Akasha;51858 wrote: As for the Nistatin vs organic natural anti-fungals – I’m having the same confusion – should I go for prescription medication, since the all natural approach may take up to a year (if I understood right)?
Or let me pose the question like this: what is the average healing time by diet and natural supplements & antifungals, and what is the average healing time for the ones who take synthesis antifungals like nistatin and diflucan. Does anyone know if this has been approached before on the board?
Also, what are the risks in choosing a treatment with Diflucan / Nistatin? Are there any side effects that you guys who tried them dealt with?
Nystatin is toxic for the liver, but very safe once it comes in the gut.
Another drug you might consider are azoles, like Fluconazole. I used it in the beginning, but it didn’t do anything. Everyone is different, so it might work with you.
Whole food antifungals are, in general, much better than Rx antifungals. Personally, I woundn’t use any Rx antifungal, unless maybe Nystatin, since it is kind of proven safe. Most people seem to make some progress with it.
The best whole food antifungal is Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Make sure you take this!
Akasha;51858 wrote: Also, is it safe to rotate antidfungals?
Someone here said (don’t remember where) that it might only cause the candida to develop a tolerance and come back even stronger and not reacting to it anymore.
Yes, if you know which ones work. Make sure you take at least one antifungal that works for you. Rotate the others.
Akasha;51858 wrote: Thank you for the thought on GSE no more than 2 weeks – I took it for 2 weeks, 20 drops 98% concentrate thrice a day, along with probiotics (or 1h distance because I read gse can affect the probiotics). Is it ok to take them like this?
I took GSE myself for two weeks and it didn’t do much. There are much other antifungals to choose from.
Akasha;51858 wrote: As far as sugar is concerned, I think giving it up is easier than limiting – even though it was 10 times easier for me to quit smoking than quitting sugar. Day 4 no sugar right now and almost at my wits end already. It’s very inspiring though to read about people who have been this long on the diet. Such heroes.
That’s true. Sugar is considered as addictive as cocaine. “Kicking off” took me about two weeks. After that, most cravings were gone.