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Jenny,

Red sweet pepper means bell pepper right? Even those were too sweet for me, tho the green were fine. I still remember the 1st red one I'd had - just a few months ago. Felt almost like I was eating candy! Hehehehhhehe

And the candida books & lists often said that somehow the cucumber skin is bad, tho the rest fine.

Wow u REALLY have a tough time finding something to eat.

For a great change of pace, finding a flour that works means u can do flatbreads or pseudo-pancakes. Are chickpeas/garbonzo beans really a bean/legume? I think not. So if not a legume u could use garbonzo flour. It's pretty good.

Did u see my Alaska-related edits to prev post? I'll bet you're in Anch. Not exactly going out on a limb there since most alaskans are in Anch.

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Do you grow them or buy them? I have had a hard time finding non-cross/contaminated ones.

I was told www.sunbutter.com is an okay place, but they have soynuts in their stuff... I e-mailed them but haven't heard back. I am desperate for sun flowers seeds. ;):blink:

I bought the sunflower seeds at Whole Foods. They do have a "made in the same facility as wheat" statement. I dont do well with any nuts or seeds so I'm just gonna have to live w/out. Most of my reaction comes from mold...because of the candida issue. My diet is pretty restricted. I've only been eating like 5 safe foods for maybe 10 months now.

I cant even eat fresh veggies right now because of the mold hypersensitivity....I can eat some frozen veggies though.

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Strange that the Lyme disease give you heartburn...

....even acid reflux can be caused by Lyme.....basically any symptoms can be attributed to Lyme because the infection can affect any and all body systems.

A number of people develop problems with their digestive tract and people with Lyme can battle acid reflux, diarrhea, bloating, cramps, partial to full blockages, and pain.

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I bought the sunflower seeds at Whole Foods. They do have a "made in the same facility as wheat" statement. I dont do well with any nuts or seeds so I'm just gonna have to live w/out. Most of my reaction comes from mold...because of the candida issue. My diet is pretty restricted. I've only been eating like 5 safe foods for maybe 10 months now.

I cant even eat fresh veggies right now because of the mold hypersensitivity....I can eat some frozen veggies though.

So what do you eat? Maybe I can get some ideas. ;)

Have anyone heard of The Environmental Health Center in Texas?

http://www.ehcd.com/

On Dr Fine's DVD a doctor from that center talked. It was very interesting I thought. All about people getting toxic and stuff. They have a products there in their online store (which many of them can be found in regular grocery stores even, or health food stores) that are good for people that are toxic. Even how to create a good home with as little toxins as possible.

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The salad had fresh organic spinach, red sweet pepper and cucumber. That's it.

No dressing??

And I remember the solar plexis and assorted gut pain. Ugh.

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No dressing??

And I remember the solar plexis and assorted gut pain. Ugh.

No, no dressing. :( I tried some olive oil on it and it was okay the first time. Got nauseas the second time, but I think I ended up with too much.

I am one nutritionally challenged person.

Yes, I meant bell peppers.

So you feel better now? What did you do to get better??? Share!! ;)

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....even acid reflux can be caused by Lyme.....basically any symptoms can be attributed to Lyme because the infection can affect any and all body systems.

I am convinced. I am definitely bringing Candida and Lyme up with that doctor I hope to be able to see.

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Jenny,

How about salmon? It doesn't get much better than Alaskan in the summer. The Copper River reds are in I hear. Sockeye from Ak is my fav by far.

Fresh-squeezed lemon juice (I always have lemons handy since candida) and crushed garlic (again, always have some), sea salt, freshly ground pepper & broiled just enough to still be a little wet inside. YUM!

(That was 2 paragraphs by request :) )

I have a celiac niece in Anch, and I remember hearing of some natural food store. Can't remember the name. You probably already know it. If not, I can find out.

My mom used to say I eat only 5 things, and last year it was nearly true, if u count a salad as one thing.

Salmon, chicken breasts, frozen broccoli/cauliflower mix, almond butter.

But there was also a puffed millet cereal. And eggs - usually w/ onion and green pepper.

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Jenny,

How about salmon? It doesn't get much better than Alaskan in the summer. The Copper River reds are in I hear. Sockeye from Ak is my fav by far.

Fresh-squeezed lemon juice (I always have lemons handy since candida) and crushed garlic (again, always have some), sea salt, freshly ground pepper & broiled just enough to still be a little wet inside. YUM!

(That was 2 paragraphs by request :) )

I have a celiac niece in Anch, and I remember hearing of some natural food store. Can't remember the name. You probably already know it. If not, I can find out.

My mom used to say I eat only 5 things, and last year it was nearly true, if u count a salad as one thing.

Salmon, chicken breasts, frozen broccoli/cauliflower mix, almond butter.

But there was also a puffed millet cereal. And eggs - usually w/ onion and green pepper.

Yes, Salmon is good. :) My husband is gonna try to catch some here soon I hope. I buy it sometimes in the store but have had bad luck with fish sometimes there. It isn't always very fresh and can taste very different depending on how they clean it when they catch it. I bought fresh Tuna for a while but got tired of it. I bet Tuna isn't the greatest to eat when it comes to toxins either...

I do eat broccoli and cauliflower. I get organic fresh stuff if I can find it and cook it. That was pert of my rescue diet last week.

I am gonna get some green peppers instead and peel the cucumber. I was hoping I could buy some sunflower seed butter at sunbutter.com. I am waiting for a reply from them about possibly cross contamination.

I do eat a lot of chicken already, hmm...

I eat a Enjoy Life Cereal as a snack sometimes... I should check if it has sugar in it.. I eat like 7 lbs of banana every week... I wonder how I will be able to stop with that... :huh: Gosh so much sugar I have been eating without realizing it.

I am not sure if I can do egg or not to tell you the truth. I have tried them many times and sometimes it seems okay and other times not very good. I like scrambled eggs a lot and it makes me full in a good way, the times when it lands well.

Yes, there is a big health food store named Natural Pantry that is pretty okay. But no matter where I look I can't find much that I can eat.

So is Garlic good against Candida too?

Thanks for you suggestions.

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No, no dressing. :( I tried some olive oil on it and it was okay the first time. Got nauseas the second time, but I think I ended up with too much.

So you feel better now? What did you do to get better??? Share!! ;)

It was extra-virgin olive oil right? Anything else is trouble.

I do feel a ton better. I went to a pretty good, tho sometimes difficult, naturopath who got me on some pills & powders and helped w/ the diet some. I wish she'd helped w/ the diet more.

I mostly used food lists from books and online. And they all have some conflicts w/ each other except for the basics of no sugar, yeast, fatty meat (tho fish that's called fatty is good), no fruit etc.

One of the powders was whey protein - some ultra-pure stuff from a lab. Weird that I was ok w/ it since any other dairy product was trouble. But it's a big plus for nutrition while figuring out what can be eaten.

I had to learn to cook. And put leftovers straight to the freezer.

U did say b4 that u were diag w/ candida right? Local library should have some books.

I thought the food/symptom diary was essential. I still do it. I'm still too fatigued from the simplest tasks & until I recently quit soy, often brain-fogged and stupid.

I came back to these forums to try to figure out what else might be wrong and what I should do.

So now, of course, I have to consider lyme & mercury. :)

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I told her I hate living here with them. She says she doent feel comfortable in her own house because of thing that bother me, like food and chemicals she has to sacrifice. People I am so depressed and stressed. Sorry I need to vent today. They don't really help much or research. They just watch me get sicker and I am tired of it. Somedays it's just to much. \

:( lisa

I hope things turn around for you soon. Rachel had a real good post about that.

Hugs, and it's ok to vent. :D:wub:

My mom really has done alot for me and I probably sometimes take it for granted.

You need to give your mom an extra hug and tell her how much all this means to you. :D

Jenny,

I'm following along but don't have anything to add as I haven't been through it. Hugs for you too. :wub:

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I came back to these forums to try to figure out what else might be wrong and what I should do.

So now, of course, I have to consider lyme & mercury. :)

And you jumped right into this big thread. :D I'm glad you have something else to rule in or out now.

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I feel like I am digesting glass all the time all the time. But I think maybe it is the whole flaxseed I have been drinking. NO more for me. My intestines may be to inflammed for that right now

I'd say you are right about the flax seed, I used to take it ground up but now it scares me. :ph34r:

That is true: banana is very sweet. Didn't think of that.

I am allergic to apple, pear, peach, cherries, almonds, tree nuts, plums, carrot, strawberries.

Do bad on Kiwi and get really nauseas on avocado (probably the fact that it is oily).

Quinoa makes me nauseas.

:( :(

The salad had fresh organic spinach, red sweet pepper and cucumber. That's it. All I can think of is that I forgot to wash the sweet pepper before I ate it. I have had that stuff a bunch of times before and never felt anything.

......

I have been drinking Caraphate every day. It is my miracle drink.

Perhaps you could try stir frying the spinach, fresh vegetables are harder to digest than cooked. I've also heard that the field hygiene even in organic fields is not the best.

It's funny but I think that when we get ill we often reach for what we think of as healthy foods but we don't always understand that our digestion, once compromised, can't process those healthy foods.

Brown rice is a good example of that, great when you are healthy but a challenge once you are ill.

Candida can cause nausea and yes, wow, that is a lot of bananas :) and I know that for me bananas really cause the candida to flare.

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I do eat broccoli and cauliflower. I get organic fresh stuff if I can find it and cook it.

I am not sure if I can do egg or not to tell you the truth. I have tried them many times and sometimes it seems okay and other times not very good.

So is Garlic good against Candida too?

1) I *love* broc&cauli w/ just salt&pepper and lemon juice I squeeze over it. Just about anything else on it falls into the bad category for candida.

2) The egg uncertainty could be caused by what they're cooked in. Can't use butter, margarine or olive oil etc. Heated olive oil becomes bad olive oil. I use safflower oil mostly. Sunflower is ok for me too. Canola gets me dizzy in seconds, followed by gut pain etc.

3) Garlic is not only specifically fantastic for candida, it's amazing how many ways it's good for so many things.

I use it raw in each single-serving salad dressing I make and use it most of the time I cook chkn or salmon.

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I cook my eggs in olive oil all the time. Why does it become bad! Dentist tomorrow again at 9:30 oouhh what fun! I'm just going to get a tooth done and after that tell them I have no money. I WILL make my dad pay for it. I think my mom is going to try to get a loan as well.

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It was extra-virgin olive oil right? Anything else is trouble.

I do feel a ton better. I went to a pretty good, tho sometimes difficult, naturopath who got me on some pills & powders and helped w/ the diet some. I wish she'd helped w/ the diet more.

I mostly used food lists from books and online. And they all have some conflicts w/ each other except for the basics of no sugar, yeast, fatty meat (tho fish that's called fatty is good), no fruit etc.

One of the powders was whey protein - some ultra-pure stuff from a lab. Weird that I was ok w/ it since any other dairy product was trouble. But it's a big plus for nutrition while figuring out what can be eaten.

I had to learn to cook. And put leftovers straight to the freezer.

U did say b4 that u were diag w/ candida right? Local library should have some books.

I thought the food/symptom diary was essential. I still do it. I'm still too fatigued from the simplest tasks & until I recently quit soy, often brain-fogged and stupid.

I came back to these forums to try to figure out what else might be wrong and what I should do.

So now, of course, I have to consider lyme & mercury. :)

I use extra virgin olive oil. Had no idea the rest was bad. Lucky me.

Nope, got no diagnosis of Candida, but I guess I am gonna try cutting out some sugar and see what happens.

I hope I can go see that naturpath doctor in a while that was recommended to me by a co worker. She has seen him for years I guess.

I am lucky that I don't get the fatigue spells anymore. I used to get the really bad where I just had to go to bed. It was months ago now. I do have bunch more energy, but my stomach is still really giving me trouble. Sometimes less and sometimes more.

1) I *love* broc&cauli w/ just salt&pepper and lemon juice I squeeze over it. Just about anything else on it falls into the bad category for candida.

2) The egg uncertainty could be caused by what they're cooked in. Can't use butter, margarine or olive oil etc. Heated olive oil becomes bad olive oil. I use safflower oil mostly. Sunflower is ok for me too. Canola gets me dizzy in seconds, followed by gut pain etc.

3) Garlic is not only specifically fantastic for candida, it's amazing how many ways it's good for so many things.

I use it raw in each single-serving salad dressing I make and use it most of the time I cook chkn or salmon.

I actually do not cook eggs in anything. Hard boiled eggs in water of scrambled eggs mixed with water and a bit of salt in a Teflon pan and nothing else.

Garlic is good, just a bit strong for me sometimes.

Jerseyangel recommended Safflower oil and I have used it once or twice. The verdict is still not in on that one. It works better than Canola though which is bad with me.

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Oh Jenny one more thing I've gotta ask.

Have u been up to Hatcher Pass? My brother was Chief Ranger up there.

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I cook my eggs in olive oil all the time. Why does it become bad! Dentist tomorrow again at 9:30 oouhh what fun! I'm just going to get a tooth done and after that tell them I have no money. I WILL make my dad pay for it. I think my mom is going to try to get a loan as well.

Something happens to the oil when it is heated too much and causes a lot of free radicals from what I remember.

Coconut oil is really good to use if you can handle coconut.

Hope all goes well tomorrow. Keep us posted. :)

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Perhaps you could try stir frying the spinach, fresh vegetables are harder to digest than cooked. I've also heard that the field hygiene even in organic fields is not the best.

It's funny but I think that when we get ill we often reach for what we think of as healthy foods but we don't always understand that our digestion, once compromised, can't process those healthy foods.

Brown rice is a good example of that, great when you are healthy but a challenge once you are ill.

Candida can cause nausea and yes, wow, that is a lot of bananas :) and I know that for me bananas really cause the candida to flare.

Yes, I can try doing that. I always wash the veggies with my gluten free soap. hehe (Gluten Free Savonnerie, their facility is free of gluten among other stuff and they test their stuff too) I am paranoid about washing my veggies after I got such pain when I forgot last time.

You are probably very right about the food. One has to rethink stuff for sure.

Yep, a lot of bananas. I feel like I can't survive without them... I am gonna try to at least cut down on them and the bars.

I went to the store and picked up some green peppers, cucumber, lettuce and spinach. Some Lemon.

Are Blueberries fine? I got some.

Thanks for helping me everyone. I wouldn't have come half as far with my stomach/health if it wasn't for you all wonderful people on this board.

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Oh Jenny one more thing I've gotta ask.

Have u been up to Hatcher Pass? My brother was Chief Ranger up there.

No I haven't been there yet. It is up in Palmer/Wasilla. About 1 h and 20 minutes drive from where I am. I am sure I will go one day though.

We have mostly been to the mountains next to town here. They look lovely green now. :)

Sounds interesting to be a Ranger.

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Coconut oil is really good to use if you can handle coconut.

I do have that. Haven't used it yet though. Good idea.

Tabasco32/Lisa: Good luck at the dentist! Never fun seeing them I think. :P

I have also had a hard time getting support from my husbands family, which we live with for now. So I know that can be very difficult and depressing. Very. Hope things get better soon.

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Dear Rinne,

Yep! I wear many hats in Rachelville! Being the town comic is one of them! As far as the chocolate goes, don't feel bad. I have been naughty lately, too. :ph34r: I am reducing my intake. It has to be done slowly.

Withdrawal is so hard! I bet it is even harder for you! Having a friend who is a chocolatier has to be way too tempting! Don't beat yourself up. That is one thing my doctor is fair about, and tells me not to be so hard on myself about it.

Those Rinne Bars probably are hard to stop eating! They sound so good! The peanut butter ones especially sound great! :D I love peanut butter! I like Donna's name "Much Ado About Nothing" Bars for the ones without the unhealthy stuff.

I found it interesting what you said about your Lyme symptoms. A lot of those are what I have been experiencing. They increase a little at a time. It all fits. I hope I can do the testing and get answers.

You know how you were talking about the stool softeners to Lisa? I did not tolerate anything with psyllium husk in it.

That stuff is deadly! I was really ill from it! This G.I. doctor I saw had me take FiberCon and I will tell you...NEVER AGAIN!

Dear Andrea,

I hope I find some answers soon, too! Maybe she will approve of IgeniX. :unsure: I really hope so. They seem to be a very reputable lab. Keep you fingers crossed!

It sounds like your mother is as self-centered as mine is! :angry: Talitha does not deserve that treatment from her grandmother. No wonder she is in a bad mood every time she comes home from there! My mother had the nerve to get annoyed at her best friend because she went to stay in the hospital on the other side of town. Nevermind that she nearly bled to death when a major artery busted in her sinus cavity! Paula does not want to have to drive across town! :rolleyes:

That is awful you guys have to pay for the wisdom teeth removal. Talitha really needs that testing. You guys are like us. Something always seems to interfere with the needs! :( I think you made a good call about the graduation. It is best not to mention it until you know you can get the extra tickets. Talitha is very sensitive like me, and she probably is the type who will be in a bad mood for days after getting in an argument.

Dear Mia,

I am sorry to hear you are feeling so poorly. I know the feeling. The massage might have irritated your body more. You know what is best for you! By the way, I love your IBS anagram! :lol:

Dear Bev,

I am so happy for you! You finally have your results! This is so exciting! We are all glad to find out you can begin treatment now that you have been diagnosed! ;) It was nice to hear some good news!

As far as the Presidential candidates go, I am at a loss! I cannot choose between those hotties! What am I supposed to do now? :lol: Even worse, I feel like a pedophile for having the hots for Harry Potter! :ph34r: My God, he is just a baby!

Dear Carla,

I have the same thing going on with my skin that Morgan does! I get that stuff on me, too! It is really gross. I have no clue exactly what it is. Probably all of the toxins in my system trying to get out!

It is great that the meeting with Chloe's teachers went alright. That was wonderful! At least you were not looking terrible like you thought! Those situations can make you feel very out of place. I know I do not dress as fancy as I could.

Most of the time, I am just glad to be able to fit into my sweats from the bloating!

The coffee enema seems to have worked its magic for you! I am nervous about that type of thing at the moment. I may get the courage to try it some time. How cool is it that you found a use for that coffee you did not know what to do with it? You have to admit, that is pretty great!

I agree that Al Gore does seem scripted. That is not good. He is environmentally conscious, though. I like that. Not many people care about global warming or pollution outside of political arena, let alone inside it. I also think it would be a good idea to have the debates in our election based on looks with their shirts off. Being shallow is so fun!

Those berries and cream sound delicious! I might have to get some of those! They are often sweet enough by themselves! I will probably have to get Cool Whip instead, though. The lactose is my trouble. Casein is not an issue.

Dear tom,

You are right when you talk about doctors. They really just use IBS as the name for any digestive problem. They do not have a clue about what is wrong. However, they would never say so. That would be admitting to not knowing something.

That is so funny that you found your original member name! It is so odd how we come across things. We may not be looking for something, but we find it. Any other time, you could not find it to save your life! I suppose that is how irony works.

You mentioned the cucumber peel not being okay for Candida. This is probably due to mold, right? Watermelons and melons in general are not encouraged on the diet. They carry a lot of mold. I have done a ton of research as well. I even wrote a college paper on it I found the pathology so fascinating.

Dear Patti,

I know what you mean when it comes to tests. You do not want to miss anything. There is always that slight possibility that test will show something. When you are as sick as we have been, it is worth trying. You cannot get well if you are not diagnosed.

The IBS is something I was told I had as well. I feel they are using it to name anything they do not know what it actually is. My parents were told they have it, as was my brother. They also refuse to give up gluten. What does that tell you?

I like your picks for the Presidential candidates. I am not sure who all I would want. There are a lot of possibilities! Since we are basing it from looks, that makes it more complicated. Extreme scientificness is involved.

Dear Julie,

The nausea is a major problem for me as well. Candida and Lyme are good possibilities. They both contribute to digestive issues. I was surprised to learn that, too! I think many of us were!

Dear Susie,

I am sorry about your meltdown in the parking lot! Those are hard to deal with. I have meltdowns some as well.

I think they go with being sick. It is nice to hear you and your friend had a good laugh, though!

You are lucky you can have ice cream. I cannot honestly remember how long it has been since I had any. Probably a year or more anyway. I never was a big ice cream person. It is good you control yourself with it. Now, we have a new term! If you go between a Carla and a Rachel, it is a Susie! For instance, "I Susied some ice cream this afternoon."

I have no idea if Chris Farley said that first or not. I do know I love saying it! You just cannot resist it! Whenever someone says something really stupid, you must blurt out "Well, La-Dee-Frickin' Da!" It is practically a reflex.

Dear Laura,

That would be great if you could help Julie! She really needs a doctor. Yours sounds like a good one! Maybe she could see her. It makes it easier that her parents live out there.

Dear Rachel,

IBS and Fibromyalgia are just a couple of catch-alls. They are using it for everything they do not know what the cause is. They never pursue the cause. Doctors just kept handing me pills as well. I was diagnosed with both Fibromyalgia and IBS.

OMG! I cannot believe you ate 4 pints of ice cream in a day and a half! I would have been sick! I cannot even tolerate yogurt! I can have cheese, though. Stupid lactose! It is HEINOUS!

Dear Lisa,

I think your doctor could be right. If you feel you can trust her, do what she told you. I think enemas can be harsh on the system at times. You can get dehydrated from using them. You do not want to overdo them.

I do not blame you for being angry with your family. I have the same situation with my parents all the time. Being sick is bad enough, but that you have to deal with their self-centered crap is even worse! I want to move out like you. I hate dealing with all of this. All of the stress just makes the illness worse.

I hope your dentist appointment goes well. You really need those fillings out. They cause a lot of trouble. I say charge your father up to kingdom come! He deserves it!

Dear Donna,

I love your new avatar! It is so beautiful! The scene is mystical! This reminds me of the mountains of Guilin. I should send you guys that slide show. Guilin is truly magestic and magical!

The Much Ado About Nothing Bar sounds like the perfect name for those treats! I think that would be absolutely fantastic for Rinne's newer creations. The name is catchy. That is what you want. Marketing is important to how well a product does. People will not buy something they cannot remember the name of.

Dear Judy,

I hope you are doing alright. I know you are having a hard time as well. Maybe you will find a good doctor soon. We are all hoping so! We want you to be on the road to health!

Dear Jenny,

Your body and mine sound an awful lot alike! I can eat some things certain days, and other days I get sick from them. It does not make a lot of sense. I know Lyme can do that. The nausea is unbearable.

I can deal with the fatigue better than the digestive problems. There are times I am so queasy, walking makes me want to throw up! It is pure misery. I hope that my doctor will get the IgeniX tests done. She thinks there could be some LLMDs up in Indy that just do not advertise it. It would be more doable than going to New York for treatment. Plus, I have relatives up near there I could stay with!

You could have Candida. The salad issue could be a mold sensitivity problem. The way things manifest can be so strange. Melons have a lot of mold, and watermelon is high in sugar, that feeds the Candida. Fruit irritates my stomach something awful.

Lyme is not totally out of the question for anyone I have found. Recently, the more I read, the more I am surprised. You just never know! The money issue is a major problem for me as well. You kind of have to do what you can when you are able.

Your gallbladder is a good possibility. I had to have mine removed several years ago. Mine nearly popped before I got it out, because the doctor relied on the tests too heavily. They only have about a 33 percent accuracy rate at best. I pointed that out.

He finally let me see a surgeon. It was not a moment too soon. I found out at my 10-day post-op check-up that my gallbladder was severely inflamed and irritated. That thing could have exploded right inside me! If I had not pestered my PCP and forced him to let me see the surgeon, I could have had pancreatitis and liver problems!

You said you had something in your test. It sounds like sludge to me. That is very dangerous. You need to get your gallbladder removed. This woman I met at the surgeon's office told me I was making the right decision getting mine out. She had been misdiagnosed 15 times in less than 2 months by ER doctors.

Nothing showed in her tests, either. Like me, she was told she was just crazy. As a result, the sludge ate through her gallbladder into her pancreas, causing irreversible damage. She had pancreatitis, which has no cure. The young woman also had liver and kidney problems, as well as a feeding tube in her belly button.

This woman will never be able to have a single drop of alcohol again. It is too taxing on her system. Her daily fat intake has to be below 70 grams daily. Otherwise, severe complications could occur. I am so glad I listened to my intuition instead of everyone around me. Always listen to it. That will never steer you wrong!

Sincerely,

Jin

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Jenny: I was down to 8 foods last fall, no oils, fats, spices, etc., when I was at my lowest low. I was violently reacting to any and all foods.

I was dx'ed with lyme, mycoplasma, high levels of viruses, one definite lyme co-infection, and potentially/probably one other. My digestive issues were my main ones, followed by the "generic" symptoms....fatigue, muscle/bone pain, brain fog, weight loss.

So just because the digestive issues aren't talked about as much re: lyme, they are definitely there. Many of the patients I know (from my dr's office) have multiple food issues as well.

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Sure, I'll break it up more. I forgot.

I am not ruling Lyme disease out. I am gonna ask to get tested when I see a doctor.

Thank you. :rolleyes:

Be sure they use IGeneX for Lyme testing. You can have the test kit sent to your house and take it to your doctor to send in. That will be the only way your doctor will use IGeneX ... they will normally use a local lab, which won't be accurate.

My mom really has done alot for me and I probably sometimes take it for granted.

Yep, don't take that for granted. My family really doesn't care (except for the ones I live with and my dad).

(That was 2 paragraphs by request :) )

Thank you, too. :rolleyes:

I eat like 7 lbs of banana every week...

:o:o

1) I *love* broc&cauli w/ just salt&pepper and lemon juice I squeeze over it. Just about anything else on it falls into the bad category for candida.

2) The egg uncertainty could be caused by what they're cooked in. Can't use butter, margarine or olive oil etc. Heated olive oil becomes bad olive oil. I use safflower oil mostly. Sunflower is ok for me too. Canola gets me dizzy in seconds, followed by gut pain etc.

I eat coconut oil on my veggies. It serves a dual purpose ... good flavor and kills candida. It also heats with no problem. I also use safflower oil for cooking.

I agree about the eggs. Don't use Teflon!! It releases chemicals when it heats up ... enough to kill a pet bird. That could contribute to food making you sick.

Rachel, did getting new pots and pans make a difference with you?

Those berries and cream sound delicious! I might have to get some of those! They are often sweet enough by themselves! I will probably have to get Cool Whip instead, though. The lactose is my trouble. Casein is not an issue.

No, no, no, you can't have Cool Whip! It's loaded with sugar. The whipped cream I am making is JUST whipping cream ... no sugar. If you can't have lactose, I suppose it won't work for you. Can you take a Lactaid and have lactose?

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Uggg, bad D is back... Could be a number of things I guess...ate some stupid stuff yesterday, am also not ruling out the possibility that this could be a release of toxins... Toxic waste to be sure. :lol:

Oh, it is tricky to be away from this thread: it grows sooo fast.

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I doubt I have Lyme disease (would that give heart burn and stomach ache? I don't seem to have the symptoms that I have read it should have online...but who knows.) or Candida. I eat like no sugar, so I dunno how the candida would have grown..

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Sorry about my angry thread. I am just having one of those days when things feel really hard dealing with this.

Yes, I have a lot of stomach trouble including heartburn, from the Lyme Disease. That's why I ended up searching for answers on celiac.com.

Most of the time I've had flare ups, it's been primarily GI issues along with fatigue. More recently I did develop more Lyme-like symptoms ... but for 30 years it was fatigue and GI issues during a flare.

I don't know that you have it, but don't dismiss it. You need a thorough doctor who will test you for everything.

So just because the digestive issues aren't talked about as much re: lyme, they are definitely there. Many of the patients I know (from my dr's office) have multiple food issues as well.

YES, this thread grows VERY fast at times, lol. Most of my symptoms are digestive in nature and the rest are in my head. :P

Vent any time you like!

Anyone besides me scared of trying new foods? I hate getting sick, so I dread trying new stuff because of it.

Yes and no. Scared but try anyway sometimes. :( I'm down to about 10 safe foods that I'm eating. The BioSET treatments I'm doing have helped to identify stuff that is safe and slowly but surely I am able to eat a few more things than I was a few months ago.

People I am so depressed and stressed. Sorry I need to vent today. They don't really help much or research. They just watch me get sicker and I am tired of it. Somedays it's just to much.

It is so very hard when you don't have the support. I am so very fortunate to have supportive family and friends PLUS this thread. It's been hard enough to have to deal with all this without having their support too. I am just so sorry for you and everyone else who doesn't have that support.

I don't get financial support though...I'm in debt up to my eyeballs, but at least I'm finding answers and have people cheering me on as I get deeper into debt. :P

I feel like I am digesting glass all the time all the time. But I think maybe it is the whole flaxseed I have been drinking. NO more for me. My intestines may be to inflammed for that right now

Flaxseeds are SOOOO very hard on the digestive tract...espectially whole seeds. You might do better with ground seeds when you're ready to start them up again.

So is Garlic good against Candida too?

YEP, absolutely!

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