Could it be Candida Overgrowth?

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    southernbelle
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    Hi! I’m extremely new to this topic. For the last 2 years (or more), I have been exhibiting some extremely strange symptoms. I did a google search acouple days ago for two of my symptoms (yeast infection and night sweats) and came across a webpage that someone wrote about his candida journey. There were probably about 60 symptoms and I have probably at least 80% of them. I didn’t realize some of the things I was experiencing were technically symptoms. Here are some of the things I am experiencing…I began a gluten free diet (in support of my husband) and soon realized that I most likely have an intolerance to gluten. I never realized that I was living with a constant dull headache, until it went away. I lost almost 10 pounds of bloat in a little over a week. I started to see a Rhumatologist because I was also having joint pain. I had 32 vials of blood drawn and everything was “normal”. He found out how I responded to the gluten free diet and referred me to Gastroenterologist to be tested for Celiac. No Celiac, he said gastritis, and recommended two prevacid per day for my “acid reflux”. I have no acid reflux symptoms, so I am not going to take a double dose of something that is unnecessary. I have since stopped the gluten free diet, and eat a “normal diet”. I get a rash that breaks out over my entire body. The rash comes and goes. It is not contagious. My dermatologist biopsied it last year, and the results are non-specific autoimmune. She ordered more blood work that came back normal. I began having ringing in my ears and got that checked. The ENT recommended Lipoflavanoid. My girly doctor did some testing and diagnosed my husband and I with primary infertility. I started having really bad night sweats and got a yeast infection. I got the first yeast infection about 2 weeks after I started taking the Lipoflavanoid. So I stopped taking that after the infection came back. She has tested my thyroid and FSH levels, and who knows what else. All are “normal” (no premature menopause). My yeast infection keeps coming back. Maybe it’s not from the Lipoflavanoid? She recommended that I take the probiotic, Acidophilus. I started taking it 2 days ago. I also started seeing halos and starbursts around lights. The opthamologist did some tests. The only thing she found was that I have severely dry eyes. I didn’t realize this until I put eyedrops in my eyes. It’s funny how they started feeling like I was rubbing my eyes with sandpaper. Is it possible that all of my symptoms are due to candida overgrowth? I’m sorry for rambling.

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    Able900
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    southernbelle wrote: Is it possible that all of my symptoms are due to candida overgrowth?

    Very much so. Especially so if you have at least 80% of the named symptoms.
    Dry eyes are a symptom of a Candida overgrowth for example. If you pay attention to your diet, you’ll notice it gets worse after eating certain foods that feed the Candida.

    My yeast infection keeps coming back. Maybe it’s not from the Lipoflavanoid?

    Right, maybe it’s from the Candida. Another symptom.
    If you want to treat the infestation, start by reading the two posts below.

    Protocol:
    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1334_From-Able-and-Raster-The-Protocol.aspx

    Diet:
    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1136_ALLOWED-FOODS-LIST.aspx

    Able

    #71765

    raster
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    I think there is a strong chance you have it as well. Many of the forum members have these symptoms and I once had these symptoms. It can take a very long to recover from candida overgrowth, but you will feel really good and strong in time (hopefully).

    I had a bunch of tests done as well and they could not find anything wrong with me. The reason is because western medicine doesn’t really acknowledge candida. If they did, then many of the worlds health problems would be solved and we would have less people dying/suffering from various diseases and ailments. The health system would collapse and people would be healthy.

    If you want the #1 reason you likely have candida, it is likely from prior antibiotic use in your lifetime. Antibiotics stand for “against life” and remove both the beneficial and bad flora from your gut. This causes an immune system imbalance that can only be cured with the opposite: probiotics. Probiotics will be the single most important thing you need for your recovery, but before you start them, you need to kill down the candida.

    The diet kills it off and afterwards you can start recovering. You will need to alter your diet significantly (likely) but if you can get past this thought, then you will be on the road to recovery.

    -Raster

    #71774

    southernbelle
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    Lots of information! Thanks for your opinions. Is it possible to start with the diet and skip the cleanse? I would like to see some relief, but from what I read I can’t afford to be sick from the cleansing portion. My job is too demanding right now. I’m not one to take any kind of mess for just any reason. I also hate doctors (no offense). My doc just said she was going to refer me to a specialist if nothing shows up on this last set of blood tests. This is usually when I do some research and look into some crazy diet and skip seeing any type of doctor for a few years. I am sick and tired of feeling…blah! Thanks again!

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    raster
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    Yes you can skip the cleanse and go straight for the diet; be sure to check out the forum’s allowed foods list. The protocol gives a general timeline on when to add food items and supplements.

    -Raster

    #71784

    dvjorge
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    southernbelle wrote: Lots of information! Thanks for your opinions. Is it possible to start with the diet and skip the cleanse? I would like to see some relief, but from what I read I can’t afford to be sick from the cleansing portion. My job is too demanding right now. I’m not one to take any kind of mess for just any reason. I also hate doctors (no offense). My doc just said she was going to refer me to a specialist if nothing shows up on this last set of blood tests. This is usually when I do some research and look into some crazy diet and skip seeing any type of doctor for a few years. I am sick and tired of feeling…blah! Thanks again!

    I strongly encourage you to continue with a gluten free diet. Totally gluten free like if you were a Celiac positive.
    Watch the results after 3 or 6 months. It is very common for Celiac sufferers to have fungal overgrowth because they have a deficient immune system.
    The opposite is also possible, most candida sufferers develop intolerance to gluten.
    There is an experimental theory claiming candida trigger Celiac.
    Jorge.

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