I’ve been going from doctor to doctor since October of last year, been in hospital for 8 and 10 days, all the blood tests and urine tests, all kind of tests were fine but I was sicker and sicker every day. I was told it’s all in my mind, they kept me on some heavy sedatives but not a single symptom changed. This is why I concluded for myself it’s not in my mind and I cannot have diarrhea for 4 months in my mind. I never took anti-psychotic/anti-anxiety medicine they prescribed (one was prescribed by cardiologist, and the other by neurologist, I figured if I end up at psychologist and he/she tells me I’m crazy, then I’ll take them, psychologist said I’m fine). I finally got one doctor to believe me (this was after I lost 20 lbs in 3 months and looked very pale and dehydrated) and take pity on me so he ordered tons of tests to check for parasites/fungus/bacteria etc. One out of three stools showed 25% candida. At that point I was tired of going from doctor to doctor only for them to tell me that I am fine and that’s all in my head so I started researching the subject and being my own doctor. My diarrhea improved much since on the diet (I get some hard some soft stools, but not watery), my eyes cleared up (I had chronic dry eyes and redness), I don’t cough as much (I used to cough after every meal and in the morning badly), I got some color to my skin and face (I was turning gray, but really gray not just pale), my dry mouth is improving (now it’s bad only in the morning but during the day it gets better). Dealing with die-off right now but I do believe I have this problem and will take care of it myself.
From everything I read these days, few lucky ones (like me) get some kind of confirmation there might be candida overgrowth problem that’s causing their symptoms. Many others go undiagnosed for years or misdiagnosed which is even worse. I guess it’s unknown for doctors and they don’t really want to admit that this is the problem. Many complain that their gastroenterologist just waves and tells them that candida is commonly found in intestines and this is fine! My OBGYN told me that I am just that kind of woman that gets these yeast infections all the time. Had I known what I know today, I might have prevented getting to the phase of looking like a walking corpse I do today!
I also had several anxiety attacks since last summer, one sent me to emergency room. I’m not the type for it, I never get depressed, I don’t stress over stuff I cannot change, I am a happy positive person (was before candida) so I believe that candida toxins might be doing this as I did read it can cause anxiety etc. Now, most of the time I try to ignore the symptoms, I am very afraid of loosing the conscience or control and this produces the anxiety when I start getting dizzy and all kind of symptoms my body doesn’t recognize, but I tell myself: Did you ever loose your consciousness? No? So stop stressing over it then and go back to work! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Most of the time people notice something is going on cause I get quiet (usually I am a happy loud person) and sweaty etc. Them asking me every minute if I’m OK doesn’t really help but they are nice so I cannot complain.
I will try the breathing next time me slapping myself back to life in my mind doesn’t work 🙂
I hope it goes away soon and you are able to get over it. Take care and stay positive! Good luck!