Hi All, I have just started a 3month course of Terbinafine [the generic name for Lamisil] I have taken it before for rotten toenails, which were cured, but have all returned after about 3/4 years, due to systemic candida. I belive that this drug is very safe and that reactions are rare. I certainly didn't have any problems with it last time. I believe that many people experience die-off of intestinal candida, which is taken by their Drs to be a reaction to the drug.[as many drs don't believe in systemic candida ]
I'm also on a product called Lepicol [psyllium husk, fructo-oligosaccarides and 5 probiotics], available in the UK for chronic constipation, which is working very well. I don't take it at the same time as the Terbinafine.
I'm also on MSM and zink with vit C, and a liquid iron and vit suppliment.
Basic to the treatment is the cutting out of all sugars.[except that in the Lepicol, which is there to feed the Bifidus]
I have been feeling better over the last week, have more energy, and I feel that somthing is working.
Any comments from you clever scientists appreciated, and I'll let you how I go. Love and Light, Deotima.
Hi Queta, Hope it works for you. Keep posting on this site and we will compare notes as we go.I was very lucky to get my Lamisil via our UK National Health Service, and my nice GP, for free. I started for one week with half a tablet a day [full dose one tab per day],as I didn't want to get bad candida die-off. The MSM and zinc was cheap as I got a big pot of it in powder form from an animal food store [for horses].I take a teaspoon twice a day, dissolved in a glass of warm water with a fizzy vit C [500mg], but it's all an experiment.Where do you live? Love and light, Deotima.
That sounds wonderful! Good luck :-). Just make sure your practitioner keeps you on the medication long enough to clear the candida. Mine didn't do that and I think maybe that's why it didn't help me long term. I read somewhere once that it can take 18 months of continuous treatment ( of RX antifungals ). Lordy I think my poorly liver would explode now! LOL. It wasn't always quite as bad as it is now though ( too many years of illness have stressed it ).
By the way,I LOVE that you're also doing a Bowel Cleanse at the same time. My nurse prac never told me about bowel cleansing so I was just rowing with one oar.
Thanks Stannard. From the good work done by North it seems that the Lamisil/Terbinafine should not damage the good guys that are in the Lepicol Bowel Cleanse too seriously. I awoke this morning with a very runny nose for about an hour, but none of the usual signs of a cold. I have hopes that the MSM I took before going to bed last night has started to clear my blocked candida ridden sinuses.
Here are some interesting facts about MSM ['Brimstone' organic sulphur] that came from a non-profit making UK site: http://www.candida-society.org
1.MSM discourages candida as it competes for binding receptor sites in mucas membrane, and removes worms.
2.Detoxifies and hydrates the body as it is responsible for ionic exchange in the sodium-potassium pump in the cells [Nutriments in - toxins out]
3.Sulphur is a componant of insulin and can keep blood Sugar stable [prevent diabetes]
4.Improves joint flexability [cleans and nourishes synovial fluid]
5.Clears and strenghthens hair, skin and nails.
MSM is best used with Vit C and zinc.
Happy candida hunting. Love and light, Deotima.
Yeah I've read a lot about MSM. I wasn't aware it helped with sinus trouble though. Hmmm. it's been a long long time since I've read anything on MSM...better get to exploring again :-). I took it for a while, a few years back. I couldn't tell any difference with my candida, but boy was my hair lovely and shiny. Maybe worth using it again. I've been exercising pretty rigorously lately and running on the treadmill. My joints are REALLY taking a beating though :-(. I woke up last night and my knee was throbbing. Maybe MSM could help with that? What brand do you take?
By the way, I am most intrigued by that link. You have a national Candida Society in the UK??? Wow. It's sure not widely accepted over here. Don't think we have any kind of national candida society. Anybody know?? Interesting indeed.
Yes we have lots of non-profit making organisations, usually run by previous suffers [out of the goodness of their hearts] that are excellent.
The MSM I am taking is with zinc [ Vit C is also necessary]it is made by NAF [Natural Animal Feeds]Monmouth.[www.naf-uk.com] It is packaged with instructions for feeding horses.It's much cheaper that way 300grams was £14.0 I don't know what that is in $s.It should last quite a long time at 1 teaspoon x 2 a day. I would go to an animal feed shop and enquire, lots of people use it for old stiff horses to keep them running or after a tough competion. It's already helped my stiff back and shoulder after only 10 days.Good luck. Love and Light Deotima.