For some brief background, I've suffered from candida for four years or so, ever since the first time I became pregnant. It previously manifested as just a vaginal yeast infection, but within the last year, it began to manifest as dandruff as well, which I managed with an antifungal shampoo. I've tried OTC medications, prescription medications, and natural remedies, none of which worked for more than a couple days (or not at all) before my symptoms would return.
Recently, I heard about olive leaf for candida and bought some online. From there, I jumped into a bunch of research about how to rid myself of candida naturally. Now, I think I've figured out an appropriate beginning regimen to be the following:
Now, here's the part that I'm worried about. If there are candida biofilms that have grown in my gut, presumably the enzymes and apple cider vinegar will help to flush them out. However, I have a copper IUD, and I've also read that any kind of medical device inserted into the body, including IUDs tends to be prime ground for candida biofilms to grow on. Since my candida infection was mainly vaginal, I don't think it would be ridiculous to assume that I likely have candida biofilms growing on my IUD.
So my questions are, will the enzymes and/or apple cider vinegar work to remove biofilms from anywhere other than my gut, or is that a false hope? Is there anything else I can do or take to remove biofilms from my entire body, or my uterus specifically? Is my only option to remove my IUD? I'm extremely fond of it, and I'd like to avoid removing it if it's in any way possible.
Thank you in advance for any help.
I just picked up some organic raw apple cider vinegar at the store, and if that doesn't do the trick, my number one choice from what I've looked at so far is Klaire Labs InterFase Plus.
Is Nystatin prescription-only? I've been given fluconazole in the past, and that did nearly nothing for me, but is Nystatin somehow better? Stronger?
Enemas sound pretty promising to me as well, though I also find the idea of doing one on myself a bit intimidating.
You can buy InterFase Plus through Amazon here.