- November 25, 2018 at 1:24 pm #177542
HatetheovergrowthParticipantTopics: 2Replies: 5
I hope someone finds time to read this and provide some thoughts. I refuse to believe all these changes I’ve experienced are just “coincidence”. Alot of them must be linked.
The best way I think is to list the symptoms I’ve experienced over the past 2 to 2.5 years. I’ve been to the doctors about 15 times in this time, and they are pretty stumped but due to my high stress levels previously, they seemed to only focus on that.
I’m going to be using this list to help me on other forums and with my doctor, so it isn’t all completely Candida related but I do believe I have an issue. I can relate the majority of the symptoms I list to starting a new job. The new job caused extreme stress, which ultimately led to anxiety and feeling depressed. The good news is, my mind is much healthier now and I am not stressed but I still have physical problems. Below is everything I have experienced. I still have the majority of them.
– White coated tongue (Oral thrush, been diagnosed a few times over the years and once in the past 2 years). Turns orange at times.
– Have been diagnosed with penile thrush in the past, and experienced similar symptoms the past 2 years.
– Exhaustion and fatigue (Could have been stress related) Don’t suffer anywhere near as much as a year ago.
– Stringy saliva. This is very bizarre and have had it for a while. I can only explain it as what might happen with extreme dehydration but I drink a very good amount of water. I can rarely get rid of this saliva. It is horrible, it clings to the side of my mouth. This just isn’t right at all in my eyes.
– Diagnosed with IBS. Experience flatulence, bloating, poor digestion. etc
– Suffer with mild psorasis.
– Joint pain, particularly my knee and lower back but issues with other joints too (Some could be to do with office job) (Psorasis can cause joint pain)
– Brain fog. More forgetful. (Again could have been the stress, much better now)
– Raynauds has definitely become an issue in the past year. Getting painful recently, toes are probably the worst. The circulation in hands and feet is terrible.
– Muscles became incredibly tight and weak.(I have begun yoga 2/3 times a week)
– Blood in stool.
– Blood on toilet paper (Had 3 episodes in one day recently, bright blood)
– Moderate exercise could cause me to be exhausted for days, with a feeling of emptiness and hunger which although I’d consumed 1000’s of calories afterwards would still give me a weird emptyness feeling 3 days later. As I’ve been exercising for a year now (Cycling and football), this has massively reduced but still don’t have the power and endurance that I did a few years ago.
– Dizziness and light headedness.
– Quite a low resting heartrate (<55). Lowest is around 50. I’m 6 foot 5, 94kg.
– Male pattern baldness. I don’t remember ever noticing it 2.5 years ago. It could be just bad timing but I have my suspicions about my gut health and poor circulation having an impact on this.
– Urine always foamy, has an odour and is yellow. Bizarrely the most frequent time it is clear, is only after sport/cycling.
– Semen quality/consistency is poor and also shows similar characteristics to the saliva. Nice! It’s weird.
– Seem to become worse when having consumed a higher amount of carbs/sugar than usual. I’ve cut down a huge amount of both of these.
– Seem to experience pain in my sides. Possibly in the kidney location.
– I can get out of breath very easily at the start of exercise, and takes me ages to warm up during exercise.
– I do have other things I’ve experienced but I think these are much more minor.
I have been on the diet for a few weeks before and did see benefits to some of these symptoms, like the white tongue. I have struggled to come to terms with the fact that the doctors can’t really help me and don’t really acknowledge some of the symptoms. The only thing I’ve been sent to a specialist for is the psoriasis and now the back/joint pain.
I plan to start a routine when I get in my new house. However I exercise regularly and eat well already. So I do feel cheated sometimes when I’m literally still exhausted during moderate exercise and daily life. (I’m 26).
I understand there’s a large list here and don’t expect anyone to go through and comment on each one. But it would be interesting for someone to pick out the Candida based ones.December 7, 2018 at 4:59 pm #177621
Road2RecoveryParticipantTopics: 2Replies: 12
I’ve been through most of what you have described. Been doing this 5 years and doctors are no help to me. It sounds like you could have multiple things going on. The flatulence, bloating, and not digesting well could actually be SIBO. Blood in the stool could be ulcerative colitis or food intolerance.
My situation is a snowball effect and it seems like yours is too. I took heavy antibiotics and then my body went ape shit. The only way I was able to get health back was to go on super strict diet AKA the candida diet. It took 1.5 years to get back to normal with just diet.
Basically the antibiotics allowed a candida overgrowth, which led to leaky gut and caused me to have all sorts of food intolerance and sensitivities. At first, I wasnt as strict as I should have been on diet and the foods I ate caused me to have chronic inflammation, which in turn over worked my adrenals. Tie all this together and you have one messed up body with lots of problems.
Start with the candida diet and do it for a month with no cheating. This will typically give you most of your energy back if you do indeed have candida. This will also help heal your adrenals if you do have inflammation from foods.
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