Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/16/2008 8:59:10 AM (GMT-6)
You are not crazy. Welcome to HealingWell and know you will find many members here who are warm and caring.
Candida esophagitis is a fungal or yeast infection of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.
Candida esophagitis is caused by the yeast Candida. It occurs when the yeast spreads from the mouth down the esophagus.
The condition is often a sign of a weakened immune system. The following raise your risk for Candida infections:
Oral thrush or a yeast infection makes an immunocompromised person more likely to get esophagitis.
Antifungal medicines, taken by mouth or injection, are prescribed.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/16/2008 9:01:45 AM (GMT-6)
For my sister we requested a care conference with her primary physician. We had a list, a long list, of questions. The physician was very pleasant and answered all of our questions. The Social Worker was with her. We did a lot of scenario questions such as asking how she would survive surgery and would she ever be able to come off the ventilator. We asked about each med and we also questioned any nurse that came in to give her a new med. When the nurse answered "I don't know why this med was ordered" We politely reqeusted she find out before giving the med.
My sister is at a teaching hospital thus so many teams. One of us has stayed with her everday and night that she has been in the hospital.
That is advocating for your self. Patients have the right to be included in their own care and to say yes or no to treatments. They have the right to pain relief.
Ask for a copy of the Patient's Bill of Rights. Your hospital will have one for sure.
Take care Kitt
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Oh yes, I have wanted to toss all the pill bottles in the garbage too. But I do not want to be back in a deep depression so I kee taking them.
I am glad I was able to help you.
Please do keep us posted on how you are doing.
When you go in with your list tell him you want to know what tests are being done and what they would be indicative of. Also that you do not want to be spared any details as you need to know what is going on with your body.
You have the right to have a copy of your medical record and that is usually arranged through Information Management. You can go to that department after all the tests are in and get a copy of your chart. You will have to sign a form and also may have to pay a small fee for making a copy for you but then you can read your own results and the physicians comments. Sometimes now with paperless chart you will receive ad CD for your computer of you records.
Remember to ask about your meds, the reason for why you need to take them and side effects as well as withrawal sx and interactions with other drugs and with foods.
If all the test come up negative, then ask them what next as something is wrong somewhere?
You are becoming assertive....................good for you.
Keep me posted.
Thank You that was so much help for me. I am trying to become more arrertive but its so hard to. Toady was not a great day as I could not swallow anything. I dont think the candida is getting better and I will be done with the antifungal tommorow. Dont know what I am gonna do if it doesnt get better or it gets worse. Thank you so much kitt I Will talk soon