Treating Walking Pneumonia

  • Treating Walking Pneumonia

    Posted by dayton629 on May 22, 2024 at 8:52 am EDT

    My husband was diagnosed Monday 5/20 with walking pneumonia (atypical pneumonia.) Got put on 875mg of Amoxicillin for 10 days. The thought occurred to me that IVM might help, but I don’t know. Anyone have experience with this situation?

    Pete Batcheller, CDR USN (Ret) replied 3 weeks, 6 days ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • vegandan

    May 22, 2024 at 8:45 pm EDT

    The one thing I know for sure is that amoxicillin will do a number on your gut microbiome so it is important to take measures to support your gut health during the time you are taking it. I don’t know if there is a drug contraindication with IVM but when I had a UTI about 6 months ago and I used another antibiotic, I’m allergic to amoxicillin, I continued to take my regular low dose IVM without any issues.

  • Pete Batcheller, CDR USN (Ret)

    May 22, 2024 at 8:48 pm EDT

    Potent antibiotics like amoxicillin work great against bacterial infections. Ivermectin should help as welll. Unfortunately, amoxicillin also wipes out the microbiome in the gut. There are no restrictions in taking a probiotic once the course of amoxicillin is complete. I’d also get a lab assay of serum 25(OH)D3. Our innate and adaptive immune systems run on vitamin D3. I shoot for anything between 80 ng/mL and 150 ng/mL.

    Most people who do not take vitamin D3 have an average 25(OH)D3 serum concentration around 20 ng/mL and sometimes much less. If that’s the case, a loading dose of 600,000 IU of vitamin D3 taken at 100,000 IU/day for six (6) days followed by a maintenance dose of at least 10,000 IU/day or 125 IU/Kg body weight/day.

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