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    1. jackay added a post in a topic There Is Nothing Left To Eat.   

      I know I can't cut out oxalates completely. It would be the same with sulfur, salicylates, lectins, etc. I can cut down and hope for the best.
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    2. jackay added a post in a topic There Is Nothing Left To Eat.   

      Thanks for your suggestions.

      My head is just spinning with everything that I could be doing wrong. I buy filtered water for drinking and cooking so hope that is safe. I don't seem to do any better with fresh foods from our garden. No pesticides on that.

      As far as giving up my supplements, I don't feel safe doing that. I had hyperthyroid issues in the past and need to supplement with lots of supplements for that. I had most of my parathyroid glands removed. The hyperparathyroidism could come back and if I need my remaining parathyroid removed, I'll need to supplement with even more calcium.

      I only got about 2 1/2 hours of sleep last night. This is going to be another long unproductive day.
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    3. jackay added a post in a topic There Is Nothing Left To Eat.   

      I didn't think any mayonaise was egg free. I'll have to check this out.
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    4. jackay added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research   

      A Few Questions About Histamines
      If histamines are causing my insomnia, would benadryl help? I've taken benadryl for sleep and it it didn't help.

      Also, meat is suppose to be fresh. Does it have to be cooked for every meal or can it be cooked and frozen? Sounds like a lot of work to cook fresh meat for every meal.

      Olives are on the list of foods to avoid. Is olive oil O.K.?

      For those of you on a low histamine diet, how long did it take for you to notice it was helping?

      The only histamine foods that I normally eat are meats that aren't freshly cooked and olive oil (if that would be a problem). Reading the list of foods really made me hungry for sauerkraut!
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    5. jackay added a post in a topic There Is Nothing Left To Eat.   

      How long did it take you to feel better after starting the Low Oxalate Diet? A couple foods stuck out that I should be avoiding. Green beans seem to cause insomnia. I also question blueberries. These are two foods that tested safe. I started eating peanut butter and almonds almost every day for the calories. If I cut out those four foods, I'll be oxalate free.

      This will be my first try before eliminating histamines, lectins or salycilates. I can incorporate that into my diet low in foods that breed candida.
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      I have been checking so many different diets and got oxalates mixed up with histamines. It has been suggested that histamines may be a problem, too.

      Am I correct that I can still eat walnuts on the oxylate diet? How about sunflower seeds? I tried doing a spreadsheet of different diets-histamine, oxylate, salycilates and lectins. I may have gotten some of the foods into the wrong columns.
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    7. jackay added a post in a topic Candida Because Of Food Intolerances?   

      I tried changing the antifungals every couple days last fall and got really bad so found that didn't work for me.
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    8. jackay added a post in a topic There Is Nothing Left To Eat.   

      Safe meats are lamb, beef liver, pheasant, quail and venison. I cannot stand the taste of lamb. I question beef liver since beef showed up as an intolerance. I tried venison and got D from that so figured that got CC from the butchering. Pheasant and quail aren't available. I question seafood since so many kinds showed up as intolerances. My doctor advised me to avoid it because of that. White potatoes are supposedly acceptable but I've been avoiding them because of candida. Green beans area acceptable but I really think they cause insomnia. Same with blueberries. Quinoa is acceptable but last time I ate that it was a problem.

      For now I'm hoping the Nystatin will bring me some relief. I'll try to stick as close to the candida diet as possible. My main problem is finding enough calories to keep me from losing weight. I managed to gain about 10 pounds but that has dropped because of limiting my food choices again.

      I've been eating brown rice as a filler. I gave that up for a while about a year ago and didn't feel any better when I brought it back into my diet. I'm still eating chicken and not sure if that a problem as it is on my mild intolerance list.

      It is really a struggle trying to find foods that are affordable. We have a huge garden and it is so frustrating giving the food away because I'm not sure if I'm reacting to it. Right now we have cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, broccoli, green beans, zucchini and potatoes. I've was eating all of them until I got the results of my past food sensitivity test.

      Eggs, dairy (casein) and soy all seem to be problems. I was eating mayonaise for a while and it was so delicious. I actually crave it!
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    9. jackay added a post in a topic Candida Because Of Food Intolerances?   

      My die off symptom has always been a bad headache. Today is day four of the Nystatin and it is quite a bit better. I'm hoping by tomorrow it is gone completely.
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    10. jackay added a post in a topic There Is Nothing Left To Eat.   

      Seroquel made me feel like my whole body was on fire. That was the most horrible experience.

      Passion flower herb capsules provided no sleep.

      I haven't tried tryptophan. Melatonin doesn't help. My doctor have me samples of a new supplement called Glysom. That didn't help.

      Last night I did get some sleep. I always get sleep the third night if I haven't sleeped the two previous ones. Last night it was only my second night. Every once in a while I get some sleep for several nights in a row. I feel I'm on the right track and then it's back to irregularity.

      I feel fish may be a culprit but may need to try fish oil again and see if I do any better.
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    11. jackay added a post in a topic There Is Nothing Left To Eat.   

      Yes I have silver (mercury) fillings and figure they may be a problem. However, I have a whole mouth full of them and can't afford to have them replaced. I often wonder if I have to live in this agony for the rest of my life because of them.
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    12. jackay added a post in a topic There Is Nothing Left To Eat.   

      If I could get some sleep and concentrate better, I could possibly handle trying a histamine, salicylate, nightshade, oxalate and lectin free diet (along with the candida diet).

      What would the safe foods be for all of that? Right now I have such brain fog that I can't put it all together.

      If there is any validity in my food intolerance tests, I would like to avoid the worst offenders which are carrots, dairy, eggs, grapes, bananas, lemon, lentils, peahces, radishes, soybeans and turkey.
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    13. jackay added a post in a topic There Is Nothing Left To Eat.   

      My TSH was 2.2. A while back I had a full thyroid panel and everything was in the normal limits. A few years before this, I was hypothyroid and taking medication. I didn't feel any better when on medication nor when I no longer needed it. Going gluten free obviously improved both my thyroid and parathyroid. However, I had parathyroid surgery not knowing that a gluten free diet may have corrected it. I'll always wonder if I could have avoided the surgery by being gluten free for a longer time.
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      My food intolerance were detected through blood work. The reason I resorted to them is because I cannot isolate what the problem foods are. I faithfully kept a food journal and the only food that really stuck out for causing insomnia was string beans. I often go two nights in a row without any sleep and am not able to sleep during the day. Therefore, I have constant fatigue and brain fog. I am also anxious and depressed.

      My thyroid is normal. My parathyroid was normal last time it was checked and my doctor wants to wait another two months to check it again. My calcium level came back normal so that is a good indication that my remaining parathyroid is functioning normally.
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    15. jackay added a post in a topic Nystatin   


      I was not diagnosed with a stool test for candida. I started Nystatin and got a headache which is the same die off symptom I got with all natural antifungals I tried (except Candex. Since I'm experiencing die off symptoms, does that mean that the Nystatin is working for my strain of candida?
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