Hi there Flowerpoddess,
I, too, read that it's not OK to take Olive Leaf Extract while on certain medications...but I can't recall which and I can't recall where I read that...duh! All I remember is that my Aunt recommended it to me, and I stumbled upon something online that lead me to believe taking Olive Leaf Extract would not be good with the abx combo I was on -- Biaxin + Flagyl.
Anyway, I am also battling vaginal yeast infections. After I had about 7 infections in 6 months, my doctor Rx'd Fluconazole 150 mg daily for 7 days. It worked amazingly well, and I was infection-free for three months. Right now, I'm on another 7 day-round of Fluconazole. My doctor said if the infection comes back, we'll have to do a swab.
It's just an added aggravation dealing with a yeast infection, while battling Lyme, too. I hope someone comes along and sets us straight about Olive Leaf Extract and Oil of Oregano.
Take good care,
Oct 15/08: Biaxin + Plaquenil;
June 3/08: Biaxin + Flagyl;
Jan 18/08: 15 Wks, Mepron + Zithromax for Babesiosis (Positive IgM/IgG Igenex)
Lyme disease - clinical dx ’08; GERD '04; Essential Tremor ’03; Fibromyalgia ’01; Osteoarthritis; Depression; IBS; Interstitial Cystitis