Well checking back this morning…. I learned a valuable lesson yesterday and had to come back this morning to share… no matter how DESPERATE you are.. never go back to “mainstream” medical help. I was so desperate for relief last night because my body was so overheated and my skin was on so itchy and I could see the bumps spreading by the hour… so I went to RiteAid and grabbed baby rash and Monistat and went to the pharmacist and asked her her opinion. She blinked alot and gave me a cortizone gel… well that was the worst yet!! I was slathered in petroleum gel that made my skin SWEAT and my blisters just screaming red! I was absolutely miserable! So I called a friend who is in holistic medicine (and a 3yr fighter of candida) and she told me that I was backed up (like you guys said)… but what I was eating was making my body overheat. So we discussed what I was eating. In fact, I was eating tons of onion, garlic, cilantro, red peppers, chilies and a lot of hot spices (being a mexican food lover) Even my juices had tons of cilantro in it…) She said to do the following…
*only eat the cooling foods on the diet – like cucumbers, lettuce, etc and drink A LOT of organic aloe vera juice
*wash off the petroleum product so my skin can breathe – it was trapping in the heat making me sweat uncontrollably
**** put on LIQUID BENTONITE CLAY and let it pull the heat out of my body*** INSTANT RELIEF!!! and my skin was finally relaxing!!
*Then I soaked in a cool tub of water with apple cider vinegar in it
*Then she instructed me to add Vitamin C, A and D to my diet and give myself at least 4 days of rest from any spicey food
*Then she said… go back slowly to the antifungals (this is where I will try Rasters SF722 or the Calendula).
I share this because the liquid Bentonite Clay (being clear and odorless and instant relief) is my life saver. I was virtually in tears… and this stuff calmed my skin almost instantly. I know it will take awhile to turn this around… but I wanted to share my tuff lessons of last night. I finally slept thru the night. I still have to work on my cleanses and get that righted… but I so so so appreciate all the guidance and advice from you both Raster and Vegan Catlady (never interrupting by the way – I’m grateful for all responses on this journey). We are going for a colonic this Saturday and I am hoping this will help with the cleansing process as well. I may even ask them for lymphatic massage (if its not to expensive) to see if that helps too. Thank you again.. I will try to report back on progress. Seems I am learning everything the hard way. LOL