hopeless… don't know what to do

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  • #109751

    fizzlex
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    I know I have candidiasis. My family doctor diagnosed me with it back in December. I waited 6 months to see a specialist who deals with candidiasis, on his website he even stated himself that the over use of antibiotics contributes to candidiasis. I’ve been on antibiotics my entire life, I’m 23 years old now. After the physical, he stated that there was nothing wrong with me and that there’s no way I have this disease. I showed him boils underneath of my skin filled with pus, and lymph nodes all throughout my body. I told him I have every symptom of this type of disease. I have CFS, Fibro, arthritis, brain fog, sinus congestion, Eustachian tube problems, cysts, yellowing and bruising of the skin that won’t go away, I’ve been underweight since I was 17, benign prostate hyperplasia, Epididymitis (onset during protected intercourse, tested negative for STDs and bacterial infection by urologist), Tietze’s syndrome, migraines, food allergies, systemic hives, itchy skin, swallowing difficulties, bags around my eyes, overall sick feeling, I have a constant low grade fever but my hands and feet are freezing, burning sensation on my tongue with hives on the back of my tongue, blood blisters in my mouth, have had my lips swell up while on antibiotics, constant feeling of being suffocated, heartburn/reflux, IBS, constipation, ringing in the ears, anxiety, fainting, depression, sugar cravings, hypoglycemia, I just recently had to shave my head because my hair was turning bleach white, high blood pressure (160/100), insomnia, etc, the list continues to go on. I have been cleared by every specialist in the area. Each of them have told me there is nothing “seriously” wrong with me. However, some mornings I can hardly get out the bed. I did try the candida diet a few months ago and did get some of my energy back but obviously with all these symptoms, 2 months of dieting and taking supplements couldn’t even put a dent into this disease. I have found an ENT that specializes in yeast hypersensitivity. They offer immunotherapy and antifungal therapy (Diflucan, and Nystatin). I know that anti fungals are toxic, however, the infectious disease specialist I seen yesterday stated that a few rounds of anti fungals wouldn’t hurt me considering my age, but he wouldn’t prescribe me any because he had no evidence to suggest that I need them, which I do. My family doctor put me on Diflucan for about a week back in December, and it was probably the best few days I had in a while. As soon as the therapy was discontinued, I felt like a truck hit me. So, with all of this being said, why the hell is my blood work coming back clean. I have lymph nodes and balls of yeast underneath my skin, all throughout my arms and legs and I know they are in fact balls of yeast because I have had them in my groin area since I was a teenager and they are virtually the same type of abscess. I don’t understand why my blood work is coming back clean. My question is.. is there anyone out there who have had something this systemic and been able to live a normal life again? I’m becoming manic depressant and am becoming mentally unstable. I went back and forth to doctors my entire life trying to diagnose this thing and now I’m 23 and this thing is completely systemic and still can’t get a concrete diagnoses. I feel that I’m so far into this, that there is no way to fully recover, the thing that is most frightening is the fact that I have these little balls of puss all inside of my muscles and breasts, and I don’t know how I’m going to get rid of this without having Rx anti fungals. Any suggestions?

    #109753

    raster
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    If you can spend a bunch of money, a good naturopath can treat you with nutritional supplements, vitamins, etc. and get you on a treatment plan. They would heal holistically, meaning multiple organs at once. The only problem is the costs of this, it’d cost hundreds per month plus appointments.

    If you were to detox the toxins by sweating them out at a sauna, hot tub, jacuzzi, steam room, etc. this likely will make you feel a ton better and improve your skin.

    I will write more in time.

    -raster

    #109755

    Viva
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    I’m so sorry to read your story. It is so frustrating to appear healthy on paper, yet suffer from all these “random” and debilitating ailments. Hang in there…if you start the diet and give it a month, perhaps you will discover that yes, you can do this, and yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel…

    But it’s tough…I almost broke down and had some acorn squash tonight (would have been my first cheat), but I instead opted for some steamed artichoke for my GB Packer game night treat. 🙂

    #109756

    dvjorge
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    Keep posting. ! We all gonna help you.

    My suggestion is to begin with the forum protocol. You have a long journey in front of you. The only way to help you is when you report your progress or reactions.

    An important thing, you must stop the antibiotics. You didn’t mention the reason why you took those antibiotics for long time.

    Jorge.

    #109800

    fizzlex
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    Thanks for the input. I had a lot of ear infections when I was a child, and still have one in my ear today, but the doctors tell me I’m crazy because my eardrum looks fine. I had reconstructive surgery on my right ear when I was 15 and since then my health has went down hill. Before surgery, the surgeon says “oh you still have an infection in your ear”, after taking antibiotics for 6 weeks prior and keeping the area dry. So what does the incompetent doctor do? She continues with the surgery. My theory is that the infection I was getting in my ear that was draining out was actually yeast related because I never wore ear plugs when I was a child, so I kept getting water in my ears and suffered everyday of my entire life with this infection. Well, if yeast grows in moist environments, then I’m 100% sure that the drainage was yeast related. Some days it was yellow, clear, sometimes white. But antibiotics never worked to rid the infection. Now, they closed the hole in my perforated eardrum and trapped the infection down in my ear canal, and the only place it had to go was into the lymph node beneath my ear. That was the first lymph node to inflame, and here I am 8 years later, and every lymph node in my body is inflamed from head to toe, I have an infection in my prostate and in my man hood. All sorts of “sebaccious cysts” in various areas of my body. I wish I could go back to when I was 15, I would have never had that surgery, and I would have done my own research. Now, I have to figure out how to reverse 8 years of having this disease. My family doctor diagnosed me with candidiasis but she wouldn’t prescribe me the medicine for it. She gave me 3 weeks of anti fungals, 1 week of flucanozole, and 1 week of ketoconozole. The diflucan helped quite a bit, but I didn’t know just how many of my problems were yeast related. Now, the big thing is that, should I continue to pay $200 a month for health insurance and go see doctors who think I’m crazy, or should I just discontinue with my health insurance and invest that $200 into natural cleansing and organic foods. I really don’t want to be sick anymore. The last doctor I seen did a physical and finds all these interesting unexplained symptoms and hes amazed by everything and all my lymph nodes being inflamed. But he assured me “You don’t have cancer. You don’t have any auto immune diseases, and you don’t have any infections”, and he wants to refer me to a psychiatrist to talk with someone and to try and “deal with the pain”. Wtf… >.< Anyways, I will probably start my organic diet within the week, but I have to wait to get my financial situation under control. I do hear that fasting seems to help quite a bit, and when my tietzes syndrome showed up back in 2008, I fasted for months. All I could eat and drink was water and yoghurt. Then I started to realize… the fasting and the yoghurt is what was curing the tietzes syndrome. As soon as I started eating again, the tietzes syndrome just stopped healing.. very weird stuff… its almost like the tietzes syndrome was a result of my body telling me to "stop feeding this beast". So, I guess that naturopathic approach is the way to go at this point. There is no western medicine that can fix me. I'll keep in touch. Thanks!

    #109812

    raster
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    Hello fizzlex,

    Well it sounds like you have multiple problems going on all at once. If you do a forum search, you’ll see countless stories of sinus infections, etc. all being improved with the diet, probiotics, and antifungals. This system is apart of your mucousal membrane, which is a common place where candida thrives. A great supplement that prevents candida from attaching to your mucousal membrane is SF722 undecenoic acid. I would get this as your first antifungal if I were.

    You are likely going to have a difficult and long treatment, and to get better is going to take a long time. This is how things go as far as health issues go.

    At the very least, it sounds like you have a gut flora imbalance. If you are constipated and only have three poops per day or less, then this is considered constipation. When you become constipated, it benefits the bad bugs in your gut at a very basic level. Most americans are constipated and many people have digestive health disorders and they don’t even know it.

    The prescription antifungals likely dented the yeast some but if you didn’t do the diet in conjunction with them, then the yeast will just bounce back.

    You can basically get as hardcore about your health as you want to…but I suggest a slow and methodical approach to getting better. You should try to come up with a long term plan and the goals you want to achieve. Many organs are likely damaged and they are all inter-related. If your liver for instance is slightly damaged, then this can affect your digestion, adrenals (energy), skin conditions, etc. There are a lot of intense procedures you can do to get better such as acupuncture, enemas, and chelation…there’s a wide spectrum of stuff out there that can aid you on your journey. We know about some basics here on the forum, but there may be more out there that you’ll need to do to get better.

    -raster

    #109813

    raster
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    I also wanted to share this post as a general warning:

    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst8180_Doing-too-much-too-fast.aspx

    -raster

    #109844

    fizzlex
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    Well, I’ve outlined a starting plan for the first week. I have found 6 jars of BarleyMax detoxification supplement in a box (I completely forgot my friend had given it to me). The nutrition facts are as followed: Sodium: 30 mg, Potassium, 100mg, Total carbs: < 1g, Protein 0.5g, Vitamin A: 6%, Vitamin C: 6%, Calcium: 1%, Iron: 2%, Vitamin K: 60%, Folate: 4%, Magnesium: 2%, Manganese: 4%. Fiber: 25g, Ingredients: Powdered juices from organically grown barley leaves, and organically grown alfalfa. 120 servings per container at 6 containers, taken 3 times daily. I don't want to "try and do things too fast", as raster stated, I need to be patient and plan for long recovery, could take 4+ years for me considering the fact I have been sick for so long. What I am thinking is I'll start my week off, and I'll use this BarleyMax 3 times a day as stated on the container to try and detox my liver a bit. In conjunction with this, I will be drinking at least 5 bottles of purified water every day. As far as diet goes, since I have been suffering from leaky gut for so long, I will go on an all green diet, juicing and what not. As far as vitamins go, I would like to start off with Garlic, Grape Seed Extract, Vitamin C, Biotin, Renewlife Probiotics 30 billion (gradually upping to the 80 billion over the course of 6 months, and not sure which digestive enzyme yet, but I'm thinking maybe Candizyme from RenewLife, or Candex. Also, I had some success with Renewlife FiberSmart Prebiotic/Fibers, so I would like to incorporate that as well. Now, to raster, where can I find SF722 undecenoic acid? Walgreens or Organic stores, or Internet? I did try this diet back in March, and I found relief but the die off was just way to much to handle (because I was trying to detox too quickly). My mother said all she could smell was toxins coming from my skin. So, I am highly toxic, which would explain the jaundice of the skin. I did have my liver checked 2 days ago and my liver panel came back normal, so no liver inflammation. Just serious yellowing of the skin and urine and abdominal pain in the spleen. Also, I had my family doctor run a full panel on me as far as metabolic and blood counts, and everything was normal. The only deficiency I have is potassium, which seems to be linked to candida as well. Finally, I would like to ask, if I go all green for the next month, what type of multivitamin will I need, and what types of greens? Can someone please enlighten me with a healthy green diet, breakfast, lunch, and dinner? I found that I love celery and lettuce but I'm not sure as far as any other type of greens go. I'm not very good with dieting, my family has always had me eat microwave garbage, and carbs/sugars, another reason why I'm sick. Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you guys!

    #109851

    SueSullivan
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    Why are you not searching for answers to your question in the forum search function? I can do that for you, but it seems like a waste of my time and you’d get much more out of it by reading the posts yourself.

    Just as an example:

    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst8973_Can-I-Take-Barley-Grass-Wheat-Grass-and-Alfafa.aspx

    #109882

    fizzlex
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    Okay. Will do.

    #109886

    dvjorge
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    I think you should keep your money to buy natural supplements and allowed food for a while. IMO, you will need medicines but no now.

    You need to concentrate in following the protocol these guys in the forum push. Forget about the antifungal medicines for now and do my suggestions. Overtime, you may need to add or change the strategy to get better and better. For now, it is more than enough to keep the natural anticandida approach. Keep reporting time to time.

    Jorge.

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