- October 23, 2014 at 9:26 pm #121727
Hi my names Robert and I thought I would try a forum and see if I can pick up some tips to help towards my recovery of this dreadful health problem and if I can share my experiences and help someone else at the same time that would be great too
I suppose I should attempt to explain my particular issues as briefly as is possible to do
But where does one start?
Well I can tell you that I now believe that I have had a candida yeast infection from birth, or born with very poor gut flora but nobody had realised or worst still did not bother to test me at birth, I guess in those days it wasn’t a requirement and probably isn’t even a requirement today
I’m 49 years old now and over the past couple of years mainly due to my own research some professional advice and considering the symptoms that I have, the pieces of the puzzle have come together
I strongly believe that I have a severe systemic yeast infection
I have had persistent health problems from a very young age, some of which were the tell tail signs of a yeast infection or at least an immune system deficiency of some kind and you may have guessed it my doctors over the years have never even come close to figuring it out
I was first put on to the idea of a yeast infection only two years ago by my endocrinologist
Dr Barry Durrant Peatfield, Author of The Great Thyroid scandal and how to survive it
This guy is a world renowned thyroid specialist and he could not believe how sever my problems were and just how ill I was, I had every single symptom of thyroid disease and apparently it is very rare for a patient to show all of the thyroid symptoms
There was no doubt that I had both severe thyroid disease but also my adrenals and my liver were pretty much out of whack too, and at the time the one thing that I had never even heard of let alone considered that I might have, was a candida yeast infection, I was tested and failed the spit test over 5 consecutive days, after considering all of the other symptoms it was not looking good and I had come to realize that the thyroid issue wasn’t the full story but only part of it
Treatment throughout my life from various GP’s has always been poor at best, everything has always been too little too late, and miss diagnosis, treat the symptoms only and never looking at the big picture, never historically asking the question why does this young man have all these allergies, headaches, lethargy, asthma, hay fever, food allergies, I had it all in my childhood and yet nobody not once asked the question is there something else going on here, I’m angry about that and I resent the health service for letting me down in this way, they could have changed my life and that’s a big deal, I believe poor quality of care from health professionals both now and in the past has compounded my health problems when they could have made a very significant difference if only they would try
Anyhow that’s part of my story and why I have decided to join this forum, I have decided a year ago to take the responsibility of my health fully on to my own shoulders, no more nonsense from GP’s
I want to beat this illness no matter what it takes, looking forward to join in some discussions, learn more and chat to people who really understand
Robert.October 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm #121729
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6838
I recommend getting a proper diagnosis before embarking on the candida diet journey. The easiest and cheapest test you can take at home is the candia5 test. Other than that we can help you get better but keep in mind that consulting a naturopath or professional is the best and most effective way to get better imo.
-rasterOctober 24, 2014 at 1:57 pm #121744
Hi thanks for the reply,
Good tip on the test but is this a conclusive test? Not sure you can obtain them here in the UK but I will do some research, a naturopath might be a good idea too, I’m not against health professionals per say, only UK doctors or GP’s as we call them are not too good with certain types of illness, mention the word candida and they look at you like your some kind of nut job! Who? What? Don’t be ridiculous, Mention thyroid problems and if your test shows a problem they throw a prescription at you and tell you to go away that’s it, thyroid issues are complexed and can affect the whole body in one way or another and this is why some patients fare well on the thyroxin and some do very poorly, I’m the latter and this is why I decided to seek professional but private care, this was no doubt the best thing I ever did, I’m at least making some progress now, getting some answers, it’s just a shame that I had to pay for private care to be able to talk to someone that knows what they are talking about, what’s up with that??October 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm #121745
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6838
The candia5 test is conclusive as far as I know.
Naturopath’s can treat yeast and know about it and don’t look at you like you are crazy.
-rasterOctober 24, 2014 at 11:04 pm #121748
I can get the candia5 here in the UK.October 26, 2014 at 7:22 am #121755
leiaorgana58MemberTopics: 2Replies: 6
How much does a Candida5 test normally run?October 26, 2014 at 11:08 am #121759
About 40 bucks in the US and about 25 pounds sterling in the UK.October 26, 2014 at 5:31 pm #121762
dorimtMemberTopics: 0Replies: 4
I am Dori and I am new here, but like Robert I have several issues with my body that no one identified when I was young either. Anyway I had candida for the last 7 years and been trying to kill for the last 2years to no final result. Someone suggests that Candida is a result of hypothyroidism, I am border with HYPERthryoidism and still have candida!
Yesterday I came across someone called Dr, Michael Biamonte (http://www.health-truth.com/2.php) and he suggests a 5-step phase to beat candida forever. The phases include a parasite cleanse, antifungals, diet, probiotics and heavy metal detox. However I found this
“I now, more than ever, believe that using an approach which tries to correct all of the patient’s imbalances, symptoms, and/or deficiencies simultaneously will aggravate the Candida. Certain vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs can spread Candida. These are the B- complex, vitamin D, Calcium, Copper, and Iron. Other nutrients protect the Candida from the very medicines used to kill it.”
Is this true, as I read somewhere in this forum that even iron from foods can feed candida? If thats true what can I eat?
Do you take probiotics before/during antifungals or when candida dies (as Dr. Biamonte suggests)? And if so are they taken on empty stomach?
Does chocolate with Stevia feed Candida?
Can someone direct me to something that works cos I had enough of this horrible fungus and quite desperate. And the more I read online the more I find contradicting stories :(.
Many thanks to All,
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