Is Prostatitis A Form of Candida?

Recently I got asked a question about the relation between Candida Albicans and the relation of Prostatitis. If you are unsure what prostatitis is exactly it is a  inflammation formed in and around the prostate causing an aching pain which can cause lack of sex drive and extreme discomfort for the individual.

There is no known exact cause however the theory in which i agree is that it is related to a form of candida or thrush that gets into the prostate area.  Below is a recent question on the subject with my answer.

Hi Timon,

I saw this post and the video clip when I was looking up about candida in the prostate. I am in the UK. I believe that prostatitis can be caused by candida overgrowth (systemic candida) which comes from the gut system because of overuse of antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the good gut flora and candida/yeasts/fungus/bacteria overgrow causing leaky gut syndrome. That in turn means a intestinal permeability will cause auto-immune illness and allow candida to attack anywhere.

Usually this is the urinary system and can cause interstitial cystitis in men and prostatitis.  No doctors care about prostatitis over here, they just give out more and more antibiotics. No one looks at the “whole” person and sees what this is doing. The medical profession will not recognize Candida.

Please is there anyone out there to talk to this about. We need to get this recognized. Candida is a hell to get rid of and no matter what you do it comes back. Pharmaceutical drugs just damage the liver.

Would like to contact with someone over this as so many men in desperate need of help. I’m only young. Thanks.

From Peter

Hey Peter,
I did a post on a similar problem like this in when Candida can spread to the prostate..
And yes leaky gut is the theory on it. I had a recurrent bout of prostatitis a year or so ago and found that the only solution that worked for me was eliminating a couple of elements in diet as well as lots of exercise..
I recommend going and getting a really good allergy test from like a NAET  expert, they are a little different to normal allergy specialists as they specialize in finding and removing that allergy with acupuncture and energy centers on the body.. It works wonders as prostatitis is like a allergy response as well.. For me giving up tea and coffee for about 4 or 5 months (caffeine allergy can cause it too) as well as switching to virgin coconut oil which will help eliminate any Candida in the bladder or prostate area.. Drink a small amount each day at different times.. Coconut is a great remedy.. Did this for over a month and continue to do just less now and no prostate symptoms now.. Also coconut is an old medicine for the prostate and bladder problems.. cystitis..etc..
As for the connection between it and Candida, i agree totally and fully understand and agree.. The pain is the inflammation is caused by Candida, that is my theory as well..

When i had it bad, i noticed drinking a lot of water irritated it and also came to the possibility bottled water was a contributor as well so if you use plastic bottled water switch to glass or filtered tap or rain water if possible.. When drinking non plastic water i noticed a dramatic improvement in symptoms as well.. every one is different though..

Another thing to do is eliminate all chemicals from your life which may help, many people who have Candida caused by a chemical sensitivity so change some aspects of daily lifestyle.. Such as do not use fluoride toothpaste.. Fluoride is toxic.. Use a non fluoride herbal toothpaste.. also do not use harsh detergents or washing powder, going the natural alternatives costs a little more but can dramatically improve health.. Another aspect to consider is if you have amalgam fillings to have them removed safely as these are linked to immune problems..  To do that safely though you need a good dentist that uses a dam in the mouth and oxygen..
This is on my plan as well for the next 6 months..

Also I recommend never taking Nexium or Anti inflammatory Medicine for it as this only hides the problem, unless of course it is the last option.. This one is up to you. I tried for a short while and it makes Candida Symptoms so much worse..
Hope this helps..
Regards,
Timon
If you have an opinion on the theory of Candida being a cause or connection to Prostatitis then let me know your thoughts below by commenting.

28 thoughts on “Is Prostatitis A Form of Candida?

  1. Hi Timon,
    Thanks for reply. I have been drinking bottled water (Evian) because it’s recommended for people with interstitial cystitis (by alternative doctors I add – not by medics as they are clueless about IC and offer no help except damaging pharmaceutical drugs or surgery!). Can’t get glass bottles in UK, everything plastic. What water filters are best because thought that the stuff in water filters was bad for bladders? Why does the plastic make candida worse?

    How does this stuff get out of the prostate once it is fast in there?

    Also any advice re sinuses. Always itching nose, inside and out and in ears. Runny nose, sinusy type thing. Doctors keep saying its hay fever – it isn’t. Its all the year round – continual nose blowing.
    Any ideas on how to stop hunger all the time too. Do you know if taking vitamin supplements would just make the candida worse as its feeding the fungus.
    Thanks
    Peter

    • Hey Peter.
      What can cause problems is water bottles with low grade plastic as it tends to get in the water. Then after going through the prostate and bowels can cause a weakness. This is what happened with me but still i have to drink bottled water as well..

      It is important withe the bottled water that it be not left in the sun so to limit plastic absorbtion by water. Plastic is a chemical and candida is partly a chemical sensitivity. The sensitivity can make allergies in many.

      On the last one with the long term hayfever that may be linked to allergies in the air such as dust or mold etc.. It may be a good idea to get your house or residence checked for air born allergies. Also it may be worth trying a air purifier as well to see if it helps..

      After going off carbs, the constant hunger should reduce in time, however it is essential to make sure you are getting all the daily vitamins and minerals.. It is hard when we are supposed to cut out all fruit so make sure to keep taking them while having candida.

      It is worth a good try of virgin coconut oil, continual use of it by drinking a little everyday helped me finally get rid of my prostatitis and candida that was there..

      I sympathise with you on all related to prostatis, to many it can last for years so getting on top of the candida is essential as well to get it down..

      Regards
      Timon

    • Hi Peter,

      I have only recently stumbled upon the possible link between Candida and prostatitis symptoms. I am amazed to hear you’ve got all-year-round ‘hay fever’ symptoms too as I have been having the same combination!
      Have you actually tried any of the prescription antifungals like Fluconazole etc.? Have they helped at all?
      Cheers

      • Hey Tommy,
        In the past when I had prostatitis I was later dignosed with Candida and so change in diet was made. After change I quickly found prostatitis symptoms went away as well. After that happened I read many online testimonies and references to many people testing positive to the same thing as well. While all prostatitis may not be caused by Candida, many cases are so it has to be determined in each individual. Also when I went on anti fungal medicine I found prostatitis symptoms were gone during the time of taking. I now no longer have prostatitis but am always careful with my diet as well so that could be a big reason for that as well.
        Regards,
        Timon

      • Hi Tommy G, All,
        I did have Fluconozole (Diflucan) some time back but it does not get rid of candida – it just comes back and Diflucan is very damaging to the liver.
        Does anyone get a feeling of pain on one side of prostate. Anyone ever used colloidal silver? Does it cause a flare up the condition.
        What are the best natural antifungals for the prostate?

        • Hey Peter,
          I have a couple of recommendations, sorry to hear fluconozole did not help.. I recommend Coconut juice daily and coconut (anti candida as well).. Also a change to filtered rain water helped me, plastic can cause prostate issues.. To me also I had to stop drinking coffee or tea for a while.. These cause inflammation and so too does alcohol. Products to eat more of are yogurts, salads and non acidic foods.. Overall fresh coconut juice was my best quick relief product for Prostatitis.. Also a good pro biotic helped such as Threelac also helped.

          • Did you lose and restore your libido/sex drive with the coconut oil? I have been suffering for about 10 years,and tried A LOT of things(not chemicals,pills cause i knew they cannot be any good)
            I am currently taking coconut oil and applying it on the skin also for the jockey itch(which is probably from the prostate as well)
            Looking at these post i like to thank you and everyone else for helping or at least trying to help people.

          • With my case going on a solid Candida diet for many months with Coconut Oil, plus probiotics, good ones and keeping away from chilli and sour foods, reduced it and finally it was gone..

        • Hi Peter,

          Firstly, I understand that antifungals alone cannot get rid of candida unless you remove the breeding ground which are carbs (i.e. sugars, white bread, pasta etc) in your diet and antibiotics (if you take any). Secondly, antifungal medications are in most cases fungistatic (i.e. inhibiting growth), but not fungicidal (i.e. killing), so they have a more delayed effect as compared to antibiotics which normally kill bacteria in a few days.

          So I have embarked on a 1-month course of Ketoconazole which my doctor prescribed for prostatitis. I have actually just asked him if I may switch now to smth else as Keto may be damaging to the liver.. I have also started on a low-card diet at the same time. It has been more than 2 weeks now, and although prostatitis symptoms still persist, I have clearly noticed a few changes. For example, that pain on one side of the prostate started to subside in the last two to three days. Other symptoms stayed on so far, however, my sinusitis/hay fever symptoms have also improved quite unexpectedly! I’ve stopped
          sneezing at perfumes etc and have a much clearer nasal breathing which I have not experienced for the last 12 years!
          If you have any questions please ping them over and I’ll try to help where I can.

          • Hi Timon, Tommy G and all,

            Are you all in the States – anyone in UK?
            I tried colloidal silver (Allergy Research)took a whole bottle over about 3 weeks and I don’t know what happened but since then my nasal itching, rhinitis, sinus thing has been ten times worse. It is getting me down. Left Colloidal Silver alone for over month now and nose/sinus, prostate, bladder still driving me crazy. Do these “natural” remedies still have the same effect of antibiotics i.e. they kill off all your good bacteria as well so the candida gets worse again.

            I’m cutting out sugars and trying to cut carbs, but how do you get by without some potatoes, rice etc. I’m always hungry – just a bit of meat, veg is not satisfying enough.

            Also had some stool samples done showing dysbiotic flora in there, but also that I have no signs of good bacteria (lactobacillus etc). I’ve taken probiotics for years but don’t seem to help that much because I’ve read they just don’t colonize the digestive tract (they are bovine sources and won’t colonize the human digestive environment.) VSL3 is one of best but still does not shift prostatitis, bladder interstitial cystitis. Anyone any ideas on probiotics that are best. One thing I think I have is that I am highly reactive to yeast or anything with even a small amount of yeast in it. Also I found from a scientific paper from 2002 that gluten and candida share the same protein chain and so the body can be reacting to both candida and gluten at the same time. Anyone else know of this connection or found any benefit from withdrawing gluten?

            Anyone used nystatin? Its only for the digestive tract and does not get into blood stream for systemic yeast though? But heard once you stop taking it, the yeast all comes flooding back. How do you beat this condition?

            Any other advice of how to kill off excess yeast – oregano oil, caprylic acid – allicin – anyone tried any of these? How do you get the yeast out of the prostate sacs once it has colonised.

            Why are doctors still pushing out antibitoics for this thing and making it worse?

            Any advice re the sinus thing though would be much appreciated. How do you get it out of the sinuses and stop the itching, sniffing, throat sore, swallowing thing.

            I have a lot of other symptoms so know this is yeast – ie. groin itching constantly and yet no evidence of yeast, slight fungal big toe nails, sometimes skin rash (pityrius versicolor – yeast). I also got a small bit of oral thrush which came after taking the colloidal silver. Was this a die off or was it the colloidal killing the good guys again and making the candida worse?

            Thanks for any help. I was off line for a while as no computer.
            Good to read the other posts.
            This is a brilliant site. I am certain that its fungus, candida causing prostatitis – just know how to nail this. The prescription antifungals are supposed to be really damaging for the liver but in any case getting any doctor to recognise and accept candida is the worst thing.

            Can you eat the coconut oil cold in chunks (sets when cold)?
            If things are killing off the candida is this what can cause the symptoms getting worse when you are trying to tease it out. I have heard of the herxheimer effect but if you are teasing it out how comes the symptoms are still so bad and lasting so long.

        • I tried colloidal silver in the past for prostatitis. It did not have any effect. (I did not have high hopes for it anyway as there is no scientific ground for its use anyway as far as I can tell).

          • When you start the candida cleanse your symptoms WILL get worse at first, this is called Herxheimers effect, it is in fact the candida dieing off, the die off releases many toxins into your body making you “feel” worse but you are getting better, this is when you really need the detox stuff to help the liver and kidneys. Dandelion is great, so is Pau de arco tea. when you get to the die off DO NOT STOP your anti fungal, the candida will just regrow fast. And remember your probiotics

          • Hey Tim,
            Thanks for the comment, you are right on with your response. Another one one could add in the formula is chew one clove of raw garlic each day.. It helps speed up the process as well..

  2. My prostatitis was non invectious and was caused by driving long distances on badly designesd and badly made steel belted radial tyres
    I believe the inflammation caused can leave you vulnerable to various infections-I found the MICHELIN tyres were one of the very few that were round and did not vibrate-wheel balancing will not help-The rims must be round and properly aligned-the rotors must be machined true
    The tyre must be < 0.125-0.25 mm out of round and have < 0.125-0.25mm wobble(Run-out)-I have found that YOKOHAMA tyres are also good,
    I believe they are a licence of MICHELIN-I have no financial connection with these companies.

  3. Hey Alex,
    Nice share, i am amazed at how many things can cause the problem prostatitis, to start. Did you find it was also related to holding it before going to the toilet as well.. Sometimes when doing long drives, we have to wait before the toilet as well..

  4. A prostatitis patient recovery experience

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    I was a prostatitis patient for seven years . The prostate expand and pain sharply. My waist pain, dizzy and weak. I had seen many famous doctors in china , had used the microwave, infrared ray scan, acupoint injection , squeeze medicine into anus to cure the disease. But I failed. I had taken many kinds of Chinese herb medicine secret recipe and used many kinds of specific medicine that advertised Chinese medicine from one Chinese prostate hospital medicine every day, it only can relieve my pain ,I wasn’t cured. Recently ,I visited a famous prostate disease research institute. (They said that the cure rate is 85%. ) I was aroused by their method. And I used new cured plan which I synthesized seven years experience. By this way ,I was recovered only in one month .All the symptom disappear, and the prostate secretion test wasn’t found bacteria. The whole body felt relaxed ,the idea of committing suicide all gone. And I felt the life is so beautiful and valuable. It is said that a prolonged illness makes a doctor of patient. When you have this illness, you can learn from experience, and choose the best cured way. Absorb the good points of the every doctors ,and create the new way. As a recovered patient, I know the pain of prostatitis patient deeply. So I like to share my experience with the cyber acquaintance.

    My cure method include seven parts. (It is specialize in chronic prostatitis. The acute prostatitis is very easy to cure, if you eat portalaca olerrcea for ten some days continuously, you can recover.)

    ? The picture of portalaca olerrcea

    Point and whole synthetical balance treatment

    1. Eat four kinds of nature product every day . Bee honey, royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis. Building up your health, increasing sexual activity and enhancing immunity ,etc. Increasing the content of zinc element in prostate. I can guide you how to use them together.

    2. Use Chinese medicine powder ( involve scolopendra subspinipes mutilans, phellodendron, Chinese schneid, elaphe moellendorffi,etc) Ten kinds of ingredient powder mix a kinds of special vinegar product , external use to cover two acupoints that connect everyday. Prostatitis is so difficult to cure because eating medicine is very difficult permeate prostate. The medicine consistency can’t last for a long time. External use covering acupoints can effect the prostate all the time and maintained high consistency.

    3. Take a Chinese herb medicine prescription everyday . This prescription can attack prostate and kill the germ in urinary organ. But the medicine will not sap your vitality. There isn’t side effect. I can provide this prescription.

    4. Boil some Chinese medicine , pour into a basin, and sit on the basin’ s medical water for ten minutes before bath every day. So the medicine can kill germ in urethra and scrotum, effect to prostate directly. The medicine won’t be absorbed by intestines and stomach. There is no side effect. I can provide the prescription.

    5. Practise Qi Gong (a system of deep breathing exercise) I can guide you to practise . Stimulate the circulation of the blood and cause the muscles and joints to relax. Increase immunity, impact the focus. This kinds of Qi Gong is very safe and there is no deviation. But you can’t practise other kinds of QiGong freely , because some kinds of Qi Gong aren’t corresponding to prostatitis.

    6.Use K-01 prostate rehabilitator for half an hour when you go to bed every day . K–01 prostate rehabilitator is a help-yourself physiotherapy apparatus which cures BPH . Employing the alternative operation of the high frequency non-thermal effect and magnetic kick. It serves to diminish inflammation, relieve pain, destroy harmful microorganisms, improve local micro-blood circulation and is very effective in curing frequent micuition, urgency of urination, painful urinary stuttering , and dysuria caused by prostatitis. It only need to put it on perineum.

    7. No smoking (If you can’t stop, try not to smoke so much ). Stop drinking, stop piquancy foods (such as capsicum ,ginger ,garlic, pepper ,etc) , stop eating fried foods, bacon, and flame broiled meat.( because the temperature is about 300 celsius degree, so the protein had been denaturalization , the protein had been hot. If you cook it by water , the temperature will not exceed 100 celsius degree. If you use the micro-wave oven to cook the meat, the temperature will exceed 100 celsius degree too, so it is hot.) Stop eating chanticleer, dog, pig’s knuckle, donkey, tortoise ,cow, sheep, ginseng, pilose antler, Equus asinus L,longan,lichee , bamboo shoot,onion,mushroom( mushroom kinds of food will cause prostate swell),areca and all the sea and river animal ( such as fish, tortoise, shrimp, crab, etc). Stop eating all the hot chinese medicine. After you recover, you have to continue to stop eating these food for 3 months, in order to solidify. This is the whole body treatmnet, regard the whole body ‘s the former feminine and negative, don’t eat the food that make against prostatitis recovered. The foods that I suggest you eating is : (1) You can eat meat involve the pig’s muscle, heart, kidney, lung, tongue, stomach, the duck, the chicken and hen, egg, the quail, the pigeon, the snake, the cat, milk, animal blood (after boiling). (2)Vegetable: except the leek, the cushaw , the onion , the aubergine ,the bamboo shoot and the garlic , you can eat all the others vegetable.(3) Fruit: except the lichee, the longan, the mango, the durian and the tree pineapple, you can eat all the others fruit.(4)All the corn and the legume foods can be eated. Such as cereals, rice, potato, pasta, sugar and tea can be eaten. But the coffee and chocolate is a little hot.The sea animals can’t be eated, but the sea plants can be eated, such as the kelp and the laver can be eated.(5)Bread in particular is cooked at a high temperature by baking, but the bread primary ingredient is amylum , amylum is not easy to change into hot food in high temperature, and the protein is easy change into to hot food in high temperature. If the bread is not very burnt, so you can eat the bread. If the bread is very burnt (such as it it had been black), it will be hot food too. (6) Do some cooking method: when you cook rice, pork, etc, you have to pour water to boil, the water is boil at 100 celsius degree, the temperature won’t above 100 celsius degree. If you boil with heavy-fisted boiler, there are so much water in it, although the temperature is above 100 degree, the protein will not change its quality. Protein is easy be burnt in high and dry condition, if the meat turn black and yellow , it must be hot food, such as barbecue chicken. If you stir-fry the pork by plant oil, because the oil is under the pork, the oil can suffer very high temperature and won’t change its quality, so the oil protect the pork not to change its quality. Such as you can stir-fry the vegetable with peanut butter . You can make a stew with chicken ,rice and vegetables . The oil can suffer very high temperature and never change it’s quality, the amylum take second place suffer temperature, such as you can eat the hamburger (the bread main component is amylum), but if the bread had been baked to black, it will be hot food too. And the protein can’t suffer high temperature without water, such as you bake the chicken , the protein is easy change its quality. Peanut oil , olive oil ,canola oil, soybean oil, palm fruit, can be eaten with do some cooking.

    The treatment of prostatitis is a difficult problem, in the world .If the patient can do the seven part that I summarized and undergone experience in seven years, the patient can recover in one or two months.

    The modern science can fly to space, array gene, but can’t deal with prostatitis. There is a strong membrance wrap up prostate. If the germ infect it ,it is a garden of eden for germ. All the antibiotic can’t kill germ in prostate thoroughly. And the germ is easy to resistant antibiotic. With the science develop, suppose the patient can be freezing to –10 degree for some days , and rise the temperature to bring back the patient to life. The germ had been killed by the low temperature. So it can cure the prostatitis quickly. But now , the prostatitis patients have to use the seven part of Chinese medicine “point and whole symthetical balance treatment” to cure . I think, except the patient who have other serious disease and suffer from general debility, every body can recover . Others BPH (Benign Enlargement of the Prostate) is easier to cure. You can according to the “point and whole synthetical balance treatment”. There is no side effect in the way . I am an English teacher in Gao Zhou Normal College of China . So it is very convenient for me communicate with you in English. If you need help and more detail, you can send an E-mail to me , drop me a line , or telephone me.

    E-mail: wu@wac.sina.net

    wac@vip.sina.com

    International Tel: (0086-668)6610050 (home)
    Mobilephone:

    (0086-668)3678325(wujiang)

    Mail address: mrwujiang ,Gaozhou Normal college ,Gao Zhou City , Guang Dong Province, Pr.China .

    Postcode:525200

    My webside: http://www.prostatitis1.org

    • Hey Wujiang,
      Thanks for the share, you may find some of those remedies are anti fungal as well..

      However i wanted to say there are a few types of prostatis, the one linked to candida that i refer to as a common type is called non bacterial prostatis. Even though candida is a bacteria we all already have it in our body so it is usually not noticed by doctors unless looking for specifically.

        • Hey Tommy,
          Candida can be called a bacteria / parasite / fungal because it acts similar in the way it spreads and is alive in the body. Like a bacteria or parasite it feeds as well. Because of the similarities many refer to it like that.

  5. I have been suffering from Prostatitis and I too had to go on a Candida type diet so I believe you are on to something with the candida link there. Reducing yeast and sugar really does help.

  6. Hi. My name’s is Joie .I’m a flight attendant.
    I have developed candida, since past a year or so. In flying with all the climate n water changes , n sometimes I cant stick to d diet cuz of all the travelling, I really need to know wud probiotics help??
    N I have been trying to deal with seriously, since six months. I’M so tired of it.. I feel bloated.. my stomach ‘s so sensitive..I go in to diarrhea very easily…

    I have been drinking BRAGG’s apple cider vinegar for almost six months as well.Daily, before eating anything.
    I guess it helps.. a bit. BUT I’m wanting to add some probiotics o anti fungal drugs, since I c dats d only option .
    can YOU please suggest me some . since there’s a huge no of them available , n m really not sure what to pick?
    also, does coconut oil helps..??

    • Hey Joie,
      What I would do to try is stop taking the Apple Cider Vinegar (this is better to use only once you have Candida in control as a deterrant) as this ferments in the bowels and instead try taking Threelac and Candex instead. These both are great products, the threelac is a powerful probiotic wheras the candex is a powerful Enzyme designed to break down yeast fibers in the bowels. Both together are a great combination.

  7. Hi Timon, Tommy G and all,

    I am reposting this as not sure if it was in the right place. It was posted as a reply to Tommy G but have now put it at the bottom of the site?

    Are you all in the States – anyone in UK?

    I tried colloidal silver (Allergy Research)took a whole bottle over about 3 weeks and I don’t know what happened but since then my nasal itching, rhinitis, sinus thing has been ten times worse. It is getting me down. Left Colloidal Silver alone for over month now and nose/sinus, prostate, bladder still driving me crazy. Do these “natural” remedies still have the same effect of antibiotics i.e. they kill off all your good bacteria as well so the candida gets worse again.

    I’m cutting out sugars and trying to cut carbs, but how do you get by without some potatoes, rice etc. I’m always hungry – just a bit of meat, veg is not satisfying enough.

    Also had some stool samples done showing dysbiotic flora in there, but also that I have no signs of good bacteria (lactobacillus etc). I’ve taken probiotics for years but don’t seem to help that much because I’ve read they just don’t colonize the digestive tract (they are bovine sources and won’t colonize the human digestive environment.) VSL3 is one of best but still does not shift prostatitis, bladder interstitial cystitis. Anyone any ideas on probiotics that are best. One thing I think I have is that I am highly reactive to yeast or anything with even a small amount of yeast in it. Also I found from a scientific paper from 2002 that gluten and candida share the same protein chain and so the body can be reacting to both candida and gluten at the same time. Anyone else know of this connection or found any benefit from withdrawing gluten?

    Anyone used nystatin? Its only for the digestive tract and does not get into blood stream for systemic yeast though? But heard once you stop taking it, the yeast all comes flooding back. How do you beat this condition?

    Any other advice of how to kill off excess yeast – oregano oil, caprylic acid – allicin – anyone tried any of these? How do you get the yeast out of the prostate sacs once it has colonised.

    Why are doctors still pushing out antibitoics for this thing and making it worse?

    Any advice re the sinus thing though would be much appreciated. How do you get it out of the sinuses and stop the itching, sniffing, throat sore, swallowing thing.

    I have a lot of other symptoms so know this is yeast – ie. groin itching constantly and yet no evidence of yeast, slight fungal big toe nails, sometimes skin rash (pityrius versicolor – yeast). I also got a small bit of oral thrush which came after taking the colloidal silver. Was this a die off or was it the colloidal killing the good guys again and making the candida worse?

    Thanks for any help. I was off line for a while as no computer.
    Good to read the other posts.
    This is a brilliant site. I am certain that its fungus, candida causing prostatitis – just know how to nail this. The prescription antifungals are supposed to be really damaging for the liver but in any case getting any doctor to recognise and accept candida is the worst thing. Just really worried about the long-term side effects of the prescription antifungals as they will kill all cells not just the fungus and can damage the liver?

    Can you eat the coconut oil cold in chunks (sets when cold)?
    If things are killing off the candida is this what can cause the symptoms getting worse when you are trying to tease it out. I have heard of the herxheimer effect but if you are teasing it out how comes the symptoms are still so bad and lasting so lon

    • Hi Peter,

      I am also in the UK mate, don’t worry, we’re all in it together 😉
      Sorry for a long silence, lost the link to this site on my other computer.
      I can post here but it’d be easier for you I guess if you write to my email which is TommiGun at mail.ru.

      I’m afraid I can’t answer all your question re natural remedies etc. What I can tell you is that I stopped taking antifungals back in Sep after about 6 weeks on Keto and Fluconazole in total (there was some Itraconazole in between).
      The reason I stopped is not because it did not help, but because it caused liver toxicity (or so I thought anyway) manifesting in wrong colored stool and pain/burning sensation on the right hand side under the ribs (well that’s where the liver is supposedly..) All tests for liver functions came out normal though so god only knows what this all is..
      Anyways, regarding candida and prostatis symptoms – oh boy it helped, and helped a lot! Now there is virtually no pain in the prostate and in the bladder, with the urinary flow symptoms still remaining. Honestly, last week of taking Fluco was like waking up from a bloody nightmare, as my rhinitis symptoms improved tremendously as well! I could finally breathe like a human should, after 20 odd years of suffering with so called ‘all-year round hay fever’ and visiting god knows how many ENT ‘doctors’. Well, can I still call them doctors now?.

      Sadly, after stopping Fluco the symptoms relapsed to some extent, which was sort of expected. Basically my understanding is that candida infestation is systemic, and though it may have left some places like prostate, it still remains or repopulated others, like bowels or throat..
      Now what I am trying to do is to find a UK doctor who could put me on a proper antifungals regime, with liver function tests etc etc. I actually doubt if I can find one, but at least I will try, and if nothing works here, I found some fallback option as well in Europe.
      Any questions – don’t hesitate to ask.
      Cheers
      Tommy

    • Peter mate, you can’t believe but there is a hope for prostatitis sufferers all over the world if only ‘official’ medical profession could apply some basic logic and prescribed them antifungals instead of antibiotics which render people disabled!!

  8. Hi Tommy
    Thanks so much for your reply and information. I will try email you direct but also on here so anyone else can gain advice.

    Timon.. Tommy and all.. I would really like to go a more natural way as I too had fluconozole and some itraconozole, but they just seem to make the candida come back even worse. I’ve read this in loads of places. Think that these just become resistant very quickly. Also concerned about the effects on the liver as standard lab tests looking at liver function are not that thorough and don’t really look at how the liver is working, just only looking for a severe problem which will only show up when it really is very severe.
    The docs and consultants in UK have not got a clue what they are doing where prostatitis is concerned or bladder problems. They just keep dishing out the antibitoics and going down the wrong path.

    But food is a nightmare – without a few carbs feeling really weak and sick and just got no energy. I’m eating loads protein and veg. but do the veg not include sugars too as veg basically are still carbs.

    Are there any nasal rinse/sprays way of getting rid of candida in the nasal, throat and respiratory system. Anyone know if bicarb soda is effective.
    How can you get probiotics to actually recolonize as if they are from a bovine source they will not recolonize?
    Anyone used nystatin?
    I was wondering about lung yeast – anyone know anything on this as think I have it systemically as well.

  9. This is a brilliant weibtse Timon and now I am back on-line I will look in regularly (daily) as all the information on here is excellent. This candida thing is a sure bad thing to fight and we need all the help we can get as the doctors don’t care a bit about it and just deny its existence. All down to too many antibiotics and wrong diagnoses!

  10. Reading all these posts helps me I figured out myself cuz I have been very sick since 2003 and go to all these doctors who had no problem keeping me broke for many years and all the while I just get sicker but now I am disabled and all the doctors when they can not figure out what is the problem they blame the patient for being crazy When in fact the doctors caused the problem in the first place with many antibiotics but at least I now have identified This is Systemic Candida Yeast infection I have been working on in over a year now I have it on the run but it just runs and hides and pops up in different places at different times there are lots of miracle cures out there for lots of $ I hope and pray all people can be cured of this life altering condition.

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