Quoted from BluesSingerI am thinking of taking the prescription to try and get rid of this. It's gotten pretty bad.
Thanks for any help!
Quoted from LloydThat may be the best thing for you, this time.
The various forms of nystatin (oral or dermal) are quite effective against candida. Might want to consider both.
Quoted from MotherI would recommend Candidase enzymes from Enzymedica. It's only cellulase (breaks up the candida walls) and protease (which breaks down and digests the cell walls and carries it out). There is next to no die off as the protease carries it out. The only thing I noticed was great bowel movements. You can read about it at http://www.enzymedica.com. It explains much better than I do. Seriously, no healing crisis and felt much better. I also take virastop2x and can tell it's all made a huge difference clearing in a very short time. They are only therapeutic enzymes, nothing else
Quoted from JJRSounds like the classic signs of a candida overgrowth that needs to be countered possibly.
Sounds like you have the right things going as far as supps go. But you can do a more friendly anti candida diet along with your swami.
I would just stay away from real sugary fruits and drinks. Stick to more non sugary fruits, within reason. Granny smith apples, lemons limes, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, kiwi, papaya.... Etc. Etc.
I forget what else there is you can do.... No sweet treats for a while. Try to cut out any "chemical additives". Even honey or good sweeteners can exasperate it. So.... And then focus on good foods that are good for gut health, along with your supps.
Even grains can be no good and rice and quinoa have no gluten so to speak. Those are the safest I think for getting rid of candida. I don't do well without oats, so I never really quit them all together. The one time I did I got IBS really bad. I don't know if it was IBS but my descending colon was in a lot of pain at that time. And it seemed to go away when I added oats back in.
I eat salads daily. If you're not digesting well, red meats and such aren't all that great and you might have to stick with more fish and nuts. I'm not sure what to think about beans. I haven't eaten them in a while. Some of the anti candida experts say that you should not eat any meat and just eat beans, but I think for some of us that is BAD advice.
I've had it real bad in the past and I'm speaking from experience. Capryl oil helped me a alot at one time. The ND I was seeing had me make up a drink with I think 2 teaspoons capryl oil and some psyllium powder and bentonite magma. I don't know if the bentonite was a good thing or not but it sure helped me get through a rough spot and started to deal with the candida. I've taken a lot of things over time though. Candidase, Candisol, fermented butter, manuke honey, cultured veggies. BTW, I've never heard of them being cultured with lemon before. Maybe the sugars skyrocketed in them. From my experience, if you're not going to add a starter, you need to use salt.
Quoted from JJRSorry I skipped a day.
Yes, I would get a dry mouth terribly. Which in turns helps you not digest your food well because your saliva isn't as prevalent as it should be.
Yes, I was constantly stopped up in my head. At the time I would do the nettie pot almost daily so I could breathe. It is also another symptom of a candida overgrowth.
You might be having H.Pylori symptoms too. Do you take the Dadamo Gastro-D? That would help with that and candida. Basic stomach gut health. And even if it's not H.Pylori, a candida/yeast overgrowth can cause your stomach to get upset and acid refluxy. I had symptoms like that too at times. Especially in the beginning. For me it seemed like dealing with H.Pylori and the yeast helped that. The gastro-d was a lifesaver at some point.
IMHO, GERD is just another way that a doctor diagnoses so that they can give you medicine. I'm not a doctor though. And I would hate to take the place of one. But the fact of the matter is, most regular MD doctors don't acknowledge yeast/candida as a problem. At least not the ones I went to. Things might be changing though. But rx will not help your gut. From what I can tell.
I would take a serious look at the Gastro-D. It might be just the ticket and it's what helped me a lot when I had some very very similar symptoms to yours.
Another thing I used to do was eat raw cloves of garlic in between meals. That helps kill bad stuff in your gut. I would also eat fresh ginger after meals, during meals, with meals. Helped me digest. And it burns going down but it might keep the stomach acids at bay. Not sure if that would work for you or not.
Hang in there, you'll figure it out. This is a great place to be to get help. I see in the other thread others are trying to help you. I didn't read it all though.
And fwiw, 60 days is a good start. But it took me a couple of years to get my gut back to a good place. That doesn't mean it will all be bad, but it was a slow process for me. But with the right foods and supps, I could feel progress regularly. I too used to eat a LOT of junk food. A lot.