- April 27, 2012 at 5:39 am #80178
wenkinsMemberTopics: 6Replies: 34
Prior to joining the health shop (working here now for 2 1/2 yrs) I’d never heard of candida.
I then suspected I had it (reading etc.), and our Nutritionist claims he told me I had it when I mentioned my chronic constipation (for at least 15 years I’ve only gone to the loo every 3 or 4 days).
Oh, and prior to this I did not consider this constipation – I thought I was lucky (I have an extremely fast metabolism so thought my system was hanging onto the food to get everything out of it) – I went to the loo when the calling came (no sitting and squeezing). It was a blessing when camping/backpacking 🙂
AND! I lived on junk food (sweets, crisps, cooldrink) on the run, and no supplements.
Then about 3 months back I was asking a customer if she suffered from thrush and she mentioned she could place her worn underwear back in her draw as she has no discharge and thus no candida (in her mind).
WELL! that’s when I realised how long I’ve had it … and how bad I have it.
My symptoms are (going to get rather personal here):
Hectic discharge (white/yellow, very liquidy, not smelly)
Chronic constipation (3 to 4 days between movements – I’m down to 2 days av.)
Always burbing (I could win compo’s)
Very dry skin (and I live in a rather humid climate)
Skin on arms and legs lack elasticity (I’m asuming this has something to do with candida due to toxins)
Itchy skin – always have quick itches around the body (no rash)
Like I said – they never really bothered me, but I’ve realised that being full of toxins aint good, and I’d actually like to go to the loo more often and have softer skin.
I however have always been (and still am) energetic, chirpy, quick healing, and not ever suffered depression or fatigue and the other symptoms some of you go through.
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