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Posted by ItsMyTurn (Member # 31469) on :
This may be a stupid question, but I was wondering if a vaginal yeast infection untreated can spread to the gut???

Was supposed to treat the infection but didn't due to, well, let's just say it was inconvenient. I let it go.

Now I am dealing with so many issues that are related to candida. Gas/Bloating, weight gain, etc.

Is it a totally separate issue?
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
No, it can't "spread" from the vagina. It just means that you didn't notice the gut issues until it got bad.

The yeast usually begins in the gut. You need to get on the diet and ask your doctor for some Diflucan. If you're still on abx, then ask for Nystatin to take each day until you are finished with Lyme treatment.


Excellent probiotics:



Whatever you take, take at least 100 CFU's per day. Wish someone had told me that 10 yrs ago!

Candida Diet and Elimination:


Stymielymie's thread

DIET, DIET, DIET is the key. Then, be sure to follow the 5 step plan outlined below. It was developed by my naturopath. It works.

"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. Do not eat starches or sugars of any kind. They feed yeast.

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]
Posted by WendyK (Member # 18918) on :
Why Nystatin to take each day instead of using the Diflucan? Is it OK to take diflucan with other antibiotics?
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
Nystatin does not affect the liver. Very safe. Diflucan is an anti-fungal. It can be taken with abx.

You need Diflucan to really kill it off... nystatin to keep it away.

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