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baileygirl76
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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on 400mg/Doxy per day. I am pretty sure I now have a yeast infection. Can I use an over the counter yeast infection kit - it is okay to use it when on Doxy?

ticker
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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi baileygirl76.  It should be okay to use the kit, but I would check with a pharmacist or your doctor to make sure.

Are you taking high-quality acidophilus capsules at least two hours apart from the antibiotics?  This helps prevent yeast overgrowth.

 

baileygirl76
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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
No, I eat a lot of yogurt but apparently that is not enough.
 

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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I recommend getting high-quality acidophilus.  The best ones to get are refrigerated and have a high culture count (such as 10 billion per capsule).  Make sure you take them at least two hours apart from the antibiotics.
 

Cmacaran
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   Posted 10/11/2008 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Although initially sucessful in eliminating my thrush and yeast infections with perscriptions, I ultimately reacted badly to both Diflucan based anti-fungals and Nystatin by building up bad enzymes in my liver. After researching non-perscription options this is what I found and have tried most of them.

Diet - Eliminate all sugar and yeast from your diet (including vinegar and related foods which have a lot of yeast)

Probiotic bacteria (I like the type you have to refrigerate that have 8 strains of bacteria for best diversity of flora)

The following supplements are in no particular order
Undecenoic Acid (from castor oil Thorne sells it as SF722)
Caprylic Acid (will give small pinsized intestinal cramps)
Chlorella (get high quality with lowest impurities)
Omega 3 (Their are many sources, I use Flax Seed Oil)
Garlic (one good brand is Allimax)
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Oil of Oregano
Olive Leaf Extract (also fights bacteria infections so will support eliminating Lyme and Bartonella)
Pau D'Arco (can also buy the Tea [I found it at vitamin shoppe] and gargle with the tea)
Cats Claw

Krissy2008
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   Posted 10/11/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
My LLMD put me on Difflucan once a day. I think its 100mg. I had an extreme yeast overgrowth, most lymies do.
Krissy.
Was dx. with Lyme this year but have had it for 10 years.


baileygirl76
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   Posted 10/12/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I used an OTC kit from Walgreens and it did the trick. Yay! Yeast infections just suck! Anyway, I just started taking a probiotic today.

Flowerpoddess
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   Posted 10/13/2008 12:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Cmacaran -

"Oil of Oregano
Olive Leaf Extract (also fights bacteria infections so will support eliminating Lyme and Bartonella)"

I read in another post that these two are not okay to be taken with antibiotics?
Interstital Cystisis or Chronic Recurrent UTIs - No treatment currently, but hoping while treating the Bartonella, the body will be strong enough to kill the UTIs on it's own.
 
Bartonella - Biaxin
 
Nystatin with antibiotic
 
Garlic pills
 
Vitamin E 400IU
 
Probiotics, two hours after antibiotics


Flowerpoddess
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   Posted 10/21/2008 4:46 AM (GMT -7)   
bumped up
Interstital Cystisis or Chronic Recurrent UTIs - No treatment currently, but hoping while treating the Bartonella, the body will be strong enough to kill the UTIs on it's own.
 
Bartonella - Biaxin
 
Nystatin with antibiotic
 
Garlic pills
 
Vitamin E 400IU
 
Probiotics, two hours after antibiotics


spaztick
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   Posted 10/22/2008 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
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,
Carrie
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

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