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  • Posted By: doctordoof
  • January 4, 2009
  • 03:41 AM

I have been havin problems with my throat for the past few months, I had like something irritated in my throat. No blood, no change in voice, no severe pain, just and annoying iriitation and need for clearing it.

At times I also feel shortnes of breath. It also feels like something is wrong when i speak. My voice is fine and I can speak even quite loudly, but there seems to be something bothering me.

For the last 2-3 weeks my neck has also been tender, i feel pain at touch in my neck area as well sas below my ears and i feel they are all related. I sometimes have mild aches in my ears too.

I was diagnosted my multiple candida albicans cultures in my throat and sputum. Doctors say it is very likeley caused by that.

In the past 5 days i have had nearly constant nausea and acid reflux.

Could i have throat or esophageal cancer?

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  • Your acid reflux is likely causing some aspiration,which affects your vocal cords and can cause coughing.Get on a proton pump inhibitor,elevate the head of your bed 6'',and take Mylanta orMaalox,2 tbsp 1&3 hours after meals and watch your reflux disappear.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
    • 04:48 PM
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  • Highly unlikely regarding the cancer...But you can get shortness of breath if the reflux causes aspiration into your lungs.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
    • 04:52 PM
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  • I have been havin problems with my throat for the past few months, I had like something irritated in my throat. No blood, no change in voice, no severe pain, just and annoying iriitation and need for clearing it. At times I also feel shortnes of breath. It also feels like something is wrong when i speak. My voice is fine and I can speak even quite loudly, but there seems to be something bothering me. For the last 2-3 weeks my neck has also been tender, i feel pain at touch in my neck area as well sas below my ears and i feel they are all related. I sometimes have mild aches in my ears too. I was diagnosted my multiple candida albicans cultures in my throat and sputum. Doctors say it is very likeley caused by that. In the past 5 days i have had nearly constant nausea and acid reflux. Could i have throat or esophageal cancer? Candida will cause all of these symptoms. What are you taking to control your candida overload? Can you list all the meds you are taking? Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
    • 05:23 PM
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  • I thought about acid reflux. But i dont knwo what to do about it. Docs just gimmie an antiacid if I say I have a stomach burn, otherwise they act as if it is a neglectable problem.About the candida. Again im terribly confused. I see alot of data saying it can be terrrybly harmful and can be the cause of a handload of symptoms. Also I see a lot of traditional GPs saying thats nonsense, that is either causes a thrush, mouth or vaginal, or systemic infection ONLY in immunocompromised people, which I am not thank god. So i dont know what to believe. I have taken 14 days of Flucovin.I also am takin a pro-biotic : Ente.rolactis 24 billion cellsAnd fiber: Lepicol.Also an enzyme: Woobenzym.And other supplements: foolic acid, fish oil, garlic oil. I took all those for about 20 days, but now im off them except the probiotic and lepicol. BTW my diggestive symptoms are not getting better.Doc sayd the anti-fungal (Flucovin) was dangerous to take more than 2 weeks
    doctordoof 7 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
    • 05:38 PM
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  • You do not have ''Candida overload.''Candida is part of the normal flora in the mouth,so,of course,you'll get a + culture there!You can get too much Candida if you've been on broad-spectrum antibiotics for a good while,but that's usually just thrush or avaginal infection,It is extremely rare to get systemic Candidiasis.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
    • 05:54 PM
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  • I thought about acid reflux. But i dont knwo what to do about it. Docs just gimmie an antiacid if I say I have a stomach burn, otherwise they act as if it is a neglectable problem. About the candida. Again im terribly confused. I see alot of data saying it can be terrrybly harmful and can be the cause of a handload of symptoms. Also I see a lot of traditional GPs saying thats bull****, that is either causes a thrush, mouth or vaginal, or systemic infection ONLY in immunocompromised people, which I am not thank god. So i dont know what to believe. I have taken 14 days of Flucovin. I also am takin a pro-biotic : Ente.rolactis 24 billion cells And fiber: Lepicol. Also an enzyme: Woobenzym. And other supplements: foolic acid, fish oil, garlic oil. I took all those for about 20 days, but now im off them except the probiotic and lepicol. BTW my diggestive symptoms are not getting better. Doc sayd the anti-fungal (Flucovin) was dangerous to take more than 2 weeks I am not familiar with flucovin - you live in Europe? Is this the same as diflucon I wonder? If it is the same med, this antifungal med can cause nausea, heartburn and stomach pain as a side effect. I'm not a fan of antifungal medications. Candida is hard to get under control, and IME herbal candida cleanses are more effective. I recommend oil of oregano, Threelac or Fivelac, caprylic acid, tea tree oil, grapefruit seed extract, and others. It is helpful to do one cleanse for two weeks time, and then switch to another treatment for two weeks. It may take up to several months to get candida under control. Please look for a wholistic practitioner or herbalist to help you with this problem. Yes, a lot of doctors believe that candida is uncommon. I am sure Richard will disagree with this, but I believe that candida oveload can contribute to chronic sinusitis and ear problems, as well as migraines, and autoimmune dysfunction. I think it is more common than allopathic medicine believes. And I also think that allopathic medicine does not treat this problem very effectively. You need to look at your diet as well. There is a good website called www.wholeapproach.com that offers dietary guidelines for candida. Don't know anything about their products but find the website informative. You may want to try tiger balm or Vick's vapor rub on your neck and use a heating pad to soothe. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
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  • You do not have ''Candida overload.''Candida is part of the normal flora in the mouth,so,of course,you'll get a + culture there!You can get too much Candida if you've been on broad-spectrum antibiotics for a good while,but that's usually just thrush or avaginal infection,It is extremely rare to get systemic Candidiasis. Yes, this is what old school docs think...but I have found it to be untrue. DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
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  • Id just like to note that it was not found in my mouth, but in my throat and sputum samples.
    doctordoof 7 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
    • 06:00 PM
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  • About the anti-fungal. Yeah I am from europe. Im not sure what its called in the states, but its one of the stronger ones, much more than ketokenazole.
    doctordoof 7 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
    • 06:07 PM
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  • About the anti-fungal. Yeah I am from europe. Im not sure what its called in the states, but its one of the stronger ones, much more than ketokenazole. Do be careful as antifungal meds can be hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver). Please do consider finding a wholistic practitioner to help with your problems. I have suffered from candida symptoms that lead to thrush, chronic sinusitis, chronic digestive issues. After using the cleanses I suggested my symptoms improved 100%. I can't tell you how much they have helped me. Richard Wayne and I completely disagree on this. I am speaking from my own experience and the experience of countless patients I've treated with candida issues (I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine). Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
    • 07:14 PM
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  • I happen to agree with Richard Wayne2b and I'm also an "old school doc," in fact, old as ***l itself. I don't mind telling you here that a good majority of your postings seem to emit sparks toward traditional western medicine. I won't spend the time here to share with the forum what I think in toto of accupuncture as an alternative to allopathic medicine, but suffice it to say that charasmatic practices do more to ****k the wallet than alleviate illness. Luring patients with claims of successful treatment for Parkinson's disease would represent a prime example. J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
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  • I happen to agree with Richard Wayne2b and I'm also an "old school doc," in fact, old as ***l itself. I don't mind telling you here that a good majority of your postings seem to emit sparks toward traditional medicine. I won't spend the time here to share with the forum what I think in toto of accupuncture as an alternative to allopathic medicine, but suffice it to say that charasmatic practices do more to ****k the wallet than alleviate illness. J Cottle, MD Oh, good lord. You are so very wrong. Ignorance is bliss Dr. Cottle. The future of modern medicine is going to include acupuncture and other CAM forms of medicine, whether you like it or not. Most medical schools worth anything have relationships with TCM schools. Harvard, Tufts, Penn, and others...I have helped countless people in my practice. I don't "****k" anyone's wallet and am offended by that remark. I offer a free acupuncture clinic for veterans once a month. It is sometimes the only relief they find. I also offer sliding scale fees for my patients. I do not perform quack medicine. I spent four years in graduate school...certainly nothing compared to allopathic medical school, but it was no flash in the pan. Uggh. Please don't trash this form of medicine until you have tried it.:confused: I don't mean to imply that CAM medicine should replace allopathic medicine. They work very well together and I have very good relationships with the allopathic docs in my town...we refer to each other quite frequently. www.nccaom.org for more info on acupuncture and it's many benefits. I am finished with my diatribe now. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
    • 08:29 PM
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  • Doctors, first of all thanks for your input. Somehow your input has deeped my confusion, i cannot understand how there can be so much disagreement between practitioners of medicine.Its impossible for me to decide who to believe. What are the essential scientific arguements for disbelieving or believing this candida theory.How does exactly candida cause so manny symptoms?How can u be sure it never does anything more than oral thrush, or vaginitis?I mean docs always refer to literature that support their case : not many cases registered with traditional GPs, a lot of ppl helped on the other side.All that could be circumstantial on both sides.If we look at the systemic anatomyc analysis of the issue, are the pro, con arguements, or is it all a mystery to everyone, and all we can do is suppose what causes illness?
    doctordoof 7 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
    • 09:27 PM
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