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Ms T
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Another woman here posted about a history of amenorrhea, and I’m sure there are others out there, so you aren’t alone. Whether Candidaisis is the cause per se, I happen to think there is some relationship there.

I mean, if you think about it, at the most basic level everything we do on this planet really comes down to fulfilling two goals: eating and reproducing. And there is so much they don’t know about women’s health — what causes uterine fibroids, endometriosis, amenorrhea, PCOS, etc. Western medicine is so used to viewing systems as silos — reproductive, digestive, etc. They even separate out issues like chronic yeast infections and BV from issues like fibroids and PCOS. Ayurvedic medicine, on the other hand, is based on the idea that if you have good digestion, you have your health.

I myself am trying to resolve chronic BV, which two doctors amazingly enough dismissed and two others told me was related to my uterine fibroid, which is actually relatively small. Yes, they tell women with fibroids that excessive discharge is the result of something called “weeping uterus.” Good God. I developed anemia as a result of the fibroid, and was put on prescription iron, which of course, probably fed the Candida. My sugar, carb, and dairy cravings were off the charts. At this point, in addition to taking antifungals, probiotics, and altering my diet, I have started using vaginal probiotics in a suppository form. If I find them helpful, I will post more.

(Just as an aside, after I started the Candida diet, I skipped a period. I’m guessing the die-off and toxins released into my body may have had something to do with that.)

Anyway, all of this is anecdotal, completely unscientific, etc., but I wanted to support you in your thinking that the amenorrhea may be part of a larger systemic issue.