Before the pill and before the candida I had bad periods. I wouid get cramps at about 3 weeks, then not have period for 4-7 weeks. (This last time being 9 weeks.) I read that once you go off the pill you go back to the periods you had before, so I don’t think the cramps and lack of period have anything to do with the candida since I have had bad ones sicne I started having periods as a kid.
I figure I had the diet under control and felt fine when was on pill before. Think body still stabilizing after going back on it, since haven’t been able to get my will power back 100% yet, but all the other symptoms are better.
katy: Not sure about reactions to patch. I do know my naturopath says the oral pills are the worst for anybody not just person with candida.
Fillie: From what I can tell changes need to be made for the long haul. I did well when was at 98-99% of the diet (after being 100% for 8 weeks). However lately I have been at about 95% with more cheating and it has come back. So figure this is a lifetime of changes. You learn what cheating you can get away with, and what ones you find are more worth it. Like ice cream is way more worth it than a cookie. The key is if cheat then only cheat once and be good on everythign else. it’s when cheating is folowed by more cheating that your body can’t handle. It’s been 1-1/2 years sicne i figured out problem, and still working on getting it right.