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    Since I posted this in the lonley part of the forum I’m posting it here as well.

    Ok, so I’m 22 years old and my life turned upside down in a day. I even remember the exact day, march 19th 2010——> Fuck that day.

    I was 19, feeling great and was a picture of perfect health. I was going to the gym almost every day, I was eating a lot of protein, living a healthy life, confident, happy, my body looked like I could star in an action movie.

    I never smoked, drank or did drugs, yet my body started messing with me for no reason.

    Constipation, diharea,incomplete bowel movments, chills, feeling of heat through my body ( stomach,back, shoulders, legs),

    sometimes it felt like a had a fever,yet I didn’t have one. At times it would also seem I had trouble with my bladder, like I would have to pee a lot and the pee would be really yellow, also the first few months I would take very little dumps and notice some blood on my paper when I wiped,

    The blood went away after a few months and the condition got a bit better.

    I had a colonoscopy done, they didn’t find anything.

    After a year passed my stomach also started giving me trouble, I felt bloated and like my stomache didn’t work properly. Went to the doctor and they checked me out, told me I had gastro reflux.

    I chaged my diet a bit and removed dairy, that’s how my situation got a bit better, well more tolerateble, but it’s still wasn’t quit gone.

    So now 1 year later I got another problem, anxiety and panic attacks, brain fog, hard time concetrating. (The anxiety seems to get better when I change my state of mined, for exp. feel really confident and feel like nothing can touch me.

    And I recently noticed some white stringy stuff in my stool, this lead me to beliave that I could have candida.

    I realize I wrote a lot more on here that just about the diet, but I wrote my experiance I guess, so that I could be understood better.

    Now as far as the diet. I think I have been on it 2 days and I have to teel you, I feel terrible!

    I am reluctant to continue it until I got to the doctor and they actually diagnose me with candida. Also, how do I get this thing diagnosed?

    Now keep in my that the things that I have been eating before the diet were: eggs with some brown bread, brown bread with chicken pate, wholegrain sphagetti with tomato sauce and garlic sesoning and oat cereal with soy or rice milk.

    For these past 2 days I have cut out regular food wheat, pate, sphagetti, i did have a bit of oat cereal, but I have been eating chicken breast meat, green salad with garlic, eggs, okay maybe a tiny bit of brown bread with eggs ,but just tiny.

    Let me tell you I feel like shit. When I went to piss a had this brown burning urin and felt like my bladder was on fire, after I passed the urin the bladder felt better, my leg muscle and joints feel tender and beat up a bit, I feel confused a bit and weak, also feel as it’s hard to think lol and concenrate, feels like my anxiety is a bit worse( all this after 2 days on the diet?)

    What the hell do I do next?

    Anyone got any advice.

    This thing has taken and trashed my life for about 2 years, these were supposed to be the best years of my life and I can’t get them back.

    So, I’m I out of line in thinking this can be candida? Or am I just loosing my mind.

    I appriciate any advice on this matter and sorry for the long text.


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    You can get rid of it by following a workable protocol. Read the one we have on the forum and decide if it’s what you want to try; if you do, or even if you don’t, we’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have.
    The Protocol



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    Your story sounds a lot like mine. I didn’t know if I had Candida until I went on the strict forum diet and I felt the symptoms of vision, constipation, etc. lift within weeks. But then I started taking antifungals and probiotics, which cause major die off symptoms.

    It’s your choice. I didn’t get diagnosed, I went to every local doctor and they were no help.

    I was in shape, married, and happy. I got sick overnight too. But you have your whole life ahead of you. If its Candida, then it can take 4-18 months to fix, avoiding heavy exercise until you are symptom free.


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    Hi Alex,

    I’m new on here too and I haven’t yet started the candida diet, I’m just reading up first.

    But I was reading through your story and symptoms and I wonder if you know anything about a condition called Gastroparesis (it basically means that your stomach or intestines are semi-paralysed. It sounds like you have something more than acid reflux.

    I have gastroparesis and there are lots of symptoms but it really varies with each person. Some of my symptoms are slow digestion, chronic nausea, anxiety, headaches, fatigue, acid reflux sometimes. I came down with it after a bad episode of food poisoning, but my doctors recently found out that I have something else called Joint Hypermobility Syndrome which could have been the trigger.

    Anyway, my point is you should find out about this?

    Also, I get a yeast infection every month before my period and then it goes away. I never had this before I had problems with my stomach. I am trying to find the route cause. What are your candida symptoms?

    All the best, Ashley x


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    Hi Alex,

    During an extremely stressful time in my life I too, suffered from anxiety and panic attacks, so I totally understand. Please just remember that you are not in any real danger during a panic attack even though it feels like you’re dying. You have to keep telling yourself, “I’m going to be okay, my body is just going through fight or flight…I will be okay.” And then breath through it and let it pass. There’s an excellent book called, “The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook,” it is what got me through my panic attacks. Your local library may have it. Good luck and just remember you ARE going to be okay.

    As far as doctors go–don’t be too confident, most don’t know anything about Candida. My doctor is a great guy but when I told him about it, he just laughed and said, “you’re reading nonsense on the internet.” I’ve honestly lost hope in doctors; you must rely on yourself.


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    Hi Alex22…If you want to save on doctor’s bills and find out whether you do have candida for sure then just take the test below — it works off a point scoring system and will give you a fairly accurate diagnosis:

    Dr William Crook’s Candida Questionnaire

    Dr William Crook wrote The Yeast Connection which is all about overcoming yeast/candida problems. The book came out in the 1980s and was ground-breaking at the time. Another good book is Candida: The Missing Diagnosis by Dr Orian Truss which was all about modern medicine’s apparent inability to even recognize or diagnose candida(as the book title suggests).

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