I am just finishing a 10 day course of fluconazole, and have noticed that the persistent ringworm on my chest has started to disappear. My doctor agreed to write me a prescription for another 10 days to see if the seborrheic dermatitis/rosacea on my face my also begin to improve.
To those who have taken diflucan, how long did you take it?
Fluconazole did nothing for me but on another forum, someone posted pictures of his endoscopy. The 'before' pictures showed white patches in the esophagus, the after pics showed that the patches cleared after 14 days on Fluco.
Hi I'm new to this site and currently experiencing esophageal thrush badly. I just saw your post and am hopefull that my 14-21 day treatment of fluconazole (different name same drug you took) is as effective as it was for you. How long did it take before you improved? I have not been able to eat solid food because it feels like it gets stuck with the thrush. Thanks again!
Fluconazol is very good. If you take it following a candida diet at least for 4 weeks, you are going to see results. The biggest problem with Fluconazol is drs prescibe it for short periods and to get results, we need to take it for a longer time. It is good to monitor your liver function when taking it, but don't get alarmed Fluconazol is consider a safe medication. Some people need to take it for 2 or 3 months to see real results.
I was prescribed diflucan for 4 weeks but my kaiser doc told me I didn't have to follow any kind of diet. Big mistake. It did nothing for me, I think it only made things worse. I'm curious how it would have been if I had followed the candida diet pretty strictly. I would have known better now, but this was way back when I was first trying to find out what my problem was. I'm just glad I'm in the hands of an ND now.
I took Nystatin, that really did a number on my stomach and I still had yeast infection which caused wheezing, heart palpitations, my body felt like a million bugs crawling on me a stinging burning sensation it was so insane, and dizziness, flu like symptoms I felt like I just couldn't take it anymore I wanted to die.
I was so desperate, I was on ozone IV's weekly and UV spiral it was doing something but not enough
My doctor who is an naturopathic doctor, decided no more Nystatin, he has seen some real successes with his patient when they take Diflucan. I had a deeply entrenched infection well it was time he gave me a 21 days course of Diflucan I was stunned I wanted to jump for joy ...FREE AT LAST ....:)I felt so much better it was unreal after years of suffering and so many doctors being completely clueless on the cause. And during that time I had a few fungal blood cultures it would always show up as zero, nada zip that I was in the clear. Then my ND told me so many tests yield inaccurate results then why the heck take them?
I eneded up taking another 21 days of Diflucan just as a precautionary and I'm sooooooooooooo happy I did! Thank, God.
I have a question, particularly since it's been 9 months since you posted this message.
Is the candida infection still gone? Is the candida at bay, under control?
I tried one 150mg tab of Diflucan on Sunday night, felt fantastic, and now feel back to "normal" again today.
A test showed that my probiotics/good bacteria are super low and need to be replenished badly. So we're planning on dealing with that, as the times in the past I took megadoses of probiotics by capsule didn't do much of anything (maybe because candida was preventing them?).
Anyway, is your candida under control? I want to know if there really is a light at the end of this tunnel or not.
I got this probiotic...my MD recommended it
VSL3 truly amazing plus I love it it is amazing . I just took half a packet since it is so strong,in SCD smoothie.
It is pricey
A couple things virgin organic coconut oil helps dissolve biofilms. It might be time to consider ways of major detoxing like drinking more water, sauna, etc... helps since you can he having a major die off so you may feel worse before you feel better.
Check with your doctor to makes sure your not reacting to diflucan it is a strong anti-fungal
I think level of severity of the infection, dictates how long you must take diflucan If the type you have is antibiotic resistant well that is another story with a different approach . If I recall I think it was on third of fourth day that I really felt an sudden feeling of wellness,
Also my ND told me that diflucan kills more that just fungal infections that made me think what if other bad bugs were being killed since it does have flouride in it which I would rather not take but in this case I did
I also ate no sugar, no carbs this really helped along with two rounds of diflucan to erradicate the infection,
I love this stuff, but my doctors will only allow me to have ONE pill every once in awhile, when I really beg for it. But even after one dose, I can really tell a difference....all my water weight just melts off, which tells me that it is not so much water/fat, but toxins built up making me retain all that gunk in me. And the thrush on my tongue is almost completely gone after one dose.
The bad side is that I get some really bad die-off. Severe fatigue, depression, brain fog and forgetfulness. I have to take it when I have at least 2 days off work to recover.
My doctor extended my prescription by an additional 10 days, which will be 20 total. I still wonder whether this will be enough time?
I do plan on taking grape seed extract when the 20 days are over, and will start taking pau d'arco when I finish the grape seed extract. Does that sound like a good plan?
As for the diet, I have been doing a candida diet (extremely low carbs) all the while. I am afraid the diet alone in my case was not sufficient, at least not on the short term as I have been doing low-carb for many years. However, I used to consume a tremendous amount of Sugar alcohols and dairy, both of which I have dropped almost entirely.
If you're convinced that Fluco can help you but your doctor won't prescribe more of it, then either find a new doctor who will or order Fluco off the net (which is what i did), it's pretty cheap, about 60$ for 30 (150mg) pills.
If Diflucan is effective in your individual case, you should continue this course of therapy. If not, consider options like Dr. Whiting's Oxyflush Program. This claims to alleviate Candida conditions without all the sacrificial dieting. I myself explred that path for years to no avail. I finally discarded the seborrheic dermatitis-Candida connection.
Someone should please investigate Microplant Powder at hempusa.org as it seems to make claims correlating to everything we may need. It's somewhat a broad spectrum ingredient.