Haha, Jeannie! Resident yeast expert here!! LOL.
Yeah, I had a lot of issues with yeast infections, etc. I started on a regimine of probiotics (acidophilus). I took 2 capsules every day that had 15 billion organisms in it. Within a month, my yeast was gone and I had lost 30 pounds!! My maintenance dose is 1 capsule every other day. I started doing this in 2005.
Apparently, in Fibro and autoimmune diseases like Lupus, the body tends to produce way more yeast than is normal. Not sure why. But the probiotics are what worked for me. Make sure they're the refridgerated, medicinal quality brand. I use Metagenics.
This certainly doesn't cure Fibro or Lupus, but it makes me feel a whole lot healthier and my symptoms are probably not as bad as they would be if I wasn't taking it.
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus