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Egd / How Many Have Been Diag With Candida Besides Celiac Or Gluten Intolerance


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#1 skurtz

 
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 03:10 PM

Son had egd done today would like to know how many people have celiac or gluten intol & Candida??
Actual Candida found by a EDG ?
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 03:25 PM

The 3 things I've been diagnosed with so far are gluten intolerance, candida, and c-diff infection. Candida is often seen with gluten intolerance. In my case I've been gluten free for several months so candida is more likely due to the bacteria infection and the unhealthy state of my digestive tract. My candida was found in a stool test.
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 04:05 PM

son had egd done today along with blood work, Dr. came out explained everything that was don said they took 5 biopsy he also brought pictures out & explained what was on them. He said he saw about 6 patches & beleives they are candida but wont know for sure until test results are in. He asked if hes been on any antibiotics recently , i told him no its been prob a couple of years. Anyhow Rachel I thought you had celiac?
Tommorrow my son is going right back on gluten free & hes looking forward to it. He's 11 yrs old 2 years ago we did the yeast free diet because I suspected candida because of this rash he would get. His Peditrician wouldnt test him he would just give him steroid creme & tell me not to feed him it. I used the creme maybe 2 times because it would come bk as soon as you stopped the cream. I didnt notice much difference in him or myself on the yeast free diet he said he feels way better on the gluten free I myself feel way better on the gluten free. My son also has Aspergers. go figure Dr always said he had add & every year I would take him in for yearly check up he would ask if i was ready for ritalin? When asperger diagnosis came bk & Specialist ruled out ADD Dr said it was a wrong diag. I do agree that there are some drs that shouldnt be drs but there are def some good ones. thanks for letting me vent.
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:01 PM

my daughter was diagnosed with a fungal infection in her esophagus when she had an EDG----but this was before we suspected she had celiac. you could see little white patches all over in the picture he brought me.
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#5 Rachel--24

 
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:23 PM

Anyhow Rachel I thought you had celiac?


I never got diagnosed with Celiac. I went on the diet before taking my bloodtests because I didnt know any better and the doctor told me it wouldnt affect tests. He didnt know much about Celiac or testing. I was negative so went back to normal diet and a few months later I had lost 25 lbs. and was very sick. I thought I was dying so I put myself back on a restricted diet and started to get better. I had a biopsy 6 months later. I wasnt expecting the biopsy to show anything after 6 months on the diet and it didnt. I wanted an answer so did stool testing through Enterolab because I didnt have to go back on gluten for that test. It came back positive but the test cant diagnose Celiac it can only tell if I have immune response to gluten. So I'll never know if its Celiac or Gluten Intolerance...doctors just told me to stay on the diet regardless because that is the only treatment for both.

If your son is having a problem with Candida he should avoid sugar. Sugar feeds candida. Also probiotics of some kind may help. Plain yogurt may help if he can have dairy.
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:29 PM

I'm in for the candida, as well. Don't know if it's due to Gluten Intol (not diagnosed Celiac, either), or H. Pylori. however, h pylori treatment is done and i'm still symptomatic.

rachel- i have a ques. enterolab gives you antitransglutaminase antibodies, right? i know in blood tests, these the antibodies that are more indicative to celiac tissue damage anyway, so you could assume that it IS more indicative of celiac, if yours were positive? (even though a biopsy is supposedly still the gold standard)
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:38 PM

What is candida? You don't mean the yeast, do you? In the GI tract? I keep reading about probiotics, but I'm wondering how good they are. I started taking the Trader Joe's acidophilus pills because I'm on antibiotics, but I'm not sure how useful they are.
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:57 PM

yogurt is one of the things that my mom has always shoved down my throat when I had a stomach problem to replace the good bacteria. Now grown, I see that my body likes the good bacteria and I like to give them a home in my war torn digestive tract :D

That's the only thing I do, probiotically, because I'm afraid of any vitamin like pills :blink:
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 08:21 PM

rachel- i have a ques. enterolab gives you antitransglutaminase antibodies, right? i know in blood tests, these the antibodies that are more indicative to celiac tissue damage anyway, so you could assume that it IS more indicative of celiac, if yours were positive? (even though a biopsy is supposedly still the gold standard)


Yes...I had positive tTG...BUT I do not carry either of the main celiac genes. I have genes which cause gluten sensitivity. The doctors say genes do not tell the whole story because a small amount of biopsy proven Celiacs do not carry the main genes. They have not yet determined all genes involved. I'm kind of on the fence. Most days I believe I'm gluten intolerant w/out Celiac. Its not something I think about that much anymore because I need to be on the diet regardless so I guess it doesnt matter. In the beginning I wanted more answers but I've put that to rest. The tTG may be indicative of tissue damage but maybe it doesnt necessarily mean flattened villi. Maybe w/out Celiac genes the villi dont get flattened...therefore technically not Celiac. I dunno...I was always confused about that. :unsure:
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 05:24 AM

My son & I both followed the yeast free diet 2 yrs ago I really didnt see much difference but
when on the gluten free diet in jan for 2 wks noticed a huge difference. We were still having sugar so I guess we will have to wait till the results come bk. I just wanted to know if its poss to have both celiac & candida? I think you can but im not sure
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 10:26 AM

Yes, its very possible to have candida alongside any disease that weakens the immune system. Its especially common in Celiac because celiac damages the intestines.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 10:44 AM

Actually, it's perfect that this thread is up. I'm actually having problems with what I believe is a yeast infection, but it's not like it normally is.

Okay, this is going to get gross.

Well, I know if you have a yeast infection, you can get discharge that is thick and white like cottage cheese or something. Well, I have this, except it is also pink, bloody like. Sometimes, it is brown, but mostly pink. Last week, I had a lot of sugar, A LOT. And that's when it started up again. I'm also very bloated and it won't go away. I'm off of all sugar now, along with all of the other food intolerances I'm dealing with. Since Sunday, all I am eating is fruit, veggies, fish and meat. But this discharge and bloating won't go away. Does anyone know what this could be? I made an apt. with the gyno. for Thursday, but I'm thinking they are just going to give me antibiotics and I feel kind of iffy on that because my immune system is already obviously so weak. I take acidopholis every day though.

Anyway, have any of you ever experienced this kind of discharge? I had it before, but it went away in 2 days. Now I've had this again since Saturday. Could this be a yeast thing, or something more serious?
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#13 skurtz

 
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 10:58 AM

I have never exper anything like that. You should prob call the Dr.
If anybody is interested there is a product called THREELAC its all natural its listed on one of the autism websites, its for candia problems.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 11:01 AM

I have never exper anything like that. You should prob call the Dr.
If anybody is interested there is a product called THREELAC its all natural its listed on one of the autism websites, its for candia problems.



I actually just started taking it on Sunday. I hope it works. Have you tried it?
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Diagnosed with Celiac Disease by Dr. Green (gene HLA DQ8) 1/05/06
Diagnosed: Gluten Sensitive through enterolab 11/17/05
Diagnosed: Casein Sensitive through enterolab 3/7/06

Diagnosed: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 07/26/06



I finally put my picture on because it doesn't look like I'll be eating ANY cake on my Wedding day..........I'm the one in the middle.

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 11:18 AM

Yes my son & i took it last year it seemed to help me, but it was to big a fight to get him to take it, so I just cut off all breads, cookies anything yeasty. I finally got rid of the rash in the private area on him by soaking
his feet in tea bags about15 of the in hot water then when it cooled a little,he soaked his feet for 20 min.
he had the rash for a good 3 years but all the drs would give me were cremes with steroids in them. DUH
as soon as you stop them it would come back. Anyhow I really like the taste of the threelac I was like hooked on them. to me they taste like pixie sticks??? I purchased the 1st box for like 48.00 the 2nd box for 37.00 on line of course asked around at a couple of health stores & they never heard of it. I read somewhere you shouldnt take asadouphlis (spelled wrong) becasue your putting to much yeast back in your system?? dont know how true that is but I think the threelac works much better. Also you still have to stay more less on a yeast free diet or it comes bk.. let me know what you think if you want to : my email is 110sad@earthlink.net
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