- May 3, 2013 at 6:57 pm #103912
MarianMemberTopics: 1Replies: 1
I have struggled with Candida imbalance for many years. Three months ago I had surgery for a KNEE REPLACEMENT. With all the “infection” problems in the hospital these days, their answer is to literally SOAK you in antibiotics — I know the result of that. At the same time the hospital food, plus “treating” myself while convalescing got my diet real off track.
My knee recovery was going really well — movement great, pain subsided. BUT NOW I am tackling the candida — getting my diet in order, and doing all the right things. Of course the die-off is horrific, which I expected.
HOWEVER, the pain has returned in my knee and I am back using a cane. I am starting back with my rehab exercises and ice packs and it helps a little but the relief is only temporary. It really has me worried that something is going wrong with the new knee. I have a DR. appt. Monday and am dreading that he will find a problem. At a previous appointment about 6 weeks ago X-rays were fine and they saw no problems.
If this is “herxing”, I can handle it — might not even tell the Dr. it is hurting so bad because if that’s what it is I know he “won’t have a clue”.
Sure would like to know if anyone has info on this.May 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm #104002
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4811
Hello, Marian, welcome to the forum.
Are you experiencing any other Herxheimer symptoms?
This may be the result of a lack of proper nutrients also. Which Candida diet and protocol are you following right now? Supplements such as vitamins and minerals are extremely important during any diet, but especially a Candida diet, that’s why a large portion of our protocol consists of supplements.
AbleMay 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm #104105
MarianMemberTopics: 1Replies: 1
Thanks for your reply. Glad to say that a couple of days ago the pain began to subside and when I went to the Dr. yesterday he did not see any problem — except that my “extension” (being able to get my leg perfectly straight) is still 3 degrees off, so he has ordered an “Extensionator” for me — a machine that (forcefully) straightens it for you — should be interesting.
I definitely do think the pain was “Herx” caused. I am 75 years old and am not proud to say that I have gone through this many times in the past 20-30 years. I was raised in “small-town” Nebraska where the worth of a woman was proven by the quality of her desserts. My mother was definitely top notch. Dessert with every meal + in between + plus bedtime “snack”. I have been a sugar addict and over-eater ever since.
I usually do a pretty good job keeping control, but the hospital food got me started, then all the little treats I “deserved” because I had a “boo-boo” got me way off track.
I have tried all the diets + probiotics, supplements, antifungals — you name it. (And yes, I do watch my supplementation very carefully). Of course they helped as long as I did my part, but none ever was a major “fix”. This time however I went to a new colon therapist who offered a supply of cultured vegetables. I had read Donna Gates book years ago, but got a new edition, plus some of the vegetables and have been following that. I think the Herxing has been much less severe and though I did not have the nausea I usually experience, maybe the return of the knee pain was a new symptom of inflammation or ???
Anyway, I’m much better now and must report that I am THRILLED with the Body Ecology Diet. Yes, it seems the die-off has been less severe and after only a week I am actually having normal bowel movements which I had accepted I probably would never have again in my life. I honestly thought something was physically wrong in my “innards”. In fact I wound up in the emergency room a couple of months ago with horrible cramping which I, and they, assumed was gall bladder. But tests showed absolutely nothing wrong. The cramps have come and gone since then, but absolutely none since I’ve been doing the BE diet. I have an Endoscopy scheduled for Thursday and thought about canceling it, but guess I will go ahead with it.
I have ordered a food processor and veggie and kefir cultures and am going to start “manufacturing” big time. I think it is a miracle — for me anyway — I know everyone is different.
ONE QUESTION however, since you are knowledgeable about all this. My last stool test, about a year ago with Genova Diagnostics, reported that I had CANDIDA KRUSEII — not albicans. Even my Dr. seemed puzzled and not sure how it was different (speaks well for him!). Treatment recommended seemed to be same as others — “Nystatin and Natural Antifungals”. But I’m wondering if there is something I should know about it.
Again, thanks so much for your reply and “listening”.
Good luck to us all!
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