- May 1, 2012 at 12:06 am #80520
carrielMemberTopics: 13Replies: 37
Let me premise this by saying that I will surely come off as completely nuts for saying this but-
I’ve been looking at electron microscope images of Candida Albicans online for possible use in an art project (I’m a filmmaker) and I’m struck by how interesting many of the images are! How can something so detrimental be so beautiful up close?! (well, maybe beautiful isn’t the right word…?!)
This damned yeast has been consuming my every thought ever since I pinpointed it as the cause of so many years of misery! I was diagnosed a little over a month ago so this is all pretty new to me! REALLY wish I had had more information years ago as it would have saved many trips to many doctors!! I am grateful to FINALLY know what this is that has been wreaking havoc inside me as now I can work towards getting better!
I’ve suffered since late childhood from RIDICULOUS allergies-super reactive skin issues (rashes, eczema, itchy/dry, hives…and on the list goes!) and then in my teens started the extreme hay fever/cold-flu type symptoms (headaches, sinus inflammation, constant post nasal drip, sinus infections, sore throats…) I grew up in the damp of Northern California and there was always mold somewhere in the house so I’m pretty sure that my issues go WAY back! I was also raised on a very ‘processed foods diet’ so I can see now, how so many factors came together to form the perfect breeding ground!
What tipped me over the final edge was a major spine surgery (fractured vertebra) 3 years ago. I was pumped full of meds including a HARDCORE course of antibiotics. My spine healed beautifully but the rest of me has felt sick ever since! Feels as though I’ve had the flu for the past 3 years! Following the surgery my weight shot up and so did my blood sugar levels/was diagnosed with prediabetes. (the yeast LOVED that!) Started eating Low Glycemic but was still eating all of the wrong things (whole wheat,soy, fruit…lots of honey & agave!)
My skin has completely turned on me and out of the blue started to burn/rash with use of my normal regimen of (all natural!) products. (not quite as bad now!) My entire body went haywire! Depression, fatigue, aches & pains, cramping in my abdomen, nausea, heartburn, bloating, gum problems, (too many mystery symptoms to name!) No specific major food allergies but its felt like my body has constantly been in a state of super histamine reaction! Prior to finding out about candida & changing my diet I was waking up very early in the am with these MADDENING cravings for sugar!
We’ve all heard/experienced it here though haven’t we? (realized that I’m venting!!)
Just so grateful to find such good advice here in a sea of differing opinions on treatment. (Good, Sound, Common Sense, Tried & True advice!) Have stumbled a bit through the 1st 5/6 weeks but have learned SO much from reading the posts here!
Stay strong everyone! Looking forward to getting to know some of the others on the forum. Thanks for indulging my rant!
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