Sally, I think dental problems are pretty normal because of candida. Let me explain.
First off, your body is fighting the candida primarily and doesn’t have many defenses for the rest of your body. It is so taxed fighting the candida that it cannot even maintain the health of your mouth. This typically leads to a huge increase in cavities.
I myself had 9 cavities when I went to dentist at peak of candida outbreak/illness. Part of it is because I didn’t to the dentist for 2 years(due to economy), but part of it also due to my diet at the time. I also didn’t brush enough. Either way, its a lot of cavities and its because my body couldn’t properly defend itself.
Second, your body is using all the energy possible to find candida. Its primary source of energy is from things such as carbs, fat, proteins, etc (normal sources of energy). Guess what its secondary source of energy is if this amount of energy isn’t sufficient? It is the calcium stored in your body…
So, all of your bones, teeth, hair, etc. (places where calcium is stored) are completely taxed/drained/burned from fighting the candida. This can typically lead to weak bones, broken teath/cavities, and hair loss. I have a feeling that the arthritis is related to this.
I personally have the dental problems (only cavities for me ’cause I’m young), major hair loss, and I am sure my bones are brittle (they just feel weak to me).
*This is just my two cents on what I think is happening and I am no health expert or even candida expert. Additionally, I recommend visiting a naturopathic doctor relating to the candida, depression, arthritis, dental problems. They will suggest/prescribe you supplements/vitamins to address these ailments…and get you on the road to recovery in weeks vs months.
It sounds like you are taking some good supplements, but maybe not the right ones for you? Has anyone specifically suggested the use of all of these supplements for fighting candida thats a professional or naturopathic doctor, etc?
L-Tyrosine – amino enzymes to synthesize proteins
nystatin – Heals gut and fights candida
Klaire Labs Interfase- more enzymes
5-HTP – amino acid for depression
Standard Process Cataplex G – Heals liver (I use this brand myself and I like it)
celebrex – arthritis
cymbalta – depression
*There are ways to get over depression without the use of western medicines. This is my own rant on this btw. There are natural homiopathic medications that work and don’t have side effects like western meds do. These work by gradually nudging your body back to normal in the areas you need it most. Eventually when you feel really good from these types of meds/treatments and you won’t need them again. I can’t say the same about western medication because it just alleviates the symptoms; it doesn’t fix the problem permanently or the root cause of the problem. Also, its hard to say whether these meds are draining your body even more or if there are any unforeseen side effects…what if they are helping cause the candida or other unrelated health problems? Its hard to say because we just don’t know everything about western medicine.
Are you drinking coffee or much caffeine? If you are…this is completely draining your adrenal glands. You need your adrenal glands to have a bunch of energy; to feel good and happy and healthy. If they are drained by coffee, drugs, (western drugs?), then they will never be able to fill up again…to make you feel good. You need to heal your adrenal glands someway, and this will greatly help you feel better (and help fight the candida). There are ways to do this, but I do not know of all of them. One of them is plenty of exercise; another is to take a good b-supplement that will help heal your adrenals. Another form of b-vitamins comes from the sun; you could move somewhere sunnier and you will feel happier guarenteed!?
You should keep your vitamins/supplements in an environment below 75 degress F. If you can find a cool place in your house, this will work, otherwise refigurate them for best results.
Hope this helps…