- May 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm #82538
Hi, I’m mimi. I’m 21 and a recent college grad. In 2010 I went on a missions trip to India and was on an antimalarial antibiotic for about 6 weeks. That fall I had severe migraines, and that winter I developed very strange anxiety and stomach problems. I went off sugar completely, and limited carbs as best as I could while living off of a college cafeteria. Due to traveling and summer, the food strictness went out the window, but I felt a lot better, so I didn’t really care. In 5 months I went from 165 lbs, to 140 lbs.
I had migraines again in the Fall of 2011. After taking antibiotics for a week in January of this year, I started feeling really anxious again, and having increasing stomach problems. I’ve gotten as low as 137 lbs.
I have feelings of impending doom, doubts, anxiety, depression, general feeling “blah”, I feel like I’m going crazy, I want to jump out of my skin, I’m not excited about much of anything, even though I’m getting married, I just graduated, and my life is wonderful.
I finally started looking into Candida. I’ve never had any kind of yeast infection, but I have all of the stomach symptoms and a lot of the mental ones, I think.
Does this sound familiar? I don’t think I could survive the cleanse. My weight is so low (I’m 5′ 10” and under 140lbs). What can I do to eat as well as I can?
I just started PB8 probiotics and a yeast cleanse from the health food store.
Any suggestions or encouragement are welcome 🙂May 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm #82540
dvjorgeParticipantTopics: 283Replies: 1368
Direct to the anticandida diet. After one week on it, add antifungals slowly.
Keep the plan until you recover.
Good Luck.May 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm #82554
Any tips on how to try to keep some semblance of the diet while traveling? I’m going to an out of state wedding this weekend and staying with a family I don’t know.
Is it beneficial to do what I can, even though I can’t be strict? How much does cheating hurt you?May 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm #82556
PositivoMemberTopics: 29Replies: 246
Try the best you can. Alcohol and cake will do damage though. No one knows exactly how much. Try to eat some kind of meat and vegetable for the main course. That’s really all you can do at a wedding.May 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm #82558
No alcohol, but I’ll probably just have a bite of cake. My own wedding is coming up soon though, and I’m just hoping I can start feeling better physically and mentally and be able to eat on my honeymoon.
Thanks!May 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm #82570
Well, candida is a tough thing to get over. If you experience die-off symptoms after starting the diet which are flu-like symptoms, then there is a strong likelihood that you have it. At that point I would start a plan of attack and do you best to heal your immune system and digestion. It can take as long as 6-18 months to fully recover from candida overgrowth, so beware of the journey that lies ahead.
I would consider waiting until after the wedding to start the diet if its pretty soon. Otherwise I would start now and do your best to cope with the symptoms.
-rasterMay 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm #82577
My wedding is in just under 7 weeks, but I’m feeling so bad now (emotionally and physically) that I don’t think I can wait to deal with it.
The physical stomach pains, every kind of stomach upset, with or without eating, off and on, and unpredictable, aren’t fun, but I can deal with that better than the up and down mood swings and anxiety.
Has anyone else had more of the mental/emotional symptoms and found relief??May 21, 2012 at 6:34 pm #82585
I would do a forum search for “anxiety” and look into the supplements able recommends…there are some that can greatly help your symptoms. I am no expert in this area because I started the diet after I had these symptoms.
I would also consider trying out acupuncture; it can do a lot to heal the body and is great at relieving stress, etc.
-rasterMay 22, 2012 at 5:13 am #82613
Thanks, raster. I’m having trouble doing a forum search. I noticed someone else posted with the same problem…May 22, 2012 at 8:42 am #82639
I’d contact able900 and ask him what he recommends for anxiety; I believe its an herb called ashwandha (or something like that) and 5-HTP is also one that works as well.
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