Wow, that’s terrible. There’s a poster in my doctor’s surgery saying something like “Flu is a virus – antibiotics don’t kill viruses!” I guess a lot of patients assume they need them and insist on being given them. Doctors should be blamed for that, because the 8 words on that poster is all it takes to solve the problem. Pushing them on patients who don’t ask is just reprehensible. They’d readily snark at homoeopaths and the like for being pseudoscientists, but what they’re doing is just as unscientific and has far greater risks. I’ve seen a lot of articles recently criticising alternative medicine, but mainstream medicine has just as many flaws that never get pointed out.
I didn’t know about your history with antibiotics. Clearly you need to focus on your gut flora as much as your hormonal issues. I hope you can find all the answers you need and are doing well on the diet. Turning around such a wide range of issues takes a lot of time and determination, but be positive you’re past being pushed antibiotics and might be on the trail of good health!