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No, I dont think I have ever been tested, but I would definitely like more information on Candida because I was reecently diagnosed with fibromylgia! My emial is Maggs11189@yahoo.com. Thank you! Maggie

Dear wdwmaggie,

I just e-mailed it to you! I hope it is helpful! I completely understand where you are coming from. This essay was a lot of work, but worth it. It is quite fascinating in its pathology, really. If you want to know some books, I can definitely point you in the right direction. I bought a ton of them off of Amazon about Candida. :)

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

I had to take Flagyl (metronidazole) about 8 months ago. I was pretty miserable the entire 2 weeks I was on it. I felt as if every symptom I'd ever had was coming back. I sucked it up and completed the 2 weeks but felt like death the whole time I was on it.

I've been sick the past 4 years...all kinds of growing intolerances and just never getting better. Last month I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. I guess I was infected 6 years ago but didnt get symptoms until 4 years ago. When I took the Metronidazole I must have been experiencing some massive "die-off" since Flagyl is used to treat Lyme. I was unaware I had Lyme so at first thought maybe there was gluten in the pills and then just figured I was reacting to the pill. Now I know what was really going on.

Also many many cases of Lyme disease are misdiagnosed as Fibromyalgia. This was the result of a study that was done...

Dear Rachel,

This is really fascinating about Lyme disease and fibromyalgia. The thing is, I have never been bitten by a tick. Can you have Lyme disease even when you have not been bitten by a tick? My cousin had Lyme. It was awful. She was very ill. The Flagyl is hard on your body. I have been sick since beginning it.

It does not have gluten in it if it is made by Teva. I called to check before taking it. Antibiotics are just rough on the system I think. My mother has trouble with tolerating them as well. Also, where can I find more on this research? It is very interesting.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Can you have Lyme disease even when you have not been bitten by a tick? My cousin had Lyme. It was awful.

In most cases people with Lyme are unaware of having been bit....they dont see a tick...they dont see a rash. The ticks that transmit Lyme are very tiny...as small as the period at the end of this sentence.

Also they inject a numbing agent when they bite...so as not to be detected...the bite is painless.

Depending on where you are bitten you may never notice anything. If someone gets bit on their head or a part of the body which is covered with hair...it would go unnoticed.

In my case one day I woke up with the worst headache of my life...I was weak and had a high fever. It only lasted a day and then I just felt tired for a day or so and then perfectly normal. Just thought I'd gotten a flu. This was a week or so after returning from a trip to Tahoe. Weeks after that I noticed a strange looking bite...I thought it was a spider bite. It only was memorable because it had a small ring around it and because it stayed there for 3 or 4 weeks before disappearing. I didnt know about Lyme and I wasnt sick so just went about my life. I didnt actually become symptomatic until 2 years later. Now I've been sick 4 years and just diagnosed with Lyme. I had never linked the flu-like symptoms and the weird bite to my illness because they were 2 years apart.

From what I've learned a person can go many years after infection feeling ok. It just depends on the state of the immune system and other factors. Some people get sick immediately.

Here is the link to where I got that previously posted info. from

http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james26.htm

If you are still interested in this topic you can visit the "OMG" thread....we are discussing it everyday. Lots of research on the subject so any questions feel free to ask.

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In most cases people with Lyme are unaware of having been bit....they dont see a tick...they dont see a rash. The ticks that transmit Lyme are very tiny...as small as the period at the end of this sentence.

Also they inject a numbing agent when they bite...so as not to be detected...the bite is painless.

Depending on where you are bitten you may never notice anything. If someone gets bit on their head or a part of the body which is covered with hair...it would go unnoticed.

In my case one day I woke up with the worst headache of my life...I was weak and had a high fever. It only lasted a day and then I just felt tired for a day or so and then perfectly normal. Just thought I'd gotten a flu. This was a week or so after returning from a trip to Tahoe. Weeks after that I noticed a strange looking bite...I thought it was a spider bite. It only was memorable because it had a small ring around it and because it stayed there for 3 or 4 weeks before disappearing. I didnt know about Lyme and I wasnt sick so just went about my life. I didnt actually become symptomatic until 2 years later. Now I've been sick 4 years and just diagnosed with Lyme. I had never linked the flu-like symptoms and the weird bite to my illness because they were 2 years apart.

From what I've learned a person can go many years after infection feeling ok. It just depends on the state of the immune system and other factors. Some people get sick immediately.

Here is the link to where I got that previously posted info. from

http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james26.htm

If you are still interested in this topic you can visit the "OMG" thread....we are discussing it everyday. Lots of research on the subject so any questions feel free to ask.

Dear Rachel,

Thanks for the info. This is really interesting. I put the site in my favorites. As far as I know, I have never been bitten. My mother always inspected us after coming in from the outside. She even checked our scalps! After my cousin got sick, she was especially vigilant. Even so, it does not hurt to keep this in mind.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Hi all I am waiting diagnosis but have a nasty sinus infection I have had them since my late teens,I seem to be reacting badly to the amoxicillin bad stomach pains and diarrhoea too,so I will persevere as long as I can with them. But it seems to be a worse reaction than before I was told to go gluten free.

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10 hours ago, AM63 said:

Hi all I am waiting diagnosis but have a nasty sinus infection I have had them since my late teens,I seem to be reacting badly to the amoxicillin bad stomach pains and diarrhoea too,so I will persevere as long as I can with them. But it seems to be a worse reaction than before I was told to go gluten free.

That is a common reaction to amoxicillin.  One of my sons has that problem.  He is grown, and the last time he needed antibiotics I had him tell them that amoxicillin really makes him sick.  They gave him a different one.  You might tell the doctor about it.  Also, sometimes taking with a little food, like some rice, Chex or applesauce can be helpful.

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