Two days a go a poster named morereverbplz said he once took nystatin and felt amazing for the first 2 days. He felt like his old self. But after the 2 first days he felt bad again.
I've experienced the same pattern with many antifungals.
I would like to know if some of you have already experienced the same thing.
I think this pattern is typical of intestinal candidiasis sufferers. I also believe this pattern need to be understood to understand how this disease work.
This pattern is the key of the disease.
How can we feel so great for 2 first 2 days and then crash?
The explanation is that shortly after starting a new antifungals our immune system break tolerance state to yeast/fungus and immune system is quickly able to get rid of most fungus/yeast population in 2 days. It's like a jump start for the immune system. However, because of the important amount of canditoxins liberated during these 2 days our immune system crashes again and immune tolerance to fungus and yeast reappear shortly after we felt well. This is explaining the pattern we observe. When canditoxins are pouring in our body the fungal/yeast infection get back because immune tolerance is due to canditoxins.
I believe we, intestinal yeast sufferers, are all sensitized to canditoxins. It means that canditoxins are able to destroy our immune system ability to fight fungus and yeast.
The process of curing candida is very long because we have to loose gradually our sensitization to canditoxins. As long as we are still sensitized to canditoxins our immune system will be suppressed by these toxins. The fight is long because every time you kill a fungal cell you get canditoxins that will encourage the growth of new fungal/yeast cells that will have to be killed and that will once again promote infection.
Most environmental doctor loke Sherry Rogers, William Rea and Kalpana Patel agrees that strong sensitization to antigens can't be eradicated totally but can be greatly diminished. That is why nobody seems able to claim a total cure but many people report feeling way better while they still feel the monster to be sleeping in their gut. Resuming a normal diet seems impossible because there is no total cure for this type of sensitization to canditoxins. Immune suppression will always be there to a very low level. One would be able to cheat on the diet without relapse but returning to a normal american diet will be impossible.
This is explaining why it takes a so long time to cure our disease while life-threatning conditions with this fungus/yeast can be cured in as short as 2 weeks with conventionnal antifungals. For instance, Aids people that are close to death with systemic yeast are not sensitized to canditoxins and can overcome infection pretty quickly. The reason is because immune suppression is not induced by canditoxins but by low t-cells count due to HIV. Once the fungal/yeast population has been lowered, the immune system is able to come back full strenght and control yeast/fungal population.
Intestinal candidiasis (CRC), candida related complex, is an environmental diseases that eventually can lead to multiple chemical sensitivity. That is why some people claim to be more sensitive to chemical when they experience die-off and while at the same time canditoxins are pouring in their body. Canditoxins can induce in some individuals sensitization to various antigens. The first sensitization will be to canditoxins and then we will observe what MCS specialists call the spreading phenomenon. Food will be next involved. People will usually be sensitized to casein and gluten. Then the spreading phenomenon will lead to sensitization to most of mold, formaldehyde, phenol, etc.
Most of our symptoms are allergic in nature and are due to sensitization to canditoxins and other antigens. it is not the action of toxins per se that make us sick. It is our individual reaction to these toxins.
Chronic intestinal candidiasis is a different disease than is intestinal candidiasis. A former curezone poster candidaguru that claimed having cured his infection with short course fluconazole was in fact dealing with intestinal candidiasis. This infection was not chronic. It was not CRC. Our problem is different.
The doctors are not able to understand our problem because they don't understand how sensitization to an antigen can suppress immune system and cause a wide variety of symptoms that are so different between individuals.
The conventional medecine is unable to identify our disease because they rely on a defined set of symptoms to define a disease. The main feature of chronic intestinal candidiasis is that symptoms of this disease are linked to sensitization to various antigens including canditoxins. These type of symptoms vary widely among individuals and conventional medecine is unable to diagnose or identify this disease.
Sensitization to antigens induce immune suppression. This is the key to understand the long process of healing candidiasis. You have to kill fungus to eliminate immune suppression but by doing so you create more immune suppression that will allow the fungus to grow again easily. This process is long. Only time can allow us to incrementally reduce yeast/fungal population while reducing canditoxins load at the same time.
No need to say that any cheating in the diet will seriously lenghten the process. Also eating or dealing with antigens to which you are sensitized (gluten, casein, mold, yeast) will cause immune suppression and preventing you from recovering stronger immunity to fungus/yeast.