Doctor doesn't believe in yeast in the gut

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CrohnnieMan
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   Posted 5/18/2010 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I suspect I may have an over growth of Candida in my intestines. I saw my doctor today and asked him about it and was told he didn't believe in yeast problems related to medication. He said even with his patients taking Humira he wouldn't see a reason for yeast.

I was hoping the conversion would go in the direction of getting a GI panel to verify, but was shot down before I could ask. So I am not sure how I should bring it up again at my next appointment. Any suggestions?
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4mg LDN at bedtime, 500mg Pentasa 4x/day, 500mg Vitamin C, 1,000 I/U Vitamin D3, 1 Florastor 2x/day, 1 Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri at bed time.
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Medication prior to taking LDN: 100 mg Imuran a day (GI wanted 150 mg), 1,000 mg of Pentasa 4x/day, 3 mg of Entocort 3x/day, Librax as needed.


Grandpato2
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   Posted 5/18/2010 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Do what I Do when my GI refuses to do a test I've asked for ("I don't do vitamin d levels for my patients") ask your family Dr. to test for it or prescribe the treatment.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


CrohnnieMan
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   Posted 5/18/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Good point. I just assumed a family doctor couldn't do a GI panel. I might check into that.
Feeling the best I have in several years! And it keeps getting better!

4mg LDN at bedtime, 500mg Pentasa 4x/day, 500mg Vitamin C, 1,000 I/U Vitamin D3, 1 Florastor 2x/day, 1 Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri at bed time.
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Medication prior to taking LDN: 100 mg Imuran a day (GI wanted 150 mg), 1,000 mg of Pentasa 4x/day, 3 mg of Entocort 3x/day, Librax as needed.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/18/2010 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
It would be harmless to try a good probiotic to restore "good" bacteria to the gut. You don't need a doctor or a script for that. Just a good pharmacy or natural nutrition store.
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CrohnnieMan
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   Posted 5/18/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I currently take Florastor in the morning and evening. I had been taking Primadophilus Reuteri in addition to the florastor but just switched to Primadophilus Fortify
Feeling the best I have in several years! And it keeps getting better!

4mg LDN at bedtime, 500mg Pentasa 4x/day, 500mg Vitamin C, 1,000 I/U Vitamin D3, 1 Florastor 2x/day, 1 Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri at bed time.
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Medication prior to taking LDN: 100 mg Imuran a day (GI wanted 150 mg), 1,000 mg of Pentasa 4x/day, 3 mg of Entocort 3x/day, Librax as needed.


Nanners
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   Posted 5/19/2010 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Ugh your doc makes me mad! I have had two resections and because of that I tend to get bacterial overgrowth all the time. Get the same symptoms you describe. Generally a 10 day course of Cipro or now Xifaxan along with good probiotics tend to knock it right out of me. I agree see your family doc. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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