xday2dazex wrote: So I know this is a candida forum but I’m pretty sure I’ve been having some adrenal issues that have interfered with my treatment. It’s happened about 3 times now that I’ve had total physical breakdowns and been left useless for days after a heavy load of stress/work. Each time I had to cut back on my antifungals, and once even on my probiotics because the exhaustion was too strong and die off went from manageable to hell on top of the fatigue. I’m trying to take action this time and hoping what I’m doing will work and balance me out so I can tolerate the protocol again. I’m on 20 billion cfus of probiotics and a tsp of coconut oil a day, and I’d usually have the confusion, dizziness and skin problems dealt with at that level of treatment but I think my adrenal fatigue (if that’s whats going on) is totally lowering my immune function against the fungus. Right now my plan is to take ashwagandha. acetyl-l-cartenine, pantothenic acid, and plenty of vitamin c every day. I’m having licorice root tea every day. I’m going to add in yucca root and siberian ginseng to my daily routine once I get them in the mail, and I’m also going to take adrenal cortex for a week. Is this too much at once? Should I start with some of these things and then add others in? If anybody has any advice for me please post back.
I too have been suffering from adrenal problems that are convinced are the root of my candida problems. If I am under any kind of stress whether negative or positive my cortisol levels skyrocket. I had some adrenal tests done and my cortisol levels were extremely high even when I was sleeping. Ususally after a few days or weeks I completely crash and get extremely depressed and barely able to function.
My doctors have me on a substance called HPA Calm that contains Phosphatidyl Serine which is suppose to reduce the release of cortisol. Im also taking Ashwagandha and 5-htp since my serotonin levels were low along with the anti-fungals and probiotics.
In my experience there is a strong correlation between adrenal funciton and candida. Whenever I have an adrenal crash the candida comes back alot worse. I think one of the keys to beating this thing is reducing your stress load as much as possible so your adrenals can heal and the ant-fungals and probiotics can do their job.