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Berge Markarian
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Candidiasis of esophagus

Posted by @bergem, Jun 18, 2017

I had and EGD and upper esophageal brushing on Cytopathology report showed: Candidiasis. Yet on microscopic description with special stains failed to demonstrate fungal elements.
Questions;1- Is this diagnosis may be the cause of epigastric pain?
2- Is treatment with Fluconazole helpful?
3- I take Ranexa which may cause QT prolongation , Fluconazole may increase the possibility of QT prolongation.
In addition Fluconazole’s one side effect is stomach pain
Anyone has had similar experience and treatment?
bergem

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Hello Bergem. Thank you for sharing your concerns on Mayo Clinic Connect. Unfortunately, we cannot make specific treatment recommendations through this correspondence because we are not medical providers.

However, I would like to help connect you with other people who have possibly experienced the same medications you are questioning. I would like to introduce you to member @vthatch whom has mentioned taking Ranexa. @vthatch, if youre comfortable, would you mind sharing your experience with Ranexa?

Also, here is some information I was able to find on candidiasis on the Mayo Clinic webpage. http://mayocl.in/2spXmYm and here is a link to use and side effects on Fluconazole http://mayocl.in/2sMHMbI. I hope this helps you with your research.

@bergem, Have you had bloating or weight loss with this diagnosis?

@jamienolson

Hello Bergem. Thank you for sharing your concerns on Mayo Clinic Connect. Unfortunately, we cannot make specific treatment recommendations through this correspondence because we are not medical providers.

However, I would like to help connect you with other people who have possibly experienced the same medications you are questioning. I would like to introduce you to member @vthatch whom has mentioned taking Ranexa. @vthatch, if youre comfortable, would you mind sharing your experience with Ranexa?

Also, here is some information I was able to find on candidiasis on the Mayo Clinic webpage. http://mayocl.in/2spXmYm and here is a link to use and side effects on Fluconazole http://mayocl.in/2sMHMbI. I hope this helps you with your research.

@bergem, Have you had bloating or weight loss with this diagnosis?

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I would be happy to share about my experience with Ranexa. Although I am no longer needing to take it.

I take Ranexa 500 mg twice daily. He does help my heart pounding but I also have QT prolongation. My tongue has a white coated film on it and even with brushing my tongue and mouthwash I have a hot taste in my mouth. Any correlation, I don’t know. If I can be of any help, please let me know. MollyB1968

I have had Thrush and it was terrible. It started with a sore throat that by the 3rd day was so awful I couldn’t swallow. The night before, I took my 3 am pill and it felt as if it had goeen stuck in my throat. I drank a lot of water but the “pill” never went away. My throat deep down was swollen. I looked in my throat the next morning and it and my mouth rooftop were deep red with white patches and one area was all white. It scared me so much I went to the ER. They thought it was esophageal thrush as I could feel every swallow all the way to my stomach and it was painful. They swabbed my throat to make sure it wasn’t strep (I’ve not heard back from them-will call today). They ordered Amoxicillan, prophylacticly, but I didn’t take it as I had read by then that it could make my problem worse.

My daughter’s husband died of ALS 3 years ago, but he apparently had thrush before he passed. She had some leftover Nystatin (4 years old) that I decided to gargle figuring it wouldn’t hurt and might help. When I saw my doctor after the weekend, he prescribed more Nystatin. I have gargled all of it and swallowed as he prescribed. Amazingly after 1 week, the thrush was gone! However, last night I began feeling that tightness in my laryngeal area, and my chest. Im afraid it is coming back. I ended my Nystatin on Saturday (2 days ago) and I yesterday I didn’t eat any greek yogurt. I have been doing that daily in an effort to get my system balanced again. My doctor also told me to take the Amoxicillan which I am doing.

My bariatric surgeon was going to schedule an endoscopy awhile back, so I need for him to do that now. I have been having trouble eating for 3 months now so i thought I might have an ulcer. Noe I’m wondering if candida has been the problem in my stomach too. Also, I had just seen my dermatologist a week before my throat problem for some outbreaks in the corners of my nose and the corners of my mouth. He said I had sebhoriac dermatitis that is caused by an overrun of fungus on my skin. Im sure all of this is related, but I can’t seem to get the doctors to acknowledge or even pay attention to the probability!

I will say that the Nystatin worked almost immediately to calm down my throat pain and white patches and redness. That is the best I’ve ever had a medicine work. I hope this is helpful to those who read it. I had posted in another subject (Immune system I think) but didn’t really get any responses that applied. This is the best place to post apparently. If anyone has more information, please post. Thanks, Gail B Ledesma

@jamienolson

Hello Bergem. Thank you for sharing your concerns on Mayo Clinic Connect. Unfortunately, we cannot make specific treatment recommendations through this correspondence because we are not medical providers.

However, I would like to help connect you with other people who have possibly experienced the same medications you are questioning. I would like to introduce you to member @vthatch whom has mentioned taking Ranexa. @vthatch, if youre comfortable, would you mind sharing your experience with Ranexa?

Also, here is some information I was able to find on candidiasis on the Mayo Clinic webpage. http://mayocl.in/2spXmYm and here is a link to use and side effects on Fluconazole http://mayocl.in/2sMHMbI. I hope this helps you with your research.

@bergem, Have you had bloating or weight loss with this diagnosis?

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no I have no bloating and have not lost any weight

@jamienolson

Hello Bergem. Thank you for sharing your concerns on Mayo Clinic Connect. Unfortunately, we cannot make specific treatment recommendations through this correspondence because we are not medical providers.

However, I would like to help connect you with other people who have possibly experienced the same medications you are questioning. I would like to introduce you to member @vthatch whom has mentioned taking Ranexa. @vthatch, if youre comfortable, would you mind sharing your experience with Ranexa?

Also, here is some information I was able to find on candidiasis on the Mayo Clinic webpage. http://mayocl.in/2spXmYm and here is a link to use and side effects on Fluconazole http://mayocl.in/2sMHMbI. I hope this helps you with your research.

@bergem, Have you had bloating or weight loss with this diagnosis?

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Please share your experience with Ranexa
Thank you
bergem

@mollyb1968

I take Ranexa 500 mg twice daily. He does help my heart pounding but I also have QT prolongation. My tongue has a white coated film on it and even with brushing my tongue and mouthwash I have a hot taste in my mouth. Any correlation, I don’t know. If I can be of any help, please let me know. MollyB1968

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1- How much Ranexa do you take and how often
2- How long is your QT prolongation.
3-Did you DR. change the dose or frequency of Ranexa or suggest any treatment for QT prolongation which is a side effect of Ranexa
Thank you
bergem

@jamienolson

Hello Bergem. Thank you for sharing your concerns on Mayo Clinic Connect. Unfortunately, we cannot make specific treatment recommendations through this correspondence because we are not medical providers.

However, I would like to help connect you with other people who have possibly experienced the same medications you are questioning. I would like to introduce you to member @vthatch whom has mentioned taking Ranexa. @vthatch, if youre comfortable, would you mind sharing your experience with Ranexa?

Also, here is some information I was able to find on candidiasis on the Mayo Clinic webpage. http://mayocl.in/2spXmYm and here is a link to use and side effects on Fluconazole http://mayocl.in/2sMHMbI. I hope this helps you with your research.

@bergem, Have you had bloating or weight loss with this diagnosis?

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I found Ranexa to initially be the only thing that eased my chest pains. Over time with heart surgery to fix birth defect, being put in amlodipine, and Repatha, I no longer need Ranexa. I had no problems taking Ranexa. I took 500 mg twice a day. At one point I was on a higher dose but couldn’t tolerate it, don’t remember why though. I think I started having tremors, but not sure.

@mollyb1968

I take Ranexa 500 mg twice daily. He does help my heart pounding but I also have QT prolongation. My tongue has a white coated film on it and even with brushing my tongue and mouthwash I have a hot taste in my mouth. Any correlation, I don’t know. If I can be of any help, please let me know. MollyB1968

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How long is your QT prolongation?
Has your doctor made any changes or say anything about QT prolongation issue?
Thank you
bergem

Pulmonary Pfibrosis

@beatles

Pulmonary Pfibrosis

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@beatles What are you saying about pulmonary fibrosis? I don’t unederstand. Thanks.

Apparently my endoscopy showed nothing, but i haven’t received the results of 2 biopsies yet. The endoscopy procedure made me get sick for a week so far. Bad sore throat and headache afterward, followed by sinus infection and allergy reactions. I wont take propofol w/oxygen plastic tubing again. I remember this happening one other time w/the same procedure. I just thought it was a coincidence that time. Im carrying on, but i keep getting sores in my mouth everyday. Something is off balance in my body. Im going to make an appt with an ENT doctor to see what he/she finds.

@beatles

Pulmonary Pfibrosis

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Hello @beatles,

Welcome to Connect. Do you have questions about pulmonary fibrosis (PF)? Have you been diagnosed with PF? We look forward to connecting with you and getting to know you better.

@beatles

Pulmonary Pfibrosis

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I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis 2 yesrs ago. I have had hrcat scans 3 times and had a lung biopsy. Have been told its chronic hypersensitive phemonitis. Have had a serious cough on and off for 2 years.

Have they given you any kind of treatment or a life expectancy

interstitial fibrosis in both lungs . They will rescan Thursday and if it slow growing they will treat with 9 pills a day. give me 2 to4 years to live ..

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