I have completely recovered from a terrible GI infection just by waiting it out and keeping hydrated. Of course, it was not a life threatening disease to start with, and in mild cases no treatment is recommended any way, but my case wasn't mild. However, I just stayed home, decided on a deadline and it cleared on its own.
I'm so proud of my ability to be patient. This is the third time this year I am recovering from some kind of infection without taking Antibiotics. I took a lot of Antibiotics as a child and even as a young adult, due to going to the Doctor immediately. Sad truth is that most doctors would give Antibiotics for a cold, and before you know it, your body is getting too much unnecessary drugs.
I caught this last infection from the hospital, as usual, and while sick made a decision that I was never going to step there again. However, now feeling strong and healthy again, I am starting to miss work and planning to violate my promise. Hopefully, no more bugs for me. The thought that I am risking my health at work doesn't provide any comfort. Even though, I have started another activity recently. I still can't see myself quitting this line of work completely, so I am trying to wean it off gradually. In reality. I will keep compromising my health if I stay.