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shoney
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I am really tired today, and a little dizzy. Took a diflucan yesterday -is there such a thing as a diflucan herx?
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treepatrol
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Its possible because of your system being over loaded with dead dying debri from bacteria and fungus mold etc? But it is also some of the side effects of Diflucan.

Diflucan Oral
Active Ingredients: Fluconazole Oral
Representative Names: Diflucan Oral
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What are fluconazole oral suspension or tablets?
What should my health care professional know before I take fluconazole?
How should I take this medicine?
What if I miss a dose?
What drug(s) may interact with fluconazole?
What side effects may I notice from taking fluconazole?
What should I watch for while taking fluconazole?
Where can I keep my medicine?

What are fluconazole oral suspension or tablets? (Back to top)
FLUCONAZOLE (Diflucan) is an antifungal type of antibiotic. It treats serious fungal infections found throughout the body. These include oral candidiasis or thrush infections of the mouth or throat, vaginal yeast infections, candidal infection of the urinary tract, meningitis, and others. Generic fluconazole oral suspensions and tablets are available.

What should my health care professional know before I take fluconazole? (Back to top)
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
*diabetes
*heart disease
*kidney disease
*liver disease
*other chronic illness
*an unusual or allergic reaction to fluconazole, other azole medicines (used to treat fungal or yeast infections), or other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
*pregnant or trying to get pregnant
*breast-feeding

How should I take this medicine? (Back to top)
Take fluconazole oral suspension or tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If taking the oral suspension, shake it well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure the oral suspension. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one; household spoons are not always accurate. You can take the oral suspension or tablets with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course prescribed by your health care professional even if you feel better. Do not stop taking except on your prescriber's advice.

What if I miss a dose? (Back to top)
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What drug(s) may interact with fluconazole? (Back to top)
*bosentan
*cilostazol
*cisapride
*cyclosporine
*dofetilide
*doxercalciferol
*certain medicines for anxiety or difficulty sleeping
*medicines for diabetes that are taken by mouth
*medicines for high cholesterol such as atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, or simvastatin
*medicines for yeast or fungal infections
*paricalcitol
*phenytoin
*pimozide
*ramelteon
*rifabutin
*rifampin
*tacrolimus
*terfenadine
*warfarin
*water pills

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What side effects may I notice from taking fluconazole? (Back to top)
Stop taking this medication immediately and report these side effects to your prescriber or health care professional right away:
*fainting or falling spells
*irregular heartbeat, palpitations, or chest pain

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
*dark yellow or brown urine
*dizziness
*light-colored stools (bowel movements)
*redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
*skin rash, itching
*stomach pain
*unusual bruising or bleeding
*yellowing of the eyes or skin
*vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
*diarrhea
*headache
*loss of appetite or changes in how food tastes
*nausea

What should I watch for while taking fluconazole? (Back to top)
Tell your prescriber or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve in a few weeks. Some fungal infections need many weeks or months of treatment to cure. Keep taking your medicine regularly for as long as your prescriber or health care professional tells you to.


If you are taking this medicine for a long time you must visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular blood and liver function tests.

Alcohol can increase possible damage to your liver. Do not take alcoholic drinks while you take this medicine.

If you have a vaginal infection, do not have sex until you have finished your treatment. Your clothing may get soiled if you have a vaginal discharge. You can wear a sanitary napkin; do not use tampons. Wear freshly washed cotton, not synthetic, panties.

Fluconazole has been associated with birth defects when given at high doses early in a pregnancy. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell you prescriber or health care professional immediately. Women who may become pregnant should use effective birth control while taking fluconazole.

Where can I keep my medicine? (Back to top)
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

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Maybe a die-off. Better drink some more! What are some of the sx of candida?
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I have been on an anti-fugal-sporanox for the last 3 weeks-similar to diflucan but a bit broader spectrum anti-fungal.

Am very surprised at the amount of herxing. Was not expecting this. I also think its hitting some of the lyme as well. I had a dermal herx a week ago & have only had this when on abx combos for my lyme.

It could be the medication. But am really tuned into my body at this point & do know for me when I am herxing. Some of my herxing symtpoms are no where to be seen in the "side effects" listed for my anti-fungal.

Doing more than usual in the detox department but still can't seem to shake the herx.

Thank God I am not to be on this more than 3 months & am looking forward to feeling better when I get to stop the anti-funagl...so

hang in there
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Dana

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shoney
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What sort of herx symptoms are you having?
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Candida diet and elimination:
http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/021412.html

http://www.wholeapproach.com/diet/

Lyme symptoms list compared with yeast symptoms
http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/021202.html

"Successful control and elminiation of a Candida Albicans overgrowth requires a multifaceted program as described below. Failure to follow ALL the steps simultaneously will result in slow progress and will lengthen healing time significantly. The program should be tailored to the individual and must balance the need to eliminate the Candida and deprive it of its food source while insuring proper nutrition for the individual."

Five Steps to Candida Elimination:

1. You must starve it into submission by eliminating its food source.

2. You must kill it with anti-fungal herbs and supplements.
[e.g....garlic, onion, caprylic acid, Pau D'Arco capsules or tea, clove, grapefruit seed extract, olive leaf extract, oil of oregano, tea tree oil, Echinacea, Goldenseal, black walnut, MSM, barberry root, uva ursi, neem leaf, biotin]

3. You must reestablish the proper balance and quantity of probiotic bacteria in the digestive tract. [...multi-strain lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus capsules with FOS should be taken between meals to maximize repopulation of the digestive tract by beneficial bacteria.]

4. You must reestablish proper levels of all B vitamins (yeast free) and utilize other immune enhancing supplements to boost immune system function. [e.g ... B complex vitamins (yeast free), biotin, beta 1-3 glucan, colostrum, maitake mushroom, vitamins A, C, E, zinc and selenium]

5. You must cleanse and heal the digestive tract to promote proper elimination of toxins and Candida and assimilation of nutrients. [e.g...chlorophyll, MSM, omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed and salmon oils, GLA found in borage, evening primrose and black currant oils. Pantothenic acid, digestive enzymes between meals]

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Before I knew I had lyme, I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and candida. The doctor gave me diflucan for the candida. It made me very sick for months and weakened, and now, looking back on it I realize it was a herx from he**.

I just about begged my doctor to take me off of it, and give me something else. She insisted that I had to stay on it. At the time, I just wanted to get well so badly, that I thought I should "tough it out," and not be a "baby."

Now, I know much better. If you get too sick from the herx, then it's important to moderate the herxing, by taking less of the medicine, by trying a different medicine, or by cycling.

Detoxing is also important, drinking lots of water, taking probiotics, and the candida diet.

Needless to say, I don't see that doctor anymore.

Good luck, hope you feel better soon,
Hopeful4

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