lyme & yeast overgrowth

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gorbybelle
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/26/2009 1:20 AM (GMT -6)   
 
I am sure that most of you here know that yeast overgrowth can cause a lot of the same 'symptoms' as lyme - but I thought I would bring the subject up for 'newbies' or people who just haven't researched 'yeast overgrowth'.
 
Anti-biotics can cause more yeast - as they up-set the stomach acids - destroy the bad and good bacteria.
 
so whilst we are dealing with the lyme bacteria [trying to!] we could be getting symptoms from yeast overgrowth - lots of people on abx. notice new symptoms or worsening - which can be caused by 'herxing' but also from too much yeast.
 
one symptom of 'yeast' is a dislike of wet/damp weather - atmospheres - or feeling worse in these type of conditions.
 
 
 
 

CajunGrl
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   Posted 5/26/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting this. I'm gonna bump this up so the new people can see this.
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 5/26/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
The funny thing is that as much as I believe in and promote the yeast free diet, since I started the IV ceftriaxone, I haven't been able to follow it myself at all. I have to eat toast, pretzels, and crackers, and can eat a little bit of meat, to avoid running to the bathroom. I can't eat any fiber or vegetables or fruit right now. I did tolerate one strawberry the other day, which I realize is not technically on the yeast free diet. I am also on a low dose of Flagyl, to prevent C-diff, and take a good multivitamin, B and C, and probiotic. I have one more week of the abx, and then will begin to put my gut back together. I will also be going back on the herbal supplements and medicinal mushrooms that I had started prior to the IV. I also plan to add the herbal treatment that is supposed to kill spirochetes, just to be safe. Should I wait to do that though or start it right away?

chief #7
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   Posted 5/27/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm pursuing yeast overgrowth with my lyme right now.  6 weeks on biaxin.  Then 6 weeks on ThreeLac/Diflucan.  I'm hoping this will take me over the top.
 
Chief

kendal122
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   Posted 5/27/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
chief #7, how many times a week do you take the diflucan?

kendal122
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   Posted 5/27/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
What are your symptoms with the yeast?
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