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Is It Gluten Intolerance, Candida Or Both?

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After googling many of the symptoms I suffer from I decided to go gluten free 6 days ago. However, I don't think that I'm a Celiac as before I went gluten free I bought a test and it came back negative. I suspect that I do have a gluten intolerance though.


My symptoms consist of social anxiety; papulopustular rosacea; back acne; restless leg syndrome; I find it very hard to get out of bed in the morning, although I'm generally fine the rest of the day; my stomach is always making weird noises; under eye bags; greasy hair; and poor circulation (hands and feet always cold - very susceptible to chilblains in the winter).


It's only been a week, but the biggest difference is how I am far less anxious and generally feel much, much happier than before. Everything else I've mentioned I still have, though, although I haven't felt that creep crawly sensation when in bed for a while and I don't think I've had one spot since going gluten free.


The thing that makes me believe I have candida is how a couple of the symptoms, such as back acne and greasy hair, seem more common with those who have candida. Before I went gluten free I used to eat lots of bread and sugar before bed, and as I'm sure many of you know, too much sugar can lead to candida.



From the reduction in my social anxiety alone, I am now even more determined to strictly adhere to a gluten-free diet, but I was originally looking for a solution to my rosacea. So for anyone who has or has had candida, how much of an overlap is there between the two and is it likely I have both?

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Hopefully someone else can reply who has more information specific to your question, but wanted to say that if you've only been gluten-free 6 days you have to be patient.  Severe symptoms can take months to clear up.  Candida can also be tested for - if it is intestinal, they can run a stool test - although Candida infections can exist anywhere.  A good probiotic and digestive enzymes are also a really good place to start to help speed up the healing process.

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