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Reocurring Yeast Infection?


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Posted 28 November 2006 - 04:21 PM

Im gluten, corn, dairy, soy, grain free and do not eat yeast, berries, melons, or grapes due to allergies and intolerances. Im still having problems with reoccuring yeast infections. I dont get true yeast infections where it feels itchy and raw most of the time, but everytime I turn around I get the yeasty kind of odor I contact my gyn and sure enough its a yeast infection.

Im going to do the candida water test I found online tomorrow morning. I read I should cut out all fruits and add garlic and onions to my diet. How long do I cut out fruit for to give it a chance to die off? Im not looking forward to more restrictions but Im really getting sick of this. Its my fourth one since going gluten free in may!

Any advice at all appreciated :)
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#2 CarlaB

 
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 04:25 PM

I would also take a good probiotic.

I take garlic in pill form, it's easier and less odorous. Also use coconut oil -- I use it instead of butter on everything from toast to popcorn.

Avoid sugar and simple carbs. I don't know how long you'll have to cut out fruit. I cut out all carbs but veggies for six months.
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:24 PM

Thanks Carla

What probiotic do you recommend? Im not familiar with them, do I just ask for a probiotic at the health food store? I do use coconut oil on a regular basis since I read it was good for your thyroid, I dont eat sugar since almost everything has corn in it. This is going to be interesting.

I expect zero energy tomorrow, I hope Im wrong. Potatoes dont agree with me so Im nervous about my carb level being down to nothing. I read it was normal to not feel good while starting this, Is that true?
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:28 PM

I felt bad when I was trying to get rid of candida. Do you have any idea why you have it?

I'm sure they can help you find a good probiotic at the health food store .... sorry I don't have any recommendations. The one I used to like is not gluten-free.
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:41 PM

I am guessing its because I have been sick a huge part of my life. Im actually to a point as to where certain groups of antibiotics do not work anymore.

Maybe I should wait for a week before starting it. Im sick right now, our family all has colds, and my munchkin has a sinus infection. My grandma is going to pass away in a few days too. Im going to need energy to get through the next week.

Thanks for all your help :)
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 12:16 PM

If you've been sick a large portion of your life, keep looking for why that is ... or maybe you're doing better now since you've been gluten-free? I'd start taking the probiotic now, and maybe the garlic, I don't think that will make you feel bad.

Sorry about your grandma.
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 12:20 PM

Hi

I am going to go do this flush right now and stick to it.

Try it:

http://users.mrbean....st/candida.html

I like this flush because you don't have to buy anything except for some acidolphilus. AND it is supposed to help you not have the bad reactions to removing candida. My problem is that I think I have Candida/Aspergillis in my head - I don't know if this flush will help that! Can't hurt. Try it, tastes gross, make sure you put garlic in it, and let us know if it works. Guess I will do it 3 days this time.

PS you can buy acidolphilus cheap even from local grocery store. Look in the vitamin section. Lactobacillus and Bifidus may be combined with it. Those three bacterias are the ones that keep yeast in check in the body - antibiotics kill the good bacteria and the yeast goes wild. Sometimes infections look bacterial, so they give you another antibiotic when it may be yeast related. They just feed the yeast!

BAD FOR YEAST (or at least not a food source):

Acidolphilus
Bifidus
Lactobacillus (these 3 can be found in yogurt)
Salt
Oil

Yummy to Yeast:

All Sugars (fructose, sucrose, refined, not refined, everything) including honey, fruit, etc.
Splenda
Aspartame (like in Diet Coke) (I just read some studies last night on Splenda and aspartame, yeast thrives
on them. Yeast likes splenda a little less than refined sugar but likes Aspartame more than refined sugar!!
They are calorie free for humans because we can't break them down - but YEAST CAN! Here I thought it
was Safe!!)

Glutens and other grains like soy
Dairy - because there is Milk Sugar called Lactose AND a protien that yeast uses for food - one study said
the only safe dairy is Butter
Plus other stuff I forgot

What is left to eat? If you can...

Nuts
fresh vegetables
cooked vegetables
meat
poultry
fish
eggs
maybe potatoes

I am not an expert, just trying trying trying to learn by researching because I am unwell.
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 07:42 PM

If you've been sick a large portion of your life, keep looking for why that is ... or maybe you're doing better now since you've been gluten-free? I'd start taking the probiotic now, and maybe the garlic, I don't think that will make you feel bad.

Sorry about your grandma.


I was doing really well minus the yeast infections then I developed other intolerances. It took me awhile to figure them out but now Im starting to feel good again somewhat. My grandma is in a coma, has a blood clot in her artery in her leg so its developed into gangrene and an infection. She has been in a nursing home a little over a year. She hasnt been happy since my grandpa died 15 years ago so I know she will be much happier with him although no matter how much I try to pacify myself with that I cant imagine that the day is going to come soon.

angst2amity- thanks, its basically the same diet im following with just a few restrictions more due to intolerances. Make a new thread if you want to and I'll chat with you about it :)
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 07:57 PM

Well I never have tried the candida diet, I did start garlic tablets and acidophilus. I went to the dr last night, I felt like I couldnt breathe deeply and I found out its not a cold.

I have a throat and sinus infection and pneumonia! Im on 4 meds, hopefully gluten free because Im limited on what I can take and no steroid inhalers to help my breathing since I have glaucoma. I know they arent corn free since I have an upset stomach . I dont think I'll be on for a few days. My grandma passed away this morning and dealing with this has kinda put me out for awhile.
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 08:36 PM

Never fear! The Yeast Queen is here!! :P I would suggest Theralac for a GREAT probiotic. Works wonders.

www.theralac.com

Here is LOTS of info on the diet. The "whole approach" plan tells you how long to be off fruits, etc. [see link below]

Candida diet and elimination:
<a href="Lame Advertisementubb/Forum1/HTML/021412.html" target="_blank">Lame Advertisementubb/Forum1/HTML/021412.html</a>

http://www.wholeapproach.com/diet/


"Successful control and elminiation of a Candida Albicans overgrowth requires a multifaceted program as described below. Failure to follow ALL the steps simultaneously will result in slow progress and will lengthen healing time significantly. The program should be tailored to the individual and must balance the need to eliminate the Candida and deprive it of its food source while insuring proper nutrition for the individual."

Five Steps to Candida Elimination:

1. You must starve it into submission by eliminating its food source.

2. You must kill it with anti-fungal herbs and supplements.
[e.g....garlic, onion, caprylic acid, Pau D'Arco capsules or tea, clove, grapefruit seed extract, olive leaf extract, oil of oregano, tea tree oil, Echinacea, Goldenseal, black walnut, MSM, barberry root, uva ursi, neem leaf, biotin]

3. You must reestablish the proper balance and quantity of probiotic bacteria in the digestive tract. [...multi-strain lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus capsules with FOS should be taken between meals to maximize repopulation of the digestive tract by beneficial bacteria.]

4. You must reestablish proper levels of all B vitamins (yeast free) and utilize other immune enhancing supplements to boost immune system function. [e.g ... B complex vitamins (yeast free), biotin, beta 1-3 glucan, colostrum, maitake mushroom, vitamins A, C, E, zinc and selenium]

5. You must cleanse and heal the digestive tract to promote proper elimination of toxins and Candida and assimilation of nutrients. [e.g...chlorophyll, MSM, omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed and salmon oils, GLA found in borage, evening primrose and black currant oils. Pantothenic acid, digestive enzymes between meals]

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It is SOOOO crazy that this website only allows certain links. The link considered "lame" is loaded with info. The site?? LYMENET ... yeah, a non-profit site!!! :( What's the big deal?

Candida diet and elimination:
.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/021412.html

Try this..... put http://flash.lymenet in front of the .org above! Sheesh!


Autumn....I just now saw about your grandma. My thoughts are with you.
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 09:53 PM

Limetoo,

Do you know, what if it is in your sinuses/brain? I know prognosis isn't good. But how do you kill it then - the same way?

Will find out my DX soon, MRI last night, surgery/culture next Friday.

Thanks!
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 07:08 PM

lymetoo- thanks for the info, That stinks about the website not allowed. I'll look it up :)
Thanks for the sympathies with my grandma. I havent been online because the problems keep going on and on. Hopefully they are done now :)
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:16 PM

Hmm... AutumnE are you the one with the cracked tooth and the yeast problems? It sounds like you and I are having similar issues. Are you by any chance having sinus problems? Here is something similar to another post that I posted.

I had my second sinus surgery today 12/8 and my right sphenoid sinus (center of brain) was expanded and completely filled with a solid gelatinous fungus. So everything I ate made it very happy, grow bigger, gave me a fever, all of the antibiotics helped kill my good bacteria. This is so rare, about 15 doctors didn't believe me that maybe they should look at it being a fungus or Candida. The first ENT refused to culture!!!!! It got ten times worse! But maybe made me realise I might have CS - so maybe a blessing...

I don't know if the long-term fungal infection/candida? or celiac caused me some malabsorption issues - but I have lost many teeth due to them cracking and bacteria following the crack lines into my jaw, have had jaw reconstruction as well. My dentist actually suggested Candida of the sinuses 2 years ago - I thought he was silly! Guess that is what I get! :huh:

I am 32 and I feel about 104.
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Posted 14 December 2006 - 05:11 PM

Hi

Sorry Im not getting back to you till now, I havent had a chance to get online lately for any length of time. Yep its me with the split tooth also. Im sorry your going through the same thing. Wow, I dont have sinus problems other than this cold. But I feel so bad for you for having to go through it. Im so glad you found out so you can help yourself, I always say anymore they call it practicing medicine for a reason!

Have you started the diet? I did and let me tell you no energy at all! Im having a hard time with not taking naps with my 2 year old. I hope it helps.

btw- I have another yeast infection even though I'm on the diet. And this time its a lovely itchy rash!
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Posted 14 December 2006 - 07:35 PM

Hi There,

Just spent lots of time in the hospital. Now they say it wasn't a fungus in my sinus but "foreign matter", my husband thinks that it was packing from a previous surgery and it had a bacteria mixed into it. I am really, really sick now. Nothing makes sense. My Dr. is going to send me to Mayo Clinic. Quit my job today. Getting tested for Lyme & Celiac - but my Dr. says those don't explain enough. I am wondering if I have some type of corn allergy as well. Allergic to Latex - the powder is corn starch. Allergic to sprayed Lysol - ethanol. Been eating lots of corn since gluten-free about a month ago. Corn starch in motrin, and vicodin. Corn starch in the powdered vitamins I have been trying to take. Corn is used to make the gelatin for coatings of probioitics. What if that bio-packing stuff was made of corn starch?? ARRRG!! Whatever it was - it had to be surgically removed. I am at a loss. I posted in the "OMG, I might be onto something" for that groups' input - lot of similar symptoms there from gluten, to candida, to corn, msg...

I think once you get a torn up gut. You can't handle anything - candida wins, Lyme wins (I guess a lot of people have it - just usually your body keeps it in check), anti-gladins win, sinus bacteria win, teeth lose :D , the spirit loses. So is it gluten? Is it candida? Even if I eat nothing, I am reacting to the antibiotics and steroids I must take right now to survive. The pain meds hurt as much as they help but they make me not care as much.

I talked to some pharmacies today to see if they could mix drugs differently or if they knew who could. They didn't even know what a compounding pharmacy was!

Sorry to go on. Just can't get up to do anything so am spending too much time online & shopping (I think the impulse buying is making up for all of the things I want to eat!!!!)
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Chronic Ear Infections
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New Migraines
New Occipital Neuralgia
New SUPER HIGH ANA
New Vitamin D deficiency
New High Calcium - hyperparathyroidism?
Recent Sugar & Wheat Intolerance - Facial Flushing and Headache
Lyme Negative
12/06 Tested (-) for Celiac after 2 - 3 months Gluten Free




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