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Posted by Ueli ( on January 22, 2001 at 12:27:45:

In Reply to: Um...ya think? posted by Margi on January 22, 2001 at 11:18:01:

In the very early days of CHMB there were extensive discussions about Candida, its connection to CH and its treatment with Diflucan. Most of these people are no longer around, probably they 'cured' the CH together with the Candida problem. For those not able or willing to use the 'post archives' button at the left here the links to the April, May and June 1998 post archives. Look for threads with 'Candida' or 'Diflucan' in the title.

Margi, I hope you only spill the baby together with the bath water on an early Monday morning :-)
There are millions of yeasts know (and probably a lot more unknown), from the very nasty Candida albicans to the very benign and useful Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The later is not only used to make beer, but bread and other bakery products as well. The more 'good' yeasts you swallow, the less space remains in your guts for the nasty ones. Some more enlightened doctors recommend that every treatment with antibiotics should be accompanied with the intake of good yeast and bacteria, to reclaim the place freed by the intestine bacteria killed with the antibiotic (yeasts are not killed), and so prevent the bad yeast from proliferating. But usually the treatment of the most manifest ailment is all that's done, without a thought of possible follow ups. And the insurance companies (at least here) won't pay for such a precautionary treatment, after all they have to pay enough for all that follows an antibiotic treatment :-(

I think it is no coincidence, that in our survey the question 'When your clusters first started, had you received any medical trauma within the previous year?' (with accompanying antibiotics treatment) is answered 'yes' by 10%.


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