- November 19, 2014 at 10:33 am #122182
ChaanahMemberTopics: 1Replies: 1
Hi all. In South Africa we seem to be pretty behind when it comes to knowledge about Candida (as regards conventional medical practitioners anyway). When my health went haywire at the beginning of this year it started a journey that has taken me places I didn’t expect to go and left me wondering whether I am perhaps just a raving hypochondriac (thanks due in great part to the doctors I’ve been referred to including a gastroenterologist, a specialist neurologist and a delightful psychiatrist who told me my symptoms were a result of dissociative disorder… well hoo-flippen’-ray!)
I’ve had my gallbladder removed (there were gallstones admittedly) but the symptoms continued. Rather than weight gain as a symptom, I started losing weight very rapidly in January and from 73kg I now weigh less than 58kg (I stopped checking because it’s scary and at 174cm in height I look like a death camp survivor).
Some “friends” have intimated that I should eat more and stress less, that I might be “putting this on myself”. That I need to be more positive and exercise more – that will make me feel better. Sure… I agree. I just wish I had the energy to take a nice walk around the block, that my hips didn’t ache like an arthritic 75 year old (I’m 45), that I wasn’t so tired all the time. I’m afraid that if I exercise at the moment I’ll burn up what tiny bit of muscle I have.
So do I have Candida? We think so… I itch (everywhere), I ache, I’m tired, my stomach doesn’t know how to behave, I have headaches, my mouth often tastes like the bottom of a rat’s nest, I get dizzy, my brain seems to have gone to goop and the skin on my face looks like I have some awful disease. I am on anti-fungals, probiotics, immune-boosters, an anti-candida diet… I have had MORE blood tests done to check for allergies. I am now seeing a doctor who practices functional medicine and is a qualified dietician (and charges non-functional, highly qualified rates) – hopefully she will be able to guide me towards my old healthy self again.
Having a place to rant a bit where others have gone through similar things helps… thanks for listening. Love and strength to all of you. 🙂November 21, 2014 at 6:25 am #122218
ChaanahMemberTopics: 1Replies: 1
Thought I’d post a follow-up to my post of Wednesday.
I saw the Clinical Dietician who is treating me yesterday and she has amended my diet and I’m going to be weaning off Topamax which was prescribed for me 6 years ago in conjunction with an anti-depressant. It is very likely that the Topamax has also contributed to some of my current situation – mainly the excessive weight loss. I must say I had a good chat with her and she has given me a lot of encouragement. I realise that this is not a “quick-fix” scenario and I have to commit to behaving myself as far as what I eat is concerned.
This Website and forum have been very helpful up until now and I have been grateful to have found them.February 10, 2015 at 12:41 pm #170631
YukiParticipantTopics: 3Replies: 14
Good luck on your journey and good job getting of Topamax. My fiance was on that and it really messed her up bigtime!
Donate here to help me get Mercury-free and solve my systematic candiasis permanently! (Even $1 can greatly help my cause!)November 5, 2015 at 4:34 am #171874
dogwalkerParticipantTopics: 0Replies: 1
I am totally new to this forum. I,ve had a candida problem for probably 15 years and in 2006 did an elimination diet, finding I reacted to al most ALL of the foods I re-introduced into my diet. It was only one year ago after seeing a Dr of environmental medicine that I. Got a diagnosis. My biggest problem is eating unknowingly even a minute amount of food that causes me to have a bad headache and nausea for three days. In between these bouts, I can feel very well.
However two days ago, my usual dog walk in a damp area resulted in me feeling sluggish and yawning most of the day.
I know lots of you are a lot worse off. I feel lucky now to be gaining some more knowledge, but feel some support would be nice as most people I meet are clueless!March 9, 2016 at 10:19 am #172257
orangestarParticipantTopics: 1Replies: 7
@dogwalker, I can say from my current experience that it eventually gets better. I still have some candida issues but they have become much more subtle and don’t seem to get in my way anymore. It’s great to get support by people who understand and this forum seems to be a pretty friendly and positive place to spend time.
One thing that’s become very clear to me is that most if not all health issues are a teacher that our soul is sending to us to help learn certain (sometimes long term) life lessons or process mental-emotional content needing to be released. Attempting to see deeply into what is happening (looking at Candida as a teacher rather than an enemy) can help you move through the lessons faster and more consciously. My belief is that when you have learned what you need to learn on a soul level from an illness, it tends to fade away or the stars align and you discover the right combination of diet and cures at the right time!
For me, Candida has taught so much and I’ve learned so much along the journey that when I look back in time, the pieces seem to fit together and I appreciate who I’ve become as a result. This is all silver lining stuff, I know. It can be very hard when you’re “in the thick of it” and can’t see your way out of the cloudiness. And mainstream consciousness still doesn’t recognize Candida as “a thing” yet, so that doesn’t help! But hopefully more and more understanding is happening as people get informed or know someone with Candida.
I wish you the best on your journey (and same to everyone here on the forum)July 24, 2016 at 8:52 pm #172603
laurenzianoBlockedTopics: 1Replies: 25
READ MY POSTS IT HAS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. YEAST IS THE #1 PROBLEM PEOPLE DON’T KNOW AND IF YOU DRINK TONIC WATER STOP. QUININE TO MAKE TONIC WATER IS USED IN SOUTH AMERICA TO KILL RATS. IT IS AS BAD OR WORSE THAN ARSENIC. STOP YEAST AND DRINK A LITRE OR MORE OF WHOLE MILK A DAY AND YOUR. BODY WILL COME BACK TO NORMAL. TAKE 5000 MG A DAY OF ASCORBIC ACID IT IS THE ONLY THING THAT KILLS YEAST AND FLUSHES OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM. YOUR WEIGHT LOSS IS. YEAST OVERGROWTH. YEAST EATS YOUR FOOD BEFORE IT HAS TIME TO DIGEST AND TURNS IT INTO DIAHHREA . WHEN I WAS IN YOUR STATE I WOULD HAVE A STEAK. A STEAK NORMALLY STAYS IN YOUR STOMACH FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS SO YOU CAN GET THE NUTRITION OUT OF IT. WITH YEAST OVERGROWTH WITHIN TWO HOURS THEY HAVE EATEN THE STEAK AND TURNED IT INTO DIAHHREA. DRINK LOTS AND LOTS OF MILK AND ASCORBIC ACID AND YOU’LL GET YOUR LIFE BACK. I GOT MY LIFE BACK I HAVE BEEN THERE I KNOW EVERY STEP OF THE RETURN JOURNEY.
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