Help Fluconazole Is Not Working!

Hi there. Eric Bakker from New Zealand, the naturopath
from Down Under. I’ve got the question here from a subscriber
regarding fluconazole. “Hi, Eric. I’m currently taking 150 milligrams of fluconazole
for the treatment of tinea versicolor and have been considering stopping its use. I’m worried that the candida will become immune
and grow back stronger. I already have taken fluconazole for 14 days,
and it did nothing. I’ve also been on a meat-only, zero-carb diet
since September the 15th for a study, so sugar is not an issue.” Must be August the 15th here. I think they got their month mixed up. Why are you taking fluconazole for tinea? It’s not really a good idea. Fluconazole is a pretty useless medicine for
most people. Nearly all patients I’ve seen with recurring
candida have been on fluconazole. When I gave a presentation, in fact, to a
group of 300 doctors, many of them admitted to me, later on after the presentation on
women’s yeast infections, that fluconazole was a pretty useless medicine. That was coming from a lot of doctors, so
I would reckon you stop taking this junk, and you start looking at some natural products
instead. I’m not trying to beat my own drum. I’m not. I don’t really care what you take, but I’m
just saying that the fluconazole is a waste of time. In most cases, it does nothing for people
because it can create initial knock back but, in many cases, it will come back again, the
candida. I’ve had one patient who was on fluconazole
for 10 years every day. I mean how dumb is that? It’s like going to the casino every day and
putting money down the slot. It’s just a complete waste of time. This lady now, after six months of reading
my book and looking at the chapter on women’s yeast infections, she conquered her problem
within about six to nine months. It was all gone after 10 years of fluconazole. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen
on fluconazole that get nowhere with it. Consider taking something natural instead,
something that contains garlic, something that contains grapefruit seed extract, oregano,
a bit of a broad range of different antimicrobials that are going to help you here. Candida doesn’t become resistant to the natural
products, particularly grapefruit seed extract, I find. It just just doesn’t really happen. You can usually take them by surprise and
take them out with the correct dosage. Yeah, that’s something I’d highly recommend
you do. You stop it. I’m not also a big fan of 100% meat-only diet. I think it leads to constipation and a build
of ammonia and urea and all these toxins in the body. It’s not a very healthy way to eat. Being very single-sided with the diet, it’s
going to give you deficiencies, digestive problems, all kinds of issues, so I would
recommend you put some vegetables, at the least, into the diet and, preferably, also
a little bit of brown rice. We’ve just had thousands of people recover
on that approach with candida and digestive problems that didn’t have to eat just a straight-up
meat diet. If you are going to have meat only like zero
carb, at least eat a combination of some fish and chicken and meat, not just red meat or
just beef every day or lamb every day. It’s not a great idea. You will get bowel issues, I can guarantee
you that, constipation almost certainly. I think you’re being a bit phobic about the
sugar here by being on zero carbs, and so you’re going to get sugar in meat. In fact, what you probably don’t realize is
the meat eventually gets broken down to sugar anyway that the body can access, so if you
want a zero-sugar diet, I mean you’ll be drinking, basically, water and eating ice cubes. I mean at least that’s gluten-free, sugar-free,
yeast-free, basically everything-free if that’s the way you want to go. Yeah, so drop the fluconazole. Look at a natural antimicrobial product instead. Try not to be on meat only. Try and include vegetables, at the very least,
in your diet and preferably with a grain like quinoa or brown rice. They’re all healthy options. You don’t need to fear those additional foods
in terms of candida. It shouldn’t really be a problem at all. It’s going to help your gut quite a lot. Stop that fluconazole. Thanks for the question.

3 Replies to “Help Fluconazole Is Not Working!”

  1. I recently was given Fluconazole for a vaginal infection. I have lost at least 1/3 of my hair from that Fluconazole and probably will continue losing it because the Fluconazole is still in my system.

    I have taken a total of (4) 150mgTablets a few times since May til just last week.

    and turns out my vaginal infection was not a yeast infection it was a bacterial infection.

    The first gyn I saw diagnosed me with a yeast infection just by a visual and never did a lab.
    Early May she prescribed me once with Fluconazole, it didn’t work.
    Early June. I called her and told her it didn’t work.
    She prescribed me Fluconazole again. It didn’t work.
    Then late June – early July she told me to try over-the-counter Monistat. I tried that and infection still didn’t go away.

    My hair started coming out in large amounts around late July – early August.

    About a month ago, I called my gyn back and told her this infection is still not going away and now I’m losing my hair and I’m really concerned.

    So guess what she did.
    No lie. She prescribed me Fluconazole again! Lol and never mentioned anything about my hair loss concern.

    Okay so I got smart and found another gyn for a 2nd opinion. But before I saw that 2nd gyn I took 2 more 150mg Fluconazole (ex 1 tablet per week)

    Last week I seen the 2nd gyn for a 2nd opinion; turns out it was a bacterial infection and not a yeast infection anyways.

    This 2nd gyn who reviewed my medical records told me the 1st gyn didn’t even do any lab testing to confirm if it was yeast or bacterial infection.

    This past Sunday I was reading about Candida and found some information describing Fluconazole causing hair loss. Finally I realized why I was losing my hair and still am losing my hair. My hair looks like shit.

    And I took that stupid Fluconazole for seriously no reason at all and lost SO MUCH hair!!!! I can’t believe they didn’t even do a culture test before prescribing me.

    I spent a very emotional 6 weeks seeing various different specialists endocrinologist, a nutritionist, etc., researching day and night trying to figure out why I was losing my hair.
    Huge anxiety. Huge depression. Suicidal thoughts.
    I definitely plan on reporting that dr who prescribed me Fluconazole to the board of medicine. It could have all been avoided if she even did a culture test to confirm what type of infection it was.

    I should report my side effects to the fda or cdc as well.

    I never had any side effects from any medication I ever taken in my life. I am horrified the 1 time I react to a medication it’s losing my hair!

    And so far since reading about Fluconazole, I read only bad stuff from people who have taken it. They probably should not continue making that drug.

    It’s seriously been a nightmare.

  2. Hi Dr. Bakker, I am writing to you because I have a bit of a health conundrum to sort out. I have been winning a battle against gut issues (namely Crohn’s and Candida) and have radically changed my diet and lifestyle. I struggle with depression and anxiety, and have been given the medical advice that antidepressant/anxiety medication would likely help. I am very reluctant because I am worried about how such artificial chemicals could disrupt/damage the fragile state of good health I have worked towards over this past year. Can it be safe to take these types of drugs, or would I be robbing Peter to pay Paul?

  3. Hi ,I want you help me, I have a problem of candida overgrowth in my tongue since 8 months.
    I went to several doctors and the latter gave me tests and then he prescribed 150 fleconazole 1g/day period of 1 month,but the candidates go away and come back
    results of test: fer sèrique 0.85
    Vitamin b9 6.73
    Antigen hbs negative 0.56 index
    Aiticorps anti hcv negative 0.03 index
    Ac anti HIV negative
    Sérologie TPHA hémagluination passive négative
    Sérologie VDRL ..PRP agglutination négative
    FNS : good
    Please advise me if there is a solution

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