- July 24, 2013 at 9:20 pm #108177
i need help.
I’m hoping there are women out here who will read my story and let me know if they went through the same thing i am going thru now and how they dealt with it all.
I have candida, had for 5 years just didnt know it but have been actively fighting it since June. I’ve been seeing a naturopath and he has helped tremendously.
My symptoms of Candida included: fatigue/brain fog/joint pain/digestion issues (mainly constant diarrhea)/flatulence/anxiety/infertility. the list keeps going but these are the ones i remember now.
In June he prescribed me digestive enzymes, probiotic, anti fungals, and liver/kidney support. By the second week my diarrhea (which was the main problem) had started to form. by the next visit a month from the first, i felt so much better it was so promising. At my second appt is when he told me that during this time, i will start to get fertile again and advised against getting pregnant. He didn’t think i would get fertile though until my third month in. well too late, i was already pregnant and didn’t know. Just yesterday, i realized i am now 5 days late and took an at home pregnancy test which showed a faint positive sign 🙁
A few months ago i would have been so thrilled but now, i’m devastated. i know that candida will thrive on my hormones and i’m worried that all my symptoms will come back and i will regress. My next apt with him isn’t until 9 aug and i’m meeting with my ob-gyn this friday to confirm.
I guess what i’m going after is please let me know if you got pregnant during your battle with candida and how the fight went. Did you stay at a stand still with treatment? did you get worse? did the candida come back with a vengeance? what antifungals can we still take during pregnancy? what can i do to keep the candida at bay? any type of advice will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!July 25, 2013 at 1:04 am #108193
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4811
Hello, and welcome to the forum.
Over the period of time that I’ve been on the forum there have been several members who were pregnant and also had a Candida overgrowth. The most successful story to date I believe was written by “Hope.” Hope was not only suffering from a Candida overgrowth during her pregnancy, but she was also on antibiotics several times during the time she was pregnant because of UTI’s.
You can find her posts in this link, starting with her very last post made after her baby was born back in September, 2011.
I would suggest that you start the diet that the forum uses if you’re not already doing so, if you decide to do this, just let me know and I’ll send you the link. I also think you should read the Forum Protocol and follow it for the most part. The one thing you should do differently is to avoid all antifungals other than coconut oil in the beginning. Coconut oil will not only help your treatment progress, but it’s also extremely healthy whole-food supplement for both you and the baby at this time. After you’ve reduced the number of Candida sufficiently to prevent severe die-off, you could add SF722 to your treatment. But your goal (other than reducing the Candida) should be to create as small an amount of the die-off toxins as possible. This is not only healthier for you, but it’s imperative as far as your baby’s health is concerned.
Please keep us posted in this thread as far as your decisions and your questions are concerned.
Thank you, and much good luck to you.
AbleJuly 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm #108250
i will read up on Hope’s story and do my research. My biggest worry is that the symptoms i had will come back. they were so dibilitating, i’m scared it will make me lose my job. I have known that i have candida for quite sometime now and have actively been fighting for two months now. my diet is similar to your diet but i will make the necessary changes that i need to. i will also stop the antifungal i am currently using (its a mix of almost everything in one tablet) and will only use coconut oil accoriding to your protocol. and yes, i will post my progress, i need the support of the community at this time. it’s hard for my boyfriend to understand what i’m going thru.July 31, 2013 at 12:06 am #108465
i wanted your opinion regarding the diet. i tried following your diet from the beginning (minus the detox cleanse) but i’m finding it a bit hard with this pregnancy. for the most part, i feel pretty drained throughout the day and some of the foods make me nauseous. do you think it would be okay to skip to phase II and add in the coconut bread, etc a litte at a time? i think the extra calories will help a bit. Also, my OBGYN was okay with me taking the probiotics, anti fungals (although i have been using only coconut oil the last couple of days), and the liver/kidney cleanser but she wasn’t so sure about the digestive enzymes because she didn’t have enough knowledge to come to a conclusion. do you have any background on those?
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