A Little Poisoning Along the Road to ME/CFS
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Oral anti-fungals

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by helen41, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. helen41

    helen41 Senior Member

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    My toenail fell off recently, and a culture showed a fungal infection (charming! LOL). My Dr.'s office just called, saying she called in a prescription for me (Lamisil, I think).
    I tend to be the one in charge of my care, who knows what I can and can't take, but I don't see posts about this here. Is this a medicine I can take safely?
     
  2. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Senior Member

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    Oh no. I took Lamisil and was deathly ill. It's very very hard on the liver. When I say I became really sick, I mean panic attacks and the worst lethargy and stomach distress- and just so sick.

    I had gone to a nail salon for a pedicure and I ended up with a fungal infection. You may be able to take it, but I have heard that some well people can't even take it. I didn't have a good experience and I was much better then with my CFS. I was living and productive. It brought me down for months.
     
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    RUkiddingME Senior Member

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    Unfortunately I don't know anything about Lamilsil. It was interesting to hear about your toenail falling off as I had a similar issue. At the very beginning of developing ME/CFS I lost the toe nail on each on my second toes, just out of the blue, all the doctor said was " interesting ". I have been on Valcyte for almost six months and someone advised me to take NAC for liver support. I noticed my toenails getting much healthier and brighter looking. I then researched NAC a little more and found that it has anti-fungal properties. Interesting... Good luck!
     
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    I have never taken Lamisil. Way back when anti-candida diets and treatment were in fashion I tried Nystatin and Ketaconazole. Couldn't tolerate the Nystatin (felt poisoned) but the Ketaconazole cleared up some fungal infections I had been getting for a while.
     
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    Hi Helen41, I had a fungal problem on three of my toes February last year. Never had fungal problem with my toes in my life so was a real surprise.

    My doctor prescribed Lamisil (Terbinafine) which I was to take for 3 months. (There is a site on the internet where you can read patient experiences of this tablet, can't remember the name, will try and find out).
    I was quite nervous of taking this tablet, as when I read the information sheet it said can cause liver damage and some have needed liver transplant after being on it ! ). I swallowed the tablet for 30 days, felt awful on it, I felt like if I continued something awful was going to happen. I decided the risks weren't worth it, so I stopped and wished I hadn't taken it at all really. My toenails came right, maybe that was all I needed 30 days on it ?

    I wouldn't recommend it myself, it's bad enough having ME without stuffing up your liver as well. Some people have no problems at all taking the tablet for 3 months, I think the most common symptom is losing your sense of taste.
     
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    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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    For natural treatment of fungus, you might consider Lauricidin and Alliultra.
     
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    Or, for topical treatment of nails, Tea Tree Oil.
     
  8. helen41

    helen41 Senior Member

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    thank you all. After doing some reading, and also, being afraid I will infect my husband as well, I decided to give it a try. First dose today, and I don't feel any negative effects thus far
     
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    rosie26 Senior Member

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    helen41 let us know how you go
     
  10. helen41

    helen41 Senior Member

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    I have been taking it for over a week now, and have had no problems with the medicine at all. I have not had a history of chemical sensitivities, so maybe I am just lucky.
    My next liver enzymes are in a month, so I will let you know if any are more unusual than usual
     
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    rosie26 Senior Member

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    That's great ! Hope you continue to be one of the lucky ones :) as it does do an excellent job at getting rid of the problem. I think it was the 2nd, 3rd week when I started to feel crap, big time.
     

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