i browsed the site about this but didn't find what i was looking for.
here's some history: i've had ulcerative colitis for almost 7 years. in february 2013, i had a terrible case of c diff. i was on vancomycin for two weeks and that cleared it out great. my UC symptoms are mild (bathroom 2-4x per day, soft stools, cramping with bowel movements). i've been taking lots of probiotics since my c diff diagnosis and have continued them to repopulate my gut. seems to be working well. i am taking lactobacillus GG, acidophilus, prescript assist, and saccharomyces boullardi. i rotate between all four as well as eat fermented yogurt daily.
i just saw a naturopath a few days ago to see if he could help me with my UC. anyway, he told me to take two antifungals called oregano oil and candibactin (3 capsules of both daily). candibactin has berberine. he said these are natural antibiotics and would clean me out- kill the good and bad bacteria at once so my gut would start over.
i am terrified about taking them since i have been taking so many probiotics and have just finished my vancomycin last month. i know antibiotics can cause c diff to grow again. is that the same with natural antibiotics, too? i'd like to avoid c diff overgrowth since it made me bleed profusely and go to the bathroom 25x a day.
are there any anti fungals that are more gentle on my gut? i'd hate to send myself into a terrible flare with these supplements. any information or experience with these is totally welcome and appreciated.
i've been reading about garlic and coconut oil as antifungals. i usually eat sauteed garlic every day but not raw- same with coconut oil (i saute my meats/veggies in it).
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on March 29, 2013
at 04:46 AM
Hey there, I visited a homeopath some time ago about allergy problems I was having and she mentioned me having issues with candida overgrowth. What she told me was that instead of taking this, that or the other to get rid of the yeast, I should simply dodge sugar in all forms as sugar feeds the yeast and to take a garlic supplement or, if you feel like having some solitude, eat some raw garlic. This worked for me big time. Hope this helps.
on March 29, 2013
at 06:17 AM
That is most certainly a reasonable concern. I don't think anyone can help you at that point lol. A fecal transplant sound reasonable for the C. Diff. and the yeast should get better over time on its own, unless there is also a SIBO problem, which may indicate some sort of other intestinal problem.
Just my thoughts. Not a doctor.