- April 27, 2018 at 6:42 am #175626
Is this from die-off?
I started the diet because of a recurring yeast infection. I’m afraid the candida has spread into oral thrush. Is this a possible reaction to the diet? Or am I doing everything wrong and helping the candida spread?April 27, 2018 at 6:44 am #175627
A little more information:
I’ve had a recurring yeast infection for over 6 months. I was mostly treated with diflucan, anti-fungal creams, etc, until a doctor suggested I look up this diet. This website has been extremely helpful and I’m really grateful for all the posts, but I did not see my symptoms anywhere here.
Three weeks ago I seriously started the diet (I’d been slowly cutting out carbs and sugars before then). I did a week of mostly steamed vegetables and eggs, but also allowed myself a little quinoa. I don’t have any leaky gut syndrome, it seemed to be all contained to my private area. After that week I did the broth cleanse for a day and a half, and then went back to pretty much the same. I’m vegetarian, so I’m eating a lot of eggs fried in coconut oil, avocados, spinach salads, steamed broccoli, roasted brussel sprouts, kale chips, and some roasted almonds. Before breakfast and dinner I take a shot of apple cider vinegar, and I am also following the vitamins suggested in the forum. My antifungal is an oregano oil pill that I take in the morning, and I take a probiotic with lunch.
This week is when the problems started: Saturday I bought coconut flour and probably went overboard on the antifungals. I made a coconut smoothie that I ate as an “ice cream” on Friday night with eggs, spinach, garlic, and onion sauteed in coconut oil. Saturday morning I made the coconut four pancakes. Three bites in my tongue started burning and I immediately developed sores in my mouth. It was too painful to even eat an avocado.
That cleared up a little more than a day later, but now (about 5 days after that?) my tongue is super itchy. It has a lot of white on it and my throat is super dry, no matter how much water or tea I drink.
I also have to pee constantly – and very urgently. It doesn’t feel like a UTI, but the urgency is similar.
Thanks for reading!April 27, 2018 at 7:11 am #175628
rmw1822ParticipantTopics: 0Replies: 3
I’m sorry I’m not experienced enough to comment on the diet or the oral thrush, but I would caution taking shots of apple cider vinegar. Is this something you were doing before you started the diet? If not, I may contribute the burning tongue to that. ACV is too acidic to take shots of, you should dilute it with water. Best of luck on the diet.April 27, 2018 at 7:37 am #175629
rmw1822, thank you for your reply! I should have been clearer – I chase the shot with a large glass of water. I don’t like how it tates in water, and a shot was a faster way to do it. I did start the shots about a month before I began the diet, so I don’t think that’s what burned my tongue.April 27, 2018 at 11:32 pm #175640
VIVParticipantTopics: 10Replies: 28
I think that it could be die off, I developed ringworm on my hand, which is still there,as a die off symptom about 6 weeks into the diet…April 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm #175647
VIV, that sounds awful, I’m so sorry! Did it clear up very quickly? I cut back on the coconut this weekend and my mouth feels almost clean, though my throat is still sore and I am still very thirsty.April 30, 2018 at 12:41 pm #175652
VIVParticipantTopics: 10Replies: 28
It’s ok, but it’s only a tiny patch, and it’s still there…
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