicity. (Dr. Joseph Mercola)

Why your doctor might be reluctant to prescribe clindamycin. (Janene)

Minocycline-related skin hyperpigmentation. (Langevitz et al, Isr. J. Med Sci 1996)

Pharmaceutical benefit managers and prescription drugs. (Ethel)

Your body's many cries for water. (Ethel)

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