Defeat

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    dforbreakfast
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    I felt so bad yesterday that I finally went to see an endocrinologist today — WITHOUT health insurance.

    Big mistake. I paid $400 to list my symptoms to a doctor and have her look alternately confused, annoyed, disgusted and perplexed. She said she had no idea what “bentonite clay” was, and I should get a second opinion from another immunologist on whether i really have systemic candida. She said that what I was explaining to her about what my last immunologist recommended after diagnosing me with leaky gut and systemic candida seemed “crazy”.

    She said from my symptoms she was primarily concerned with testing for AIDS, Lyme, Cushings Syndrome and TSH/T4 Free. She ordered a bunch of tests for tomorrow morning, but I called the lab today to see how much they would cost — $3,107.60!!

    I give up. I cancelled the tests. I’m moving across the country on Thursday. I’m $420 or so poorer, after paying the doctor for 20 minutes of talk, and buying the Dexamethasone for the cortisol test I can’t afford. I feel so defeated. There are days when I can barely speak or think I’m so tired. I missed my last period. My hair is falling out. Nightly migraines. I will stay on the strict diet and try to supplement as best I can. Maybe apply for Medicaid when I move. But I’m just.. defeated.

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    raster
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    I’m sorry to hear this happen to you. I guess you learned your lesson that western medicine has major flaws across the board and that its very difficult to find a doctor that understands candida and how to treat it. I learned this early on when I told the doctors I was poisoned by the mold in my apartment. They couldn’t do squat even though mold poisoning has been thoroughly researched (it messes you up).

    For the same price you could’ve purchase a few months worth the supplements; stuff from thorne, standard process, integrative thereaputics, etc. If you visit their websites and check out their product lines, you’ll see that there is a whole industry built around treating candida and related health problems. Its just about finding someone who can use these tools and know how to use them for your specific version of candida.

    For the same price you could’ve also have gotten the genova diagnostics candida immune complex test that’ll give you hormone levels plus some acupuncture and sauna treatments on top of it.

    Its just money that you didn’t have and I feel your woes because I was out of work (for 2 years), unhealthy, and I became a cesspool with my lifestyle, thoughts, and mentality. Right before I was about to give up I ended up getting my old job back that ended up being my life preserver. Things can only get better.

    -raster

    #90419

    dforbreakfast
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    raster wrote: For the same price you could’ve purchase a few months worth the supplements; stuff from thorne, standard process, integrative thereaputics, etc. If you visit their websites and check out their product lines, you’ll see that there is a whole industry built around treating candida and related health problems. Its just about finding someone who can use these tools and know how to use them for your specific version of candida.

    For the same price you could’ve also have gotten the genova diagnostics candida immune complex test that’ll give you hormone levels plus some acupuncture and sauna treatments on top of it.

    -raster

    I know you are trying to be helpful, but I have been tearing my hair out trying to reconcile a hundred different sources contradicting each other on what supplements to take, what foods to eat, what tests to get, how to prepare the food, etc. THAT is what drove me to see a specialist, someone who could be ONE source of knowledge I could trust and be guided by… but who of course promptly contradicted ALL of it but told me I might have AIDS or Lyme or Cushings, good GOD. I realize I just had a bad day and feel like giving up because I’m sick and tired and poor. And that all I need is a few days to have a little mental breakdown and get over it, pick myself back up and start going on blind faith again. But what I need right now is not “I told you so” or “You did the wrong thing”, “You should have known better”. I guess what I need really can’t be found on the internet or anywhere. I just need like a year of sleep or a damn bullet in my head.

    I’ve got to take a break from thinking about all this. Catch up with you guys later. Best wishes.

    d

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