Medication

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    scottishgirl
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    Hi,
    I have been advised by my GP to take a medicine which contains lactose and another which contains citric acid. Should I take them, even though I am on the candida diet?
    Also, is it possible to take microgynon 30 while on the candida diet?

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    Able900
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    scottishgirl wrote: I have been advised by my GP to take a medicine which contains lactose and another which contains citric acid. Should I take them, even though I am on the candida diet?

    Also, is it possible to take microgynon 30 while on the candida diet?

    Hello.
    What’s the medication for?

    Birth control pills impact and increase hormone levels; when hormones flow through the system they can cause a hormonal imbalance in the body. If the imbalance includes an increase in estrogen, which it normally does, then the body automatically increases its blood sugar levels which in turn feed yeast, which as you imagine can lead to a Candida overgrowth; and if an infestation is already present, the extra sugar feeds the Candida keeping it alive and multiplying.

    Able

    #71022

    scottishgirl
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    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply.
    Both medicines are for IBS. One is a herbal drink, but still contains lactose. The other is a tablet which contains citric acid.

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    Able900
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    It’s really up to you whether or not you take the medication the doctor wants to give you.

    IBS as well as the leaky gut syndrome result from a lack of intestinal flora, this lack can also cause the symptoms of a preexistent problem with IBS to become worse. Many of the supplements that are recommended on our protocol are very helpful to IBS as well. A good probiotic source of course is one; these can be taken in the form of homemade kefir, homemade yogurt, and commercial probiotics. Swedish Bitters, Zinc, yucca root herb, and B vitamins which you’ll obtain from the probiotics are also helpful with IBS symptoms.

    Since the Swedish Bitters work by stimulating the receptors on the tongue it isn’t necessary to take the recommended amount on the label. You only need enough dropped onto the tongue to taste the bitterness for it to work; half a dropper full is plenty enough.

    If you decide to take the Swedish bitters, don’t forget to drink plenty of water all during the day since they also flush Candida toxins from the body and specifically the liver.

    Able

    #71030

    raster
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    I’d consider doing a more natural approach to fighting candida and healing instead of getting medications; medications can have 100s of other side effects that cause the need for more medications…

    -Raster

    #71039

    scottishgirl
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    Raster, it’s not medication for candida.

    So should I take the medicines? What do you think Able? They can’t have much lactose or citric acid in them, can they?

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    #71043

    Javizy
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    scottishgirl wrote: Raster, it’s not medication for candida.

    So should I take the medicines? What do you think Able? They can’t have much lactose or citric acid in them, can they?

    Have you researched other aspects of the meds? How long are you going to take them and will they lead to an eventual cure? What are the side-effects of long-term use? Do they outweigh the benefits you feel now and of the eventual aim (if there is one)?

    I’d recommend doing all the research you can about these things, because the results can often be eye-opening. Most drugs are patented toxins that do little more than suppress symptoms, often ironically making the problems they “treat” worse. This is why I mention eventual aims, because if you’re essentially taking a glorified painkiller, you’re making your problem worse and worsening your health as you empty your pocket. If they don’t attack the root cause of your condition, not the pain, inflammation or other symptoms, or if it’s unknown, then it’s hard to see any benefit in continuing them.

    Of course, I could be wrong about your particular meds, which is why I suggest you learn all you can about them, and put yourself in a position to make the decisions. There’s little other choice nowadays than to take charge of your own health if you truly want to be healthy..

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    Able900
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    scottishgirl wrote: Raster, it’s not medication for candida. So should I take the medicines? What do you think Able? They can’t have much lactose or citric acid in them, can they?

    Hi, why don’t you post the names of the medications, then I can take a look at all the ingredients and other information about them in the journals.

    Did you have IBS very long before you discovered that you had Candida? And what are your IBS symptoms? You may not be aware, but many specialists suggest that people with IBS may be experiencing symptoms which are really the result of a Candida infestation as the symptoms and conditions often overlap each other.

    Able

    #71053

    scottishgirl
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    Hi Raster,
    Thanks for the link.

    Able, thanks. That would be helpful. The medicines are Mebeverine 135mg tablets BP and Fybogel, a natural fibre drink.

    I have had IBS for several years, but only had candida for a few weeks.

    Thanks

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    scottishgirl wrote: The medicines are Mebeverine 135mg tablets BP and Fybogel, a natural fibre drink.

    Mebeverine relaxes the muscles in the stomach, so I’d think it would help with any discomfort stemming from IBS. As far as I’ve seen, there doesn’t appear to be any unwanted ingredients. It’s also a form of hydrochloride (HCL) which I’ve recommended on the forum. The name we refer to is “Betaine Hydrochloride (HCL) With Pepsin.” Great for problems such as acidity and different types of indigestion.

    The fiber drink, Fybogel, contains aspartame which is not only unfit for human consumption, but it’ll also feed the Candida a nice treat every time you drink it. Only ignorance, stupidity and complete disregard for the health of their customer’s health would allow a company to add a toxin such as aspartame in their medication.
    There are other fiber drinks available; you could ask your doctor about other choices if you want to

    Able

    #71059

    scottishgirl
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    Thanks very much Able. I will ask my doctor if there is anything else he can recommend. By the way, why is that substance not suitable for human consumption? it did say it’s a herbal product.
    Also, the other medicine that you said I could have, contains some citric acid. Is it still ok to take despite this?
    Thanks again

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    Lucylu
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    Re the Fybogel – I was amazed & appalled when I realised a couple years ago there was Aspartame in it! I’ve known for years that I get an instant headache the minute I swallow a tiny bit of Aspartame but started taking the Fybogel for IBS type symptoms & constipation… I believe firmly that what I thought for years was IBS was the candida in my system.

    Scottishgirl – can I make a suggestion please? Why don’t you start the diet and give it 1 week cleanse and then 2 weeks on the phase 1 diet. If you don’t experience relief from your IBS symptoms I’d be very surprised. I have struggled with constipation for as long as I can remember, since my teens at least. Within 3 weeks on this diet (and as soon as I started a stronger probiotic) my constipation was completely gone.

    Drinking 2 glasses of Apple Cider Vinegar (2 tbsp in 1 pint water) ensures frequent motions too. Also lots of lemon in hot water (at least 6 mugs a day).

    If you don’t experience relief then maybe start the medications at that point?

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    RennyP
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    Hi Scottishgirl.
    I was just reading your post about taking a medicine containing lactose.
    I don’t think lactose in small amounts should give too many problems, there is a small amount of it in the probiotics such as Threelac and Fivelac and, they are very good Candida treatments so, I don’t think the small amount contained in a medication should cause much grief.
    Are you taking any probiotics? They have helped me a lot and you don’t have to stick to a strict diet while taking them. I have a website dedicated to candida with links to a place where you can buy a whole range of anti-candida products if you want to check it out.
    All the best,
    Renny

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    Able900
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    RennyP wrote: I was just reading your post about taking a medicine containing lactose. I don’t think lactose in small amounts should give too many problems, there is a small amount of it in the probiotics such as Threelac and Fivelac and, they are very good Candida treatments so, I don’t think the small amount contained in a medication should cause much grief. Are you taking any probiotics? They have helped me a lot and you don’t have to stick to a strict diet while taking them. I have a website dedicated to candida with links to a place where you can buy a whole range of anti-candida products if you want to check it out.

    From an earlier post.

    “ThreeLac may work for a short period, but that’s all as it’s one of the weakest probiotics on the market. ThreeLac contains only three bacteria strains whereas there are 14 strains in the better probiotics. The count is a very meager 1.5 billion CFUs while others contain up to 200 billion and more. There’s simply no way this could make a lasting difference in a Candida infestation. The only thing that makes ThreeLac different from any other weak probiotic is the hype on the product.”

    The same goes for FiveLac which contains only two more strains, very weak probiotic.

    Able

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