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Hi Rachel :D

I just wanted to weigh in on the candida issue.

I personally was dealing with candida for 10 years. I did the strict diet, the Nystatin and other antifungals, multiple rounds of diflucan, sporonox, pretty much every anti-candida supplement that was out there I was on it and one time or another.

After about 5 years of eating a very strict anti-candida diet I still would have symptoms whenever I ate anything that veered from that way of eating. As long as I stayed on the diet symptoms were gone, pretty much non-existant and then the minute I ate anything that fed the yeast my symptoms came back with a vengeance.

This made me look into other things as underlying issues and contributing factors. In my case, heavy metals, a congested liver, and parasites to name a few came up.

Thanks Rachel for posting all the info on fibrin again, I was actually looking for that :lol:

Susie UK, thanks for the link. Sorry you are struggling, I agree it does get so overwhelming at times. I hope things turn around for you very soon :)

Depression used to be an issue for me, worse at times of high toxicity. After cleaning up my diet this really improved for me, no sugar, no dairy, nothing processed.

Fish oils and sources of omegas are really suppose to help balance everything out (studies have even shown that depressed people are deficient in EFA's)

April, great info. I used to have some books by that "liver Dr" Dr Cabot. Great source of information.

Donna, thanks for the charcoal brand recommendation!

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I have had quite the day as far as my stomach! UGH!! First I was severely nauseous all morning, but until now I was so hungry I ate tons of brown rice, swordfish, broccoli, tangerines...ugh I can't even remember what else.

I was talking to my mom about this whole anti-candida diet and she said that she thinks I should wait until we get word from the Dr. for me to start. I kinda agree with her just because there are so few foods I can eat without getting nauseous, that I want to talk to the Dr. about some anti-nausea meds if he wants me to change my diet. I truly can't handle being sick to my stomach 24/7. The only time it's a little better is if I can eat what I want, when I want.

Susie,

Here is a site that you can type in your meds that you're taking and see if something you want to add to your regime (St. John's Wort?) will interact.

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I have had quite the day as far as my stomach! UGH!! First I was severely nauseous all morning, but until now I was so hungry I ate tons of brown rice, swordfish, broccoli, tangerines...ugh I can't even remember what else.

I hope swordfish isn't in your diet often. I don't know if metals are a problem for you at all but swordfish isn't a good fish for that.

Sorry about the nausea. I agree with your mom that it would be good to talk to the doctor.

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We don't have swordfish too often, but I sure do love it! Maybe once every couple months??

I am so nauseous again...grr! I can't seem to in point which foods are causing this. I think I will put a call into the Dr. after New Years Day.

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BTW, what do you think of the suggestion of taking digestive enzymes? Do you?

S x

I find it quite helpful, and discovered taking a larger amount is better. I take a prescription one, Lipram UL20 which is a stronger one, and I take two with meals. I feel better on the larger amount rather than just one with larger meals.

Sherry

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Anyways, couple of questions:

-I think I've got a sinus infection, as following the last cold, I haven't been able to shift the blocked up feeling and have a lot of sinus pain, but, I'm not blowing out any nasty stuff (sorry :ph34r: ). Could my sinuses be infected? I'm using one of those stick inhalers that just contains essential oils. Not sure what else to do, as I really don't want antibiotics.

S x

Suzie, good to have you posting a bit, I hope you'll just pop in and post your questions and watch for replies as you can, because it isn't easy to keep up with everyone here. No pressure at all to do so!

I agree with the Vitamin C, and saline rinses or neti pot (spelling?). I want to add that I wonder if it is connected to toxins in your system and if you might do some of the detox things to see what happens. Have you ever tried the coffee enema ("ecoffee" as we refer to it here)?

Can you handle garlic? It is a really good natural anti-almost everything. I've been crushing a couple of cloves, chopping it up fine and putting it on a spoon, then at the back of my tongue and a quick swallow with a big gulp of water.

Sherry

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I was givin apricots to help me go to the bathroom. But I can't digest those darn hard leather things. I told Dee that and she said sure you can. BUT I CAN"T! they make me go though. normal to. they look all moldy and stuff but, no, I don't get moldy symptoms.

Hi, Lisa.

I read about boiling prunes until they are nice and soft and how that helped them be more effective. Since dried prunes do nothing for me except give me gas, I decided to try. It did help a lot. I eat the softened ones and drink the juice from boiling them.

So I wonder if that would work with your apricots.

Sherry

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Hi all,

I'll likely be not posting so much for awhile, I'm on a trip with a full schedule. Feeling better thankfully, though not as good as I wish. Humaworm should hopefully arrive tonight. I'll keep you posted on that at least.

Sherry

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Hi Carla,Jin,Donna,Rachel,Andrea, everyone else. Everyone new.

How is everyone?

Hey Lisa! Good to hear from you...hope the house was okay after the squash incident! I am doing much better now that I've stopped the Humaworm, lol.

Would LOVE to hear any of your thoughts!

Hey, welcome back! I'm in the camp that thinks there's something causing the systemic overgrowth. I'm on an anticandida diet now, but that's not my main focus. I'm doing much like Rachel is...my doctor's and I are working on making sure my detox pathways are open and working and that my liver can handle the detox.

For detox I take parsley and take detox baths. I also get full body massages about every 3 weeks, and I use a rebounder nearly every day to support my lymph drainage.

Donna, thanks for the charcoal brand recommendation!

You're welcome...hope it is a good one, lol. I think it's giving me C! Can you believe it. The queen of D has C! :lol: It's been two days so far, and if I don't go soon this morning, it will probably be 3 days! Not sure exactly what the cause...maybe the Humaworm just took care of whatever stupid bug was causing the D, and now the charcoal is helping slow things down, lol. Not sure.

I was talking to my mom about this whole anti-candida diet and she said that she thinks I should wait until we get word from the Dr. for me to start. I kinda agree with her just because there are so few foods I can eat without getting nauseous, that I want to talk to the Dr. about some anti-nausea meds if he wants me to change my diet. I truly can't handle being sick to my stomach 24/7. The only time it's a little better is if I can eat what I want, when I want.

Probably a good idea to run everything by the doctor at this point! :P

I'll likely be not posting so much for awhile, I'm on a trip with a full schedule. Feeling better thankfully, though not as good as I wish. Humaworm should hopefully arrive tonight. I'll keep you posted on that at least.

Stay relaxed and well on that hectic schedule!

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I am so nauseous again...grr! I can't seem to in point which foods are causing this.

I hate to say it, but my nausea and stomach upset didn't seem to be caused by any food in particular .... pretty much anything would make me feel sick. I guess that's why I never did the anti-candida diet strictly either.

I recently read a post on LN that was an article about bartonella. I was having brain fog thanks to the flare up from this cold, so I didn't entirely understand it ... but what I did understand was that bart feeds off protein instead of carbs like other bacteria .... which totally explains why I could eat pure garbage (potato chips and cheese curls) and feel FINE, but if I ate meat and veggies, I'd be in pain.

I have not had ANY stomach issues AT ALL since treating the bartonella. I started bart treatment just before the Humaworm, so I'm sure both helped the stomach issues.

Catesfolly, I agree with everyone else .... there must be something else underlying all this that you are still missing. With the joint pain, I can't help but ask if you've been tested for Lyme Disease? There is a Lyme Disease thread under Leaky Gut and other issues that has info about symptoms and testing.

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May I suggest you start a new thread with the same title and call it nr 2 and link to this one??

This is because there is so extremely much useful information here and it will get absolutely buried if you continue another year on this thread.....I see the other forums do it that way. There are vitamin D threads ans do on that are very long too.

happy new year

nora

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Kassandra,

Sometimes nasuea can be related to the liver/gallbladder. I don't know if that is your case, but since you dealing with lyme and candida (maybe) then your liver is probably stressed. E-coffee would help. Also, I drink fresh squeezed lemon juice on an empty stomach in the morning to cleanse the liver and kidneys in a gentle way. That might help.

More info can be found on www.liverdoctor.com.

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Kassandra,

Sometimes nasuea can be related to the liver/gallbladder. I don't know if that is your case, but since you dealing with lyme and candida (maybe) then your liver is probably stressed. E-coffee would help. Also, I drink fresh squeezed lemon juice on an empty stomach in the morning to cleanse the liver and kidneys in a gentle way. That might help.

More info can be found on www.liverdoctor.com.

Both ideas are good advice. Lemon water can be used throughout the day, too. I know it helps me when I'm feeing toxic .... it's like I CRAVE it when I need it. Once I have enough, it tastes sour.

I won't be skipping a day of ecoffee anymore if I'm feeling bad at all! My Lyme only flared with this cold when I skipped the enema. I have skipped it before, but didn't have additional stress like this cold. This just illustrates to me how much it's actually doing.

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I'll likely be not posting so much for awhile, I'm on a trip with a full schedule. Feeling better thankfully, though not as good as I wish. Humaworm should hopefully arrive tonight. I'll keep you posted on that at least.

Have a safe trip! :)

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Sherry, have a good trip and we look forward to your updates when you are able.

Lisa, when I was going through some periods of serious "C" watermelon worked for me.

Lemon juice in hot water in the morning also helped (I do that too April!), or a cup of green tea. Don't know if these things would work for you but I thought I would throw them out there.

BTW, prunes did nothing for me, only bloated me up more <_<

Carla, interesting about the bart feeding on protein.

I love when I come to a realization like you did with the coffee enemas :lol:

I just came to one myself, no more gluten-free baked goods or mixes for me.

I only have them ocasionally and when I do my stomach gets so swollen and I have symptoms, I always thought it was the sugar.

But since Thanksgiving I've had toffee and real fudge as a the ocasional treat and absolutely nothing happened afterwards, NO symptoms.

Then the other night I made my cinnamon rolls, kind of a last thing to have before I start a new type of eating plan, and I got SOOOO sick.

I realized it's the alternative processed grains that are swelling my stomach and my body just can't handle them.

Catesfolly, just to add to what the others are doing I also do saunas, detox baths, castor oil packs, netti pot, yoga, lemon juice in hot water alternating with pure cranberry juice in water, and high doses of omegas, and vitamin D.

Donna, well I don't want C!! Hmmm maybe I will rethink the charcoal......

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Just a quick drive by as we've been travelling to foreign parts and back today....been to Wales to see my parents :D Had a lovely day and laughed a lot, which has been great. I've updated my avatar with a piccie of my little chap which I took today :D Got to rest now but will try to reply to everyone's really helpful posts in the next couple of days.

Sx

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Carla,

That totally makes sense about bart. Dr. H thinks I have every co-infection...so that makes sense. I am going to just eat healthfully until I talk to the Dr. about all of this.

Everyone,

OMG...I took a Unisom last night to help me sleep and I just woke up (it's 1.15 pm my time :o) and I'm still EXHAUSTED! LOL!!!

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Carla, That totally makes sense about bart. Dr. H thinks I have every co-infection...so that makes sense. I am going to just eat healthfully until I talk to the Dr. about all of this. Everyone, OMG...I took a Unisom last night to help me sleep and I just woke up (it's 1.15 pm my time :o) and I'm still EXHAUSTED! LOL!!!
Omg 1:15, no wonder u are tired, u got way too much sleep lol. I dont think i have ever slept that long, well maybe when i was your age, long long long long time ago lol.I slept good again last night from 10-5 this time, then got an cat nap from 6 til 7 lol I didnt want to get up cause it was -28 this morning, talk about cold lol.when u are ready to start the candida diet, let me know. Im going to wait til i talk to the naturalistic dr thsi coming week. But im going to start eating healty on the first, no more chips, that is my downfall, so those are going bye bye.paula

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Paula,

Yea, I'm probably still tired because the stupid unisom made me really groggy. I'm feeling better. I only got about 13 hours of sleep though. I used to sleep 14-18 hours in a day when I was anemic...lol! My schedule was wake up...eat...slep, repeat! LOL!

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May I suggest you start a new thread with the same title and call it nr 2 and link to this one??

This is because there is so extremely much useful information here and it will get absolutely buried if you continue another year on this thread.....I see the other forums do it that way. There are vitamin D threads ans do on that are very long too.

happy new year

nora

Happy new year, Nora! We've tried to separate out some stuff, but those threads seem to die off...our issues here seem so interelated that it's hard to separate it. We did make one for Lyme Disease, but the other stuff seem so intertwined.

Just a quick drive by as we've been travelling to foreign parts and back today....been to Wales to see my parents :D Had a lovely day and laughed a lot, which has been great. I've updated my avatar with a piccie of my little chap which I took today :D Got to rest now but will try to reply to everyone's really helpful posts in the next couple of days.

Sx

OMGosh, what a cutie!!!! Glad you had a greate time in Wales!

Carla,

Everyone,

OMG...I took a Unisom last night to help me sleep and I just woke up (it's 1.15 pm my time :o) and I'm still EXHAUSTED! LOL!!!

Wow, lol!!! Wish it had that affect on me!!! :P

Actually, I've been sleeping better the last three or four nights...since I stopped the Humaworm, lol.

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I didnt want to get up cause it was -28 this morning

:o :o :o Where on earth are you!? :o :o :o

I was in Russia in January once, and it was -25 .... so I know how cold that is!

I think Nora was meaning for us to continue on, but in a new thread ....

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:o :o :o Where on earth are you!? :o :o :o

I was in Russia in January once, and it was -25 .... so I know how cold that is!

I think Nora was meaning for us to continue on, but in a new thread ....

i sometimes think im in alaska lol but im not lol.

were i live they news people call it the freezer box lol

paula

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Hey everyone, thank you SO much for reading all that stuff I wrote and for responding so thoughtfully! There's a ton of good suggestions in there. I need to learn more about supporting the liver.

When I was in my twenties I saw many acupuncurists to deal with horrible menstrual cramps (which I don't have since my son was born) and the diagnosis was always "congested liver chi". I'm thinking I should go back to acupuncture. I do take milk thistle and NAC and a bunch of other stuff, like glutamine, that should be helping. And fresh lemons.

In my particular case, I think I have had a nearly lifelong predisposition for candida overgrowth. Maybe having two alcoholic parents? Maybe too much stress as a kid? Maybe a damaged liver from a short spurt of heavy drinking when I was a young teen? I used to get stomach virus twice a year like clockwork, I've always been an absolute bread hound (until two years ago that is), I had steady vaginal yeast infections in my twenties, and got yeast infections in both breasts while breastfeeding.

Anyway, it was all at a manageable level until I got pregnant and had to take a bunch of antibiotics for chronic bleeding while pregnant (a botched CVS) and more antibiotics for mastitis post-partum and then a horrible case of rotavirus and two years of extreme stress and sleep deprivation. I really think those are the proximate causes of my problems, not Lyme or heavy metals. There may be heavy metals in me, but my sickness correllates entirely with all the assaults on my body during and after my son was born. And those do seem to be about having gotten my intestinal flora completely screwed up.

The joint pain came exactly when the chronic diarrhea did and it is about 75% better since going off gluten, soy, cow dairy, beef/pork. It's the candida symptoms and the gut symptoms that haven't improved.

Some days I wonder if I could just muster the energy to do vigarous aerobic exercise every day that I'd get better sweating it all out. I do take regular epsom salts baths and do yoga, but not enough.

ANYWAY, thank you everyone! Your experiences are SO helpful!

Florence

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What does epsom salt baths do?

I read what so many of you do and im always at lost, so i hope you all dont mind me asking questions all the time. Im thinking i should have finished my lpn prgram i was in a couple of years ago lol

paula

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What does epsom salt baths do?

I read what so many of you do and im always at lost, so i hope you all dont mind me asking questions all the time. Im thinking i should have finished my lpn prgram i was in a couple of years ago lol

Definitely ask...it's MUCH easier than going back in this thread, lol. I've been told for years that epsom salts were good for detox...my massage therapist though says the epsom takes care of aches and pains mostly. I usually add a little baking soda to mine. The baking soda apparently has a little more of a detox affect (according to HER, lol). I still think the epsom does a little detox all on its own.

Epsom salts are magnesium, so it's possible a little gets absorbed through the skin...good for people like me who are deficient in magnesium.

Besides all that...it just plain feels good so soak in a hot bath...I turn the light out and light a candle or two and just relax...feels great.

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