Posted 4/4/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -6)
You might also try swishing a little wild oregano oil and warm water around in your mouth. Wild oregano oil is antifungal (also antibacterial and antiviral). You can get a small bottle with dropper OTC from a healthfood store.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.
 
 

Posted 4/4/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -6)
There are also some natural antifungals you can try (they've all worked at me when I've had yeast issues from Prednisone in the past): caprylic acid, grape seed extract, garlic, pau d' arco tea.
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis

Probiotics
Fish Oil
Vitamin C
Slippery Elm
TURMERIC!!!

Posted 4/4/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -6)
I'm currently suffering from thrush because of systematic candida! Right now, Im only on the nystatin swish and swallow! In the past Ive used diflucan and I felt better while on it, but got worse after. Since then about 2 years ago, Ive never been the same! So just recently I started the nystatin again with pysillium to flush it out of my system. However, I have bad yeast issues and nothing has worked. I have it externally too on my face! The docs dont know what will work for me! Im in the process of getting a 3 day stool analysis with parasitology from Genova LAbs to see exactly whats going on and what remedy will work! YEast will become and can become very resistent to medications! It's been tough!

HOnestly, I think my Ulcerative Proctitis is a result of the reocurring yeast problem! THe docs just dont understand much about it to properly treat it! It's becoming more of a prevalent problem in society though! Goodluck to you and myself!!!!
Posted 4/4/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)
Every single time I was on pred I would get thrush- and on the Nystatin Swish & Swallow I'd go. It takes a long time to get rid of it- I had to use Nystatin religiously at least 4x day, for a good month or so. Every time I figured I was ok & stopped it, the thrush would come back in a day or so. Even if used the Nystatin only twice a day, the thrush would really rear it's nasty head. Give it a good week or so, using it at least 4x day to see if it's helping. My throat would get raw & sore too- the thrush goes down into it, that's why you swallow the Nystatin, to coat your throat. I can basically count on oral thrush if I'm on pred. It's an extremely common side effect of pred.

diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade infusions
Imuran- 100mgs/day
Culturelle
 
 
 

Posted 4/4/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -6)
Freakzilla,
Did you also go on an antifungal diet concurrently with the antifungals (Nystatin) you are taking for the yeast problem?

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