Controlling Candida Overgrowth While on Antibiotics
I have had systemic Candida for years and years, I have managed it with diet and three-lac and a ton of nystatin over the years.
I have recently had multiple sinus infections and have had no choice but to take antibiotics (I just had surgery yesterday on my sinuses and they gave me yet another round of antibiotics).
My question is should I wait to start back on my routines of candida stuff when I'm done with the antibiotics, or take it at the same time?
I do know one of the antibiotics is contraindicated to take at the same time with fluconazole, supposedly can give me heart failure. Yet, I'm terrified to let the candida get out of hand again, it was miserable getting it under control years ago.RESPONSE
I completely understand your fear. Candida goes beyond simply making you feel sick and tired - a severe infection can take over your entire life.
I've been free from that fear for many years now though. I overcame it by figuring out the root cause of the problem - why candida was able to overgrow in the first place.
You'll need to check your body pH
- as an acidic pH is always a welcome home for those nasty "yeasties."
Getting back to body pH balance
will keep the infection from returning. Even if you indulge from time to time in sweet treats (and who doesn't during the holidays?).
In the meantime, there are other things you can do to protect yourself while taking your antibiotics. I'd definitely recommend adding organic virgin coconut oil
to your diet. Lots of garlic would be great too. Both work to naturally kill off the excess yeast.
As for supplements, vitamin C
is a must. As are good probiotics and prebiotics - which should be taken right after you are finished with the course of antibiotics (see alkaline supplements
for my favorite brand).
You should definitely also get your vitamin D levels
checked too if you are having sinus infections. I would bet you are also vitamin D deficient
- especially since you live in Washington (where your body can only make vitamin D in the summer months).
Check out my section on benefits of vitamin D
. Also make sure you understand the role of magnesium in regards to this critical vitamin before starting supplementation.
Wishing you the best of health,