this was my blood work from Oct of 2012 when I first got REALLY sick.
Here’s the Candida antigen count….
First let me state: you aren’t alone, I too spent lots of my life not knowing any better until I woke up 10 yrs ago on Mother’s Day feeling like a Mac Truck had ran through my lower right quadrant. That night I went to the ER, the night crew didn’t know what to do with me, considering what they were seeing with their own eyes from all the CAT scans and what have you not. The entire surgical morning crew reviewed my records and thus, I went into a netherworld of TOP GI doc’s which went to their first line of defence: antibiotics and immune suppressants!!! Of course, I got worse and worse – finally gave up seeking an answer though I knew there had to be one: I didn’t create some NEW illness, FCOL!!! Anyway, all those mis-dx’s and treatments stripped me of a lot yet, gave me more than I ever could have prayed for in the long run. Sometimes, even in the darkest of clouds, if one has the courage to look deep enough, there’s always a silver lining!!
So, you KNOW you aren’t crazy and most likely your body has been going through hell and back for years while ‘they’ keep throwing antidepressants at you. May here can relate to that: you are not alone, you are sick with a complicated illness.
Remember, you aren’t fighting YEAST OVERGROWTH in reality, you are most likely fighting a FUNGAL issue now. The trick, if there is one is to control the YEAST OVERGROWTH (CRC) which led to candida going into a FUNGAL STATE. Most Lyme’s Doc’s know all about this as every lymes patient ends up with Candida/fungal issues due to the heavy long term antibiotics to treat the lymes. In fact, Antibiotics is what SCREWED ME UP in the first place. If only Doc’s were trained like in the old days where they cultured in their own offices and looked in the microscope themselves, etc…..yet, this is progress. WE, sufferers of CRC and Candida Fungal issues can gather together and try to help each other……greater than the sum of our parts.
I’m not a big fan of anyone who claims they have “the answer” while trying to sell products baring their name and the like: snake oil salesmen but, McCombs (whose taught me a lot) does have training which allows him some insight but, he’s still only a Chiropractor, not a GP: just keep that in mind when listening to his advice!
Lastly, I’m far from an expert: only another sufferer who if any of my personal research can help shorten your learning curve (I’ve been where you are at, too and it’s overwhelming) or be another shoulder to reach out to…please feel free. I’m not here all the time anymore but, remember treating this illness causes a HERX reaction, basically where your body’s pathways of removing fungal/yeast toxins are overloaded and therefore you WILL feel worse: it’s all part of the healing process. Don’t go too fast with anything, your body has been through enough already: take things slow and easy, be your own best friend. Yet, if you need to rant, PM and rant away!
Just be feel blessed you have an INCONTESTABLY positively FIRM lab result…..let that give you some peace in letting the swords of those doc’s words slide right off and not add to your troubles.
Love, peace and may God Bless you and yours,