Feeling much better after two weeks of anti-fungals (Started Humira)

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DanthaMan
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   Posted 9/10/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to let everyone know that after 2 weeks of diflucan, (3) Capryl Acids pills 3 times a day, and (3) Tanalbit pills 3 times a day, that I feel much better.

I was going about 12 times or so a day, and within 3 days that dropped to 6-7. I am on somewhat of a anti-candida diet, but I am not as strict as I should be. I am by no means in remission, but to drop my bm's in half, and bring me out of a really bad flare is pretty good. I have not had ANY change in my bm's like this is almost 3 years, so its not a spontaneous healing of some sorts ( for you non fungal believers out there :)

The real reason that I ask the doc to put me on diflucan, was for humira. I started taking the diflucan and feeling better, about 11 days before starting Humira. I gave myself 4 shots this weekend, follow by 2 shots in 2 weeks, then one shot ever two weeks for maintenance. Its too early to tell, but I havent had any side-effects, or soreness at the injection site. I will say that the shot hurt like hell, but its over in 5 seconds.

I have taken capryl acid, Tanalbit, and nystatin before, but never at the same time. This time I decided to try a different fungal script and take both supplements at the same time, and boy did it help. I am finally sleeping all night, and only waking up maybe once to use the bathroom. Mornings are still bad, but after 11 or so, I am good to go.

here is my regimen:

LDN at 11:30 p.m.
(3) Capryl Acid 3 times a day
(3) Tanalbit 3 times a day
(1) Difulcan once a day (2 days left)
Humira

I think with Humira taking care of the inflammation, LDN helping it not to dampen my immune system to bad, and the anti-fungals, I might be on the road to remission. I need to get this 2.5 year flare under control. My GI said he is amazed that I function at the frequency of bm's per day.

kim123
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   Posted 9/10/2007 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey, that's AWESOME!!!!! news. I am so happy for you. Doesn't it feel good to feel good :) ...or at least better than you have in a long time.

If you really want to test the waters, you might consider going on a strict antifungal diet for a bit, and see if you don't improve even more. At least eliminate the grains and yeast. I look forward to hearing more good news from you. BTW, what finally made you decide to give the "antifungal" thing a try? Cheers to you............

Kim


DanthaMan
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   Posted 9/10/2007 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I have bought a few books and tried caprlic acid and diet, but didnt have much success. It was until I combined them all that I had success. One of the side effects of Humira can be fungal infections, so I want to avoid that.

Eva Lou
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   Posted 9/11/2007 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   

good deal, Dan! I'm totally curious- were you on Remicade prior to trying Humira? And did your ins. give you any grief over paying for the Humira, since it's not FDA approved yet for use in UC? I'd like to try it badly- my GI doesn't think it's "ethical" of him to prescribe it to me, since it hasn't yet been approved. I've got a couple 2nd opinion appt.s coming up & I'm hoping one of those docs will prescribe it. Was your GI doctor at all hesitant about giving it to you? I hope it does the trick for you.


diagnosed '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade infusions
Imuran- 100mgs/day
Cipro- 200mgs/day


DanthaMan
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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
My GI doc is really a great guy. He has seen me suffer for about a year, and wasnt hesitant at all. he did laugh and say that I was jumping from one end of the spectrum to the other. I wasnt taking any meds at the time, then to start Humira was rather funny to him. The good news is in his scope of me he said I had indeterminate colitis, which means he has not defined my condition as Chrohns or colitis. The insurance company approved it, and I am on my way. I just met my out of pocket as well with the first two pens, now I am at 100%, so I wont have to pay for scripts, or any medical treatment for the rest of the year!!!

I told him that I didnt want to do Remicade, and thinking about it now, he was the one to offer Humira on my last visit. I told him to hold off for one more month, then gave in this last time. I am feeling better, but I was feeling better before I started Humira. I am not sure how long it will take to see anything?

Good Luck.
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