Day 9

It appears that the answer is number 3.

Earlier this month, I wondered what could be causing those reflux-y symptoms that had made such a sudden appearance:

So, what will it be?

  1. The ugly GERD monster
  2. A complication of the EG
  3. A side effect
  4. Something else entirely
  5. Just “one of those things”

One scope and nine days of a ten-day course of Nystatin now complete, the winner seems to be #3, “A side effect.”

The scope suggested and labs confirmed esophageal candida, or yeast, a common companion to use of the budesonide. With the course of anti-fungals almost complete, I’m feeling quite a bit better. Not entirely, though. I’d put it at about 85%. But close to 100% relief that it’s probably not anything more serious.

So, my new year will start with a conversation with Dr. Eos to figure out what to do about that other 15% and also to see what my eos count is once the biopsies are back.

Also, a plunge into anti-yeast home remedies to see if I can prevent a recurrence. Cloves and garlic are two that I’ve heard about. I’ve also been toying with the idea of giving up wheat for a month or so to see how that makes me feel in other ways; perhaps this will be the impetus that I finally need. Though that kind of tosses garlic bread out the window, alas. Other ideas?

About eosgirl

Trying to stop worrying and love my eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease.
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2 Responses to Day 9

  1. eosinophile says:

    Saccharomyces boulardii, apple cider vinegar, kombucha fermented tea, some I have heard of. This is why my child is not on swallowed steroids. Some have sworn by the SCD or GAPS diet, although I know you are steroids so you don’t have to restrict food… Hope the candida stays away.

  2. eosgirl says:

    Thanks for reading, Eosinophile, and for the suggestions. I think there are lots of good reasons for a child not to take steroids, if at all avoidable! How is everything going?

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