- August 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm #108801
Christina93MemberTopics: 2Replies: 0
I am a 20 year old female dealing with terrible IBS-like problems for as long as I can remember as well as fatigue, brain fog, chronic sinus congestion and post nasal drainage, headaches, depression/anxiety, sensitive skin, fainted, and just generally feeling unhealthy. Well there is no dr I can find who will even consider candida so I am undiagnosed. For the last 5 days I’ve tried the strict candida diet but felt no difference other than increased gas (possibly from probiotics) and I actually had one day of really horrible stomach pain and diarrhea after eating a salad of lettuce, cucumber and grilled chicken from a deli. I honestly have no idea why I got so ill normally something like that would not make me ill. Anyway my main question, even if I’m not following the super strict diet anyway (eating all fruits and veggies only avoiding things with added sugar) and I start taking an antifungal (capricylic acid) will I feel something? Meaning will I feel die off, or feel better? If I do not have candida will I just feel nothing at all when taking an antifungal?August 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm #108807
Ralph99xyzMemberTopics: 2Replies: 10
I too have many of these issues but they became much more acute 4 weeks ago. I had been eating a lot of fruits and vegetables and salads, particularly romaine lettuce at salad bars. I also seemed to get pretty serious diarrhea that I had never seen before. There is an unresolved 16 state cyclospora outbreak going on that is being traced to lettuce in two states. It is unresolved in the other 14 as far as I know. Prior outbreaks have been traced to herbs, strawberries, and other produce. Anyway, I went to the doc twice and had two different stool samples done and they did not test for cyclospora either time. I was very mad b/c I asked for them to do that. Not sure how long your diarreah lasted, but if it lasts for more than a day it is possible it is a food-related issue. Until you figure this out, maybe don’t eat salad from delis. I am staying away from all produce that I don’t personally wash myself until they figure out the source of the cyclospora outbreak.August 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm #108810
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6828
If you get bad die-off, I think it means you have a gut flora imbalance. It won’t mean you have candida by itself because you could have other strains of yeast, parasites, bacteria, etc. that die from the antifungals.
A normal person should feel completely ok after taking antifungals.
Ralph: I wanted to share some research with you I found on the garlic wikipedia page. They said that garlic has been shown to be effective in treating cyclospora, so I would try out garlic and see if you feel a lot better or not!
-rasterAugust 9, 2013 at 12:53 am #108812
moochpbMemberTopics: 112Replies: 688
Like Raster said, Garlic is great for a lot of things. A great anti fungal, anti parasite, anti bacteria, and immune booster. Raw garlic is best, but I just picked up tablets called garlicnase. Good stuffAugust 9, 2013 at 7:32 pm #108849
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6828
What you are experiencing right now are die-off symptoms. What are you taking to protect your liver and kidneys from die-off?
I would consider taking a break from antifungals if you want to feel better.
You are already killing the candida and this is why you feel bad.
-rasterAugust 9, 2013 at 9:21 pm #108859
stovaristeMemberTopics: 12Replies: 116
I was told I have IBS… I accept it even I was feeling worse and worse and was living with it for almost a year…
Then I had problem with mouth drying all the time, went to MD and he said, looks like you might have some small amount of candida or you have stomach acid returning into mouth. take these pills – I think it was diflucan, lowest dosage only 1 in the morning and wash your mouth with nystatin …
after two days I was in bed with so strong reaction (it was die-off yes, but I did not know it back at that time). And I know people using 5 times more of these pills daily and had no reaction even they used it for whole month.
Therefore, I think thats good approach for testing it.
Other way to test it is to eat some amount of forbidden foods and wait for reaction (not only IBS symptoms, but also other Candida symptoms).
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