- March 31, 2013 at 12:02 am #101933
I’ve had a chronic sinus infection for about five months, and far too many rounds of antibiotics since mid 2012. I’m pretty sure i have a systemic candida overgrowth.
I’ve been trying the diet for about a month (a confused version of it), and need to sort that out. Cutting sugar has definitely helped.
I’m on a steroid nasal spray (Avamys), however, and have been since Dec 2012. I take one spray once a day, and my doctor is fairly insistent i keep taking it (to open up some of my sinus passages, without having to go in for surgery). I have heard that steroids aren’t helpful w candida. My doctor says the spray format means I’m not getting that much into my bloodstream, but given the advice I’ve had from allergists and ENT specialists (none of them can really pinpoint what’s going on re my ongoing sinusitis, extreme fatigue and compromised immune system), I feel doubtful that this is helping.
Any advice on whether I can keep taking it, or if i should consider taking a break?
Thanks 🙂March 31, 2013 at 5:45 am #101943
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I’ve had surgery nov 29 because for the past 2 years I got sinus infections every 2 months. They loaded me with Augmentum the leading yeast antibiotic. Im so pissed at my ent. Now after surgery it did open me up a bit but I’ve already had 3 sinus infections. I use omnaris spray twice a day because my nasal passages get so swollen due to allergies. It’s a bunch of crap, plus Im on allergy shots. So unfortunately I have to use the spray and I hope it’s not killin me too muchMarch 31, 2013 at 7:34 am #101945
Man that sucks. I had heard of people still having problems after surgery (the thought of so many antibiotics afterwards makes me cringe now!!) My ENT thought my problem was mostly allergies, while my allergist thought my allergies weren’t that bad (I think the candida is making them flare up). And I still have sinus infections.
Doctors have been the worst – prescribing antibiotics when they never work for my sinus infections. Looking at my history now, I think I have had candida issues for a while. My current doctor is pretty good – and mentioned i might have a systemic candida problem, but they are pretty useless at helping you deal with it.
I have to say any progress I have made has mostly come from alternative doctors (they told me to quit sugar, alcohol etc – my doctors would never have suggested that). I have much more faith in what they suggest, given that they take my entire health, emotional etc history into account. A friend has had good results with kinesiology for allergies (she diagnosed leaky gut and then diet remedies) and I’m trying homeopathy at the moment (which is a gentler approach – given we are already so stuffed with candida fatigue/frustration). I’ll see how it all goes.
Man good luck. That really really sucks.March 31, 2013 at 4:09 pm #101954
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I’m already feeling allergies since the pollen is budding. My nasal passages just get blocked so easy even with rinses twice a day. It’s a continuous battle. Plus the yeast I have just drives me crazy. I love food so the diet is rough.April 1, 2013 at 8:53 am #101996
That sucks. I met a guy the other day whose entire face was swelling up due to allergies. He was having huge sinus problems.
I love food too. I love cooking as well – i’m trying to find some more good candida recipes that make me happier about it all. I feel ok until i’m around restaurants etc where pple are eating “normal” food. At least I’ll be able to appreciate it when I can eat some things again.
I had a slip the other day with potato fries/chips (i guess i was testing myself to see if candida was actually the problem) and i felt horrendous the next day – like i was getting another bad turn with my sinus infection. It’s prompted some obvious candida symptoms to return. At least I know that there’s a definite link now – interesting.
I found this book a while ago called Sinus Survival by Rob Ivker – he advocates candida diets (if you’re at risk) but also mentions some good stuff about emotional states, and things you can work on in that area. It’s pretty interesting.
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