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Another Infection

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Hey Everyone,

I got a call from my doctor today about my results from a Comprehensive Parasitology stool test. When I had this test a year ago, I had a Pseudomonas infection and Candida. This time, she said that I have a Klebsiella infection, and she's starting me on Bactrim for it. It also showed Candida. So apparently the list just goes on as to what I have wrong with my body. The pharmacist said that it is very rare. I don't know if that's true or not, but whatever. Has anyone else here had a Klebsiella infection? If so, were you able to get rid of it? Thanks everyone.

-Brian


Celiac Sprue

Multiple Food Allergies

Diagnosed June 2006

Stopped Eating June 2007

IV Nutrition: 6/27/07 - Present

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Brian,

I think CarlaB had this. She may chime in, if not, you can PM her or pop in the OMG thread. Is there any news with the Lyme testing?


Dairy/Casein Free- March 2007

Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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Kassandra,

The doctor told me that the Lyme test was negative. But I'm not 100% convinced because I'm not sure what lab she used and she's not an LLMD. But I'll have to figure all that out later when I get this infection taken care of. Thank you for telling me about CarlaB. Hopefully she'll chime in, but if not, I'll send her a PM. Thanks,

-Brian


Celiac Sprue

Multiple Food Allergies

Diagnosed June 2006

Stopped Eating June 2007

IV Nutrition: 6/27/07 - Present

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Hi Brian, I am so sorry to hear this. Maybe once they clear this infection things will finally start to improve for you. I don't have any answers but can give ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))


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Brian,

You need to get your lyme test from Igenex labs. Most docs just do the test that shows for lyme up to 6 wks after exposure. There are other tests you need. If you have candida make sure you are taking probiotics with your bactrim and probably should be taking an antifungal with it as well. You could try natural ones or there is also Dyflucan and Nystatin. With your health issues though your body might need natural so as not to damage anything further. I still have not called Dr. Snow. Feeling guilt around having parents pay again for me! I really think you should look into him as well. Good luck.

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I'll have to ask my doctor if she used Igenex. I have to see her in two weeks, so I'll find out. I'm not thrilled about taking antibiotics with Candida, but I think the Klebsiella is more serious. I've been taking really good probiotics for a while (Natren Healthy Trinity), so I'm kind of surprised it got so bad. But I'll definitely continue to take them with the Bactrim. I used to take Nystatin for the Candida, but the side effects from the die off was too severe. I can't take Diflucan because it taxes the liver, and my liver needs all it's strength for the IV Nutrition. The natural antifungals never did much for me. But anyway, my doctor said that I shouldn't attempt to treat the Candida at this time. It's too much for me right now.

I haven't called Dr. Snow either. He seems promising, but at the same time, I think he would want me to take a lot of natural supplements, which I just can't handle. But I might check into him anyway, and at least see what he has to say.

Anyway, thanks for the support!

-Brian


Celiac Sprue

Multiple Food Allergies

Diagnosed June 2006

Stopped Eating June 2007

IV Nutrition: 6/27/07 - Present

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Yeah, the candida die-off can be rather dangerous for someone who's as compromised as you are. I'm guessing it was able to get so bad from lack of activity in the gut and the sugar content of the IV nutrition. Obviously, that's unavoidable. Just curious, what kind of natural anti-fungal stuff have you tried?


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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Brian,

How much Nystatin did you take? I take it daily, but only 1/8 tsp. My LLMD wants me to take it just to keep the possible Candida under control because I am on abx. Also, there is a brand of probiotics that has 450 BILLION strains of probiotics, called Theralac. I use it and tons of people swear by it. It's the strongest out there, so that may be a good idea for you.

Also, if something is too strong, you can always start slow and work your way up...like with supplements. I used to take Oil of Oregano and it says to take like 4 drops 2 times a day, well I started with one drop daily.


Dairy/Casein Free- March 2007

Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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I worked my way up to a full teaspoon of Nystatin a day. It was helping for a while, but it became too much, even when I cut down. I looked up Theralac, and it only has 20 Billion CFU. Do you mean Threelac? I used Threelac for a while, but I don't think it's any better than the Natren Healthy Trinity probiotics that I take. I don't really trust Threelac either. The long term effects of those strains is yet to be determined. Natren uses all Super Strains, and they are very powerful. They are by far the best probiotics I have taken.

As for the natural antifungals, I've taken Caprylic Acid and Paramicrocidin. I think I used something else as well, but I can't remember what it is right now. I'll think about it though.

-Brian


Celiac Sprue

Multiple Food Allergies

Diagnosed June 2006

Stopped Eating June 2007

IV Nutrition: 6/27/07 - Present

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Oh Sweetie, I am so sorry.. I have never even heard of Klebsiella.

I also have pretty severe Systemic Candida. I eat Garlic &

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Collette

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Potato free since January 3rd 2008.

Remaining Nightshades since April 1st 2008. Back on September 2010. :)

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Thanks, Collette. I appreciate your support so much. I'm sorry to hear that you have severe systemic Candida. It can really take a toll on you. But I'm glad that you found a good probiotic that works for you, as it can be quite tricky. I went through a few different probiotics before I discovered the Natren Healty Trinity probiotics, which have been a godsend. My doctor said that for now I shouldn't try to kill the Candida, besides taking my regular probiotics. Do you think I should use the Milk Thistle now, or wait until I can focus on killing the Candida? I have to keep my liver healthy for the IV Nutrition. Anyway thanks again :D

-Bri


Celiac Sprue

Multiple Food Allergies

Diagnosed June 2006

Stopped Eating June 2007

IV Nutrition: 6/27/07 - Present

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