Monday, April 13, 2020

Thrush Diet – Lose 10 Pounds in a Week!

Needless to say, I was relieved to learn the result of the coronavirus test was negative. I want to again thank you all for your well wishes, prayers and support.

Last week was miserable. It all started Monday. In the afternoon, I noticed two small lesions on my tongue. Monday evening, my body temperature was warmer than usual.

By Tuesday, my body temperature was hovering around 100℉ with occasional jumps up as high as 102.7℉. My temperature remained high for two days. Meanwhile, the lesions in my mouth multiplied and it was painful to eat or drink as almost anything I ingested irritated the lesions.

Thursday morning, my body temperature was back down to normal and has remained that way ever since, however, the lesion problem grew worse.

With no improvements overnight, I called my doctor Friday morning. He insisted that due to my age and my recent bout with high body temperature that I get tested for coronavirus.

That was depressing!

I drove to his office and a staff member brought the prescription out to my car. Then I drove to St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury and got in queue for their drive-through coronavirus test.

There were only six cars ahead of me and I was in and out in less than a half hour.

I went home and waited for the results and they were posted online mid-morning Sunday.

Monday morning, the doctor’s office called to repeat the good news and to get me a prescription for my mouth problem. I picked up the prescription and will be sucking down 70 clotrimazole lozenges over the next 14 days.

I have thrush, a fungal infection! I have no idea how I got it. None of the possible causes make sense. But it is nasty and prevented me from eating and drinking normally. As a result, I lost 10 pounds in 7 days!

Source: Cynthia Rowley
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  1. eeek ~ not a recommended diet plan, but some silver lining in it ;)
    glad you are well!!

  2. Glad you are doing better.
    I looked it up. I made a mistake and looked at the photos. ICK!
    At least you can get a cure!
    My greatest fear is germs-viruses from top of soda cans, ect...
    Friend got Hepatitis A that way. ICK! (again)
    This is why I only buy bottled beer.

  3. Glad to hear you're in the clear and on the mend!

  4. No wonder you lost 10 lbs!
    Aint no meat on them little birds... ;-)
    Plus, they is hard to catch!

  5. Diane SmithApril 14, 2020

    Am I the only one who hears the word "THRUSH" and immediately thinks of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."?

    Hope you get rid of it soon, Stana. It might have been better to get a *mild* case of COVID-19 so you could build up some immunity and circulate in the community again. But of course, you don't get to decide how serious your case will be.

    1. You know, you are showing your (and my) age....
      All in all, the organization acronym sounds as if it is a division of teeRump industries...

      In the series, the organization was merely called Thrush. Ace paperbacks, which published a series of paperback novels based on the show, had one installment in which Thrush stood for The Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity.

      I was more a fan of Get Smart, and agent 99 Barbara Feldon.. Loved her hair, ect...


  6. Gah! Sorry you had to suffer this pain.

    Thrush is a common complaint in infants -- in both bottle-fed and breast-fed babies. One doubts that is how you got the infection.

    Candida is everywhere. Some humans are more sensitive to it than others. Evidently you are one of those sensitive souls.

  7. Thrush is also common during radiation treatment of oral cancers. Anything that upsets your normal bio-chemistry can open the door for thrush. Stay on the treatment plan and advise Dr. if no progress is made. Good luck