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    Lora Jayne
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    I’ve been suffering from Candidiasis for years and years now. I didn’t know what it was until a year and a half ago, so I didn’t officially start the diet until that time. Phase 1 was SO hard, and I BARELY made it through. Then slowly I Incorporated in carbs and natural sugars… However, within just a few months, it seemed to become a struggle to NOT have sugar again.. To NOT have those things that got me as sick as I was 3 years ago. I have been through SO MUCH CRAP with this disease, that I don’t even feel like typing it all out…

    So why am I not okay? I’m not okay because I can’t take the cycle of it all anymore. It’s like I do really well, and detox, and then fall, flat on my face all over again… And to make things harder, NO ONE I KNOW understands, unless they are MUCH OLDER than me. I’m only 23, and have suffered SEVERELY from candida overgrowth. I was literally bed ridden 2 years ago, and I now also have celiac disease, that doctors think candidiasis might have caused.

    Now i’m detoxing my body, YET AGAIN, and am CRAVING CRAVING CRAVING!! I want coffee with cream in it, I want chocolate, I want a banana, I want peanut butter or a potato or SOMETHING! I just feel like i’m dying sometimes from it all. I never feel well… I do feel better when I follow the candida diet and take the right supplements to heal my body, but even then, it’s so damn hard to NOT MESS UP!!

    Someone please give me hope. I’ve really tried to stay strong. And it’s not that I don’t want to be healthy. I LOVE being healthy. I LOVE doing the paleo lifestyle and have tons of cookbooks and recipes and I wouldn’t go back to junk food if my life depended on it! However, I’m just having a hard time being restricted from things like coffee, and occasional chocolate or cheese…

    Also, how on earth do I detox again? I forgot how hard it was to experience die off… I’m craving so many things right now.. It’s terrible.

    Sorry to be whiny, I just needed to for today…

    -Lora

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    Danny33
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    Lora Jayne;58562 wrote: I’ve been suffering from Candidiasis for years and years now. I didn’t know what it was until a year and a half ago, so I didn’t officially start the diet until that time. Phase 1 was SO hard, and I BARELY made it through. Then slowly I Incorporated in carbs and natural sugars… However, within just a few months, it seemed to become a struggle to NOT have sugar again.. To NOT have those things that got me as sick as I was 3 years ago. I have been through SO MUCH CRAP with this disease, that I don’t even feel like typing it all out…

    So why am I not okay? I’m not okay because I can’t take the cycle of it all anymore. It’s like I do really well, and detox, and then fall, flat on my face all over again… And to make things harder, NO ONE I KNOW understands, unless they are MUCH OLDER than me. I’m only 23, and have suffered SEVERELY from candida overgrowth. I was literally bed ridden 2 years ago, and I now also have celiac disease, that doctors think candidiasis might have caused.

    Now i’m detoxing my body, YET AGAIN, and am CRAVING CRAVING CRAVING!! I want coffee with cream in it, I want chocolate, I want a banana, I want peanut butter or a potato or SOMETHING! I just feel like i’m dying sometimes from it all. I never feel well… I do feel better when I follow the candida diet and take the right supplements to heal my body, but even then, it’s so damn hard to NOT MESS UP!!

    Someone please give me hope. I’ve really tried to stay strong. And it’s not that I don’t want to be healthy. I LOVE being healthy. I LOVE doing the paleo lifestyle and have tons of cookbooks and recipes and I wouldn’t go back to junk food if my life depended on it! However, I’m just having a hard time being restricted from things like coffee, and occasional chocolate or cheese…

    Also, how on earth do I detox again? I forgot how hard it was to experience die off… I’m craving so many things right now.. It’s terrible.

    Sorry to be whiny, I just needed to for today…

    -Lora

    Lora,

    I was 23 years old when my urologist put me on nearly 90 days straight of 3 broad spectrum anti-biotics.
    I went from an perfectly healthy young man with unlimited energy to acquiring 30+ health conditions in a matter of months. To top that off, I could relate to nobody and doctors told me I was too young to have so many health problems and my IBS was likely due to stress and I was to just live with it.

    I have been through so much pain, depression, misery, loneliness, and suffering with this condition it nearly killed me.
    It wasn’t until I starting reading the books and literature on this disease, reading works of doctors, microbiologists, toxicologist, stories of those who are suffering, and the cure stories did I find a path to getting better.

    Coffee is not an issue for most people, myself included.
    There was a time when used to believe most of the misinformation and myths of this syndrome, it only made my health decline faster.

    What are your symptoms and whats your health history?

    We will try to help.

    -D

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    Lora Jayne
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    Thank you so much Danny. Appreciate you sharing your story. I’m sorry you’ve had to struggle with this all as I have. I dealt with IBS as well as stomach ulcers AND gal stones… It took years to get to where I am today. In that sense I should be thankful.. That they narrowed my problems down to candidiasis and celiac disease.

    As far as my past health history…My mental health issues started at age 10. Anxiety, OCD, depression and paranoia. Then at age 15 the physical health issues started. It started by getting mono. Then things like the flu, fevers, and every single sickness you can imagine. It ranged from ear infections to pink eye, CONSTANTLY. And then at age 20 I had extreme iron deficiency and had to take iron shots.

    Granted, I didn’t eat healthy… And after getting mono the 2nd time, I was just DONE with life. My depression was worse than ever and so was my anxiety. So was my health. But I also started to wonder if food could have been the problem all along. So even though I hated my life and part of me didn’t care, I started to see a homeopathic doctor that a friend recommended to me, in order to get a different point of view. That’s where I discovered I had candidiasis as well as celiac disease. It was a relief to get diagnosed with those at the time, because I thought i’d get better once I ate the right things. And in some ways, it HAS gotten better and i’ve seen how i’ve healed. I lost 20 lbs and am now at a healthy weight, my skin cleared up, and i don’t have itchy skin anymore or as many yeast infections. My ears don’t ring anymore, (candida symptom i experienced frequently) and my muscles don’t constantly ache at night. I had every candida symptom you can imagine…And although a lot of the bad symptoms have gone away, i can never get the “spacey/foggy brained” feeling to go away…. Or the extreme fatigue…

    I have read a TON on it, and that does help. As well as seeing these stories on this website… But what frustrates me is this.. What treatment do I know to take? I know diet alone can’t do it.. I’ve not only heard doctors say that, but i’ve experienced a diet alone, not being able to cure it… But everyone says something different as far as treatment… Right now i’m on candex and a pro biotic.. As well as the vitamins C,D, fish oil and garlic. I also take apple cider vinegar and coconut oil daily. Money is very limited so I can’t afford much more. Is there anything else you’d suggest? Seems like you’ve come further than I have. What treatment did you use?

    And how do I have hope during detox?

    It’s good to hear that about coffee…. I cut off of it worrying it was effecting the yeast, but honestly, I AT LEAST need my cup of coffee! I’ve been cranky without it. I will try doing a cup a day again, but continuing to detox with other foods and such.

    Thank you again. Sorry this post is so long.

    PS: Also, I know this is gross. But does anyone know why there are specks of white in my urine? Everytime i get a urine sample the doctor just says it’s excess yeast… But does that mean it is leaving my system or that it’s taking over again??

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