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Old 06-01-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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intestinal yeast overgrowth, anyone have experience?

There is not a specfic spot to post candidia related disorders so I thought I would start here. I have recently discovered via the allergy boards that there are many of us that have instestinal yeast overgrowth and are having a very difficult time in getting it under control. My problem started after many round of antibiotics to cure urinary track infections then second baby delivered vis c- section and more anti biotics after that, close to 12 rounds in 2 years. This caused a yeast over growth which I have only just realized all steming back to my digestive disorders and awful bloating major food intolerances and not getting any answers I think I was tested for just about everything under the sun. My dr told me just to follow a yeast diet for 1 month and take a really good probiotic. Well this didn't do too much I did have alot of die off in the begining, now I have just finished a 2 week candidase cure and that didn't take it away either but it did help my symptoms. Now I am taking oil of oregano for two weeks to see if that does anything at all. Anyone can you offer some advice or experiences as to what works?????

 
Old 06-01-2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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Re: intestinal yeast overgrowth, anyone have experience?

cad,

You probably have a candida/yeast infection.
Has your Doctor suggested giving you any anti-fungal medication like Diflucan, Sporonox or Nystatin?
You may need it after all the antibiotics.

You can re-balance your friendly intestinal bacteria by eating a good brand of yogurt 3 or 4 times daily. A very good brand that I use daily is Stonyfield Farm. Also, Kefir also contains alot of active cultures.
As you know yeast thrive on sugar so you have to cut out that along with simple carbs for awhile until you can eat normally again.

As you are finding out the same method of rebalancing the friendly bacteria does not work for every one the same way.
Some good probiotic supplements that I have used is Primal Defense, PB-8, Culturelle, Bifido Biotics w/ L sporogenes by Nutricology/ Allergy Research.

I get an upset of my friendly intestinal bacteria every time I use an antibiotic for more than 5 days.

My son recently had an infected eye-tooth that was extracted and after 4 days on an antibiotic (Clindamycin) got bad diarrhea-- that cleaned him out. He was treated with Diflucan for 10 days -- ate alot of yogurt & drank Kefir and took several different types of probiotic supplements to get cured. The corner of his mouth were even cracked.

There is just no easy answer-- we all respond so differently.

I wish you well---Harry

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Old 06-02-2007, 07:30 AM   #3
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Re: intestinal yeast overgrowth, anyone have experience?

Thank you Harry, I have been trying to rid of this for about 2 months now and I do have to say I am improving greatly as my symptoms don't seem to be near as bad. I did a round of candia cure supplements and that did help but it didn't take it all away. I do the spit test every morning and it improves to some degree but not enough so now I started the oil of oregan I will continue on that for a couple of weeks and if that fails I will have to go get the anti fungal from the dr. I do take a probiotic twice a day adn as for yogurt I can't even tolerate that at the moment due to leaky gut caused by the candidia overgrowth which has caused food allergies of all kinds! If this last approach does not work I will go get the antifungal!!!! Thanks for the advice it is greatly appreciated.

 
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Re: intestinal yeast overgrowth, anyone have experience?

Hey Cad?? How did the oil of oregano work?? I am dying to know!

FYI I hate yogurt. It literally makes me gag. But I have found that I can buy vanilla kefir and mix it in with one of those yummy cereals like Flax Plus with raisins (11 grams of fiber) and I can eat it no problem. I wasn't sure if your intolerance for yogurt was like mine or if it actually made your gut go bezerk.

Hopefully the oregano worked and that's why you haven't been back. Or maybe you died from the awful, awful taste of it! Now THAT is something that can be hard to get down! Hope you're feeling better.

 
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