- July 19, 2013 at 2:18 am #107854
flailingWcandiMemberTopics: 13Replies: 277
Hello, Friends both new and old…..
long timers will probably remember me as I was on daily for a long time before going on overload requiring a break from researching topics I had no experience with prior. I’ve basically stayed with the program, straying here and there as it’s just too darn easy to cheat and have paid the price for doing such.
So, here’s where I’m at now: finally got my Doc to give me a script of duflican 100 mgs once a day. I even meditated, prayed and then had the Priest dearest to me to pray over me and the medications prior to starting them, as I KNEW they were going to be game changers: mostly unpleasant for who knows how long in my situation (perhaps extended die off – when I’m already weakened from being disabled from this in 2003 when my intestines shut down and I was hospitalized).
Anyway, the first week of the duflican I felt tired more than typical which wasn’t much energy to begin with with a MAJOR case of pain/insomnia it wasn’t working. Prior to that, I finally had to go back to the pain clinic just to get somewhat functional again: I voluntarily discontinued the clinic to try to boost the immune system. However, major insomnia while in high levels of pain is NOT a healing atmosphere. Sleep is still all over the place – small blocks of sleep and every once in a while I’ll be blessed with a 6 hour block max. No matter how exhausted I tend to wake up every few hours no matter how tired I am. Turned from being a life long LIZZARD who loved the sun to a night owl over all these years, which is something I’m also trying to break but, that’s another story.
The 2nd week of being on diflucan, I couldn’t figure out why I was just in a very pissed off mood – which required some apologies to dear friends and family for being in such a grumpy mood. That’s when I started getting a very deep deep cough, which I attribute to the rx’s working, killing off the upper respiratory track/including chronic sinus congestion – post nasal drip syndrome: beyond what I can’t tell internally. I started on OTC Musinex to break up the mucous since I was told my candida blood test came back off the charts as mucosal. The OTC has helped loosen things up to the point where the cough is productive which is encouraging as those first couple of weeks on the diflucan I would wake up barely able to breathe and was up trying to clear things up enough to attempt going back to sleep…..I need my rest, no doubt about it yet I also need to start mild physical therapy, like walking and light weight leg lifts etc….no working out for me at this point.
Now, between week 3 week 5 and it’s been nothing but, well in a word HELL for the past couple of weeks. Basically, bedridden with a few moments of relief, typically so so utterly tired I just want to sleep and need to lay down constantly but, even tough I only use the insomnia meds at night – I was down during the day which was a complete change (still going on) over the extended 4th of July weekend, I think four days past with me barely leaving my bed and so much white sticky mucous I could barely breathe until I started using the Musinex. There are days I slip on keeping extra hydrated to help break up the mucous but, ever since the mucous started coming up more easily (productive coughs, nose blowing, etc.) I’m feeling slightly better – enough to get out and run a few errands and dash home type of functioning. Enough to that some appetite is returning.
At this point, things have stabilized to a point as far as daily energy and the like: I think my GI needs rest from trying to digest as I try to build strength: especially since becoming so sick once starting on the diflucan. Still I am sick from die off and mainly relying upon Milk Thistle and lemon in my water for liver support. I get 250 mcgs of molybdenum in my daily multi my Doc office sells me (high quality) which I realize isn’t nearly enough to fight off gnarly die off but, I don’t like to purchase online and can’t seem to find it at the stores I’ve been checking.
QUESTION: is 100mgs/day too aggressive to start off with in my weakened condition? Should I consider splitting them up into $50mgs/day to help slow donw the die off for a little while and see if that helps? I really don’t want to back track and progress, where there has been some since finding this forum but, have to admit it’s just too easy to cheat there are times I set myself back…which needs to be kept to a minimum.
I have to admit, my consistency of using other natural antifungals since being on the diflucan hasn’t been kept up like it was but, when I went aggressive with those, like Oil of Oregano for too long the active ingredient (eugenol) started overwhelming my system to the point where I had side effects which went away as soon as DVjorge pointed out how toxic eugenol is to the liver. Besides EV coconut oil, EVOO, cinnamon pills and now neem oil…..the rx is the only change in antifungals since discontinuing the oil of oregano. Garlic sensitivity forces using allicin garlic pills which I need to restock, yet funds are tight and would rather spend that money on the duflican than garlic pills. Yet, I don’t know if that’s the wise decision – any input?
My appetite has started coming back a little today – juiced up some leafy greens/kale/celery/wheatgrass and just enough carrot to sweeten it a little and I could feel my body get a spike out of the nutrition. On limited funds and no insurance, one can only afford what they can afford. And, as we all know, this is not an inexpensive illness to treat. I’ve been able to get oat bran down through the roughest of periods but, GI mobility slowed down – as one would expect when fasting as I was while being so sick from the mucous issue, still is night/day which I attribute to the diflucan having a powerful effect. Even the night sweats started up again which had abated for a long time. Shortly after I stopped being moody/pissed off at everything once starting the diflucan and started coughing up the mucous: mucous has never been this bad all through these years so it’s got to be from the rx.
Anyway, I noticed there is much more information I’ve missed through this site due to my absence which I need to bone up on. So, I’m back and will be leaning on all your help in the weeks and months to come: particularly with those people who have experience with duflican.
Thank you all for your generosity, help and efforts. I’m pretty much left to doing this alone since that’s my life situation (live alone, family too busy and after ten years you drop off friends thoughts, though it’s not personal it’s just what happens) so, maintaining functionality is critical: a function of what’s worse in the long run. Once I hopefully start getting the upper hand on treatment, months down the line and start feeling better: I can’t wait till I never see another pharmacy again in my life!!! Or have to take any more pills!!!
Any and all input and comments welcome……particular thanks to those like Able/Raster/Jorge, etc. who have so much to share and understand all the particulars better than most docs.
God bless each and every one of you….may our creator heal us all and quickly!!!
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