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    moochpb
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    I had a bad experience again with my general Dr. I m getting released to work on Monday after four weeks off due to sinus surgery and after that I started the candida diet and antifungals. She again told me my anxiety is causing me all these problems and I told her I m upset at my ent for constantly giving me the strongest antibiotic out there for months on end. She told me they needed too or worse stuff would happen. She says my holistic Dr isnt really knowing whats going on so I left there upset. I told her about the bloating and the undigested food in my stool, she said its bacteria overgrowth and not yeast and to get a colonoscopy. So I left there confused, as far as I know you have to be on antibiotics for bacteria overgrowth, but I had die off for two weeks and still might be having some due to bloating, so doesnt that mean I have too much yeast? plus the tests show I have too much yeast in blood and my stool. I just think I have to have patience and keep taking my enzymes, the hcl isn’t bothering me. And she also said again I need a acid reducer, she is clueless but makes me feel like I m nutso. People are telling me I m looking better, I have more energy and so forth. I had stomach problems since March so I m assuming it will take awhile to get everything back to normal. Sorry to post so long but I feel like I needed to and appreciate the help of you all on here, since I m a newb to this and worried about it. Oh and she said my diet is very unhealthy with low carbs and low sugar. Thanks for listening

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    shayfo
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    I don’t think it’s reasonable of her to say a low “carb”/low sugar diet that’s based on fresh whole plant foods is unhealthy, imho. Conventional Western doctors receive very little instruction on nutrition, though, so they’re not who I take my dietary advice from, anyway.

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    moochpb
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    Well unfortunately most western drs have given me bad impressions for the past 7 months. It’s not the best diet but I don’t think it’s too unhealthy considering what I used to eat. But I can’t wait to add pasta and some sauce again in the future.

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    flailingWcandi
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    You are not the first which the medical community makes feel a little like they think we are nutzo. Take it in stride; it’s not worth the stress worrying about it: just shake your head and let it go. It’s very unfortunate western medicine is so behind the curve on Candida Related Complex but, since we can all see how prevalent it s world wide, I suspect it will gain more visibility within western medicine eventually.

    There is wisdom behind it being impossible not completely avoid eating sugar/carbs completely- even a head of lettuce contains at least 3g’s of sugar. However, the body can go into ketosis if one completely avoids carbs. I guess it’s a tight rope we all got to figure out on our own but, the body does need some carbs – complex carbs over simple carbs, of course. There are carbs in the protocols strict diet, broccoli has carbs for instance.

    SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) which your Dr was speaking of isn’t found through a colonoscopy. A bad bacteria overgrowth is test through what is hydrogen breath test (HBT). A simple process of drinking a sweet beverage and then blowing air into some balloons which are then sent to a lab which has way to of telling what’s going on due to the gasses released by intestinal bacteria which comes out through every breath. Check up on the web about it. They are typicaly two treatments for SIBO (I suppose it depends on where someone’s Gi issues are located). Mine is typically in the lower small intestine so they put me on a “starve it out” treatment of a strict elemental diet for two weeks which should kill off the bad bacterial over growth. The other treatment I’ve read about is treating SIBO with antibioitcs but, my doc never talked to me about that. Besides, by the point I got to that specialist other doc’s had tried so many antibiotics I suppose he felt the elemental diet was more appropriate in my case…dunno…

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    moochpb
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    I’m doing the hydrogen breathe test in two weeks. Is the starving the bacteria working. I refuse to be on another antibiotic because I’m assuming all my work getting rid of the yeast won’t work and go back to how it was. I know I have yeast but I suspect sibo too, however no bad bacteria showed up in my stool and I never have diarrhea, but I have many other symptoms. Do you bloat all day? I sure do and I’m sick of it. Thanks

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    orka1998
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    Do not worry about it and do not get upset. I was the same way and felt deep in my gut that my symptoms are not related to my psyche but had not proof for it. As you get better with nutrition alone, that will be your proof because if you’re crazy then you would not get better just by yourself 🙂

    I do believe there is a lot of anxiety we all experience while struggling with candida symptoms. A lot of them are scary and make you feel like loosing control over your life completely. Those scary symptoms are causing the anxiety which in turn makes some of the symptoms even worse.

    I started this diet a year ago. Struggled a lot because most of the stuff recommended here I could not get my hands on in the country of my residence. But good news is that I pulled through. I am not healed yet, I feel it, but I am 99% symptom free. The 1% is for those off days I still may have occasionally which may not be even caused by anything else but bad weather or something, but I am not sure so… I do want to say that I do not have any anxiety now, I am smiling, I have patience for my kids and enjoying life. I go places with them, we go riding horses, ice skating, to the mountains, walk long distance, play in snow… all the things I could not do a year ago. I’ve been from doctor to doctor for months, I’ve even been hospitalized twice, third time I refused as they were not doing anything for me but kept me away from my kids, and the only good thing I got out of it is diagnosis of my auto-immune disease which I used to modify my diet accordingly. I now combine anti-candida diet with Dr. Wahls diet which fights auto-immune diseases and this is what was the last piece of the puzzle I was missing to completely recover.

    So with this post I wanted to give you a glimpse into the future if you take your recovery seriously and push forward. you can still go to doctors, nod on the nonsense they tell you and do your own thing. My doctor kept telling me I should eat boiled potatoes, rice and chicken for my diarrhea. I nodded, said thank you and returned home to my healthy salad 🙂 If you try to explain your ways, they just mark you as a psyche case and will not help you, just try to drug you back to sanity (in their opinion).

    Best of luck to you!

    Arijana

    #93741

    moochpb
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    That is great to hear about you. I give you alot of credit. I seem a naturalist today and she said i have yeast plus bad bacteria overgrowth. Been on the diet for a month and antifungals for a month. I know it’s not recommended but she said have 1 cheat meal a weak. Even pizza if so, but that’s it, them right back at it. Even some sweet potatoes and brown rice pasta once or twice a week. It’s gonna be a Long road but I’ve been through two tours in Iraq so I’m ready for the challenge but hasn’t been easy. The western drs almost killed me with antibiotics it’s terrible. It’s all about the money but what can we do. I like hearing stories like you because most drs think I’m crazy except today when the results came in. Thanks for sharing and the advice

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