Saturday, March 18, 2017
Thrush in Hell
See all that stuff above, I USED all of it. I even have tried crushed Tums, and Benadryl on thrush sores. It didn't work. Warm to hot water with salt, did help "some". Vinegar didn't do squat. Baking soda didn't cut it for me either.
Sorry I have been gone some time for me, I got the flu and then later I go such terrible thrush, I thought the mouth pain was going to kill me. One day I wanted to clean the kitchen, and it took hours, and I followed my old Occupational Therapist's directions of resting and working for ten minutes at a time. I bleached the whole thing down, I scrubbed cupboards. The fridge was left undone and my husband had to wipe the tiled floor down, but it looked a lot better.
We had maintenance people coming into the apartment to fix a leak in the bathtub plumbing that had raised up a little mold, which is thankfully all fixed and gone. I didn't want them seeing the place look like a pit. One thing worries me every time I "push" myself it seems I get sick. It is frustrating. I can't spend my whole life in bed.
I got this terrible thrush. My mouth felt like it had been lit on fire. I have tried everything probotics, avoiding sugar like the plague, drinking organic cider vinegar, eating yogurt--I love Siggi's the kind they don't add a ton of sugar to like too many others but can't always afford it, and whatever I can come up with. It's like my immune system is toast.
The flu was horrible but everyone told me it was going around town and even thin and "normal" people were barfing their guts out. How on earth am I catching things when I live as a near hermit? Don't ask me. Two weeks later, the thrush mouth sores felt like hell warned over. I was crying for 48 hours straight, they kept me awake. I had blisters all over the black of my tongue down my throat. Shaking my fist to the heavens, I screamed at least twice to God, "Why do You hate me?" My husband said, "You need to go to the ER!". I said, "It will cost 500 dollars, I know this crap is THRUSH!". Nystatin failed. My at home doctors called me in Diflucon. My liver may get eaten but it did make it go away. Linocaine helped with the sore pains, but many I could not reach. Put on the edge of a spoon handle, that was the only way I could drop it into some of the farthest reaches of my mouth and tongue.
It was so disgusting. I took Nyquil for pain and to allow myself some sleep. I'm even dipping all my toothbrushes in hydrogen peroxide, and other stuff to avoid it again. My sugars have been pretty controlled so I don't know why this is happen. My immune system is crap. Did two car break downs and lack of money and stress do it? Was being low on food and stuck with food pantry stuff doing it? I felt desperate for salad a few days.
Question to readers, what kind of specialist would deal with immune system problems? I am getting the flu, and thrush way too much. Ironically leg infections have been stable at least lately. I don't want to be given the "You are diabetic and chronically ill lectures" without any real answers as to the root cause. I am not on any steroids either at this point in time although I do use some steroid cream on the psorasis. I have not taken any antibiotics in around 6 months. I am avoiding sugar like the plague too.