- April 23, 2012 at 10:52 am #79845
misscandidaMemberTopics: 9Replies: 26
I am a 28 year-old girl and I’ve been fighting with candida my whole life. I have probably been diagnosed for the first time 10 years ago, and went on my first “detox” diet. Felt better for a while, so went straight back to my eating habits.
This has happened at least 5 times, with 5 different specialists and waste of loads of money.
I hate this thing, I really do. My biggest problem, the worst of the symptoms, and the hardest to cope with, is the bloating. I believe, and all the doctors I’ve seen have confirmed it, that it is caused by candida. Very few days go by without this really affecting my life.
I work in an office 9-5 and have a very full social life, that is being compromised by my problem. I usually start bloating right after lunch (whatever I eat it, makes no difference, even when I don’t eat at all – tried that as well). In the middle of the afternoon the cramps start coming, and I start going to the loo to try and feel better, but it usually doesn’t work… I do realize it’s because my bowel movements are not regular enough, and stuff gets stuck in my gut and start fermenting, but I never really managed to find a way to solve the problem once and for all.
Is there anyone who has the same problem to this extent? How do you deal with it? I am starting to get anxious and to plan my life around it 🙁
Anyway, I decided to start the diet once again, and I have to say that reading all the posts from you guys made me feel much better. Cause believe me I don’t know any of my friends with my same issues and whenever I’m on the diet and we go out for dinner I die, looking at what they eat (useless to say I LOVE food, specially dairy, sweets, cakes and whatever feeds the candida!!!)
So from Sunday (I am not trying to delay this, just waiting for my supplements to arrive ;)) whenever I am put in front of a cake, or a piece of cheese, or something delicious I can’t have, I am going to think about all my fellow sufferers, and hopefully it will help keep me motivated! 🙂
Thank you again, and may the force be with me and us all 🙂
M.April 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm #79857
sammclMemberTopics: 25Replies: 151
Hi M, welcome.
Sorry to hear you’ve been suffering for so long. I’ve personally suffered from Candida for over three years, but I only found out in late Feb what was wrong with me after a series of tests recommended by a nutritionist.
The diet plan she put me on was so wrong, so many sugars all over the place. I found this forum and found the strict diet that this forum promotes.
Now, before I go any further, my candida got so bad that I woke up every morning so bloated, it was awful. I pushed myself every morning to run 30 minutes and have a 15 minute sauna session just to feel slightly better. By the end of January I had had enough and decided to see a nutritionist. I had been to about 8 doctors over those three years and had just about every medical test done on my insides and they found nothing wrong, that’s when I decided it must be the food I was putting in that is the cause.
So here I am following “the protocol” that was written by Able and Raster. Even after a short space of time, I already don’t wake up in the morning bloated and I actually get a good nights sleep now.
I am still going to be following this diet for a very long time, but I’ve seen an improvement already.
Nothing but love.
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