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Vegan Catlady;52356 wrote: A few years ago (maybe 3) I was gardening and found a giant purple welt on my leg.
It was very large, round and hot. Itchy!
A few days later it receded, but on the OTHER leg, another purple welt!
This went on for a week or so (3-4 welts,never together, always on opposite legs)
and I went to the clinic.
Not knowing what it was,they prescribed me 3 different antibiotics, and then gave me ANOTHER one a few days later when I couldnt tolerate one of them.
I took them for about 4 days before I got so sick from them I begged to be off them.
Coincidentally, my tests came back the same day and I had NO infection!
They found a name for the welts that show up on only the front of legs and opposite ones
( I cant remember and wish I could), only that people with severely compromised immune systems get it. Like people with HIV.)
I was tested for many scary diseases, and they came up negative.
After this experience, I couldnt eat normal for about 8 months.
Everyday was acid reflux, I couldnt swallow sometimes since my throat would close up from it,
and even sipping water would trigger a heaving episode.
I lost a lot of weight.
I saw a digestion specialist, and after only 10 minutes with me (and hundreds of dollars later) she said heres a prescription (an 80$ one) you might have to take it the rest of your life. Cant tell yet.
I might mention here that my diet was not vegan, but super clean. I didnt eat much junkfood, and I wasnt a regular drinker. Maybe you could call it paleo-like.
Anyway I never took the meds.
I was getting localized candida attacks and didnt know at the time that it was probably throughout my body, so I was casual with treatment because it would keep getting better.
Then I went vegan and could eat again! Anything I wanted, NO REFLUX! Not even occasionally!
I was still having candida attacks until I was told that fat in my diet was not letting sugar get absorbed quickly and made it circulate in my blood longer than it ought to,triggering candida.
So I removed all overt fats.
Its been about 1 1/2 years since I went vegan, and the attacks still come and go.
Yesterday was the worst, I had a “hangover” so bad that I went a little insane and totally freaked out. Screaming,yelling,paranoia, headache and severe “drunkeness”.
I kid you NOT, I thought I was going to die.
I have an appointment with my doctor in a few days.
Until then, I eat advils to help the headaches. Still super dizzy/hangover. Eyesight blurry.
Itchy all over. Fearful of any liquid that isnt just plain water.
I eat a diet now that is not friendly to candida, but the day before yesterday I was eating crackers and cookies, just because of the holidays. I paid HUGE for it.
A banana the next morning set me off drunk-feeling and I couldnt string 5 words together.
Knowing im not alone here is what is keeping me from going postal on that clinic from years ago.
Please someone tell me this isnt forever and that I will someday go back to eating sugar again.
Catlady like you said, i hope too won’t be forever 🙂
I’ve started exactly like you you know? 2 years ago after the shower my leg’s skin became red and itchy.
I had few days before pains in stomach. In the next days i got a very bad cystitis(never had in my life so strong like that)and diarrea almost everyday.
I’ve started to have acid reflux when i entered in hospital cause they didn’t knew at all how to cure me. I lost 3 kilos in 3 days. After that i understood was something serious because i lost other 5 kilos and i hadnt even the strenght to walk. I remember that the acids from my stomach sometimes entered in my lungs provocating into me many asthma crisis.
When i understood how serious was this disease was too late, i had almost systemic infection cause i had several welts over all my body and lips thrush.
Unfortunately nobody knows how much strong is this fungo…so many money wasted for doctors that were totally incompetent and i’m sure it is not a local problem. After reading few posts in this website i saw that in every country of the world there’s too much ignorance about candida. Now the worse is past. I’m better but candida never abandoned me. We have all the same hope. Best of luck for you…