- May 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm #104168
Well I just came back from my Dr who did a nutrient deficiancy test and a stool test. First thing he is concerned about is my levels for mono is real high, I had mono before but he said I might have walking mono so we need to do a few other tests. My yeast problem is still there, it showed Candida is a 40 out of a 96 range so he said that’s not too bad but just stay on the nystastin and sf722. However, its finally confirmed I do have bacteria overgrowth too. He doesn’t want me on flagyl or xifiran for it yet because they are antibiotics. He said the Vsl Probiotic should push that bad stuff out, I don’t know or think thats true because I have been doing probiotics for 5 months now. So wouldn’t it be gone. My amino acids are very low, carb, and protein intake is real low which is crazy because I eat a lot of protein. Him and I are thinking the yeast and bacteria are robbing my nutrients before I get them. My animal meat intake is too high, too inflammatory. I eat meat once or twice a day, I don’t really know what else to eat. It also showed possibly too many eggs. He said go back to greek yogurt once a day. The major concern was my pancreatic insufficiency is the worst he has seen. That means my body isn’t digesting anything at all. I m assuming thats why I m so bloated. He told me to get a prescription for a digestive enzyme, I forgot the name of it but I m picking it up now. It says on my test pancreatic insufficiency can is possibly due to bacteria and yeast overgrowth. Does that make sense? I have low vit d and b which I will take more of. Im so confused and depressed on what to eat now. Im worried my digestive will never be good again. I don’t know how to get rid of bacteria overgrowth? The only good thing is that I have no heavy metals in me or parasites at all. Im worried about the possible mono also since Im fatigued a lot. However, I bet my yeast is lower because I started taking 722 and nystatin the day I took this test a month ago. Thanks for any responses. I m really bummed, I thougt I was making better progress 🙁May 8, 2013 at 7:23 pm #104169
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
I had mono as well about 4-5 years ago and once you get it, it never goes away. I am sure this contributes to your immune system not functioning well (as well as mine).
The pancreas thing makes sense and is a widespread problem with people who have digestive problems. I take homeopathics that contain pancreas so this helps my digestion. I took some products that specifically helped my pancreas by standard process (I believe it was zymex II).
The VSL product contains 450 billion cfu per capsule so this is a medical grade probiotic I believe. Likely should help things along…
Eggs can be a problem from my experience as well and if you reduce them you likely will feel better. I basically just eat them in the breads only now.
Things take time from my experience but if you address these problems properly, you’ll feel better within a few months.
-rasterMay 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm #104171
Thanks raster. I believe he prescribed zymex. I do feel like the yeast is dying slowly but numbers are better. I don’t like the bacteria overgrowth thing but they go hand in hand. I’m gonna hit my digestion hard. Dr told me store bought enzymes are not strong at all for someone like us who have yeast and bacteria. Vsl I have taken before but maybe I’m not having enough patience. The mono thing scares me a bit but that’s y my immune system probably lacks. I want the bloating gone. He said eat some lentils instead of so much meat. But those are carbs so idk what to doMay 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm #104173
kjones02ParticipantTopics: 79Replies: 315
good luck with everything mooch. Honestly, I think that I got worse with digestion issues after I had mono in 2009. I agree, I don’t think it ever leaves the body??May 8, 2013 at 10:06 pm #104174
Thanks. Yeah this sucks. The Dr gave me kreon to help me digest food, it has pork in it though, minimal amounts, but its used to help digest so I m gonna give it a try so my body gets nutrients.May 9, 2013 at 3:30 am #104192
alexalgebraMemberTopics: 41Replies: 643
Oh no! Well at least you have some answers.
Good luck!May 9, 2013 at 4:08 am #104199
Im sick of people telling me to eat a normal diet. I just hate to have sibo too. Idk if I should take an antibiotic for the overgrowth or continue with my garlic or olive leaf directed at the sibo? The nystatin and the sf722 is for the yeast of course. This is such a pain in the ass. Some of my guys I train with don’t get me and poke fun sayin to eat normal and I would be ok. I d like to punch them in their face. Just very frustrated todayMay 9, 2013 at 4:50 am #104202
alexalgebraMemberTopics: 41Replies: 643
That sucks!!! I don’t blame you 🙁 The worst part of all of this, by far, is trying to deal with “normies”. I wouldn’t mind eating veggies forever if people weren’t so weird about it and didn’t make it so hard to do :p
How long do you have to take the antibiotic for? I did one week of cipro before I started my candida journey because doc #5 said they found enterobacter and staph (I think?) and I needed to get rid of it. I took a shit ton of probiotics spaced out precariously during the day so they wouldn’t kill each other and didn’t seem to have (m)any ill effects. It didn’t noticeably hurt me but also didn’t noticeably help me. (although it could have been doing either without me knowing it, who knows :p)
Sorry it’s so complicated for you 🙁 I hope you find a balance that works soon!!May 9, 2013 at 5:12 am #104204
Well he didnt give me the antibiotic yet, he seems to the think the probiotic will get rid of the sibo and I don’t agree because I even read probiotics hurt sibo in some patients. I would take xifarin which stays in the gut like nystatin and won’t cause more yeasties. I feel that and nystatin could help beat this. He said he never seen someone have such low pancreatic insufficiency before but I guess the yeast and bacteria has taken oven everything in my stomach. It’s a battle. Thanks for the support y’all are my bros and sisters on here since no one gets it
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