- June 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm #106973
Does prednisone negatively affect candida? I have dealt with plantar fascitis all week, and it hurts horrible. I can barely move around at times. It has been swollen at times. I talked with the nd the other day, and he said he was going to send me some homeopathetic remedies, just not sure when it will get here due to my slow mail, probably wednesday. I did go to urgent care last night to make everyone happy, even though I didn’t want to. She did prescribe this, and I am wondering whether if I should take it or not if the pain does get bad. I did have to resort to 1 tablet of ibuprofen a couple days this week. Advice besides the usual elevate, ice, etc.?June 29, 2013 at 9:43 pm #106984
shayfoMemberTopics: 18Replies: 668
When my plantar fasciitis is acting up, I drink a lot of turmeric tea (if you don’t have access to the fresh root, you can just add hot water to powdered turmeric…it’s better with lemon, if you have it). Turmeric is a pretty powerful anti-inflammatory, and it really helps a lot. You know to ice, rest, elevate, which is good. You can also do self-massage: both along the length of your arch (with the fibers to stretch them out) and laterally across the arch and heel (perpendicular to the fibers to break down some of the scar tissue). You’ll want to use a good amount of pressure, but don’t hurt yourself. Coconut oil (which you already have, I’m sure) is a great lubricant for massage and it’s beneficial for your skin anyway. If you’re really inflamed, it’s a good idea to ice again after you massage. Spend some time stretching your calves, too, since tight/shortened calf muscles make plantar fasciitis worse.
It might be wise to investigate any dietary connections to worsening symptoms. When I quit eating gluten a few years ago, my plantar fasciitis got waaay better. It got worse right after I started the candida diet/protocol, but probably because I was flooded with toxins and inflammation for a while. I still have problems with it, but it’s a lot better than it used to be.June 29, 2013 at 11:48 pm #106996
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4811
kjones02;45493 wrote: Does prednisone negatively affect candida?
Prednisone, being a steroid, would definitely be anti-beneficial during a Candida treatment. Many researchers believe that a Candida overgrowth infection is, in most cases, caused by antibiotics and/or steroids. And, according to researchers, 70% of women and 29% of males who take prednisone have a Candida infestation.
Do some research on the Plantar fasciitis sock also called the Strassburg sock. I’ve read that this can take away most of the pain associated with plantar fasciitis, meanwhile, I would try Shay’s suggestions.
AbleJune 30, 2013 at 12:00 am #107000
shayfoMemberTopics: 18Replies: 668
And using a tennis ball will keep you from getting tendonitis in your thumb while trying to get over tendonitis in your feet :p I would recommend NOT doing both feet at once (as demonstrated in the second video), since you’re probably aware how bad your balance can get during a flare-up.June 30, 2013 at 1:18 am #107005
Thanks! Yeah, I haven’t taken any predisone because I was afraid to. I’ll just wait till I get my meds from the nd in the mail. In the meantime, I’ll try these other things.July 1, 2013 at 12:20 am #107039
jereseib79MemberTopics: 5Replies: 62
I would stay as far away from prednisone as you can. Im convinced that heavy doses of prednisone to treat my allergies are part of the reason I got candida in the first place. Basically it acts as an anti-inflamatory in your body by shutting off your immune system. The stuff is bad news, I felt like I had no soul while I was on it.July 1, 2013 at 10:06 am #107045
jereseib79;45559 wrote: I would stay as far away from prednisone as you can. Im convinced that heavy doses of prednisone to treat my allergies are part of the reason I got candida in the first place. Basically it acts as an anti-inflamatory in your body by shutting off your immune system. The stuff is bad news, I felt like I had no soul while I was on it.
Yeah, I wasn’t sure about it, that is why I asked because I have never taken prednisone. Yes, I do agree, my prior abuse of ibuprofen and being pumped full of antibiotics got me here as well though. I am mad that I did take a couple ibuprofen a couple days this past week, but right now, I am just bearing thru the pain. Might pick up some turmeric today to see if that helps, etc. I have had plantar fascitis once before a couple years ago, which I know I got from running, plus I have flat feet. This time, I don’t know what I did!
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