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    suzi
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    Hi can anyone please please read my story and help me? I’m at my wits end please can someone help me?

    I was in hospital all last year this nightmare all began one night after eating a pizza i had a seizure collapsed and went to a and e, they discharged me later saying it was anxiety, it was not!

    I then suffered more and more seizures when eating food, something I’ve never experienced in my life before

    The doctors were disgraceful and did nothing couldn’t tell me what was wrong with me, then the more seizures u got worse til i was exhausted all the time I couldn’t walk

    It got to the point I was bed bound and having seizures, headaches, mood swings, heart palpitations, tremors, sensitive to heat/cold, sore throats, cough, rashes all over my skin so itchy, hair loss, panic attacks, sensitivity to light, sound food which resulted in multiple seizures, weakness,muscle atrophy, anorexia dizziness, trouble breathing, drunk, drowsy feeling, spaced out, like I was on drugs!? chest pain, insomnia, the
    list goes on and on

    They eventually said it was CFS/m.e and discharged me and left me to rot they did nothing

    So all last year I struggled was bed bound all of the time, and couldn’t eat I’d get a seizure every time and my throat would feel as if it would close up and I couldn’t breathe, STILL no one did anything and I was left to suffer

    I started drinking ensure two cal as I could barely eat any food, I drank about 3 a day and I would strangely be able to eat my breakfast perfectly normal but however later on the day I couldn’t

    No one could workout why this was and for months I ate only breakfast and drank three ensure

    For some strange reason my symptoms slowly began to improve to the point I could eat a lunch at 12am but again struggled with dinner

    A lot of my symptoms I had in hospital slowly decreased some I still had, and amazingly 6 months later the seizures decreased I don’t know why?

    My walking was still terrible though mostly bed bound all the time I was in a wheelchair

    I decided to cut out gluten as I knew it was bad, I read about candida and did a lot of research on m.e and found that most people with m.e have candida so I asked the doctors could I have candida causing these problems? They said no after just looking at me

    How can you tell just by looking at me!!? So they wouldn’t do any tests and I was left thinking I had all the candida symptoms but no way of knowing for sure

    I can’t afford a private Dr as I’m on benefits so this leads me to now, I’m still bed bound my walking hasn’t improved, a lot of my symptoms have, but I still suffer the eating problem it has improved to the point I can eat a big lunch and small dinner but only if its early like 5/6pm if its later ill struggle

    I’m currently 6 stone and worried about my weight I think I’m wearing OK but something is not letting me put weight on, some days I can’t eat much food other days its OK I can eat the same food fine

    I get this horrible drowsy, toxic, zombie like state when I eat my food and my throat feels as though its tight/closing up and I have trouble breathing through my nose and quite often I’ll start laughing for no reason after I’ve eaten

    Also I have a terrible body odour smells like musty yeast vinegar

    I’m convinced its candida but I can’t get diagnosed, how am I supposed to find out if I have it or parasites and how bad.

    I’ve cut out sugar and only eat eggs, bacon, broccoli, chicken, veg, milk, yogurt every single day the same things

    I can’t eat garlic or anything because my body is so sensitive to anything I’m terrified it will literally kill me

    I have a real dilemma I’m currently taking enshake for calories and vitamins but it has corn syrup, sugar in it but also coconut oil I don’t know whether to stop and take just a multivitamin without the bad stuff in it, I’m scared to try anything in case it makes me worse

    Also I would lose more weight without the enshake but I’m worried I’m feeding the candida

    What I don’t get is if for all last year I drank ensure with sugar, corn syrup, maltodextrin, FOS, vitamins in it WHY did my symptoms get better??

    Would they not have gotten much worse?? I did cut out alot of foot and wasn’t eating much

    Can anyone try to explain or help with all this I know its complex does it sound like candida and does it sound like a food allergy or candida producing alcohol when I eat?

    Thanks

    #106734

    Able900
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    Your symptoms, as you probably already know, do sound like you have a bad Candida albicans infestation. A naturopath doctor is probably the only type of doctor who will give you the right test, so if you can’t afford to see one, you may as well forget about the tests.

    You can find out if you have a Candida overgrowth by starting our forum protocol and diet, but it would be of ultra importance for you to take all of the precautions that are suggested. This is because the die-off toxin called aldehyde, which is excreted by the dying Candida, can make you sicker than you’ve been yet. Just let us know if you wish to have the diet and protocol and I’ll send the information to you by private message on the forum. Meanwhile, you can read the Testimonies to the Diet and Protocol.

    Able

    #106735

    raster
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    I have never heard of this product called enshake but if it contains sugar, then I wouldn’t consume it. Instead, as an alternative, I would consider trying out homemade kefir.

    The thing thats funny about it (or sad) is that you cannot find the ingredients online, maybe because its from the uk and not us.

    The seizures are related to your neuro-membrane and somehow you are depleting this. All of the refined carbs (white sugar, white grains, corn, etc) destroy this portion of the brain and the biproduct of this is that your spinal fluid does not drain correctly. To get the spinal fluid to drain correctly, you could do acupuncture, or you can take specific supplements such as essential fatty acids, homeopathics, etc. Also, if you have mold in your home, this alone can cause seizures.

    How do I know all of this? Well I once had nightly seizures too, very suddenly, and it was caused by the mold, my poor diet, and yeast combined. Once I moved out, changed my diet, etc. my seizures went away. However a year later they came back and so I then started to heal my brain and get the spinal fluid to drain correctly. I haven’t had a seizure since other than when I drink alcohol which is maybe twice a year at this point.

    Another problem you have is related to toxicity, and more specifically, related to the toxins that both candida and parasites produce. To reduce the toxicity of the body, you need to detox. The best method to detox is by sweating out the toxins via the bodies largest organ, the skin, and a great way to do this is by doing a sauna, hot tub, jacuzzi, steam room, etc. You can also detox by supporting your liver with herbs such as milk thistle, etc. Here is a link about ways to detox:
    http://drlwilson.com/detox_protocols.htm

    I’d consider cutting out the bacon and replacing it with chicken or fish which digest in hours, whereas the bacon takes days to digest.

    The milk isn’t good because it contains lactose which converts to sugar essentially, so I would replace with something like kefir which contains probiotics.

    What you need is a specialist who can treat gut flora disorders and help you get out of this delicate state, but of course this would cost money, etc..hundreds of dollars per month.

    The two products that eliminated my seizures were super neurogen and E3AFA. I also take homeopathics at night time. These each cost quite a bit of money.

    -raster

    #106737

    Smitty99
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    I don’t want to make you more paranoid about all the things you are going through but have you considered the possibility that where you live may have mold in it?

    Hypothetically if you did have mold, you probably are now experiencing a candida infestation as well. raster and I both were subjected to mold exposure which I personally think caused my candida infestation to go haywire. I think I’ve always had some level of candida but my immune system kept it at bay. Well when you are exposed to mold, your immune system basically says “cya later, let me know when you get rid of that crap” and the candida have a field day. Not to mention mold can cause seizures, tightening of the throat and sore throat, and food allergies.

    If I read that right, you said your symptoms got a little better when in hospital? Possibly you got better because you were out of an environment that had mold but the hospital wasn’t treating your candida infestation so you didn’t see a lot of improvement.

    I am 95 percent sure you have candida but it may be worth it to keep that in mind especially if you see any black stuff or smell anything moldy in your home.

    able and raster and everyone else will help you get through this.

    reading as much info as you can that able has kindly made for us all will help you formulate your attack on the candida.

    #106738

    suzi
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    Hi and thank you very much for your replies

    The product I’m taking is on this website
    https://www.abbottnutrition.co.uk/products-and-services/Abbott-Nutrition-Products/enshake

    I drink it with lactose free milk

    The one I used to drink ensure two had even more things in it like sugar maltodextrin corn syrup
    https://www.abbottnutrition.co.uk/products-and-services/Abbott-Nutrition-Products/ensure-twocal

    I didn’t know that about bacon that it takes to digest
    I’m also trying to start eating organic food as I’ve read chicken and eggs can contain antibiotics

    I am from the UK and things aren’t greatly accessible over here, I wish I had the money to see a naturopath I don’t even know how I would get my hands on an antifungal like nystatin/diflucan

    Im terrified to take any antifungal even garlic I’m scared it would literally kill me I don’t mind pain or headaches or any die off reaction id deal with I’ve been through so much suffering I’m used to feeling like total crap, but I couldn’t handle not being able to breathe and i dont know how anything would affect me, as I have trouble breathing when eating food sometimes and I’ve heard diflucan etc can damage the liver

    I’m worried therefore if I never work up the courage to try an antifungal I’ll never get rid of candida, obviously if I took an antifungal and I had a terrible reaction it would probably confirm candida

    Do you recommend prescription antifungals or natural?

    Thank god the seizures have decreased so much they are the most horrible thing ever, I was actully exposed to a bad mold infestation in my old house for a year 2x years ago I believe this probably started all this damage 🙁

    I do take a hot bath and I scrub myself down with a loofah after soaking and then rinse all the toxins off in a shower afterwards this leaves me exhausted but I always feel much better afterwards and that night and the next day

    I am thinking about buying Epsom salts but again I’m wary in case how my body reacts I just dont trust my body with everything I’ve gone through

    I also want to take probiotics but read that lactobaccilus contains good bacteria and yeast I’m wondering will that not make it worse? I also read kefir contains yeast

    Should I start with cutting out all the enshake drinks and just take a multivitamin, probiotics and vegEPA? I’ve read this is good for brain

    Would anyone be able to advise whether these look good products?

    http://www.biocare.co.uk/default.aspx?GroupGuid=29&ProductGuid=14530&PageItemGroupGuid=21#productAnchor

    http://www.biocare.co.uk/default.aspx?GroupGuid=29&ProductGuid=58460&PageItemGroupGuid=21#productAnchor

    http://www.biocare.co.uk/default.aspx?GroupGuid=29&ProductGuid=16860#productAnchor

    http://www.biocare.co.uk/default.aspx?GroupGuid=29&ProductGuid=16130#productAnchor

    http://www.vegepa.com/vegepa_pure_epa.php?n=VegEPA&indi=2

    Thankyouverymuch

    Thankyou

    #106739

    suzi
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    Smitty,

    Thanks for your reply

    I’m in a new home now which i don’t think has mold, although I did notice some black stuff in a cupboard under the kitchen sink, but I can’t afford to move other than that I don’t see any mold is quite a newish apartment but my partner has some musty smelling shoes and old boxes clothes and stuff which I’ve asked him to do something about

    I air out our apartment everyday my windows are always open

    I also believe that this mold exposure I suffered two years ago in a rented house caused this and the landlord wouldnt do anything about

    Ive wondered can mold still be in your body from earlier exposure? How would I know if it was?

    Thanks

    #106740

    Smitty99
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    Thank god the seizures have decreased so much they are the most horrible thing ever, I was actully exposed to a bad mold infestation in my old house for a year 2x years ago I believe this probably started all this damage 🙁

    I’m glad you are away from the mold cause as you and I know, it’s debilitating stuff. Doctors for the most part do not want to acknowledge it because they weren’t trained in med school on how to deal with it.

    I took a quick look at that enshake stuff you drink and it looks to be very high in carbs which 10 percent of the carbs they say is sugars. Well carbs usually naturally turn into sugar anyways when the body digests it which feed the candida. It’s why cutting out sugar and a low carb diet is key for the candida diet to work.

    I would say 80 percent of the people on this forum use natural antifungals.

    extra virgin or virgin coconut oil has been proven by lab tests to be just as strong as prescription diflucan/fluconazole. Actually stronger in some cases and the candida cannot get used to it either. It also is pretty much effective against all types of yeast. Diflucan actually will not work against some rare forms of yeast. Not to mention the long list of beneficial things coconut oil does besides being a great antifungal. Look up coconut oil miracle in google and you’ll see what I mean.

    I wouldn’t be afraid of antifungals. I would just do everything in moderation. Start by reading the simple and safe cleanse by Able and then I would get on the anticandida diet and follow it as closely as you can for a week to two weeks. I guarantee you will start having die off just by eliminating all sugar and lowering your carb intake. That will also make the yeast more susceptible to dying when you do start your antifungals. When you do finally start the antifungals. Start with a very small amount. Like 1 teaspoon of VCO a day and gradually work up a teaspoon every 3 or 4 days as long as the die off isn’t severe.

    You also should read the vitamin page by Able too.

    Molybdenum will help protect your vital organs from toxins and ease the die off for you. Other things like milk thistle and high doses of vitamin c help as well.

    #106741

    Smitty99
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    mold can definitely stay in your body after an exposure but the good news is, mold in your body and the candida are both basically susceptible to the same thing, the anti candida diet. If you look up diets to rid your body of mold, they are almost identical to the candida diet. mold feeds on sugar in your body.

    biggest thing that mold does is shut down your immune system and puts your body into a state of chronic inflammation. Hardest part is trying to get your immune system to come back online.

    #106742

    Able900
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    I agree with Raster, you need to stop drinking any commercial products such as Enshake. Kefir will help with you treatment, these commercial drinks will not.

    Although they’re part of the protocol, you don’t need to take antifungals until you’ve reduced the population of Candida with the diet. The protocol contains products which will help to lessen the die-off effect on your body.

    Would anyone be able to advise whether these look good products?

    http://www.biocare.co.uk…oupGuid=21#productAnchor

    http://www.biocare.co.uk…oupGuid=21#productAnchor

    http://www.biocare.co.uk…Guid=16860#productAnchor

    http://www.biocare.co.uk…Guid=16130#productAnchor

    http://www.vegepa.com/ve….php?n=VegEPA&indi=2

    The first supplement would cause vitamin deficiencies because of the ridiculously abnormal percentages of the B vitamins. Plus, it also contains iron which would benefit the Candida (the correct iron supplement is covered in our protocol).

    The second supplement doesn’t contain enough strains of beneficial bacteria.

    The third and fourth supplements are just more probiotics and there’s no sense in buying three different containers when you can get
    what you need in one.

    The last one contains starch which would feed the Candida, plus I have no idea why you would want to purchase the product, it wouldn’t do anything towards a beneficial treatment.

    Did you read my other post? We’ve offered a protocol to you with supplements that have already been tested by many of us on the forum. Have you considered looking at the protocol and diet?

    Have you taken time to read the testimonies?

    Ive wondered can mold still be in your body from earlier exposure? How would I know if it was?

    The ‘mold’ may not still be in your body, but it could have caused the Candida overgrowth which is still very much there.

    Able

    #106744

    Smitty99
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    Most of the info I could ever give you regarding candida is going to be straight from Able’s protocol so you should really read it and study it 🙂

    Able’s the teacher and we’re the students. lol

    #106745

    suzi
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    I will definately study the protocol and testimonials thank you able, Smitty, and raster

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