Hi all, sorry about the delayed reply...I've been on treatment since my last thread. OK here's the deal...
I've been to my naturopath/homeopath and she was really informative about the whole candida issue. First thing she pounded in my head was...candida is related to internal problems...mainly stemming from digestion issues and intestines. I've also been suffering bad breath for a while and I know it's not dental related cos I've just been for a major check up - which she also confirmed would be related to the candida again.
Anyway, she said for candida to be cured permanently, we have to treat the digestive system...which is why OTC meds like Diflucan or pessary type tablets like Canesten only mask the problem and not actually cure it...and hence it always returns.
Now I'm not sure if all naturopaths use the same brand of homepathic meds but this is what I've been put on...which I know you can get couple of them in the health stores. I'm taking:
Ultraflora / probiotic tablets: one tablet twice a day
Garlic tablet - one a day
Homeopathic drops (Formula YIN) - 10 drops under the tongue 3 times a day before meals
Homeopathic drops Formula 5 - 20 drops plus Formula FI - 30 drops mixed into 1lt of water - sipped throughout the day til it finishes
No sugar or yeast containing foods (been OK with sugar but struggling a bit giving up bread)
Today's been exactly 7 days since I started this regimen. The drops I take under the tongue just finished today. The garlic and the ultraflora tablets are about a month's worth and I'm guessing the other 2 homeopathic drops taken with the water will finish end of this week.
All and all, I'm told the treatment will start to show its effects from the second week on and the additional boost of the tablets for at least couple of more weeks is supposed to maintain it. My partner is also being treated with the same set of meds.
The white coating on my tongue due to the candida has decreased but then again I am scraping away and brushing like there's no tomorrow. I've had great results with this naturopath of mine regarding other health issues before so I'm actually hopeful this will finally treat the root of this darn candida issue.
I don't have uncomfortable symptoms like the itching or burning etc...only some white discharge but as mentioned in my very first post, it's more my partner and my relationship that suffers the most. I feel like a sack filled with bacteria and I can't wait to get some normality back in my life...and most importantly my health cos it's amazing the damage candida can cause in all other parts of our immune system.
Keep me posted on how you're all going with your treatments...I'll be sure to report back...hopefully with good news soon