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I have that bladder problem though that started at the same time. Can candida leak into the bladder and damage it?

Was it a bladder infection that you had?? Candida can cause bladder infections...it can cause a wide array of symptoms or conditions.

Here is a site with a symptom list for Candida.

http://www.healthutopia.com/candida_symptoms.html

Rachel what do you eat on your diet? It would help give me ideas as to what to eat. Right now I am surviving off of buckwheat cereal, beans, sliced turkey meat, red potatoes, sometimes pear and apples, almond butter, chicken soup homemade which consists of, brown rice pasta, butternut squash, yellow sqash, green zucchini, avacado okra, peas, and I think thats it. I have tried the yeast free gluten free seed bread made with white rice flour and stuff but it gets my guts all bubbly.

Trust me....you do not want to know what I eat on my diet. :ph34r:

I dont follow any typical candida diet....its more of a "survival" diet. I eat only a handful of foods. I'm pretty much intolerant to everything....including the foods that I do eat.

I cant take enzymes or most supplements because I react to them. I'm pretty much a "universal reactor" at this point. I'm pretty sure its from the mercury poisoning and candida and I cant get rid of candida until I get rid of the mercury....which is gonna be a slow process.

I just eat the few foods that only produce mild symptoms. I cant eat vegetables....except a few frozen ones....nothing fresh. Most people dont have this severe of a problem. You should be able to eat vegetables.

As mentioned already most of the foods you're eating will also feed Candida. A candida diet sucks but it can really reduce symptoms when followed.

Vegetables are good but not the starchy ones....potatoes are definately out. Beans and pasta are definately out. Yeast free bread still feeds candida. High carb foods feed it as well as fruits. These are sugars and they allow the infection to thrive.

If your turkey meat is processed its probably not the best choice.

A candida diet is mainly fresh vegetables, meat, eggs, plain yogurt (if you can tolerant dairy).

A good brand of probiotics and enzymes can help alot.

I still say the leaky fillings are not a good thing. Alcoholism is obviously not good either. Alcohol is totally forbidden when treating candida....its probably one of the worst things you can consume if you've got candida.

The leaky fillings could totally set you up for an explosion of candida issues. :(

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I would like a list of Lyme docs in my area.

I cant access my list of LLMD's....the link is not working. :(

Carla...if you have a list can you send it to me??

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What do ya think??

Out of the choices I like either mitsubishi. Hubby prefers the spyder.

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This is a fascinating topic. We have a history of problems with cysts in my family on both sides. My mother had a hysterectomy due to cysts when she was in her 30s, and her mother had one at 36, and many of my mother's cousins had hysterectomies for the same reason. My grandmother on the other side of the family had everything out at 26. The odds are not in my favor.

NoGluGirl, I'm hoping that your awareness and persistance to find the root of what is causing the problems will put the odds in your favor!

Welcome Lisa!

It does sound like you have Candida and probably leaky gut syndrome. Antibiotics can really wreak havoc on your intestines. You are not alone there, as I think most of us have taken antibiotics and it's done damage to our intestines. I'm pretty sure I had leaky gut syndrome, and I think several of us here have it as well. Candida can contribute to leaky gut, as well as antibiotics, NSAIDs, other intestinal pathogens, environmental toxicity (i.e. mercury), and who knows whatever else! Healing the gut takes months to years, so be prepared to be in this for the long haul. The bright side is that your overall health will be so much better!

Others know more about Candida here than I do. My problem is bacterial in nature, not fungal, but some of the same principles apply. Start out slow on the probiotics, and work up to more. You'll know if you take too many probiotics initially, as you'll get digestive upset symptoms, like gas and maybe diarrhea. I also started making my own kefir (similar to yogurt) and this has been helping me too.

You might be interested in the BioSET treatment that some of us are doing. It's pretty much cleared all my food intolerances, though I still am not taking chances on gluten!

Claire

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Dear Lisa,

Something else you may not know...alcoholism can be caused by an overgrowth of yeast! Candida craves carbohydrate, sugar, fermented foods, etc. because it feeds it. You can crave these things because the yeast is hungry! Alcoholism is something many people do not realize is a physical illness, not just a chemical dependency. My grandfather and great-grandfather struggled with alcohol addiction. Low levels of serotonin are also to blame for this.

Dear Rachel,

Hopefully there is someone in this area for LLMD. It is worth a shot! If Carla gets the list to you, PM me! I would greatly appreciate it. I am making a list of all the testing I need, and the conditions that could be the trouble. It is pretty long.

Dear Claire,

Thank you so much for the encouragement! Dealing with these health issues daily is emotionally difficult. Of course, you guys all understand. I have always had a feeling I would not be able to have children of my own. I would not want to give them this disease anyway. However, a bigger concern is the misery hysterectomies often result in.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Yes, I bought the lemon flavored packets and mix them with plain kifir.

I also take Theralac and Ultra Flora.

If you already have a candida overgrowth, then you might want to start out SLOWLY!!! The VLS#3 has 450 billion bacteria in it!! That's about 450 times as much as other probiotics!

Laura, how are the antibiotics going? I'm still totally wiped out from mine. I was playing my flute at Mass Sunday ... I always go sit with my family for the Gospel and homily, then go back and play. Last week I stayed with the family for the rest of Mass because I just couldn't handle it. I'm totally wiped out.

Carla

I am starting and probably staying on 1 packet per day. I got the unflavored kind. I am also on threelac and Metagenix ultra flora IB (this i have been on forever). It sounds like the VSL is really great stuff so I hope I can tolerate it. Have you noticed any improvement or effects of it.

Laura-

I am so sorry to hear you are having such a rough time- hopefully you will go into one of your good phases soon and all the treatments you are getting will start to pay off.

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Nopers...I drive a Mitsubishi Eclipse. :P

Other girls wear baseball hats too.. :lol::lol:

I almost bought a mustang though....I had to decide between Eclipse and Mustang and the Eclipse won out cuz of better gas mileage (I was communting) and I liked the looks of it. I'm due for a new car again.

I still like Mustangs and Eclipses but I'm not crazy about the new body styles for either car. <_< People always wanna buy my car cuz its the old body style before they started making changes. If they still had this body style I'd buy a new one in a heartbeat.

I cant get a new car until I get better from chemical sensitivities...the stupid formaldahyde would probably kill me. :blink:

I've been looking online though...dunno why....by the time I'm better these cars will probably have changed yet again. :rolleyes:

What do you guys think??

Mustang or Eclipse??

http://www.mitsubishicars.com/MMNA/jsp/ecl...1&loc=en-us

http://www.moddedmustangs.com/2007-ford-mustang.html

I think I like the Eclipse better....I'm probably in the minority but I just dont like the looks of the new mustang....then again I didnt like the last body style at first and now I love it. :rolleyes:

Donna, this is my car....its silver...identical to the one in the pic.

http://www.automotive.com/1999/12/mitsubis...otos/index.html

If you see a girl with a cap driving this car....it definately could be me. :)

Ha, get the spyder, lol. :P I like the body style the best. What's up with the bubble look in cars these days, lol. I drive a silver Honda Civic. I'll be needing a new one in a couple of years...my commute is much shorter than yours, but it's still plenty enough to wear out cars, especially the way I drive. :ph34r:

Ohhh....this is the one I really want. I think the Eclipse looks sort of "bubbly" now but its a heck of alot more appealing as a Spyder.

What do ya think??

http://www.mitsubishicars.com/MMNA/jsp/spyder/07/index.do

I think I really want this car.

Yah, get it. :lol:

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However, despite me addressing my concern, she ate three cream horns today! :o I would like a list of Lyme docs in my area. I would be surprised if there are any here. I know one thing, I would not go to IU Med again in Indy, they nearly killed me when I was there before!

P.S. You are welcome Carla! I know what you mean, my brain does not want to read long paragraphs either.

I live in Ohio and fly to NY. There is also an LLMD in Missouri. No one in Indiana. I don't have the list, I'm sure Rachel will get the info to you. Missouri is probably the closest to you.

This morning I had to read a long paragraph, so I took a bookmark and put it under each line so I could read them. My brain just won't do it right now ... it's bugging me because I used to be an avid reader.

On the message boards, if something's longer than 4 lines without a break, I just skip that post. It's usually not worth the trouble of getting the bookmark!

Hopefully, this will get back to normal after a few more months!

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What do you guys think??

Mustang or Eclipse??

I LOVE my Mini Cooper. :) I will probably replace it with another one! :o BMW's service is wonderful ... I had a blowout on the freeway (I have "tire insurance) on a Sunday, they sent out a towtruck (run flat tires, no spare), towed me to the dealer, gave me a MINI to use till mine was fixed. Last time it was in for regular maintenance I got a BMW to drive.

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Alcoholism is obviously not good either. Alcohol is totally forbidden when treating candida....its probably one of the worst things you can consume if you've got candida.

I've always wondered whether alcoholics all suffer from candida problems and crave the alcohol rather than sugar. I've never met an active alcoholic who eats a lot of sugar, but they have the cravings for the alcohol that someone with candida has for sugar. I'd bet if an alcoholic treated candida, they'd have an easier time quitting.

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I cant access my list of LLMD's....the link is not working. :(

Carla...if you have a list can you send it to me??

I don't have it. NoGlu, if you post under seeking doctors on Lymenet, someone will send you the info.

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I have always had a feeling I would not be able to have children of my own. I would not want to give them this disease anyway. However, a bigger concern is the misery hysterectomies often result in.

Don't feel that way at all. I have six kids (one's adopted) and they are very healthy. Two of them avoid gluten, but neither gets a major reaction from it, they just feel better off it.

As far as the Lyme, all my kids know they've been exposed. PLUS, they've all also been exposed to TICKS. Anyone can get a tickbite! As long as they keep their immune systems strong, they should be healthy. I was healthy for most of the 30++ years I've had this.

I showed NO symptoms at all till I was 19, except for a little fatigue in high school (which may have just been normal). I was exposed when I was 9. Then I've had flare-ups where I felt really, really bad, but most of my life, I've felt good.

I'd rather exist with this disease than not exist at all. :P And, once I get it under control, I'm going to work very hard to keep it there! At the first sign of symptoms, I'll know what to do, I won't have to wait to figure out what it is next time.

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Carla

I am starting and probably staying on 1 packet per day. I got the unflavored kind. I am also on threelac and Metagenix ultra flora IB (this i have been on forever). It sounds like the VSL is really great stuff so I hope I can tolerate it. Have you noticed any improvement or effects of it.

I take one packet per day, too. I haven't noticed changes, but I did not have a candida problem, I'm trying to avoid one! I take the Metagenix, but I take Therelac (funny how close those names are! :blink: ).

The VSL has many more bacteria than the others, so if you feel bad at first, you may want to use a half packet at a time. Seems I read to do that somewhere. I mix it with kifir.

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The link I have for the LLMDs doesn't work either! <_< And, the list of doctors I have is only for the SF Bay Area here in California.

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hi donna

thank you for the links to the site

unfortunately i can't have most of the vegetables like, tomatoes, leeks , aspargus, broccoli, onion, bell peppers, and more because of my bladder and it will affect it and make it hurt. So I don't know. Is zucchini o.k. to eat since this doesn't affect my bladder. I am so confused. I don't think eggs are good for me either because they make my nose run. Go figure.

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hi donna

thank you for the links to the site

unfortunately i can't have most of the vegetables like, tomatoes, leeks , aspargus, broccoli, onion, bell peppers, and more because of my bladder and it will affect it and make it hurt. So I don't know. Is zucchini o.k. to eat since this doesn't affect my bladder. I am so confused. I don't think eggs are good for me either because they make my nose run. Go figure.

You're welcome. Zucchini should be fine as far as the candida diet. Wish I could eat it, lol. I have so many intolerances now, I'm slightly better off than Rachel...mine don't cause horrific immediate reactions, they are stealthy and cause delayed reactions and seem to have a cummulative affect. The only veggies I'm eating now are broccoli, brussells sprouts and green beans. Fortunately I can eat tomatoes in small quantities. I think I could probably handle asparagus too...don't know, haven't tried in a while. The only meats are beef and turkey. :( The only fats I can have are olive oil and a little coconut oil. So, there you have it, my diet. :lol: Eggs used to give me problems too, but this "allergy" treatment a few of us are trying has allowed me to eat them again (pretty sure anyway), along with a little garlic.

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Dear Carla,

Thanks for the info. I will go on LymeNet and check it out. I will post and see what happens.

I am not surprised there are no LLMDs here. The reading large paragraphs is an issue for me, too.

As far as kids go, maybe one day. I could always adopt if not. I would not mind. It is nice to have your own if you can, but with my health issues, I fear passing them on. I would not want to bring this on my children.

Dear Lisa,

I think zucchini is safe! There are certain things that your body can tolerate, and certain things it cannot. We all are different, except maybe for gluten and/or casein. This can get frustrating.

Still, healing is a process, and we must put effort forth. Otherwise, we will have bad health forever!

Dear Donna,

I put those sites in my favorites. I already had the Yeast Connection, but not the other one.

It never hurts to have more information and resources! It can be exhaustive and overwhelming reading all you cannot have. I am easing into this the best I can.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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hi donna

thank you for the links to the site

unfortunately i can't have most of the vegetables like, tomatoes, leeks , aspargus, broccoli, onion, bell peppers, and more because of my bladder and it will affect it and make it hurt. So I don't know. Is zucchini o.k. to eat since this doesn't affect my bladder.

Lisa,

If you have real bad Candida you could easily become very sensitive to molds as well as yeasts. This is what happened to me and I always get worse trying to eat veggies. After finally learning it was from molds I am now eating frozen vegies with much better luck.

I cant eat any sulfur foods so that leaves out things like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, brussel sprouts, garlic....basically all the "cruciferous vegetables". I dont eat mushrooms because its a fungus....not good for candida situation.

I'm doing great with the frozen foods as long as they're not the ones I just listed. I could never eat these fresh so its definately the mold for me.

I found this out from the treatments I go to....it was showing I have major problems with mold.....the foods I am *most* reactive to (besides gluten) are foods containing alot of mold.

Molds will aggravate the candida....if your sensitive to molds it could trigger the candida and cause your bladder to get irritated (if candida is causing the bladder problems to begin with).

The leeks, onions, broccoli, asparagus and especially eggs are all high in sulfur....do you get bloating and/or gas when you eat these foods?? That could indicate a problem with sulfur. I have major problems with these foods.

Its sort of accumulative but it only takes a day or two of eating these foods to cause me to start feeling really bad. If I'm already feeling bad a single serving of one of these foods will cause a more immediate and obvious reaction.

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I'm slightly better off than Rachel...mine don't cause horrific immediate reactions,

ROFL!!

Donna....what are you trying to say?? :lol:

I'm thinking horrific might be a little extreme....even for me. :blink:

I'm thinking more along the lines of HEINOUS....my reactions are a true heinosity. :P

Horrific = scary and visible to others (who become horrified witnessing the reaction) :o

Heinous= tortuous and painful and not visible to anyone (witnesses to the reaction think I am perfectly fine....or possibly crazy) :rolleyes:

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Guess what...

Yesterday I posted about new cars and today my car BROKE on the way to Whole Foods!! :blink:

I think it might be sign. :P

My car overheated...it started smoking....the needle was all the way to HOT. I called AAA....got it towed....will find out more tomorrow. I think the radiator hose broke or something.

My car needs maintenance....I've put over 200,000 miles on it and its only a "99. I've neglected it since I've been sick. :(

I would totally buy the Spyder but I dont wanna have a car payment until I get everything squared away with my health. I keep saving because I dont know how much its gonna cost me to get my health back....I worry something else will come up.

If nothing else comes up at least I'll have saved plenty of money for my Spyder. :)

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Since my car is broke....tomorrow I will not be able to come home for lunch.....I will have to PACK a lunch!!! :o:o

Today was the last day of employee appreciation week....it was "pizza day".

I almost ate pizza today. :ph34r:

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Since my car is broke....tomorrow I will not be able to come home for lunch.....I will have to PACK a lunch!!! :o:o

Today was the last day of employee appreciation week....it was "pizza day".

I almost ate pizza today. :ph34r:

Dear Rachel,

Sorry to hear about your car. Machines can be something that drives you crazy. Oh God I miss pizza too! Does anyone know a good widely available gluten- free casein- free soy cheese? I bought a caramel bar from the neighborhood kids today. I cannot eat it, despite how bad I am craving it. So, I gave it to Dad. I just could not say no to kids!

My car is a 1996 Chevy Cavalier named "The Groovy Ruby". It has done pretty well considering its age. However, I know it may not last much longer. Once they get to be this age, that is when things go wrong. Hopefully, it will do okay until I get another car.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Since my car is broke....tomorrow I will not be able to come home for lunch.....I will have to PACK a lunch!!! :o:o

Today was the last day of employee appreciation week....it was "pizza day".

I almost ate pizza today. :ph34r:

Hope your car is an easy, not very expensive fix.

Also hope you do ok with a packed lunch. We'll miss you, of course I missed you today as I didn't get on the computer until after 11.

Pizza! What were you thinking! :o:blink::huh::unsure:

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Hope your car is an easy, not very expensive fix.

Also hope you do ok with a packed lunch. We'll miss you, of course I missed you today as I didn't get on the computer until after 11.

Pizza! What were you thinking! :o:blink::huh::unsure:

andrea

i know you have all these fake cheese recipes and I alwaysd want to try them but I already feel like all i do is cook. Have you ever tried the roads end chreese products?

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