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Yeast Overgrowth Treatment

Hello! I am a 23 yr old female with hypothyroidism, CFS, chronic EBV, and chronic sinusitis. I've been feeling really badly for the past 3 months and my doctor has just decided to treat me for possible yeast overgrowth based on the recurring sinusitis, vaginal infections, white tongue,etc that I have. His treatment is10 weeks long beginning with a yeast free diet then starting Nistatin Powder, and starting Diflucan on the 4th week, so that I'll be on the Diflucan for 6 weeks total and the Nistatin 10 wks. Has anyone had any success with this type of treatment? Any comments would be appreciated! Thanks so much!
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I'm actually so glad to read your post. I too get what I call thrush. The white tongue. I have Nystatin liquid I gargle and swallow. The problem is that just helps with symptoms. Something that is suppose to help with the yeast or rid us of the yeast is enzymes and another thing I read is to take Grapefruit Seed Extract the minute you get the yeast infection. As for the yeast free diet, I'm curious what that is.  What I have read is sugar, cakes, chocolate, caffeine all can aggravate yeast problems.  For me if I avoid these things I can keep it some what under control.  The minute I take antibiotic I get the white thrush on my tongue. I stopped using the Nystatin and try to avoid the the foods that make it worse and I started using enzymes, grapefruit seed extract and most recently I have been gargling with tea tree oil. You put 4 drops in warm water, swish it around and then spit it out. It's anti fungal.  

I also have FM. Do you think there is a connection between this and FM?
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Thanks for the info! So from your experience, the Nystatin powder doesn't really get rid of the fungus? It just does temporarily or what? I believe there may be a connection with yeast overgrowth and FM. I plan to test out the nystatin and diflucan and see if I feel better after killing the yeast. I am nervous about the die off effects. The whole yeast diet it basically avoiding all sugars,candies, and white bread/flours, and caffeine, and lots of other things should be avoided. I guess it just depends on what you can do. I can tell I'm going to have a hard time with the diet!
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The Nystatis just helps ease the symptoms and will get rid of it for the time being but it is not treating the underlying reason why we keep getting thrush. So it just keeps coming back, for me any way. The minute I take antibiotic, eat too much sugar or am stressed and my immune system seems to be working over time I get it.  I should not have said I don't use it. In fact I did last night because I was desperate.  
I found  avoiding the things that aggravate the yeast problems hard at first too but the symptoms of yeast infections especially in the mouth are so painful and irritating I think the pay off of avoiding those bad foods is worth it.  I also find my pain is worse when I am eating sugars like cookies or cakes, flour, white bread.
Good luck, I hope it works for you.  My niece is now experiencing this with her 6 month old.  She is breast feeding her. So when my niece eats sugars or white breads or anything with flour her baby is getting thrush.  It's really interesting.  Let me know how you do.  
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