- June 15, 2013 at 3:26 am #106282
Could anyone explain if I had both the blood test that came up negative and then the stool test, does this mean I don’t have Candida? I did the strict diet for 2 1/2 months and started feeling better (although gained a lot of weigh). I had symptoms of die off (felt like death), my dry scalp started subsiding, my anal itching got better….
Is it possible to still have Candida and not have it show in a test? All I know is when my Dr told me I didn’t have it, I took a few off plan bites and then fell off completely. Been binging and eating like crap for a month and I’m 20 lbs heavier. So disappointed in myself and I’m not sure what to do about it.
Any suggests? Is this normal that it could still exist with no positive tests?
Thank you!June 15, 2013 at 11:19 am #106288
bluegrasgrlMemberTopics: 0Replies: 3
All of my tests came back negative, the only ones that showed sign were elevated cortisol, low low white blood count, and some slight mineral deficiencies. I would say as many have, if the diet makes you feel better then something is up. I became so ill in my joints, panic attacks, weight gain, etc. I started my diet in March and have not cheated once, I do not have my life back, but for the most part am able to participate in life. I had to learn and accept that eating like everyone else is not an option and smile about it. I think the more you harbor on it the worse it becomes. I also recently have been finding my spiritual side.. PUT YOUR FAITH IN GOD! He will guide you, he has me!!!
I have been taking candex and it has made a huge difference, I don’t know how long it will last but I take every good day I can get! Goood luck and keep posting, I think we will all help each other if we post personal experiences….June 15, 2013 at 8:50 pm #106310
I really liked and appreciated your response, thank you. I’ve been so down and out having a horribly pity party lately and your positive post was just I needed today.
I was on the diet for 2 1/2 months and noticed some of my symptoms getting better (dry scalp mostly). I know for a fact I had horrible die off symptoms the first few days and had all the symptoms others described through the treatment like fatigue, exhaustion, sleeping all the time, etc (although I have those all the time anyway). When my Dr. said I didn’t have Candida I took that as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted again. I started off doing good, but literally took one bite of dessert and haven’t stopped eating since. I’m up 20 lbs in just a few weeks and I am so miserable. Sometimes the cravings are so bad. And the constant hunger is the worst. I NEVER feel full and don’t know when to stop eating.
I started the HCG diet a few days ago hoping to help curb the hunger (it’s worked for me in the past, but it’s not this time) and lose the weight then I was planning on going back to the strict diet on here.
Problem is, I’ve been so down I feel like after the routine viscous cycles I’ve been through with this these last 5 years, I’ve all but thrown in the towel and given up. I’ve had 4 shoulder surgeries in the last few years, 2 of them within a few months of each other then had 2 level disc replacement surgery in my neck 4 weeks ago (just three months after my last shoulder surgery). Add to that horrible hormone issues and imbalances since last fall, and I have to say, feel so defeated and beat up that I’m dreading starting this diet again for fear of failing… Again.
I have prayed and asked God for healing for years. I know it’s all in His timing for a purpose, but I don’t get it. I’m at my wits end.
Thank you again for your post – it does at least give me hope.June 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm #106311
Oh, and I’m having a hard time accepting not eating like people. I’ve spent my whole life not eating like others as a fitness professional, but once I fell off the healthy train and started eating out and such I can’t seem to get my mind right to be ok with it again. I guess I just have to want it bad enough…June 16, 2013 at 12:24 am #106316
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
Here is a fact: we all have candida, just at different levels. Same with parasites. You could have a different flora overgrowth as well, such as h.pylori, sibo, parasites, strept, etc. Did you do any of the tests at the following link?:
Have you ever taken antibiotics?
-rasterJune 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm #106352
Unless any of those tests were done within the stool/blood test my Dr. already did, I haven’t done them. They all look quite pricey and my husband and I are in a bit of an unexpected hardship right now and wouldn’t be able to do them right now anyway : (
As for antibiotics, yep, I’ve done several rounds of Azithromycin (Z-packs) over the last few years. I’ve also had 3 surgeries within this last year. I don’t know about my first two shoulder surgeries, but at my last surgery a month ago for my cervical disc replacements, they made me take IV antibiotics. I seriously didn’t know how bad antibiotics were for you so I took the Z-packs over the last few years and didn’t ask for my first two surgeries, but I’m wondering if antibiotics are common for surgery? If so, then I’ve done several rounds over the last few years… YIKES! No wonder I feel like complete and total crap.
I am having the most ridiculously difficult time getting started back on the cleanse and diet. My hunger (and cravings) are so horrific I literally feeling like killing someone for food or for certain foods. How do I get past that to get back on track?
Plus, I’m so lost on exactly what to take when. It’s so mind boggling (at least for those us in a horrible fog!) that I can’t concentrate to put it all together.June 22, 2013 at 11:20 pm #106612
ms81MemberTopics: 3Replies: 27
what blood test are you talking about?
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