- October 8, 2018 at 10:22 pm #177204
TfigParticipantTopics: 2Replies: 0
My struggle is long, like most of you and I think I am ready to stop it once and for all.
I was diagnosed with candida in 2001 via stool sample. I also found out around the same time that I am allergic to candida and all molds via allergy testing.
At the time I was diagnosed I had a small baby and had very little energy for a strict diet.
I was also diagnosed with severe insomnia at the same time. I thought it was all related to sleep deprivation.
Since the candida and insomnia started I’ve struggled intensely, like most of you.
I’ve followed the candida diet off and on at times and when I narrow down my food to very basic candida safe foods, my symptoms reduced, at times significantly.
I’ve been on strong sleep medication for many years and I hate it but sleep deprivation is worse than medication.
After living with this condition for many years I have a theory, just not sure exactly how to fix it.
Excessive antibiotic use for 2 years caused permanent candida. The candida exasperated allergies and food intolerances which then caused a stronger immune reaction.
The immune reaction increased cortisol and also contributed to insomnia.
I have an amazing naturopath but we’re struggling to pinpoint the underlying cause.
To make matters worse, my thyroid has stop working properly and I am hypothyroid from improper T4 conversation to reserve T3.
I’m looking for both support and ideas for solutions. Would stool testing help?
Thanks in advanceOctober 21, 2018 at 5:16 pm #177307
king tutParticipantTopics: 3Replies: 10
Have you tried food allergy IGG sensitivity testing? I struggled for years with myriads of symptoms before I took dairy and gluten out of my diet. The die off I have experienced over the last two years has been pure hell, but I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel to recovery. I have found a sizable improvement switching to a Paleo-esque diet.
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