The Dude Abides said...
Occasionally, I have had small white things in my stool. They almost look like the white part on bean sprouts. A couple months ago I took one S. boullardi capsule and some came out in the days following. I tested negative for candida antibodies on a blood test. I don't have the typical diarrhea. Instead I have recalcitrant constipation IBS.
I know many of you have had either candida or parasites or both. I assume you saw things in your stool. Looking for feedback.
I don't have a great answer for you on this specifically. Sorry.
But as you may not, I have very mixed opinions about
s. boulardii. I always recommend people take that with caution. Unfortunately, it's being promoted as completely harmless, but it is a yeast and can cause yeast imbalances. As more and more people use this, I think we will learn more about
the negative effects that can happen.
As for testing negative for candida, that happened to me all the time too - despite having a systemic chronic yeast infection for YEARS. I was so blown off by doctors because candida albicans was negative. It's like testing for one strain of borrelia. Just because you are negative for that one strain, it doesn't meant that you aren't infected with a different strain the test didn't check for. I was positive for a different yeast strain (saccharomyces cerevisiae) that nobody tested for until I really pushed for further testing (I was so frustrated). So, I won't ever be taking s. boulardii because of it's association with s. cerevisiae. I most likely won't ever give that supplement to my kids again either.
FWIW - I cycled through different treatments for my kids (heavy metals, antivirals, some mold, coinfections, lyme, etc). Since testing is so flawed, I figured I'd cycle through as much as what made logical sense. I still need to cycle through some anti-yeast and anti-parasite protocols (although parasites don't seem to be much of an issue for us that I can tell).
So hard figuring this out. Sorry - I wish I could be of more help to you.Hi, 1000Daisies:
I just wanted to say Thank You for your post, because it was a good balance to the following article that I just recently found:/www.holisticprimarycare.net/topics/topics-a-g/digestive-health/1862-how-to-restore-gut-flora-after-antibiotics.html
To me, personal experience is extremely valuable. So, thanks again!
The DudeThat is a good article, but unfortunately, it (like so many others) says how safe s. boulardii is. But that's not true. I don't doubt that it has good aspects to it in certain situations, but I wish these articles would give the pros/cons (both sides of it). Perhaps, people just don't understand the s. boulardii/s. cerevisiae yeast infection yet. That doesn't surprise me because I have this for years and couldn't get ANYWHERE with the MD docs on this (they were truly clueless).
Saccharomyces cerevisiae fungemia: an adverse effect of Saccharomyces boulardii probiotic administration.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae fungemia: an emerging infectious disease./www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15889360
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.