My life leading to Candida
“I want to share my story, At 7 years old, I was hit by a car and broke both my femurs and pelvic bone. I was in bad shock and they had to drill holes in both legs just above the knee and put pins through and hang me in the air for something like 4 months, then I was in body cast for 6 months. I really don’t remember it at all just what people tell me. I have had eczema since a baby and got rosacea about 7 years ago and it is getting so bad. They said I may not be able to walk or have children normally but I have done both. I didn’t have any problems till about 2005 at age 45 my legs just started hurting so bad. They cant find anything wrong but scar tissue. So they call it Fibromyalgia. It has spread through my body. I now have restless leg, hiatal hernia, and bad reflex.
In 2000 I had ankle surgery and got RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy ) from it, then after that I had a bladder mesh put in and after 6 months they had to go in and release it, but didn’t take it out. In 2004 Another doctor talked me in to trying a new kind so dummy me did it. 6 weeks after surgery I got IC (Interstitial cystitis). I get a UTI every time I have sex with my husband no matter how clean I try to make us. So I’m always on antibiotics. Then I got what is called phenomenon in right foot where the RSD is. Now 2011 I went for my yearly exam and they found the bladder mesh going threw my pelvic wall and they think it put hole in my bladder, and have so much scar tissue in my vaginal canal. It hurts so bad when I am with my husband and I love him very much and he is 9 years younger than me and has great sex drive, but he is very good about it. They are sending me to the state university because the surgery will be very hard to do they have to reconstruct my vaginal area and get mesh and scare tissue out.
Now I have been told I have Candida, it going to be hard because all the UTI and antibiotics I have to take. So it will be a long hard struggle, on top of that I was not brought up on vegetables besides corn, peas, green beans, so I gag so bad when I eat the vegetable for the diet. I lived on cereal, carbs and backed goods, candy. I am bottom very edge on getting diabetes. Also I am allergic to All dairy, garlic, corn, yeast, egg whites,cheese and latex. This is my story Thank you for reading”
Shared by Theresa
Recurring yeast infections
“I’ve been suffering from recurring yeast infection for the past 13 months. I’ve had GYN appointments every month. I have been tested for everything possible, and the results came in negative. I was on duflocane and creams that would work in the beginning, but looks like I got immune to them. My doctor did not know what to suggest anymore, he recommended me to search for a special candida diet. I came across this website and decided to give it a try. I’ve been on a strict diet for almost three months, and oh miracle I almost got rid of the symptoms. Last months Ii went a bit crazy with eating sweets and other things that are supposed to be avoided and my yeast came back. Well, at least now I know what to do. So it definitely works!”
Shared by Alexandra
I HATE YEAST INFECTIONS!!
“I have been having constant yeast infections since I became pregnant with my son who is now 15 months old and it has not gotten any better!!! I have yeast infections twice a month and it’s now interfering with my love life. I came across the Candida Diet when I was googling home remedies to cure a yeast infection and I’m glad I finally have the answer to my question. I am most definitely going to start the Candida diet because I’m just tired and fed up with suffering constant yeast infections, headaches, fatigue, and not being able to lose more than 5 lbs without getting a really bad craving for sugar. So I marked down in my calendar that today I start with my Candida Diet and trying the Threelac to be Candida free! ”
Shared by Vanessa
Candida, UTI Group B Strep and pregnant!
“Hi ladies, years ago after many courses of antibiotics I suffered constant Candida and UTI infections, which called for more antibiotics and an incredibly vicious cycle. After only a few months my health got so bad I was on oxygen and inhalants and told I would have to have a hole drilled through my sinuses. I was exhausted and on so much medication and only getting worse until a high school English teacher sat me down and told me to look into Candida and natural healing. I threw out all my medication and went on a strict anti-candida diet and finally got well. 10 years later I went back on it when problems arose and healed myself the same way.
Now I’m pregnant and was diagnosed with group B strep which is another bacteria found in 30% of women and apparently not harmful unless your pregnant. I did a CVS test which is a diagnostic test for genetic problems and had to take antibiotics before the procedure so I wouldn’t harm my baby when they took a sample of the placenta. Well, I just knew I’d end up with one heck of a yeast infection, and sure enough, not only that but a day after the end of the antibiotics I got a terrible UTI and had to take more antibiotics!
Two months have gone by and I swear I’m taking three days of monistat suppositories and 4 days off. Every week but the YI just keeps returning. Desperate I turned to google and found out that garlic suppositories (with a thread swen through the clove for easy removal like a tampon) works wonders on both group beta strep AND candida. ,,I immediately cut out all yeast and sugar and have been following this candida diet for days already and feel much better. But what immediately took care of the infection causing the itching etc was the clove of garlic!! I’m not kidding. I did it for two nights for good measure, but after the first night – symptom free. On the third night I used organic plain yogert the same way, and for the last couple nights just a little organic extra virgin coconut oil as an external lotion in that area (studies done in Africa show that extra virgin coconut oil kills 4-5 different strains of candida) and I feel so much better.
I know I’m not 100% just yet. The candida is still in my body, I’m super tired and my balance is still a little off down there, so I’m continuing to stay on the diet, and finish up a ten day candida cleanse I bought from Whole foods and extra yogurt and acidophilus but I have no more gross infection so this whole diet is much easier to follow and stick to. I plan on staying on the diet throughout the rest of my pregnancy and try the garlic for a week before I get tested again or group B strep in hopes I can avoid the antibiotic drip when I go into labor. Many women have been able to, along with using a special antiseptic flush just before delivery. Anything to avoid the candida cycle and keep me and baby safe! Good luck ladies”
Shared by Marika
Fungal over growth! Help!
“Well, After a round of Antibiotics 4 different kinds and steroids for sinus problems, I couldn’t get back to my normal self. Tired ,glassy eyes,bloodshot eyes, headaches, a black tongue, headaches, black circles under my eyes, 5 doctors no answers that would help. So I’ve started a fungal fighting diet which is parde arco tea, no sugar, that means no carbs, standard process Zymec wafers, caloidal silver – I don’t know how long this will take me . I just want to be normal again.”
Shared by Vickie
Praise the Lord!
“I have been suffering for about 10 years now!!! Horrible fatigue, anemia, boating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea/ constipation, foggy brain, horrible constipation, joint pain, back pain, fevers, insomnia, ect., and I am only 21 yrs old! Finally after suffering for 6 yrs through middle school and high school I tried to get help from the doctors. They prescribed me a bunch of different medications and everything just made me more sick. I was on a lactose free diet but was still sick. I had endoscopy’s done and colonoscopies done but no answer. (LET ME TELL YA: its the worst when you go so long without answers!)
So then the doctors put me on anti depressants and told me that I had celiac so I went on the gluten free diet for about a year and a half. I felt a little bit better but knew there was somthing more. I got to the point where I would pray for the Lord to take me because I could not handle the pain anymore and discomfort. Praise the lord I have an amazing supportive husband who encouraged me not to stop searching and to keep fighting it. After long prayers I found a doctor who told me about candida (yeast syndrome) it describes me perfectly! I have been on the candida diet for only 2 days now but I know in my heart that this is going to do wonders for me. I can already feel an impact. I am a little shaky and light headed but this will past I am sure of it! Don’t give up! When the tough gets going keep going. it means your closer than ever! Love the support from this page! phil 4:13 ” the lord is out strength” hold on to your faith.”
Shared by Kirsten
Feel there is hope!
“Just today I spoke with a naturopath who told me about Candida. I know I 100% have suffered from this for at least 10 years of my adult life. I can’t believe that soon I will feel better, the joy of this hope is overwhelming. I experienced the stomach problems and was diagnosed as IBS, then Celiac, and the problems persisted. Then I became very depressed and was given antidepressants. I even had a terrible break up with a boyfriend in the last 4 months because he couldn’t put up with my weepiness and mood swings. I couldn’t understand what was wrong with me. How do I make this go away as soon as possible? I’m meeting with the naturopath in 3 days again and can’t wait to cut out sugar (that’s gonna be tough since the cravings for sugar have been so strong) and can’t wait to get out of this fog and get my life back!”
Shared by Dan
“I have been praying for this site! Thank you. I have been fighting the symptoms of Candida for years, but I never started treatment. I am so tired all the time and my sweet cravings are near lunacy. I guess I’ve been afraid of the die-off effects and how this will impact my life. I am 60 and work full time supporting my family. I can’t afford to take time off, but I’m feeling worse all the time especially my Adrenal glands. Thank you for your stories and the support they provide beginners like me on the road to better health. I think it will help me the treatment. God bless and good luck to everyone! ”
Shared by Judu
“I have a condition called Hashimotos which is an autoimmune disorder where my body’s antibodies attack the thyroid gland. Last year I had a severe asthma attack & after I had been given prednisone & antibiotics my body turned against me. Ii ended up with a severe case of candida in my throat, I lost weight as I couldn’t eat due to the inability to swallow. First I started the candida diet & it was helping and then I went to the Dr. whom prescribed me some tablets which kill the fungi and after 3 doses it finally went away. Now and then I get repeat problems but not as severe I eat yogurt everyday and I try to keep my healthy eating up. I was told by many Drs. that it was in my head but eventually after doing an internet search I found what was wrong and I then found a doctor whom listened to me. ”
Shared by Suzanne
Getting my life back
“When I was 5 years old I was told I had common variable immune deficiency so antibiotics for the rest of my life, that was the beginning of the candida infection, I quit antibiotics after 10 years. I am now 30 have been told I have PTSD, GAD, depression, and bipolar along with athletes foot, started the program to the best of my ability and I am starting to feel better with the great help from the people on this website they give great advice.”
Shared by Michael
“I am now 30 yrs old, and know that I’ve had candida since birth , my mom has it and so did her mom. I look back to when I was younger and I had lots of problems with depression, ocd, anxiety, and odd things going on with my body, I began itching at about 13, since then it has gotten worse! At the time not knowing about candida , I was just given antibiotics to treat thrush, and other infections. I always felt something wasn’t right with me, but just thought I was odd ! Anyway over the years I was just given antidepressants but never felt better.
Then the worst came after I had my son, 11 years ago now. After I had him, the major problems began. I had the worst depression, with terrible other symptoms , bloating, dizziness, itching to extremes, tired , headaches, chest pains, wheezing, allergies, and 100s more! 11 years on and I’m suffering still, with constant tinnitus. I feel ill everyday, in fact my candida has run my life for this long. I’m still taking antidepressants as I would probably commit suicide by now! Although my tablets help a bit with the depression all the other problems are still here. I began threelac 3 years ago, and the die off was hell! So again I’m back doing the diet, taking psyllium, with good vitamins, bentonite liquid, lots of water, and the all important digestive enzymes, apparently I now have low stomach acid, which makes candida worse, even though some people think candida lives in acidity, its actually to much alkalinity! Apple cider vinegar is another good thing to use. Oh and I’m also now taking colostrum, so I’m praying for relief from this life destroying candida! all I do know is I would rather die than be controlled by the awful candida. ”
Shared by Sarah
“You have eczema”
“That’s ALL maybe 15 dermatologists & allergists could tell me –but NO practical way to be CURED. I was itchy and red, sort of the appearance of a lobster at Hiroshima. Uh…chicks don’t dig that ok? All that money and time spent, but no solution. And I’m talking docs from important Universities. I finally ran across some naturopathic protocols, and I batched some cheap and simple herbal tinctures (I work at a biopharma). I was unsure of the dosages so the first week I suffered a huge Herxheimer reaction –I overdosed big-time. Still I recognized my error and simply continued my protocol, later avoiding simple sugars, processed foods, coffee, alcohol, etc. I got much worse before I got better but somehow I sensed that my path was the proper one, and now my energy levels are hugely improved. My skin looks MUCH better –I will be continuing this for 1 more month. I’m SO happy I gave up on the allopathic treatment! Every day I’m improving –after YEARS wasted.”
Shared by Mike
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