- February 16, 2012 at 5:40 am #73597
Hi. I’m not on the diet as of yet, but am considering it. My hesitation is that if I stop taking my iron supplement(which I tried and the fallout was very bad) as well as my sleeping pill(clonazapan), which I can’t sleep without,(I’ve tried several times)I don’t know if I will be able to function for very long. Can I continue to take these for a while into the cleanse or is it something I have to quit cold turkey and suffer? Because, I don’t know if my family or I will be too willing to go through that again.
mariegirlFebruary 16, 2012 at 6:13 am #73598
greenappleMemberTopics: 0Replies: 3
Mmm, I’m a newbie too but that sounds like you should consult a doctor first. This might or might not be suitable for you.February 16, 2012 at 6:19 am #73599
My doctor is very much against this whole idea of candida. So, I’m on my own.February 16, 2012 at 6:33 am #73600
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4814
mariegirl wrote: My hesitation is that if I stop taking my iron supplement(which I tried and the fallout was very bad) as well as my sleeping pill(clonazapan), which I can’t sleep without,(I’ve tried several times)I don’t know if I will be able to function for very long.
Can I continue to take these for a while into the cleanse or is it something I have to quit cold turkey and suffer?
I don’t think you should stop anything cold turkey, especially when it’s doctor-prescribed. You’re going to have trouble sleeping no doubt because of the Candida itself so stopping the sleeping pill now is only going to make matters worse.
AbleFebruary 16, 2012 at 6:38 am #73602
katpMemberTopics: 1Replies: 5
hi there mariegirl,
I am also new to this, and I haven’t stopped taking any of my meds (including iron supplements and thyroid pills as well as antidepressants). I don’t think the diet means that you should stop taking meds at all. They are not mutually exclusive.
all the best
KatFebruary 16, 2012 at 6:42 am #73603
thank you for all your help and advice. I am taking it all very seriously.February 16, 2012 at 9:17 am #73605
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6828
I take a sleeping medication called amytriptaline and have used it for about 10 years. I have chronic insomnia. I have been able to get better despite its use. However, I do feel that it is a cause/factor of my candida overgrowth and leaky gut, so I hope to get off this medication sometime in the future.
-rasterFebruary 16, 2012 at 11:34 am #73612
AngRNMemberTopics: 2Replies: 2
If you opt to stop taking the clonazepam suddenly, you may suffer very serious withdrawal symptoms. Clonazepam is in a drug class called benzodiazepines and they are considered habit forming medications that should only be stopped under careful medical guidance and tapering off when stopping. Please be cautious.
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