Hello, Michelle. I’m glad to see you made it onto the forum. I guess Anna was able to help you? Good for her.
I just read your post twice, and there’s one main thought I want you to keep in mind, and that is you’re not alone when you’re on this forum. Furthermore, there are over 2500 people here who know exactly what you’re going through who want very much to help you and to be here for you whenever you need to talk, ask questions, bare your concerns, or just yell at us if you want to. We’re here for those reasons and more.
I read a post about how candida cannot be cured by diet alone and that stress and depression play major factors in the gut. I am crying right now b/c that makes me even more stressed out.
Michelle, that post was meant to help those like yourself who are experiencing stress and depression; it’s meant to help them realize that it’s all a normal part of the infestation, and they’re not the only ones experiencing those emotions. So many members come here thinking they’re the only ones going through that part it, but we all did at one time or another and it just seems to help if they realize that the ones who are now cured were once in the same position. It should help you to realize that getting past that part is just as possible as curing the infestation.
I want so much to feel ‘normal’ again, and I was hoping that through diet, I could be completely cured. But I know that I am dealing with deep emotional issues as well trying to work through my daughter’s therapies and prognosis, and b/c of that, will I never really be able to get ‘rid’ of the candida and reduce the inflammation?
Of course you’ll cure the infestation. I completely believe that because of the correspondence that we’ve already exchanged. It doesn’t matter how emotional you are right now, that can’t keep you from doing what you need to do in order to cure your infestation, and I know that you can do it.
I know that I need to see a counselor.
If this is possible I think it could help. Other members have had to go through that as well, and I believe it can help you with your emotions where your daughter is concerned.
Thank you for reading, as I am not sure what exactly I am trying to say and I am so emotional right now. All I know is that I really need to physically feel better, and no one seems to understand the pain I feel physically and emotionally right now. I really feel so desperate.
This forum is full of people who understand that pain, Michelle. It’s been a year now since I became completely symptom free, but I remember the pain and aloneness very well; in fact, that’s exactly why I’m still sitting here at my keyboard and writing on a Candida diet forum a year after my cure.
If you will, I’d like for you to purchase an herb by the name of Ashwagandha. This was a life saver for me during the treatment and in fact, I still take a maintenance dose every day. It’ll help with the stress and depression as well as anxiety and will also help you to sleep better. Most vitamin or health food stores carry it in capsule form. Just take two capsules a day and you’ll start to see a difference in a few days.
You have the strict version of the diet so you’re armed with the entire protocol now. All you have to do is put it to work and get this underway so that by this time next year, you’ll be looking back at this as nothing more than a bad dream that went away.
So talk to us, rant and rave at any time of the day or night, we’ll listen and we’ll understand.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the protocol, Candida in general, or even if you just want to talk about the weather.