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  • in reply to: Another vote for S. Boulardii #116966

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    Interesting stuff Jorge! I’m back on the S boulardii. I stopped taking it around Christmas because I was breaking out in really bad rashes and went straight back to the prescription antifungals cause I thought it wasn’t working.

    I’m having the same issue again but I’m wondering if it’s die off? It’s happening almost in the same manner as last time too. The first week or two of the S boulardii, I had major fatigue, flu symptoms, sinus congestion, lost my voice, etc. This is after taking strong prescription antifungals for 3 months! It shocked me to have that kind of a die off response. A lot of those those symptoms have gone away but I’m having issues again with rashes.

    I’m pretty sure it’s die off but I’m also concerned it could be an allergic reaction. I’ve read on some internet sites that probiotics can cause neurological damage and even infection? Not sure how true that is. I’ve never heard of that on this forum before that probiotics could harm you.

    What is your opinion Jorge? Do you think it’s die off or an allergic reaction? I’ll tell you why I think it’s die off and not an allergic reaction. The rash always comes 2 or 3 weeks after I start the treatment. If it was an allergic reaction, wouldn’t it happen almost immediately? I’m assuming it’s happening 2 or 3 weeks later because the S boulardii is slowly growing in my gut therefore pushing more and more bad bacteria out?

    Btw I stopped all prescription antifungals about six weeks ago cause I figured I wasn’t allowing myself a chance to repopulate my gut.

    Thanks Jorge!

    Matt

    in reply to: My Story – A Godsend Called Saccharomyces Boulardii!! #112839

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    tude58;51343 wrote:

    I’ve read all your comments regarding SB and it sounds wonderful! I’m having to tell my doc in a few days I cannot afford to continue all the tonics he as me on.
    Here’s my dilemma:

    After months of being on all this strong stuff along with mega probiotics and anti-fungal foods I can’t find a place to begin the SB WITH the diet that goes with it?
    Still experiencing brain fog and ups and downs (downs come out of nowhere and I am so exhausted I can’t move) can someone using this please give a food list and if I can use food that’s anti-fungal such as Kefir, coconut etc? I’ve read both good and bad on these.

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

    One more time, nothing that be antifungal, including food such as kefir, should be consumed when taking S. Boulardii. S. Boulardii is a yeast and you need this yeast colonizes your intestines temporary to displace candida. As long as you supplement S. Boulardii, there will be intestinal colonization with it. If you take an antifungal, it will kill S. Boulardii.

    Jorge.

    Thank you Jorge! What can I eat with this diet so I’m prepared before I stop all the anti-fungal and probiotics?

    You still stay on a candida diet that is low in sugar and carbs. You just avoid all antifungals whether its natural supplement, prescription pill, or whole food like coconut oil or garlic.

    How strict you are on the diet is really up to you. Most would agree, the stricter the better but you also want to keep your calories up too.

    Good luck

    in reply to: My Story – A Godsend Called Saccharomyces Boulardii!! #112813

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    TheChosenOne;51317 wrote: I ordered the S. Boulardii and I’m definitely gonna try it.
    Can you use the Boulardii with anti-parasite supplements, like wormwood and black walnut?

    Thanks!

    As JJorge said no you can’t unfortunately. I was three days into a humaworm cleanse when I decided to start s boulardii. I completely stopped for now cause it will affect the s boulardii. Lots of anti parasite remedies have varying levels of anti fungal capabilities as well.

    in reply to: My Story – A Godsend Called Saccharomyces Boulardii!! #112773

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    dvjorge;51279 wrote:

    hey smitty,

    the way I understand it its not stronger then diflucan, it is just able to reach areas where diflucan is not getting into. So basically, you already killed tons of it before with other antifungals, and now you are finishing them with boulardii (hopefully!!!)

    cheers

    This is a very good point. You have to keep in mind that there are two protection mechanisms to keep candida in check on our mucosal tissues. One is the immune system, and the other is the antagonistic beneficial bacterial flora.

    People take many natural products to fight candida, but those products also kill bacteria. Many times, they are more antibacterial than antifungal. I mean all of them. I still don’t know any natural product that be only selective against fungus.

    When you take S. Boulardii, you are taking an anticandida yeast. They are antagonists. One species kills the other. At the same time, you are allowing your bacterial flora to take place. Moreover, S. Boulardii segregates antinflammatory substances. Chronic inflammation impedes the immune system to clear infections. When taking S. Boulardii you are getting combined benefits that allow to normalize the intestines in most cases. I am not sure if it is an universal protocol, but it has demonstrated to be effective even with some of those serious candida cases.

    Jorge.
    Thanks Jorge.

    I also just mentioned this to stov. My digestion has improved immensely and for thr first time in months I’m seeing pretty close to normal bowel movements which is obviously from the s boulardii allowing beneficial bacteria to repopulate and the anti inflammatory effects

    Other thing I noticed tonight after an eenema is for the first time I’ve seem little tiny white strings in the toilet. No idea whether they are Candida or just mucus that my stomach lining is shedding to get rid of the Candida but I do know most people report this before obtaining a cure. So that’s a positive sign.

    It’s interesting that I’ve seen more of it from s boulardii than powerful antifungals.

    I also notice that my whole body is breaking out in rashes. Another sign the Candida is being killed. It’s a very mild rash so nothing that is driving me crazy. Barely notice it. Just a sign to me that what I’m doing is making the Candida unhappy lol.

    I also noticed my sinus pressure is improving and my annoying itchy ears have improved. I don’t try to scratch them nearly as much. The itchiness has been replaced by a feeling like they are full of wax. Assuming it’s just another of the many die off effects.

    Sorry for typos. wrote this on my cell phone.

    Cheers.

    in reply to: My Story – A Godsend Called Saccharomyces Boulardii!! #112772

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    Bansaw;51274 wrote:

    To anyone wondering if S Boulardii is strong stuff.
    Good luck everyone. Hope that helps some people who are in the fence about taking this supplement.

    What are you doing to detox? Molbydenum, milk thistle?

    I’ve been on both for months along with high doses of vitamin c. They definitely do help and I recommend both.

    in reply to: My Story – A Godsend Called Saccharomyces Boulardii!! #112749

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    To anyone wondering if S Boulardii is strong stuff.

    Here’s my comparison after just coming off of 2 weeks of diflucan and nystatin by comparison. I was taking 400 mg of diflucan and 4 doses of nystatin each day for 14-16 days. I didn’t really notice that much of an improvement after just 2 weeks and I was cautious about continuing for weeks and weeks on the diflucan. My friend Stov who also posts on here let me know he was having some good success with S Boulardii. I wanted to try it since it has less side effects than prescription antifungals.

    My die off from 400 mg of diflucan and nystatin was pretty minimal. For maybe an hour after I’d take the diflucan I’d feel a little mild burning sensation on the bottoms of my feet and groin area where I knew I had thrush issues. Didn’t really give me any issues other than that.

    Well this is my 3rd day on just S boulardii and I’m getting way more die off from this than the prescription strength antifungals. This seems to tell me that this stuff is pretty powerful and should be taken seriously. I never gave it much thought because I had taken massive amounts of probiotics in the past and not noticed much die off from it. This stuff is different.

    I’m getting headaches, pretty bad fatigue and my kidneys feel very sore. My kidneys always get sore whenever large amounts of candida are dying off and my body is working to get it out.

    One thing I wonder is if there is a potential for candida to become used to S boulardii like the antifungals? I’m assuming no. That would be nice to hear that it can’t get used to this cause it would make the protocol even less complicated. Just keep on taking the S boulardii until reaching a cure.

    Good luck everyone. Hope that helps some people who are in the fence about taking this supplement.

    in reply to: My Story – A Godsend Called Saccharomyces Boulardii!! #112723

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    Bansaw;51243 wrote:

    What is the dose of S. Boulardii that you take?
    Is it one capsule per day? On amazon.com it $61 for 100 capsules.

    I’m taking now food brand 5 million per capsule. 60 caps per bottle. I paid around 18 dollars a bottle.

    How many capsules do you take per day?
    Isn’t Florastor supposed to be the best?
    I take between five and six capsules per day but I’m also noticing quite a bit of fatigue related to die off so you should start out slow.

    A member on this board had results with the now foods brand and it is quite a bit more economical than florastor. 50 dollars for florastor would barely last me a week and I plan on doing this for at least a month or two.

    If you can afford florastor. Go for it.

    in reply to: My Story – A Godsend Called Saccharomyces Boulardii!! #112721

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    Bansaw;51241 wrote:
    What is the dose of S. Boulardii that you take?
    Is it one capsule per day? On amazon.com it $61 for 100 capsules.

    I’m taking now food brand 5 million per capsule. 60 caps per bottle. I paid around 18 dollars a bottle.

    in reply to: My Story – A Godsend Called Saccharomyces Boulardii!! #112719

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    Jorge worked up to 35 million per day. I would stay at twenty million and see how you react first. If your die off isnt bad after several days. Take a pill mid day and see how you do.

    I started out three days ago at 25 million spread out per day but I’m having pretty intense fatigue right now where all I want to do is sleep all day. I may have over did it.

    But at least I know it’s working.

    in reply to: My Story – A Godsend Called Saccharomyces Boulardii!! #112717

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    rdj123;51237 wrote: Quick Question on the use of Antifungals: Is it recommended to not take Antifungals anytime you take S. Boulardi or just for the Florestor brand? Also does this include vegetable antifungals too like brussel sprouts, radishes, and spices like Turmeric, etc.

    Thanks,

    RJ

    Because s boulardii is a yeast. All antifungals should be avoided including whole food antifungals. This is because it will end up killing the s boulardii and you are basically throwing money away unfortunately.

    I know it seems counter intuitive but it has to be done to allow the boulardii to populate your gut.

    in reply to: My Story – A Godsend Called Saccharomyces Boulardii!! #112699

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    I am jumping on the S boulardii train as well. After 2 and a half weeks of diflucan 400 mg a day and taking nystatin during that time frame and seeing very little results, I felt it wasn’t worth the damage I was doing to my liver to keep on going this route. I also was taking a humaworm cleanse but am stopping that for now as it has pau d’arco which is an antifungal so I don’t want that interfering with the boulardii.

    I’m taking 2 pills in the morning and 2 pills at night and 1 pill mid day for a total of 25 million. I’ve been on it now for about 2 days and I’ve noticed my sinus pressure has decreased and I feel more of a residual soreness which is different. My ears don’t feel nearly as itchy either. I’m not going to get too excited cause I’ve had so many ups and downs but it is a positive sign.

    To me the theory seems pretty solid behind using S. Boulardii. The reason antifungals probably aren’t working for me is because as soon as I kill the candida, it comes right back within hours. The boulardii not only kills it but it also prevents it from coming back. It also reduces inflammation in your gut which most of us need.

    I’m going to give this a good solid 30 days and if I notice an improvement, I will keep going.

    in reply to: Weird die off symptoms, anybody ever hear of these? #112363

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    raster;50882 wrote: Pretty typical die-off symptoms but these are light symptoms compared to others…

    -raster

    Thanks raster, I’ve just never had these symptoms before.

    I still have the chronic sinus pain and sore throat and thrush. Although my sinus pain has improved since stopping the antibiotics last month. I get leg pains too after taking the diflucan, I just attribute it to die off.

    I’m gonna be doing a humaworm cleanse soon. Hopefully this will help as well.

    in reply to: Raster…. Question regarding Aspergillosis vs Candida. #112077

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    raster;50597 wrote: One thing I posted in a different thread is that s. boulardii might bring benefit if you do have aspergillus…someone linked to a study about it.

    -raster

    I’ve been considering s boulardii actually. Stovariste is trying it right now.

    Do u know if I can take it while on antifungals?

    in reply to: Cinnamon Bark Oil #112075

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    Hey dvjorge, thanks for that info! Always nice to have another weapon in the arsenal.

    I’m currently doing your protocol of fluconazole and nystatin along with enemas.

    I’m only on day 4 and am not really noticing a big difference in sinus pressure but my ears seem to be getting a little bit plugged up which could be a sign of candida die off.

    My concern is I’m not quite sure if it’s candida I have in my sinuses or aspergillus. This all started after a terrible mold exposure for me.

    I realize fluconazole is ineffective against aspergillus if that is my issue but itraconazole could be an option.

    In your opinion, how long should I give the fluconazole a chance before switching to itraconazole in case it is aspergillus?

    Thanks

    in reply to: Raster…. Question regarding Aspergillosis vs Candida. #112073

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    raster;50562 wrote: I have no idea. If you are still living in the infested home of yours then it could still be making you sick. Since its a different type of mold/fungus, most regular antifungals should kill it. I think your sinuses are likely related to your tooth problem combined with mold, yeast, and whatever else has overgrown in the body.

    -raster

    Thanks raster. I’m going to give the diflucan at least a couple weeks before I decide if it’s being effective or not. I realize it’s not going to happen overnight and some need months of treatment with diflucan.

    I am noticing my ears are getting a tad plugged up? Could it be die off or signs that diflucan is killing something in my ears?

    That would be good news cause it would mean it is candida in my sinuses and ears.

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