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  • #63076

    Codyssey
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    Okay so here’s a rough breakdown of my story.

    Have had chronic athletes foot for over 2 years. Got a bit of chlamydia from an evil ex girlfriend, treated that with cipro last march. Retained lesions around the base of the head of my penis, which I thought were related to the chlamydia. Sat for a few months with that. Finally had a full blown epidytimis attack. Had to go to the urologist because of the pain. Was prescribed a full course of cipro and to no avail my symptoms seemed to spread. The epidytimis proper went away thankfully but I had more pain in my abdomen. The urologist a month later diagnosed me with prostatitis. Proceeded to give me an uncomfortable prostate massage to check for a certain fluid to confirm. He got some fluid but the tone in his voice led me to believe it wasn’t exactly what he was looking for. Another full course of cipro was given and my symptoms again only exacerbated. Especially noticeable to me was a swelling of my lymph node in my neck and a pressure on the left side of my face. Mainly my eye.

    It took a little research when I happened upon Candidiasis. Eureka ive found it!

    Today I visit my GP. Unfortunately my urologist was on Easter vacation from all of last week to almost all of this week. Fuckin doctors right? So I visit my GP expecting some sympathy or maybe even a eureka moment for her. I even showed off my fabulous penile thrush.
    But no. She said people with systemic yeast must be hospitalized. The symptoms are too severe to cope with. Trust me I’ve seen it working ten years in the field as well as in hospitals. She said only those with immune deficiencys tend to have it. We need to check you for HIV. Okay! Even though I had one here last year and it came back negative? Even though I haven’t been with anyone since I started feeling this way? Well if you say so doc.

    Furthermore when I started explaining my symptoms and their connection to candida overgrowth she replied: Stop reading so much!

    To say the least I am very very disenfranchised on western medicine. And with doctors in general. I started my cleanse last Friday and am powering through until the bitter end of this illness. It makes me think that there need to be specialists spreading the word to all branches of medicine. And almost; almost inspires me to become one of them. Thank you for your time

    Cody

    #63082

    carrotflowers
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    Hey Cody! I hear ya, I was really achey/tired/sick with flu symptoms, after having been on several courses of antibiotics, and my doctor looked at my mouth (tongue covered in thrush) and said “well, it looks like some kind of infection.” and didn’t prescribe me anything except to drink a lot of water. When i mentioned candida, he scoffed.

    I am hopeful that it is becoming more and more well known because so many natural/holistic practitioners are working hard to get the word out. Good luck with your recovery!!! xx

    #63089

    Codyssey
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    Thanks for the reply!

    I’m on day six of my cleanse and had my third BM only the discover some little nasties living in me. Worms to be exact. Supposedly they can be a part of this illness. Either way I’m more than happy to purge them! Only thing I want in me is me.

    It’s kind of a shame that on my sixth day I can finally drink my detox drinks without wanting to yak right away lol

    #63133

    MrMusic009
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    I hear ya Codyssey, I have had candida I believe since I was 12 years old. I have metal fillings, have had antibiotics since I was young, and ate a lot of sugar – I’m sure they all contributed. It took me until this past year (I’m 29 now) to find this illness, and my symptoms (which range from skin problems like jock itch and general itchiness to foggy head and bruxism or grinding teeth) have never been so under control since I started the diet. I saw doctors about this for over 10 years and they would either throw prescriptions at me or tell me there was nothing wrong. The last doctor I saw told me I was a hypochondriac when I told him I had been researching on my own and wanted to know about Candida. Why are they so quick to turn so many people away when the find relief with this diet / natural healing? Perhaps they are just ignorant, I really hope there’s no conspiracy behind this, I guess there’s just not enough studies being done on Candida, which I am 100% behind if I hear of anyone who needs help getting them done. In the end, I think the summary is that the most common symptom of Candida is one that Western scientific doctor’s cannot see.

    #63139

    SamanthaB
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    I totally agree and it must be even worse for a guy given how many of the symptoms are more prevalent in women or more well known at least. Even so, I have seen several doctors over the last 3 years explaining things like permanent constipation and even showing my stomach full on bloated – it looks like I am 6 months preggers and the response was…it looks like your body shape has just changed and that’s something you just need to get used to! I even questioned it, “Really? Overnight my shape can change from flat stomach to permanently this size?” Apparently it’s “normal” – what a load of rubbish!!!

    #63207

    Lily
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    Wow so many similar symptoms! I have a sore tongue which my dentist first noticed 6 months ago as it had red patches on which makes it feel like my tongue has been burned. It has a white plaque on the end each morning which can be wiped off. I have tried topical creams, my doc has given me nystatin which worked a bit but don’t think the course of treatment was long enough, now I’m on another anti-fungal treatment for 2 weeks. I suffer with headaches, stomach pains, bruxism, I seem to get confused really easily and so forgetful! I’ve had ridiculous amounts of antibiotics over the years. I was diagnosed with IBS at 21, I’m now 39. I have suffered with vaginal thrush on and off for years but now seem to have oral thrush too. Basically I just never feel ‘well’.

    I tried the spit test and lo and behold my spit had legs! I must admit to often eating too many sugary foods and I do like my wine so have decided I really need to do this detox I’ve been reading about. I’m trying to introduce a yeast free diet gradually so that in a couple of weeks when i start the detox it wont be so much of a shock to me. I’m cutting down on caffeine already and wine and the sugary foods. Drinking lots of water and herbal tea. Also having at least one meal a day that is free of the evil yeast. Eventually I will work up to cutting it out altogether.

    #63332

    LolloRosso
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    I got told by my practice nurse when I told her I’d been reading about my symptoms that ‘who on earth has written these books and what do they know’??!!! The Health ‘Professionals’ want to keep us ignorant. It makes me very cross to see how many people are being turned away because of blatant neglect and ignorance.

    #72570

    candida_sucks
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    Perhaps the drug companies make so much money off of doctors only treating the symptoms of candidiasis that they wish the root cause to go undiagnosed? That would be sinister, but I wouldn’t put it past them. It wouldn’t shock me to learn if the drug companies somehow had influence over the curriculum taught in medical schools, and were paying researchers to bias western medicine into thinking that candidiasis is rare.

    Candidiasis had tortured me for years, and my regular doctor was never able to figure out the root cause. Only when a more holistic type of doctor recently diagnosed me did I start to learn about all of this and make some progress.

    #72597

    dvjorge
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    Codyssey wrote: Okay so here’s a rough breakdown of my story.

    Have had chronic athletes foot for over 2 years. Got a bit of chlamydia from an evil ex girlfriend, treated that with cipro last march. Retained lesions around the base of the head of my penis, which I thought were related to the chlamydia. Sat for a few months with that. Finally had a full blown epidytimis attack. Had to go to the urologist because of the pain. Was prescribed a full course of cipro and to no avail my symptoms seemed to spread. The epidytimis proper went away thankfully but I had more pain in my abdomen. The urologist a month later diagnosed me with prostatitis. Proceeded to give me an uncomfortable prostate massage to check for a certain fluid to confirm. He got some fluid but the tone in his voice led me to believe it wasn’t exactly what he was looking for. Another full course of cipro was given and my symptoms again only exacerbated. Especially noticeable to me was a swelling of my lymph node in my neck and a pressure on the left side of my face. Mainly my eye.

    It took a little research when I happened upon Candidiasis. Eureka ive found it!

    Today I visit my GP. Unfortunately my urologist was on Easter vacation from all of last week to almost all of this week. Fuckin doctors right? So I visit my GP expecting some sympathy or maybe even a eureka moment for her. I even showed off my fabulous penile thrush.
    But no. She said people with systemic yeast must be hospitalized. The symptoms are too severe to cope with. Trust me I’ve seen it working ten years in the field as well as in hospitals. She said only those with immune deficiencys tend to have it. We need to check you for HIV. Okay! Even though I had one here last year and it came back negative? Even though I haven’t been with anyone since I started feeling this way? Well if you say so doc.

    Furthermore when I started explaining my symptoms and their connection to candida overgrowth she replied: Stop reading so much!

    To say the least I am very very disenfranchised on western medicine. And with doctors in general. I started my cleanse last Friday and am powering through until the bitter end of this illness. It makes me think that there need to be specialists spreading the word to all branches of medicine. And almost; almost inspires me to become one of them. Thank you for your time

    Cody

    Your case looks very similar to my. I had a sequence of events almost identical to you.
    My, even was worse, two Urologists were treating me and prescribing more and more antibiotics in spite of the famous prostatitis never showed bacterial positive in any test. At the end, I took antibiotics for 2 months, including 1 month on Levaquin (more stronger than Cipro) Those antibiotics destroyed my healthy intestinal tract, one that worked perfect until I was 43. Today, I am still battling the severe intestinal fungal overgrowth those antibiotics caused. Fortunately, thanks my own diligence and research, I could end with the UT infection, balanitis, and prostatitis. I took Itracanozole and Lamisil together for 3 continue months to clear it.

    I wish you luck and you already know what worked for me.
    Jorge.

    #72607

    Able900
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    dvjorge wrote: [ I wish you luck and you already know what worked for me.

    Hello, Jorge.

    Just wanted to let you know why Cody probably won’t be replying to your post. You’ve replied to the very first post that Cody made, and he hasn’t written anything on the forum in about 8 months, so we can only assume and hope that he found the cure that he was looking for here on the forum.

    Thanks, Able

    #72611

    Javizy
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    candida_sucks wrote: It wouldn’t shock me to learn if the drug companies somehow had influence over the curriculum taught in medical schools, and were paying researchers to bias western medicine into thinking that candidiasis is rare.

    This isn’t very far from the truth. Drug companies have a massive influence over medical institutions and research journals, since they provide eye-watering sums in ways of grants, funding and advertising revenue. It’s no coincidence that modern physicians know next to nothing about biochemistry, yet practically make pharmacists redundant with their knowledge of pharmaceuticals. There just isn’t enough money in natural healing methods (not that pharmaceuticals are a healing method of any kind), so we’re pretty much stuck with the current paradigm until everyone realises why they’re so unhealthy.

    #72620

    dvjorge
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    Able900 wrote:

    [ I wish you luck and you already know what worked for me.

    Hello, Jorge.

    Just wanted to let you know why Cody probably won’t be replying to your post. You’ve replied to the very first post that Cody made, and he hasn’t written anything on the forum in about 8 months, so we can only assume and hope that he found the cure that he was looking for here on the forum.

    Thanks, Able

    I wish he have found the cure, but I would like to know what diabolic thought govern your mind ??
    Do you really think a diet and coconut oil, GSE, etc can cure an fungal UT infection ??
    A fungal infection in the UT is something that need urgent medical treatment with drugs. It is clear you have not suffered it and are delaying people the right treatment and prolonging their suffering.
    What direct impact can have a diet on a fungal infection in your UT ???
    Fungal infections are the fourth cause of UT infections in general hospitals in US. People get proper treatment and eradicate it. They need systemic Rx drugs. People with AIDS and severely immune suppressed acquire it and are treated successfully with medical drugs.
    Only in your sick mind is possible to think that a diet and some natural supplements will cure a candidiasis in your UT.
    It looks like you don’t have any idea what is a systemic drug and why it is used ??

    I have seen people living testimonies about how they reached a cure in every forum. What I have never seen is someone cured, as you claim yourself, posting and posting in any forum in the obsessive way you do. If you were cured, you weren’t here. Nobody really cured of this nightmare keep writing in forums. Leaving your testimony is more than enough.

    You may have cured you intestinal candidiasis, but that one you have in your brain is far to be cured. Respect people, suggest a protocol, but you don’t respect the right they have to chose what they want freely.

    #72624

    Javizy
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    Is it worth starting an argument about someone who isn’t here? The point was that he isn’t here and can’t tell us any more, so can’t we just leave it at that? I can’t see how this will be productive.

    #72630

    Thomas
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    Javizy wrote: Is it worth starting an argument about someone who isn’t here? The point was that he isn’t here and can’t tell us any more, so can’t we just leave it at that? I can’t see how this will be productive.

    Great! I am all with you.

    I am tired too with that stupid arguments in the forum they are not productive in any sense.

    When are we getting to the understanding not to fight each other but fight the enemy?

    cheers
    Thomas

    #72631

    dvjorge
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    Thomas wrote:

    Is it worth starting an argument about someone who isn’t here? The point was that he isn’t here and can’t tell us any more, so can’t we just leave it at that? I can’t see how this will be productive.

    Great! I am all with you.

    I am tired too with that stupid arguments in the forum they are not productive in any sense.

    When are we getting to the understanding not to fight each other but fight the enemy?

    cheers
    Thomas

    Yes, I agree. Did you see how this man jumped over me when I answered the thread ?? To tell me in his own belief that the open poster isn’t here because he was cured with the things he pushes. Who knows that ?? I only let him know what worked for me. I suffered a lot with the fungal UT infection and know someone can appreciate it.

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