- April 23, 2013 at 7:01 pm #103385
CandidGutMemberTopics: 7Replies: 10
I believe I have been suffering from Candida for several years. I had gut surgery a few years back, and I developed an (unrelated) infection for which I took antibiotics.
For the last few years I have felt very fatigued, sluggish, requiring a lot of naps. I have developed athlete’s foot. I have poor digestion, constipation, lots of belching, chronic sinusitis, inability to gain weight.
About a week ago I started taking FloraStor (S. Boulardii), 3 pills, twice a day. I got major die off symptoms and I am taking Now Foods NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine, Molybdenum) 5 pills, 3 times daily.
My question is, is it ok to start and stop the S. Boulardii? Sometimes the die-off symptoms are too much for me to handle.
How long should I expect the major die-off symptoms to continue?
How do I know when I am “done”? In other words, how do I know when I have eradicated the infestation?
At what point should I start taking probiotics to reestablish my good gut flora?April 23, 2013 at 7:38 pm #103386
CheeseyMemberTopics: 37Replies: 245
I start and stop my S. Boulardii. My ND says this is fine and to listen to what my body’s needs are. This is especially true when facing strong die-off.
Major die-off symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to a few months. I have had die-off to some extent off and on for about 14 weeks now. Certainly it is not as severe as when I started, but I am still not well and when I take my S. Boulardii I can still often feel a fluey-type feeling. Some forum members who have been around for a long time report getting die-off even up to a year after starting the protocol. These forum members also report a lot of positive signs though and I am sure they will be along to shortly to give you wiser answers than I.April 23, 2013 at 7:50 pm #103388
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
Some people have perpetual die-off because they feed the candida treats like rice, corn, fruit, potatoes, carrots, etc. and could have SIBO or a different infection. Everyone is different. Generally speaking it should last under 1-2 months if you kill it quickly.
You won’t be able to eradicate the infestation completely because you need candida to live; if you didn’t have candida you would die. The goal should be to reverse the candida back to its non-pathogenic form which is mostly harmless. You should know when you feel “better” pretty easily though…you should feel like you did 5, 10 years ago.
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