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Vegan Catlady;55247 wrote: I started this thread for any posters that are having this experience.
I am not interested in people who want to argue for their antifungal regimen, but for people who are experiencing their candida getting worse for having used antifungals.
I have read on a few forums where some people think (and back-up with studies) that the antifungals they introduced to their diet (not food,but supplements) caused the candida to “seem” to spread/or get angry. Over time, different symptoms appeared.
I wouldnt put words in mouths, if those people are not on this forum,so be it.
When I first realized I had an overgrowth, I reacted by following the worn path of others who also followed the worn path…taking supplements and things not naturally found in the diet like oils,enzymes,antifungals.
After re-reading my own experiences-thread, I realized that had I allowed the body to handle the overgrowth without intervention, I wouldn’t have experienced some of the symptoms that showed up AFTER the intro of antifungals.
Not at all talking about die-off here.
I dont want to debate the efficacy of forum-favorites like probiotics, but to discuss having had the experience of candida morphing into something different than it was in the beginning.
I think this is an extremely important topic.
To answer your question YES, I have experienced new symptoms in the past while on natural anti-fungals.
If I could go back in time I probably would have never touched most of the natural anti-fungals knowing how toxic it is for my beneficial flora. Some natural anti-microbials such as oil of oregano, grapefruit seed extract, Clove oil, etc. are very toxic on our beneficials and further thinning out our bacterial diversity in the gut.
Crippling the guts bacterial diversity will lead to new food sensitives, allergies, and autoimmunity. Further benefiting the yeast that may be present.
Specific species of bacteria are needed for a proper functioning immune system, I believe the majority of “Natural” anti-fungals are toxic to gut flora. The very thing needed for the aggressive and suppressive parts of our immune system.
While some anti-fungals may kill or inhibit certain species of susceptible yeast, Please need to USE CAUTION with these.