There seems to be a lot to cover with your story, such as the paragraph below.
Pressure and nervousness at stomach area – that’s most mysterious of my symptoms. I have no idea what causes it. It feels like my stomach is pushing my diagraphm or something like that. It worst when I’m standing and best when I’m laying on my bed. After some time of taking naps I realized that one of reasons I love them is that it makes this pressure weaker. My stomach area is “nervous”. I used to go on the massages and masseur couldn’t touch it with cold hands, because I reacted like I got electric shock or something like that.
If you don’t mind, I have a few questions concerning that paragraph.
First of all, I can tell you that nervousness during a Candida albicans infestation can manifest itself in many different ways; ways that most of us would never imagine unless we have the experience. Being strictly in the stomach area is something I have not heard of before, but nevertheless I certainly wouldn’t eliminate Candida as being the cause.
The stomach pressure itself is what I wanted to question. When you say “pressure” the normal path would be to think gas or flatulence. But I have a feeling this isn’t what you were referring to, or is it? So if this is not your problem, I’m going to mention something that I’ve only mentioned once before on the forum and that was all of 8 months ago, so unless people just aren’t describing it as you and the other member did, apparently it isn’t that common, however, it’s still documented as a “Candida side-effect.” The problem I’m speaking of is a hiatal hernia, and according to research papers it’s a fairly normal side effect of a long standing case of a Candida albicans infestation. I considered this as a possibility because of the length of time you may have had the infestation.
Another clue to a hiatal hernia being a possible cause is your statement, “I’m not sure if my stomach isn’t in some way anatomically wrong. Generally saying, swallowing food and water is not convenient for me.” It seems that one of the symptoms of an HH is a slight to strong difficulty in swallowing and “strange” feelings as the food passes down and into the intestines and stomach. Does any of this sound familiar as far as your own experiences are concerned?
One explanation I remember reading as far as why Candida would cause an HH went something like – but probably not exactly like this explanation; the Candida toxins (usually in a ‘gassy’ form) sometimes creates pressure against the upper diaphragm, and pressure on that end of the stomach can force a reflux action up and into the esophagus damaging the lower esophageal sphincter and eventually creating a Hiatal Hernia. This description contains a bit of speculation on my part because I can’t remember exactly how the explanation was phrased or where I read it 8 months ago; probably in some old journal which since has been stashed into one of my four file cabinets.
On another subject, you listed your diet as;
-warm mineral water with whole lemon squeezed
– 2 boiled eggs for breakfast
– 2 cloves of garlic for 2nd breakfast (I munched them)
– salmon and spinach for dinner
– glass of kefir for supper
– about 2l of mineral water
I’m a male as well, but I’m 34 years old. I also exercise but possibly just a bit more strenuous than your 2 hour bike riding, although that’s more than enough while you still have the infestation. Since curing the infestation I now combine two basketball games a week with tennis, running, and some weight lifting and doing at least one of these every day. So I know from my past experience that, were I eating your diet, I’d be losing weight like a mad man. Are you not losing weight at all?
Your diet isn’t bad at all as far as avoiding food for the Candida, however, you’re also barely feeding the beneficial bacteria being supplied by your kefir. Without food, you’ll only create a cycle of adding the bacteria via the kefir but then allowing them to die-off because of the lack of food. This way they’ll never be able to truly colonize the intestine which means you’ll never change the environment that must take place in order to turn off the growth gene of Candida yeast, therefore allowing them to continue to change into the fungal form, or Candida albicans. To supply enough food, you should be eating varied prebiotic food sources every day such as avocados, organic oat bran, brown rice bran, and at least 5 or 6 types of fibrous green vegetables a day.
Please let me know what your thoughts are on the hiatal hernia possibility.