- September 22, 2014 at 9:51 pm #121322
MaiscoutMemberTopics: 5Replies: 11
I decided to actually keep a candida journal. It was hugely helpful to me in the beginning reading the stories of others with candida, but unfortunately most people seem to write a couple posts and then disappear, so you’re left wondering if they got better or just gave up.
Anyway, I’m at the beginning of my story so I thought I would actually update this in the future to help others (if I actually beat this thing!)
Firstly my history:
I believe I have had candida for the last 5 years. I was pretty healthy throughout my childhood, think I had antibiotics maybe once or twice for tonsillitis? But then at age 17 I got glandular fever (mono). My doctor believed I had tonsillitis again and gave me antibiotics (obviously a big mistake!)
However, it could be that I had candida before this, and the candida led to the glandular fever? Who knows. Around this time I also started taking the contraceptive pill and had the cervical cancer vaccinations so overall I’m pretty sure it was down to something when I was 17
My symptoms are pretty mild overall when compared to others. I came across the candida symptoms when looking for a reason for my sudden onset of IBS symptoms.
so my symptoms for the last five years are
-Recurrent thrush (a couple times a year very mildly)
-Recurrent UTI’s (probably around 2-3 a year for the last few years. Last one took months to get rid of)
-Post nasal drip and bad breath
-Mildly dry eyes, blurry vision and light sensitivity
-Constipation, gas and bloating
-Dust and mold allergy
-Gastritis once a couple years ago
-General tiredness but nothing major
-Tinea versicolor on my chest
So I have been on the anti candida diet for the last 5 weeks. The first two weeks I felt unbelievably weak and tired. Had some die off for the first couple days which was mostly feeling dizzy and sick.
Started anti-fungals two weeks ago. Hair started becoming quite greasy and hair is itchy with dandruff, getting spots on my face, UTI symptoms are back, major anxiety and depression for a couple days.
Felt pretty decent for a few days. Spots cleared up and hair wasn’t itchy.
Then I started started taking probiotics (homemade goats milk kefir) this week. Anxiety and paranoia are back, itchiness, dry eyes, UTI still there!, itchy butt, constipation, stomach aches.
Is this normal? I hope so. Anyway, will be seeing a naturopath for the first time this week so I can hopefully get some guidance on what I’m doing right or wrong!
What I’ve been taking so far:
-Diatomaceous earth (not sure if this counts as antifungal but oh well)
-Vitamin C 3000mg
So that’s all for post one.October 28, 2014 at 7:17 pm #121829
caterina81MemberTopics: 3Replies: 8
I am going to be doing the same with a update, its nice to see others story’s I started Saturday. I’m sure you know but make sure your Vit C doesn’t have any added sugars or worst Maltodextrin, gosh i made the mistake yesterday and my trush went mental and I was doing so well. I too feel mentally very low but then super high..its weird.
Good luck! Look forward to reading your updates 🙂
Cat xNovember 11, 2015 at 5:17 am #171909
maiscoutagainParticipantTopics: 0Replies: 1
I haven’t been able to log in to update this, so finally created a new profile.
Anyway, it turned out to be heavy metals. I have a copper imbalance and mercury. I am currently chelating so hoping my candida will disappear in time!March 9, 2016 at 9:45 am #172253
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