- February 11, 2012 at 3:22 am #73154
how come some people don’t have a problem with taking antibiotics? just a thoughtFebruary 11, 2012 at 4:19 am #73157
JavizyMemberTopics: 20Replies: 945
I suppose you could just say ‘it depends’. Everybody’s biochemistry is unique and there are a lot of factors that could influence a candida overgrowth. Maybe some of these?
– What was the condition of the gut flora prior to treatment?
– How well was digestion functioning prior to treatment (any constipation, leaky gut, stomach acid deficiency)?
– Was there any undiagnosed dysbiosis or candida overgrowth?
– What was the condition of the immune system and the liver?
– Was a healthy diet maintained before, during or after treatment?
– Was stress a factor before, during or after treatment?
– Any other illnesses, viruses etc?
– How broad spectrum was the antibiotic?
– What dosage was taken and for how long?
– Were probiotics taken during or after treatment?
There are probably plenty more. I guess you could say lifestyle would be one of the most important things. If the antibiotic was strong enough or taken for long enough without probiotics and a strict diet, then I think it’s almost inevitable to end up with candida or dysbiosis of some kind.February 11, 2012 at 4:25 am #73160
Ok I took tetralysal for about 6 months. I was completely fine when I took it, but when I came off it about a month ago I started getting environmental allergies such as a dog allergy. Never really became allergic to foods.
I did the spit test and it came out positive so that freaked me out, but I never really had any of the other symptoms. Is the diet a good idea anyway? Never had any die off and I’ve been on the diet for 2 and a half weeks now.February 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm #73247
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6838
I’d say that its a pretty safe bet that the antibiotics caused a flora imbalance in your gut that caused all of your symptoms. Dr. Mcoomb’s has discussed this many times and feels that its the single greatest factor in everyone’s candida overgrowth.
-rasterMarch 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm #74656
Still wondering though, why do the majority of people who have taken antibiotics not have a candida overgrowth? I know many people who have taken them, some long term, but have never had problems.March 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm #74673
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4811
helpme wrote: Still wondering though, why do the majority of people who have taken antibiotics not have a candida overgrowth? I know many people who have taken them, some long term, but have never had problems.
If you’re eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and nutrients and not overeating sugar and carbohydrates and your immune system is functioning properly, there’s no reason why antibiotics should give you a yeast infection or a Candida infestation. This only happens when the immune system is not functioning properly, or when a person is eating a very unhealthy diet. In other words, the environment has to be in a condition that is beneficial for yeast to change into its fungal form known as Candida albicans.
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