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Anyone ever experience candida overgrowth?
I have been on antibiotics about 5 times in a year, and also recently recovered from C. Diff.  Has any one experienced candida overgrowth or yeast overgrowth?  I am more than sure that I am dealing with this and I am taking a supplement, which is helping.  The thing is, I read about it all over the internet but would really like to connect with someone who has actually had or been through it.  I feel very alone with my struggle against it.

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1711789 tn?1361311607
Hi there!

If you suspect a yeast infection, I would suggest getting this examined by your treating doctor for appropriate management. Certain supplements and food products/ probiotics may be helpful, however early specific treatment is advised for early control and to prevent complication from the infection.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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2118271 tn?1337466704
Thank you for replying, Dr. Kaul.  Unfortunately when I go to the doctors nobody believes me that this is an issue, so i end up fighting it on my own.  However, my gastroenterologist prescribed me Diflucan for Thrush, because Nystatin actually made it worse.  I really hope it works.  2 weeks worth.  In the mean time I am attempting to stomach Kefir and taking a probiotic supplement.  Is this enough?
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My grandson is in remission. He is taking two probiotics and keeps to a strict diet.

Related, but not Crohn's, I was suffering from systemic candidiasis. My lungs were most affected, but my digestion was also problematic. Quite by chance I started taking small doses of Lugol's solution for a different purpose. I found the symptoms of candidiasis were ameliorated. I raised the dosage of Lugol's by increments, my condition improving steadily. I am now reducing the dosage since the candida is under control. I am not aware of any side effects.

I once used Nystatin for thrush. It didn't work. My husband used a fungicide for toe nail fungus. It didn't work. Since developing systemic candidiasis I searched the internet for trials of fungicides, and found nothing convincing. Some seemed to be effective until mutations appeared. Plus, really bad side effects.

I am merely relating my own experience and not recommending anything. But I know personally that candidiasis is a nasty business and often undiagnosed. It is commonly associated with the respiratory and digestive systems. My grandson is now adding a small supplement ofl iodine (Lugol's) to his regimen.
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