The Patch?

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    Katy Gillett
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    OK I’ve got another question if anyone can help me. I had awful cysts every month previously and a couple of times they ruptured (worst pain I’ve experienced so far). So my doctor put me on Evra patches as my body couldn’t handle the pill.

    Now I know contraception is a cause of Candida (I had it way before I was put on the patch though) and the patch has helped me immensely in terms of pain and I no longer seem to get cysts.

    I was wondering if I have to stop this treatment to be on the Candida diet? I was also wondering if perhaps my symptoms were part of Candida because I read somewhere it can also cause endometriosis which my doctor suspects I may have (but I haven’t done the diagnostic test for it).

    Should I carry on with it and see how it goes or is this a no no?

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    LolloRosso
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    I can only tell you my experience, this is in no means my advice to you :0)

    Last month, after many trips to the Drs and many different contraceptive pills to control my endometriosis I decided I would try the Candida diet fully, including stopping my pill. I discussed it with my Dr and he said it was my choice to make.

    Considering over the last 18 months I have suffered with severe pain on my left ovary and at least two and sometimes 4 periods a month, this obviously was seen as a risk by my Dr.

    4 weeks into the diet, no pill, sticking to it as best as I can, I am starting to get my energy back, my period I have not had since my scheduled one, the endometriosis pain is far less, people are telling me my skin looks better and the bloated stomach and bad gas has nearly gone completley.

    So as far as I am concerned, the pill has been messing my hormone levels about and probably has been for the last 20 years. Granted contraception is now an issue, this I will discuss when I see a specialist at Addenbrooks in July but I am looking forward to the conversation with him to prove I have been right for the last 6 months and the pill was bad for me.

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    Katy Gillett
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    Thanks so much for sharing your experience. That’s really interesting… I know the patch has less side effects than the pill but I’m not sure if encouraging candida is one of them. I can’t really talk to my doctor about this though as when I last mentioned candida to her she looked at me as though I was an alien! I’m thinking of trying out stopping it though as if it is hindering my progress I will be really annoyed because this diet is no walk in the park!!

    Let me know how it goes with you :). Good luck!

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    LolloRosso
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    All my Drs so far have either dismissed Candida or refuse to discuss it openly, it is almost as if it is a dirty subject they just don’t want to admit exsists!!

    I hope you get yourself sorted.

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    Venessa
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    When I mentioned the Candida Diet to my doctor, he said to try it and if it worked, stick with it. He said he had never heard of it. I was seeing him for hypothyrodism, allergies, swollen lymph nodes, hot flashes (43 years old), mono flare ups, exhaustion,rashes, intolerance to alcohol, fatty liver, depression, and general malaise. I think he thought I was a hypochondriac…hell, I thought I was. Going on the Candida Diet has eliminated all my symptoms except hypothyrodism and fatty liver. The dosage for my hypothyroid has been decreased and hopefully with the next ultrasound, my fatty liver has improved. All other symptoms are gone. I feel like my old self.

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