jgentry wrote: I don’t take the Ibuprofen to help with the candida. As I said, I have 3 children I need to care for. The Ibuprofen is so I can get through my day, and am aware that it’s not healthy. I haven’t taken any kind of medication in years, because I don’t believe in such toxins, but I also can’t just leave my kids to fend for themselves day in and day out.
I don’t remember saying anything about overcoming candida in weeks, because I certainly never thought that was the case. I have had it for 12 years, so I can imagine it will take a long time for it to leave.
I’m so sorry that this is so hard on you. I was very sick with awful cough for 5 weeks before antibiotics brought this nasty crud to the forefront. However I believe I had it for a very long time as well. I am a school teacher and I have 30+ to care for daily. I can understand what your going through. I really thought I was going to die until I found this diet and followed it (with slip ups…that seem to continue oops :/ ) The main thing I want to share with you is I didn’t know how sick I was during stage one because I was so sick when everything came to a head. So, I can remember the room spinning, heart pounding, hot sweats, cold chills, exhaustion, head ache, shaking, starving, craving, EXHAUSTED!!!! And still trying to keep my smile on and keep my mind sharp and focused. I too took some meds to deal with the head ache, chills etc. We can’t be perfect. We do need to be careful. Please listen to Raster and Able they are the best.
How old are your kids? Are they all home with you every day? I can remember a time when I was very sick and my kids were little. I took all the pillows and blankets and built a NEST in the middle of our family room. We sat in that nest all day and colored, watched TV, ate snacks, napped. The kids loved it. I was shocked how happy they were to play in that nest. I told them the Mother bird had to stay in the nest with the babies. But I was able to rest as they played around me. I remember how happy I was that day. Honestly I think the nest lasted longer than one day…and we slept in it at night. LOL. Try to find calm activities for your kids that keep them busy for long spurts…clay, playdough, painting with water colors (might be too messy for you). Don’t feel guilty about puttig food out on a tray and letting them wing it for a bit. Do what you can to cut corners. The first few weeks are very rough. I hope you can call on a friend or family member to give you a few breaks.
Take care. Hang in there. I’m no where near healed but oh I feel 100 times better and I just started on November 15th.