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    zyzy
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    Sorry for spamming but I started a topic and can’t find it.
    Is this Candida?
    24yo/male.
    I’ve had stomach problems for a while, nothing major. 3 years ago after a stressful situation my stomach got quite bad took some meds from the doctor, ate better and things got better but not back to before. Constipation and burping a lot stayed. Also I’ve had rash/eczema(not sure what the difference is) for about 6 years, on and around my nose and on my chest.
    About a year and a half ago I started doing a ketogenic diet for weight loss and stayed on and off until november december last year I did a Zero carb diet and after stopping is where all the trouble started. After a month of Zero Carb dieting I stopped and binged. I started feeling tired and getting mild pain on both sides of my back, it kinda felt like being cut but it wasn’t quite painful, it was just there. After 2 weeks I went for an endoscopy and colonoscopy which were all fine except I had inflammation in stomach.
    After the colonoscopy and endoscopy I started getting migraines/headaches and feeling tired, also had neck pain, back pain, foot, fingers, palm pain.
    After 2 weeks I thought I had gluten sensitivity so I went on a ketogenic diet with the aim of not eating gluten. After 1 day I woke up the next morning feeling fine like it was magic, also the rash/eczema on my face was mostly gone. I stayed on the diet for about 2.5 months where I was fine except twice I got very sick for like 2 days but I stayed on the diet and was fine after that. After 2.5 months I stopped the ketogenic diet but stayed gluten free. After about 1 week I started feeling a bit tired but nothing major. I ate gluten to see if I would react but nothing happened. I started eating anything and got more and more tired. I tried going gluten free dairy free sometimes I felt better but at night I’d start to feel tired. Anyways after a few months of experimenting with gluten, dairy, and sometimes just eating anything for some time I thought I’ll just do the ketogenic diet and feel fine again(at the same time I found out about candida) but I didn’t feel fine and now a few months after alternating between low carb and eating anything I’m pretty bad.

    SYMPTOMS
    My worst symptom is brain fog, fatigue, I feel like I don’t know who I am, like I lost my mind. I feel like I’m not alive. Can’t go to university or out in general. Depression, anxiety are pretty bad as well.
    I have rashes/eczema on my face and chest, sometimes on neck and stomach(mostly not itchy).
    Bloating, constipation, burping.
    Recently I started to feel things moving on my back.(worms?)
    I also have what feels like kidney pain as well.

    #174630

    Wiley200
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    Have you considered doing a stool test to find out for sure?

    To me, it sounds like stress might be one of the underlying causes of your condition. That’s what started it initially, and is perhaps behind some of your current symptoms.

    What meds did your doctor give you for your stomach? If they were antacids, that can certainly contribute to a Candida overgrowth or some other bacterial dysbiosis.

    #174635

    zyzy
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    Thanks for replying.
    I had stomach issues before but they were mild and I would get diarrhea every once in a while. I really dont know what meds the doctor gave me. My stomach issues are bad but the brain fog and fatigue are horrible. I feel I’m not fully conscious of the things I do. As I said I had stomach issues for a while but the brain fog/fatigue started after going off a Zero carb diet that I did for a month. Then I did a ketogenic diet and I instantly felt better. Then I stopped and kept getting worse with time.
    Will the stool test show candida as I’ve done stool tests a few times more than a year ago and they all came back normal except one came with calprotectin 110 and the normal range was 0-50. Did a colonoscopy which showed nothing.(I had stomach issues at the time but no brain fog/fatigue)
    Now I have what feels like kidney pain on both sides after kinda following thecandidadiet for 5 days. I’m taking a liver supplement which has milk thistle, dandelion, and other herbs, I will be taking yucca stalk supplement and stinging nettle leaf extract supplement as well soon. Is that enough to handle the die off?.

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    Wiley200
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    It sounds to me like you’re bouncing around between different diets and treatments without a solid idea of what’s really going on.

    Try to find out what your doctor gave you for your stomach issues. Also, get your stool tests and look to see if they tested for Candida or other pathogens. Write down a history of your symptoms and treatment. One you get everything together in one place, you can start eliminating possible conditions and get closer to the truth.

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