Back in 1990 I had a bad case of Salmonella from eating a canned chicken dish my ex-wife made for dinner. We both had it but luckily the kids did not (they wanted PB sandwiches). While I was laying on the table getting my third IV I asked if they were going to give me antibiotics. They said no (Navy Hospital Longbeach) and that it just needed to run its course. So fast forward through my life. I've had two more cases of Salmonella and one case of Montezuma's Revenge I picked up in Tuxtla Mexico. Each time I asked the various nurses and doctors if antibiotics were necessary and they said no. For the last 14 years I've always thought I had I.B. Syndrome. My wife thought I just had a weak stomach. The symptoms were consistent and I just got used to it. One doctor had no clue as to what might be causing my stomach problems even after running extensive tests. So about 2 months ago I had a bit of Cellulitis on my face from bumping a piece of equipment at work. This was not a fun thing. It hurt like hell, gave me blurred vision in one eye and a heck of a headache. Cellulitis is treated by very intensive antibiotics given via IV. I had two treatments of this and the cellulitis went away. You can see where I'm going with this. It seems that all of my stomach problems have completely disappeared. I can now drink milk, eat cereal, eat hot foods and greasy yummy steak and don't have any problems what-so-ever. Before the antibiotics I couldn't eat any of that without fear of needing a bathroom close by. I was always worried when going to a restaraunt. The best I can figure is that I must have retained some bug in my intestines that caused all these problems since 1990 and the drugs got rid of them. And boy do I like eating normal again. Better living thru drugs I guess.