- May 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm #82835
ecalypsaMemberTopics: 3Replies: 1
So I’ve been seeing a slew of doctors (M.D.s that is) and they have been running a whole slew of tests on me and have not really found anything, other than the fact that I have high Epstein-Barr titers (mono) for the past 10 months. (Usually those titers are supposed to go down within a few weeks for most people, for me 10 months and no improvement!)
Now they’re suggesting that I get a colonoscopy. I know there are some risks involved in a colonoscopy and I’m so worried that since I am on this anti-Candida program and have been experiencing so much die off for the past 2 months that something serious might go wrong. I know that Candida sometimes dehydrates you and getting a colonoscopy is supposed to dehydrate you as well. I know that there are drugs and sedation that you need to have too, I don’t want this to have a negative reaction with all of the toxins already swimming around in my body.
Has anyone else out there gotten a colonoscopy while on the anti-candida program? Did you have any complications? Any luck in finding a diagnosis? I’m wondering if I should even get it at all.
PS. Thanks to all the people who answer my at times desperate pleas for help. I really appreciate the help and advice from people who have made it through the storm that I’m going through right now 🙂May 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm #82836
PositivoMemberTopics: 29Replies: 246
I had a colonoscopy before I even knew about candida so I dont know how it can effect your treatment. I do know that they will be putting you to sleep with anesthesia but I dont know how that drug effects candida and they will ask you to fast for a day or two and clean your bowels with some crappy solution. You might want to find a more natural way of cleansing your bowels before the test as opposed to taking some pharm crap they give you. Candida probably wont show up but this test can be useful as I discovered I had polyps in my ascending colon which can develop into cancer if not attended to. I have to do a colonoscopy every 5 years now to check for them. I think you should do it but clean your bowels with enemas maybe or a colon cleanse supplement and research anesthesia.May 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm #82837
JavizyMemberTopics: 20Replies: 945
I don’t know anything about them except that PEG can be an effective biofilm protocol because it strips the bowels clean. This means you need to make sure you do everything you can to encourage a positive kind of recolonisation after the treatment. The protocol pretty much covers it – pre- and probiotics, diverse veggies, anti-fungals and avoidance of any junk that candida and other pathogens feast on. Biofilms can make anti-fungals ineffective, so stripping them can be important for some people. I hope it works out for you.May 25, 2012 at 8:41 am #83037
orka1998ParticipantTopics: 53Replies: 673
I had it done during my treatment. Be lucky that you are getting sedated, I had it performed while awake and it is not comfortable at all but you can live through it (I did) if you want to avoid anesthesia. It does last for 10-15 minutes and those were the longest 10-15 minutes in my life hahaha…
Advice on the preparation part. They will give you a protocol to follow before the procedure and most likely it involves cleansing your colon and not eating for a day or so. There are most likely lots of laxatives involved in the cleanse. Don’t miss your probiotics! I skipped antifungals but kept the vitamins. Also, make sure that you take in a lot of liquids to stay hydrated and have your meat day just before and after the procedure. I cooked up a large chicken leg (it contains more fat than chicken breast) with tons of veggies (cabbage, kale, onion, garlic, celery root, celery stalks, carrot – you don’t eat it, potato – you don’t eat it, and anything else that comes to mind) in at least 2 quarts of water and then you strain it. Eat the chicken and any of the allowed veggies day before and then drink this stock on the day you cannot eat (add sea salt in it and that’s it). It will give you nutrients you need so you don’t feel like passing out. I did the same again after the procedure but I ate the chicken and veggies and drunk the stock instead of water to recover faster. I was great those two days, the stock kept me from being hungry and weak.
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