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Discussion in 'Fungal Infection (Yeast, Candida)' started by Aerose91, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    I've the past two years I have been put.on nystatin twice and fluconazole once for candida but it still seems to be there in tests. I can't totally explain this because my diet is so clean and low on sugar (zero sugar) but it's still there, yet.

    My doctor wants to put me on Diflucan now and see if that helps. I don't really have any huge expectations for this but if it can help alleviate one road block that would be good.
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    tdog333 Senior Member

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    Are you eating any carbs? That's the #1 mistake people make is trying to "starve" the candida. You have to keep eating carbs. Candida is completely protected while the body is in ketosis. When you starve candida it will switch to is fungal form and become virulent and aggressive. Candida is going to keep coming back unless you find and eliminate your immune problems. How long did you use nystatin? You need to stay on it for at least a few months for it to be effective.

    Candida is a symptom of a bigger problem basically. It's good to keep the levels down, but it won't completely clear until you treat whatever underlying problem exists.
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    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    I can agree with that. I eat a controlled amount of carbs, from 60-110/day in the form of brown rice and quinoa. I don't believe I'm in ketosis but I definitely haven't been.able to head the Candida problem

    I believe.I was on nystatin for about 4-6 weeks
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Fluconazole is the same as diflucan I believe. How long did you take it and what dose? Doctors often don't give it long enough. I had persistent candida until I realized that I had to do daily maintenance to prevent it coming back--aside from the right diet.

    Best,
    Sushi
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  5. Aerose91- I've been on Dyflucan (Fluconazole), Nystatin and other anti-fungals for well over a decade. In my personal experience, I have not found a long term solution to keep my fungal overgrowth in check, but Diflucan is a benefit to many. I'm more than happy to answer any questions that you may have about side effects or my experience. Wishing you the best.
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    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    Thanks @sparklehoof

    I actually didn't know that Diflucan is the same thing as fluconazole, in that case I have been on it.

    I'm not really expecting to feel any different as I have never in the past with antifungals and still have Candida, despite my perfect diet. Hmmm...

    I will make sure to hit you up if anything unordinary comes up though, Thanks again.
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    I'm wondering if the probiotic Saccharomyces Boulardii would help. It is also a yeast, but the good kind. Does anyone know if this would crowd out the candida?

    I have some misbehaving microbes, currently unidentified, so I'm trying to figure this stuff out too. It is all so complicated. :(
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    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    I've had one hell of a time
    with this, too. My diet has been phenomenal for so many years yet I still suffer from Dysbiosis and leaky gut. There has to be some underlying reason.

    Here is an interesting take on the whole candida/Dysbiosis thing. Its very interesting to me.

    http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/articles/intro2.php
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    It might be worth getting tested for Mannose Binding Lectin deficiency if you haven't already. I believe this relatively common immune deficiency can leave you more susceptible to candida infection.
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    I have persistent Candida infection that never goes!!! I've been to the Dr so many times and have been on fluconazole one of tablet, one pessarie. Tons of creams which I've used as pessaries if that makes sense. The hydrocortisone and clotrimazole ones. The Dr said the pessaries the strongest treatment so I haven't been back about it :( it makes me feel horrible Tbh.
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    I did a Diflucan protocol for 1 month. It did not help with Candida one bit!

    Resistant Starch worked overnight and I believe the Candida is gone for good now.
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    tdog333 Senior Member

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    Agreed,if he couples that with some SBO's like bacillus coagulans and he should notice some real improvement
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    Gestalt Senior Member

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    I have been taking Threelac for the last 2 weeks and I see it's in there. To be honest it hasn't made a noticeable difference in how I feel.

    I am going to try http://www.gomegaspore.com/product/ next to see how it compares. Has it as well.
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I took it for many months and didn't notice anything.

    Sushi
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    maybe you don't have a fungal problem but a bacterial problem? have you looked into rifaximin?
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    For me, I had a confirmed fungal problem.

    A couple years later I did take rifaximin and it helped all my symptoms, not only gut.

    Sushi
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    I'm planning on taking it (and diflucan) myself. Did you have a relapse or did it not fully cure you?
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    If you have ME/CFS, rifaximin is not going to cure you--though it might cure other conditions. But it did help with symptoms. I need to take a short course about every 4 or 5 months.

    Sushi
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  19. kyzcreig

    kyzcreig

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    I bet that can get pricey. I hope you're getting a generic form from outside the US!

    I actually read something recently that you may be interested in:
    http://goo.gl/tOuNEV
    (first link, page 15, section on fibromyalgia)
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