I have a systemic yeast infection (guess I shouldn't be calling it candida anymore). I've tested negative (repeatedly) for candida albicans (which seems to be very common).
My regular doctor told me for a long time that they weren't able to culture the yeast. However, I asked my GP again, and he was able to finally do it. I was SO EXCITED (how sad is that? LOL). I truly believe if I can figure out the strain then maybe I'd be more successful in treating this! I've suspected that I have an atypical strain!
My swab results are saccharomyces cerevisiae. Say what? Apparently, it's known as brewer's yeast, which is ironically nutritional and actually in supplements too!
EDITED: I took three weeks of diflucan which didn't do anything for me. Now I wonder if it's not as effective on this strain. I can't seem to get good/non-conflicting information on diflucan and this strain...?
I searched here, of course, but unfortunately, I found very little information.
I also searched the grand land of the internet, and there really is limited information about
this (most sites focus on candida, candida, candida!). I did find this link which has been the most helpful so far:www.medicalinsider.com/bacterial.html#yeast
But most everything always comes back to treating candida references - not much specific to saccharomyces cerevisiae. : |
Also, I read that s. boulardii can actually inadvertently cause this particular yeast overgrowth. I am VERY disappointed to read this, as everything I read last time highly encouraged taking this for yeast overgrowth. I did take this temporarily for awhile (also gave to my kids). Ugh.
Anybody deal with this strain? My GP said he didn't know and deferred to my functional medicine doctor (who is difficult to get a hold of but will try).
I have a prescript
ion for the pure nystatin powder, and now I'm just not sure about
taking it quite yet. Hmmm.
I am very interested in figuring out how to treat this strain as compared to the candida strains.
Appreciate any thoughts/opinions/experiences!
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but much better lately!
Kid#2: Very sick now despite being treated for years, very bad year
Kid#3: Doing great, minor relapse, but great again (ironically had least and shortest treatment)!
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids) - not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue, kidney, heart, and yeast issues
Post Edited (1000Daisies) : 1/23/2017 8:01:03 PM (GMT-7)