Good day, Erick Bakker here, naturopath, author of Candida Crusher with another frequently asked question. This one regards a pharmaceutical drug of fluconazole, an anti-fungal drug that many people are familiar with.
The way for me to answer that question would be to ask you, have you taken it before? What results did you get with it before? What’s the shape of your body? What dosage are you taking? What’s the health of your digestive system when you take it? How bad is your yeast infection?
There are many variables here. But fluconazole doesn’t take that long to work. It can work very quickly, a matter of days. My concern with fluconazole is your body soon gets used to this drug and when the fungus comes back, it will come back stronger and mutate requiring longer fluconazole usage, high dosages of fluconazole, and some of my patients take this drug once a week for years on end; a ridiculous thing to do.
If something works and then stops working, you should stop taking it. You don’t keep taking higher and higher dosages. Fluconazole has a big effect on the body in general. It can create nausea and liver toxicity and multiple side effects. It’s not something I recommend that you take. There are many strong natural things that you can take which counter yeast infections.
I’d like you to have a look in my book, Candida Crusher, Chapter 7, particularly Section 4 of that book where I explain about the special foods and also the special dietary supplements which are going to counter your yeast infection much more effectively than fluconazole without side effects but also without the resistance that the yeast will build toward these things.