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droid1226
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This is so frustrating. So the same drug that costs me 10 bucks/month since the beginning of treatment, is now 180.00. Has anyone else noticed this? I've checked all online and costco pharmacies. Ugh.

What are some alternatives? GSE? Olive leaf does nothing.

It's the only thing that works for yeast. Nystatin doesn't.

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SEAGATE is the only capsule OLE I've found that works. Others just don't measure up. However, for tincture (to use as mouth rinse), Herb Pharm OLE tincture is excellent, too.

Four capsules, four x a day, worked very well for me. Totally kept candida away the last time I was on antibiotics. (New comers: When possible, start a day before antibiotics.)


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Mouth Rinse options:


Various Herbal Tinctures (including some specific combination formulas for dental health)


http://www.auromere.com/Dental_Care-Mouthwash.html

Auromere Ayurvedic Mouthwash


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PubMed Search of medical literaturel:

Antifungal Herbs - 81 abstracts

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Adv Dent Res. 2011 Apr;23(1):56-60. doi: 10.1177/0022034511399286.

Effect of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs on Candida spp. from patients with HIV/AIDS.

Liu X, Han Y, Peng K, Liu Y, Li J, Liu H.
Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Oral Medicine, Peking University, Beijing, China
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. . . In traditional Chinese medicine, more than 300 herbs have been discovered to have "pesticidal" activities, and some of these have been used as antifungal agents in clinical practice for many years.

Crude extracts from a number of medicinal herbs have been shown to exhibit antifungal activities in vitro.

These include cortex moutan, cortex pseudolaricis, rhizoma alpiniae officinarum, rhizoma coptidis, clove and cinnamon, anemarrhena cortex phellodendri, ramulus cinnamomi, and Chinese gall.

The effective anti-Candida principals were identified to be berberine, palmatine, allincin, pseudolaric acid A and B, magnolol, honokiol, and galangin. Thus, traditional Chinese medicinal herbs provide abundant choices for the treatment of refractory candidiasis commonly seen in HIV/AIDS patients. . . .
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What is going on? First doxy, now diflucan, probably others. Someone needs to investigate the drug industry.
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poppy,

Indeed, much more to this, surely.

And they want to block our access to supplements, too. All very sad.
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Hum.... I got my script filled a few weeks ago and it still only cost me a co-pay - $20.00. Guess I will have to make it last and take it every third day...
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Aquatic Fluconazole 100mg. 30cnt.


Same stuff $17.99 bottle free shipping. Got some right here.

http://www.aquaticpharmacy.com/eshop

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Drug company greed... They create shortages to drive up the price...

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Sporanox is a possibility.

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I use Oregaresp, 1/day. I had to stop Diflucan due to other liver issues.

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I agree with Razzle. Just like the oil and gas companies are sticking it to us right now. It's all about $$. If you create a shortage then you can raise the prices.

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Thanks for replies

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Just saw on the news tonight that you can compare drug prices at goodrx.com ~ hope this helps.

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quote:
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Just saw on the news tonight that you can compare drug prices at goodrx.com ~ hope this helps.

Wow, finally!! The prices at various pharmacies for various meds vary enormously. You would think that they would be obligated to provide a price list (they used to have to where I live), but you can't get one, no matter how much you ask.

These "drug shortages" of generic drugs are criminal. It's going on with LOTS of generic drugs. Or they are simply not available at all anymore, because they can't make their humungous profits off generic drugs.

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Droid,

I thought my Rxs had exploded in price too. It turned out that I had reached my max on Rx benefits for the year. [Frown]

I had never done this before, but this was a particularly bad and expensive year (so far). Did you check this, just to see? I had to actually call insurance and eventually speak to management to get this answer.

Good luck!

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If you get the drug from Walmart you can use a "walmart prescription card" that will significantly lower the price.
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Ya I checked. Thanks. Pfizer raised it across the board. I'm going with the fish stuff that Stan suggested. Looks the same to me. Good enough.

I've price shopped everywhere for almost every script. Costco is the lowest hands down.(most the time)

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I get all my Rx through Costco, 99% time best price and they don't mess it up.

The pharmacists really go out of their way to help me over the phone when I'm concerned about stuff.

They've even called me to check on things they had questions regarding my Rx.

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I get all my Rx through Costco, 99% time best price and they don't mess it up.

The pharmacists really go out of their way to help me over the phone when I'm concerned about stuff.

They've even called me to check on things they had questions regarding my Rx.

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quote:
Originally posted by bigstan:
Aquatic Fluconazole 100mg. 30cnt.

Same stuff $17.99 bottle free shipping. Got some right here.

http://www.aquaticpharmacy.com/eshop

Hi Big Stan, can you give me an idea of how you're taking this, dosage wise? I'm at work and the website is blocked, so I can't look at it until I get home [Wink]

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Another option is getting it compounded as a liquid from a compounding pharmacy. I have seen several drugs be way cheaper this way, including fluconazole ("diflucan"). The reason is, they mark up the pills because most people buy them that way, but the compounding pharmacies can still get the pure drug at a reasonable price, and unless they are trying to screw you, they'll sell it for way cheaper than the pills cost.
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No price change or shortage here in the Boston area. I just picked up my RX yesterday. It must vary by region?

You can also take coconut oil for candida. Its supposed to be a great anti-fungal due to its make up of 3 medium chain fatty acids. I use Extra Virgin coconut oil and melt it so its liquid. The extra virgin and the liquid state (vs solid=ick!!) taste much better and make it much easier to take.

I'm also taking SF722 to help get the candida under control. I took garlic pills for a while too, but rotated that out. Good luck to you!

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We live in AZ- Capitol of Valley Fever. My mom went to Walgreens to pick up her normally $18.00 prescription for her dog and was told it was now $344.00. I wonder if this is another perk from Obamacare? How on earth can the price go up like this? My mom lives on a fixed income from social security. Is there any way to fight this?
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Affordable Care Act. Kinda ironic.

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CBO says Obamacare will force drug companies to raise prices
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obamacare-increase-drug-costs/2013/03/07/id/493704

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Gotrotts, it's a by product of a long history (decades) where our government allowed profits before people. Welcome to capitolism 101. These drug companies want to make money. Maybe they are creating shortages like the oil companies did a few years ago. Short the consumer and the price goes up. And maybe they aren't making the profits they thought they were on their new drugs. No shock there, no one can afford them.

This has slowly been going on for decades. Obama was actually trying to prevent this balloon from getting bigger, but some members of congress just couldn't see it anymore than an allopathic doc can see lyme.

I see you are new here. You may not know that pushing politics is not normally allowed on this board. I can just as easily find another piece that negates the one you just posted, but I'm not going to (I'm done).

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What about online???

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All I know is the pharmacists who I unfortunately have to speak with at least once a week say ACA is the reason. I don't vote so I can blame everyone, dems and rebuplicans. Isn't that how that works?

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No droid, we get to blame YOU for not voting! [Big Grin]

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Ha ha!

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I actually saw a list of all the premium prices for the ACA exchanges broken up by city and it looked like premiums were going way down for many.

I'm not sure about pharmaceuticals though.

Not to get too political, but I think Big Pharma just like big business will use any excuse to raise prices.

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Even aquatic diflucan shot up since it was posted above.

http://www.aquaticpharmacy.com/eshop

More than double.

Must've just been coincidental timing on these skyrocketing drug prices and the new politics set in place.

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You must treat for systemic yeast before you will ever get better. I would recommend that if your Lyme is stable stop abc and treat yeast. Systemic yeast has same symptoms as Lyme.
Must go on yeast free and celiac diet, take diflucan or vfend, I also recommend antiviral to prevent viral takeover.
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