Hello- I went through a surgery to replace my heart valve that was infected. After long antibiotic treatment, I was asked to take 500 mg penicillin daily lifelong. It has been almost 7 months, I feel I should stop taking it and just make sure I am preventing infections. Do you agree with the bold move. I even feel daily antibiotics could be damaging. Doctors are split on this, I understand they do not want to risk. One doctor even agreed to stop the antibiotics after 6 months, but when I visited him last suddenly felt I could keep taking; I felt the decision was more driven by ‘what if I am not doing the right thing?’, so did not want to take unnecessary risks.
What is your suggestion? I plan to take vitamin c, coq 10, garlic to keep my immune system at the best and avoid alcohol and smoking.
ThNks for all your suggestions.