Ok look I don’t want to waste anyone’s time. This is my situation:
My doctor has given me a very different diet and treatment approach to what is advocated here. I have decided to follow her approach for 3 months, then review. If I am not feeling substantially better in three months – then I will follow the approach outlined here.
Why am I doing this? Because it seems sensible. My doctor is the first person to even mention candida, has had it herself, and has a relatively natural and integrated approach.
And frankly I don’t want to go back to her next month and say ‘I’ve dumped your approach even though I didn’t give it time to see if it worked or not.’
Anyway, to summarise, she has got me taking Nizoral and Threelac. The clay and husks I have added myself due to constipation. And she has given me various minerals and vitamins and supplements.
I will not bore you with the details of the diet other than to say that I can not have sugar, fruit, dairy, yeast (except for yogurt) etc. I can have meat and potatoes and so on. There is no reference to starch or carbs or anything like that. The focus of the diet is sugar: avoiding it. The second most important aspect I am told is yeast. Avoiding that.
So what am I doing here? I don’t know where else to go. The first time I had ever heard of candidiasis was 5 weeks ago. None of my friends or family have been treated for it. And it doesn’t sound like the mainstream medical establishment treats it.
And to be fair – I have definitely experienced die off. No doubt about that. Every text book symptom.
I find it strange that it is week 5 – and hopefully the die off is nearly over – and NOW I am feeling depressed. For weeks 1-4 I was very grumpy but not depressed. Now I feel weepy.
I’ve been in bed for a year and a half now and my mindset has been reasonably good given how uncomfortable and sick I have been. I haven’t given up.
One thing that plagues me a bit is that I haven’t seen a specialist. I don’t even know if there is a specialist who will treat candidiasis. The Cfs specialists told me to have rest, pain killers and to see an exercise physiologist. But there a chance that candidiasis albicans is only a small part of the problem. My stool tests said that the issues with ‘other yeast’ were significant. How do I know if they are being treated with nizoral? And what of an operation? I have read that in server cases an operation can be required to extract embedded candida from the intestinal tract? Well I don’t want to be melodramatic but I spent a few months sleeping 20 hours a day and unable to care for myself. That seems server to me. And I don’t want my organs giving way.
Argh anyway that is my situation and why I am here.
I appreciate all of your help so far.