Sorry I couldn’t finish what I was saying last night. After my bath I tried to eat some spinach and broccoli. I took two bites and began to vomit. I then went to try and lay down since I hadn’t really slept in two days. I couldn’t sleep my mind kept racing and each time I was almost asleep it was like someone firing a starting pistol and I sprang back awake with a twitch. My stomach was also pretty upset, my heart was racing and I had pain in my neck. That’s when I realized I know these symptoms…I was having a panic attack. I suffer from anxiety and normally take clonazepam for it. I don’t really take it regularly since I have been trying to get off it which my psychiatrist knows about. I take it on an as needed basis when I start to feel the symptoms. I had already gotten off the anti-depressants successfully but this is much harder to come off of. I had stopped taking it when I tried to do the cleanse and with all the die-off symptoms I failed to see the anxiety. I decided to take it because I was panicking and scared. I took half of one first just to see and my stomach settled and my heart rate came back down after about an hr so I took the other half and within another hr all the symptoms were gone and my mind was relaxed…as if someone had put the brakes on it. I was then able to sleep peacefully and mostly undisturbed except for a few times I woke up but was able to fall back asleep. I slept a total of 10 hrs and am feeling so much better today and ready to take on the candida. I don’t know why I didn’t think of the clonazepam and my existing condition before…I can’t try and stop the meds and fight the candida at the same time. I really should have known better.
Also a very strange thing happened to me yesterday…I don’t know if anybody else has experienced anything similar but it just surprised me. I went to the store to buy some ingredients to make the coconut bread. I hadn’t really left the house in the last couple of days but when I got to the grocery store I suddenly had enhanced sense of smell! This is weird to me because I haven’t really been able to smell much in the last 20 yrs. Suddenly I could smell everything…as I walked through the stores the smells changed with the section I was in. It was overwhelming and quite sickening to be honest. I couldn’t wait to get out of there. I got home and it continued for a bit at home. My only guess is that the candida in my sinuses had started to clear. It’s just so strange to me because I smoked for about 20 years and it slowly dulled my sense of smell. I haven’t smoked in 2 yrs but my sense of smell never came back…not like this.
Well I have to go…I need to contact my school because I haven’t been able to do any of my work and it could severely effect my grades so I might have to drop my current class. I’ll be back on later. Thank you everybody. I’m so glad I found this forum. I no longer feel alone. Still a bit confused and scared but I think things are going to be fine and I’m not in any hurry to get better…I know it’s going to take time.