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Old 10-12-2008, 04:42 PM   #31
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Re: Glabrata yeast

Misty073 - i totally agree with your post and i posted something similar early on in this thread. It's pointless going to doctors who only want to try and treat this vaginally. It does need to be eradicated from the gut and the only way is to starve it to death completely and the only way to do that is by the food elimination diet.

When i did mine just over 10 years ago i went from feeling like a recluse with no energy or life in me to a superwoman who could run a marathon in only a few weeks.

I did the eliminiation diet, probiotic and multivitamin treatment as mine had gotten so bad that i ended up with irritable bowel sydrome and a form of chronic fatigue. The candida had gotten such a strong hold that i couldn't absorb vitamins/minerals naturally from foods.

I agree, you think there wont be any types of foods left to eat, but there are a lot of vegetables, meats, rice which you can eat. I also discovered stevia as a natural sweetener, which even a lot of diabetics are ok with. It's worth going without certain foods to gain the cure. Best of luck to all those trying.

 
Old 10-13-2008, 04:25 AM   #32
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Re: Glabrata yeast

Audrey,
I agree. That's why I am seeing an alternative health doctor as well. Yesterday I wanted a milkshake so bad!!! I figured, I am burning like crazy, I might as well enjoy food at least. But I didn't give in!!! I will stave this crazy yeast.
I believe it is in my gut as well. When the gynazole worked a year ago, it only worked vaginally for 11 months. Why did the yeast come back??? Because it is in my intestines!?
Did you take any meds to get rid of this or did you do the whole thing naturally?

 
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:46 PM   #33
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Re: Glabrata yeast

Hey anyone...how long in your experience does glabrata yeast take to culture out??? My new doc sent in a culture last Wednesday and after 5 or 6 days said "no growth, final culture". I KNOW I have glabrata!!! I have heard it takes longer! Please help. What are your experiences with this?

 
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Re: Glabrata yeast

hi stacy - firstly, i dont know what strain of yeast i had. All i know is that it kept returning and returning. The weird thing was that i didn't get 'typical' yeast symptoms. A lot of the time i'd only know something was wrong when my husband and i had sex. Other times there might be a bit of itching, no weird discharge. At one time i thought it had to be something other than yeast, but it was most definitely yeast and i think it comes in many disguises depending on how badly it's infiltrated your body.

Severe cases have been known to affect women's muscles to the point they've ended up on crutches. For men it's even worse and can lead to the yeast attacking the heart. Now these are extreme cases, but when i found this out at the time it did scare me.

I got treated back around and of 1996 -1997 and probiotics were not a big thing back then. I think acidophillous had only come onto the market and a lot of people didn't even know what that was. I went to an alternate doctor who did testing and i was thankfull someone was finally listening. I didn't tell him my symptoms, i let him do the testing to see what he'd say and the test came back with extremely high candida.

He put me on the acidophillous, a good quality multivitamin and a strict diet. We abstained from all sex until i'd been on the diet for a month. As a preventative measure i also treated myself vaginally with an over the counter 7 day treatment and my husband too.

With the over the counter products, you shouldn't ever use the same product back to back. The yeast actually learns to become immune to the same product being used over and over again.

I hear that grapefruit seed extract is supposed to be beneficial in treatment of yeast too.

 
Old 10-15-2008, 10:42 AM   #35
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Re: Glabrata yeast

Hey Stacey,

The only way glabrata has shown up for me is with culturing for a month. Like the mycology testing. Otherwise, it doesn't show up. Apparently it also doesn't look like regular yeast, so I think it has to grow in sufficient numbers to make it obvious. But did you see him when you were using the boric acid? That could affect results too.

No, there is another med, not fluconizone...but something else that I can't exactly recall, but it starts with fly...or so and I believe it is a cream that I read glabrata is susceptible to and read somewhere where one lady got cured using it.

I tried fluconizole/diflucan for a month, low dose (100 units) and it helped some but not too much. I just finished terazole and that helped more. I am wondering if I should just ask to continue on that for a longer period since it helps. Meanwhile on the oral nystatin for the possible gi issue. I ordered the garlinase you suggested and will use that too. Geez, right?

Just fyi, I don't have too much discharge either. I've read taht that is the case with glabrata. That is prob. why a lot of doc. dismiss yeast as a possible cause of symptoms.

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Hey yes, I meant to get in touch earlier but I was busy. Specialist wants to culture me again and send it to the hospital he works at to get a definitive diagnosis for him. He seemed very knowledgeable and spent about an hour with me. Currently I am using the yeast arrest, which I got online and it is cheap (boric acid). It helps. Also, is it true that glabrata takes a long time to culture out? I am fearful it will not culture out.
He also taught me how to culture myself so on a day where I am very symptomatic I can culture myself and walk it right into the lab.
Fluconazole and diflucan are the same thing....one is the generic....were you treated with that before? For how long and what dose?
I am thinking about trying Via Viente (found online). Its supposed to be a natural way to make your body more alkaline, which I guess is what we need.

The specialist also told me of a study with 300 women, 100 who never got yeast inf, 100 who sometimes did, and 100 who frequently did with severe symptoms. They were all colonized with the same amount of yeast. The 100 women who never get yeast didn't complain of any symptoms, the second group had mild symptoms that went away, and the last group had severe symptoms and had to be treated. That confirms a lot of what I had always thought. I am super sensitive...its not like I'm gushing yeast (that's the problem, no discharge at all)
Anyway, how are you doing??? what are you doing now?

 
Old 10-15-2008, 01:42 PM   #36
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Yes well I'm upset because the specialist called me yesterday and after letting my culture grow for 5 days said "no yeast final culture". And nope, I wasn't using the boric acid at the time. This specialist cannot see me again until January to culture the skin (cause I guess yeast can invade your tissues). So I called a specialist in Baltimore, by my dad's house, and talked to the nurse there. The nurse there said yeast can take up to 30 days to culture. They can get me in there in 2 or 3 weeks. So I guess its a no brainer! I will continue the boric acid and make the appointment for 4 weeks incase I am burning! I can't wait until January with this.
Ask to stay on terazol longer. I've heard of women being cured with this but only after using it for like 3 weeks.
I'm real upset about this specialist. Why don't they know resistant yeast can take up to 30 days to culture?
who is helping you a gyn or a gyn specialist???
Good luck!!! I think of you often! How are you feeling!

 
Old 10-16-2008, 07:51 AM   #37
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Re: Glabrata yeast

stacey,

Just make sure when you do go, that you are off of medication for a while so that the yeast has grown enough. Like I know for me a week or two off med. doesn't provide enough time for it to grow to show up on the culture.

A reg. gyn. I tried the specialists and I want to stick to someone who I feel cares enough to follow through. I get the sense with the glabrata that it is trial and error.

Really? Terazol for three weeks cured someone? What dosage? I felt improved on it after a week...not cured but better, so will think about what to do next. Ask for more...ask for a higher dose...

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Old 10-17-2008, 01:49 PM   #38
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Yes terazol 7 she used, once in morning once in evening for like two or three weeks. She used a tampon to keep it in the morning. How long did you use the terazol before you started to feel better? I used it for like 5 days with no improvement whatsoever. Burning like nuts.
Alexis have you ever had a biopsy. The specialist wants me to have a biopsy because it can invade the skin. That I believe. My burning is mostly external, vulvar.
Omg, two weeks without meds? That will be painful!!!! I will be on fire!

 
Old 10-17-2008, 02:24 PM   #39
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Re: Glabrata yeast

Stacey,

Terazol 7 days started helping like day 5. That's why I think i need to be on it longer.

No, I have never had a biopsy, since from day one I tested pos. for the glabrata and have tested pos. a few times for it...The gyn says she can see it though its scant and it looks like yeast to her since it adhers.

But maybe going without the med...will make the glabrata grow enough to show up so you don't have to do the biopsy. Just an idea since the biopsy can't be fun either.



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Yes terazol 7 she used, once in morning once in evening for like two or three weeks. She used a tampon to keep it in the morning. How long did you use the terazol before you started to feel better? I used it for like 5 days with no improvement whatsoever. Burning like nuts.
Alexis have you ever had a biopsy. The specialist wants me to have a biopsy because it can invade the skin. That I believe. My burning is mostly external, vulvar.
Omg, two weeks without meds? That will be painful!!!! I will be on fire!

 
Old 10-18-2008, 05:10 PM   #40
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Yep I'll be going without any meds. My symptoms stop with my period. Do yours?
Good luck with the terazol. I have heard it has worked before. Let me know if it does.
The med that many people get cured from glabrata with is something called flucyosine (sp?). The brand name of this is ancobon, and it is made by a compounding pharmacy. They crush the pills into a vaginal cream of some sort.
Why hasn't your gyn tried that yet?
What is the mycology culture? Just wondering...I will definitley be doing another culture...but I am not satisfied with the 5 day ones.

 
Old 10-20-2008, 06:59 AM   #41
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Re: Glabrata yeast

Hey Stacy,

Right before my period is worse. I read that there is a hormonal component so...that makes it worse.

The mycology is the test that runs for a month.

The gyn is trying different things...I see her in a bit and will talk to her about more terazol. From what I get, it isn't so common the glabrata and mostly like trial and error.

Are you feelign any better?


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Yep I'll be going without any meds. My symptoms stop with my period. Do yours?
Good luck with the terazol. I have heard it has worked before. Let me know if it does.
The med that many people get cured from glabrata with is something called flucyosine (sp?). The brand name of this is ancobon, and it is made by a compounding pharmacy. They crush the pills into a vaginal cream of some sort.
Why hasn't your gyn tried that yet?
What is the mycology culture? Just wondering...I will definitley be doing another culture...but I am not satisfied with the 5 day ones.

 
Old 10-21-2008, 12:52 AM   #42
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I just thought I would come and update. I have been doing the yeast cleanse diet for 1.5 months now, plus the oil of oregano and 2 candida cleanse kits, and I did a monistat 3 day kit recently (which never worked for me before)

And for the first time in 4 years I have no symptoms...No itching at all. I have tried many creams over the last 4 years (even some of the ones named here) and nothing worked, finally I guess it was the combination of everything I have done...I will not go back to my usual diet but I have added some stuff back in.


I really recommend trying this...I never thought I would get rid of this...I will update again to let you know if I get any symptoms back.


Oh and I forgot to mention I have been tested over and over again for yeast by different doctors and they always said this was not a yeast infection...but apparently it was.

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Misty,

Great news!!! So happy for you!

Your symptoms were limited to itching?

Which cleanse kits did you use?

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I just thought I would come and update. I have been doing the yeast cleanse diet for 1.5 months now, plus the oil of oregano and 2 candida cleanse kits, and I did a monistat 3 day kit recently (which never worked for me before)

And for the first time in 4 years I have no symptoms...No itching at all. I have tried many creams over the last 4 years (even some of the ones named here) and nothing worked, finally I guess it was the combination of everything I have done...I will not go back to my usual diet but I have added some stuff back in.


I really recommend trying this...I never thought I would get rid of this...I will update again to let you know if I get any symptoms back.


Oh and I forgot to mention I have been tested over and over again for yeast by different doctors and they always said this was not a yeast infection...but apparently it was.

 
Old 10-22-2008, 04:43 PM   #44
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Hey girls!
Misty I am very happy for you. I keep saying that about myself...one day all of this stuff I am doing will "click". I am also doing an anti yeast cleanse, with the oil or oregano, and I will be doing a liver flush next weekend.
Misty, I also cannot get a positive yeast culture back. However, I know it is yeast because it is the same symptoms I had summer of 2007 when it was yeast. My symptoms are not itching though. Only burning.

Alexis, I feel ok for the time being because I just got over my period. The burning stops during my period. Then it comes back with a vengenance. Alexis what are your symptoms...more like mine, right?

I talked to a doctor by my dad's in Baltimore and he said yeast can take from 30-40 days to culture out! I think this is why I am getting negative cultures.

Misty, how long were your cultures?

 
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Stacey,

Well...some itching, some burning, some irritation/inflammation type of feeling. Very little discharge.




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Hey girls!
Misty I am very happy for you. I keep saying that about myself...one day all of this stuff I am doing will "click". I am also doing an anti yeast cleanse, with the oil or oregano, and I will be doing a liver flush next weekend.
Misty, I also cannot get a positive yeast culture back. However, I know it is yeast because it is the same symptoms I had summer of 2007 when it was yeast. My symptoms are not itching though. Only burning.

Alexis, I feel ok for the time being because I just got over my period. The burning stops during my period. Then it comes back with a vengenance. Alexis what are your symptoms...more like mine, right?

I talked to a doctor by my dad's in Baltimore and he said yeast can take from 30-40 days to culture out! I think this is why I am getting negative cultures.

Misty, how long were your cultures?

 
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