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sure. i will take any info i can get. appreciate it. just send it to evrythingafter@yahoo.com. only when hope is fulfilled will hope be lost. thanks

Dear scotty,

I just sent it! You should receive it very soon! I do not mind helping anyone. Suffering and not knowing the cause is horrible. All you do is worry. If I can save someone the anxiety of not knowing what is wrong, then that is satisfying in itself.

This illness is so ignored. It is also practically never discussed. Candida is a lot like Celiac disease. Doctors either refuse to acknowledge it as an illness, or know absolutely nothing about it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Dear scotty,

I just sent it! You should receive it very soon! I do not mind helping anyone. Suffering and not knowing the cause is horrible. All you do is worry. If I can save someone the anxiety of not knowing what is wrong, then that is satisfying in itself.

This illness is so ignored. It is also practically never discussed. Candida is a lot like Celiac disease. Doctors either refuse to acknowledge it as an illness, or know absolutely nothing about it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

i got the paper and thats fantastic stuff. thanks...this is kind of hard to accept though since i been eating rice so long. like i said everything is just draining through so nuts and vegetables are hard to eat really. as well as just meats. i need a staple, and even so i get these feelings of draining like it won't bulk up inside and everything i am eating seems to take no affect, no absorption. i'm like a funnel with my you know what as the spout and things just slowly drain there. it will build like it always does and in a few days i will have to go seemingly every hour and thus have to eat twice as much which will never have an effect; then my stools will be tremendous. everything inside usually comes out...i odn't know is this normal or should i say something that will reduce when my intestines repair from gluten damage and other damage; or could this be something else. icould sit down and eat and eat and eat and does nothing but thin me, i can feel it in my (face)cheeks...?

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Dear scotty,

The malabsorption issue is a serious problem for many people. Sometimes, you poop things out looking a lot like they did when they came in! That is freaky! The yeast causes extra problems. Gluten and yeast together are really bad. The yeast can cause you to be sensitive to a lot of things. Rice definitely is a favorite of mine as well. Not being able to eat it is difficult. I love flavor, and cannot stand bland food. It makes me want to gag. What am I going to do? That is the question we all seem to face. I am slowly eliminating things. I have reduced my sugar consumption, have hardly eaten dairy for months, and have not had yeast or mushrooms in many months. Still, I am suffering. There are so many things to consider with it. I have low blood sugar, so every time I try to do the recommended low-carb diet for the yeast, I get shaky and sick. This is very frustrating. Yeast has been building in my system for years, and Leaky-Gut Syndrome goes along with it. That is likely what you have, too. That is why everything runs through you. Taking care of the yeast and the gluten will greatly assist. In fact, many people who have Candida are gluten intolerant or Celiac.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

P.S. I am glad you liked the essay.

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i think if i eat any vegetables right now i would need to wear a diaper no matter how much rice i put down. i picked up some pills here. Pau D'arco and Acidopholus one. man, i don't feel nothing...i had a lady help me there at the HFS, a professional; she said to start slow and work my way up to the recomended doses--so here goes that...i take a fiber supplement called Acacia. ever heard? it claims a probiotic effect and i think i will stick with it to stick together in the leaking guts. it's very sticky stuff when wet say in your hands or whatever...maybe i can find a balance to at least survive financially--still make it to work most days anyway;

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i think if i eat any vegetables right now i would need to wear a diaper no matter how much rice i put down. i picked up some pills here. Pau D'arco and Acidopholus one. man, i don't feel nothing...i had a lady help me there at the HFS, a professional; she said to start slow and work my way up to the recomended doses--so here goes that...i take a fiber supplement called Acacia. ever heard? it claims a probiotic effect and i think i will stick with it to stick together in the leaking guts. it's very sticky stuff when wet say in your hands or whatever...maybe i can find a balance to at least survive financially--still make it to work most days anyway;

Dear scotty,

I take probiotics as well. I definitely can tell a difference when I forget, and it is a negative effect. Veggies can give you too much roughage. The Candida can cause severe diarrhea in some people. It tends to reside in the lower gut most often. I have heard good things about Pau D'arco. Acidophillus is good stuff as well. I have heard of Acacia gum. It is normally used as a binding agent in baked goods. I did not know they used if for fiber supplementation as well. That is interesting. Just be careful. You do not want to overdo the supplementation. You could end up having a die-off reaction. That is too rough on your body. I think you should do a rotation diet. Leaky-Gut Syndrome is caused by Candida. You could be having this trouble due to other food intolerances. Doing a rotation diet can identify what your body reacts badly to, and what it tolerates.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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All that i konw is my body tolerates nothign but rice. i am terrified to eat anything else. since i have been trying an IBS diete for about 3 years; adding this and eliminating that. i can never truly tell what bothers me exactly until repeatedly eating something and then it pinpoints itself--i more or less do elimination diets, where i cut out everything and try only what i think bothers (with lots of rice, of course)...if i allow the leaky gut to arise i can't even think of my name or care. i can't feed myself!! does this sound familiar? ('like my body expired and i am just a spirit' or something--that summed it perfectly)

with the IBS diet i found a website HelpforIBS.com--they sell the Acacia in a powder, which i think is different from the gum not sure. works real well i just sprinkle some on foods and have become so used to it, that yes i too notice when i stop (thinking, foolishly, that i am cured and don't need the stuff--i break down slowly; initially though with urninary urges)...

i'm not exactly sure and forgive my ignorance here since i have so much study and research to do on Candida; but would i be a "Candidate" or a celiac--i mean i did not always feel this way (in so many ways) but have always had digestive problems; am i something else; what caused the Candida or is it a condition like IBS or Celiac or Crohns or something...does the food intolerance cause it, are we born with it, thus causing food intolerances, which came first the chicken or the egg? i mean afterall, how could the carb intake i have been consuming lead to it, which i only did because nothing would absorb in the first place...? if i had it all along...you know what i mean

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If you ever took antibiotic, or steroids even as a child you could have candida overgrowth. Celiac diseasae also makes our guts unhealthy and more likely to allow the candida to grow. Rice did not give you candida overgrowth, but may be feeding it, especially if you are eating white rice. Do you have celiac? I was confused by your last post. I think you said you are gluten free, but are you gluten free in all areas of life, including shampoos, soaps, toothpastes, shave cream etc. I thought I saw you post somewhere else hear where you said you did not know about the toiletries and gluten. Lots of stress can also set you up for candida overgrowth.

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Dear scotty,

Loraleena is right! The rice could feed the Candida. As she said, antibiotics or steroids are a major trigger. You may have had several courses as a child that have caused the yeast to takeover after all of these years. It is odd how this works. Celiac is something you are often born with. It is a genetic disease. It is not always active, though. Often, people do not notice symptoms until after they have had a virus or severe stress activate the illness. Other people have it from day one, and I am sure I am one of them. I could not tolerate any formula as an infant. I have digestive problems from the time I was born. It continued to worsen as I got older. I just now began learning of the cause.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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i think what i am being told here is that the gluten intolerance probably gave the Candida a good head start (i'll say), a place to manifest. i never took much, if any, apirin even as a kid and we were not ones who regularly seen doctors. apirin of course gave me D. i never had antibiotics (or steroids) until i was like 23 and got a cold; took a weeks worth and was done with both cold and anti--took them again maybe 2 years later for another cold; same thing--never before or since. past year my legs swelled :huh: was prescribed Prednisone (30 pills) over a 12 day period. doc had no clue after multiple tests and the steroid only relieved some swelling what was wrong. before they swelled had major strep and let it go. my tongue was bumpy, white, and sore as hell. my whole body seemed to be clogged with something, the corners of my lips had white sore bumps. my legs rashed and swelled--poofed; THEN i took the steroid perscription--once. thats it!! thats my life with steroids and antibiotics.

yes i may have certain aspects where i am still being glutened. Crest--NO Colgate!! that is one i just determined. i have tried going gluten free for 2 months maybe now. 2 days ago i relaized i could be washing myself with it. so i am working on it. i was beginning to think i had a Candida problem not a gluten problem. seems i have both. just trying to put things in perspective here.

thanks for the help and insights this is what i need!!! people that suffer the same. NOT people that see it in magazines and "read" all about it.

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i think what i am being told here is that the gluten intolerance probably gave the Candida a good head start (i'll say), a place to manifest. i never took much, if any, apirin even as a kid and we were not ones who regularly seen doctors. apirin of course gave me D. i never had antibiotics (or steroids) until i was like 23 and got a cold; took a weeks worth and was done with both cold and anti--took them again maybe 2 years later for another cold; same thing--never before or since. past year my legs swelled :huh: was prescribed Prednisone (30 pills) over a 12 day period. doc had no clue after multiple tests and the steroid only relieved some swelling what was wrong. before they swelled had major strep and let it go. my tongue was bumpy, white, and sore as hell. my whole body seemed to be clogged with something, the corners of my lips had white sore bumps. my legs rashed and swelled--poofed; THEN i took the steroid perscription--once. thats it!! thats my life with steroids and antibiotics.

yes i may have certain aspects where i am still being glutened. Crest--NO Colgate!! that is one i just determined. i have tried going gluten free for 2 months maybe now. 2 days ago i relaized i could be washing myself with it. so i am working on it. i was beginning to think i had a Candida problem not a gluten problem. seems i have both. just trying to put things in perspective here.

thanks for the help and insights this is what i need!!! people that suffer the same. NOT people that see it in magazines and "read" all about it.

Dear scotty,

No wonder you have Candida! Wow, that strep throat was the worst I had ever heard. It sounds like the yeast was flaring up then. Eczema and other skin issues often manifest with it. I actually heard the opposite about the gluten-yeast connection. I read (courtesy of a fellow forum member) that gluten intolerance is often caused by yeast! :o

It turns out, the protein structure of yeast cells is similar to gluten particles. Who knew? As a result of this, when Candida is in the system, the body accidentally attacks gluten because it thinks it is yeast! Is that amazing or what? This is something I just learned about myself. You learn new things everyday!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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thats all great and amazing perhaps clearing things up; but what caused it all?--for instance if it were steroids then every Major Leaugue baseball player would have it. everytime someone got a cold and took antibiotics they would get it. does the Candida get in? is it always present? do i have a yeast intolerance thus developing Candida? like i said i have a lot of research i just want to pick your "experienced" brain here. i dont eat gluten and i don't eat yeast--for awhile like i said i ate rice and tuna sandwiches (with mushrooms since they were tolerable :( --i know better now--with avacados too) and apples, peeled; pretzels--ok then things stopped working right--i came down to tuna with mushrooms and rice; rice for breakfast, snack; with lunch sandwich; snack; with dinner sandwich; cuz nothign woud work--i said it before i got urinary urges thus draining so i ate more food thus huge stools and felt like crap could not get energy--well you know the whole speel--forget all that for a moment though

what i want to know and maybe it is not answerable--is why did i always have loose digestion that lead me to pursue a rice diet? thats all i am wondering--maybe it is rhetorical...? i have a lot of study here i know i know--it seems like a yeast thing--maybe i don't fully understand--maybe a yeast intolerance and body attacking gluten mistakenly---------------------i'm too exhausted to search sometimes just want explanation but back to cyberspace i go :wacko:

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thats all great and amazing perhaps clearing things up; but what caused it all?--for instance if it were steroids then every Major Leaugue baseball player would have it. everytime someone got a cold and took antibiotics they would get it. does the Candida get in? is it always present? do i have a yeast intolerance thus developing Candida? like i said i have a lot of research i just want to pick your "experienced" brain here. i dont eat gluten and i don't eat yeast--for awhile like i said i ate rice and tuna sandwiches (with mushrooms since they were tolerable :( --i know better now--with avacados too) and apples, peeled; pretzels--ok then things stopped working right--i came down to tuna with mushrooms and rice; rice for breakfast, snack; with lunch sandwich; snack; with dinner sandwich; cuz nothign woud work--i said it before i got urinary urges thus draining so i ate more food thus huge stools and felt like crap could not get energy--well you know the whole speel--forget all that for a moment though

what i want to know and maybe it is not answerable--is why did i always have loose digestion that lead me to pursue a rice diet? thats all i am wondering--maybe it is rhetorical...? i have a lot of study here i know i know--it seems like a yeast thing--maybe i don't fully understand--maybe a yeast intolerance and body attacking gluten mistakenly---------------------i'm too exhausted to search sometimes just want explanation but back to cyberspace i go :wacko:

Dear scotty,

Candida is in our gastrointestinal tract and other parts of our body naturally. However, it can grow out of control whenever steroids, antibiotics, birth control, and an excessively high carbohydrate diet come into play. Many foods have naturally occuring yeasts or molds, which can feed the yeast. You eat condiments, right? Or at least used to? Condiments have vinegar, which is loaded with yeast.

Ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, A1, Barbecue sauce, and so many more have it. Then there is dairy. The lactose is a sugar, and it feeds the Candida. Plus, yogurt contains yeast. Mushrooms, truffels, and any other edible fungi can further add to the problem. Moldy foods like peanuts, pistachios, seeds, tomatoes, and leftovers more than 24 hours old make the yeast very happy, and the person suffering with it very miserable. Alcohol is yet another thing that yeast thrives on.

The loose digestion can be due to the yeast overgrowth. It causes Leaky-Gut Syndrome. The yeast causes little microscopic tears in your intestinal wall. Food particles begin to escape into the bloodstream. The immune system sees that these things are in the bloodstream, not the intestine, and see them as foreign matter. As a result, the immune system launches an attack. An allergic reaction then occurs. All kinds of symptoms can be caused by it. I hope that helps you understand it a little better.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

P.S. Many B-Vitamins are derived from Brewer's Yeast. They can cause Candida alone in some individuals.

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that helps makes alot of sense; though i have never really had what i perceive as food "leaking" into my system--i may have; but what i feel like is that food leaks out of my system or just passes through. i wonder--have you ever eaten and felt real terrible afterward, like you could faint i mean is where i am going; like everything is being plugged or blocked off? completely vacant? like you just lost 20 pounds in one gulp?

i realize all these foods you mention have yeast and add to the problem--i guess what is disturbing or confusing or frustrating is why me? not me personally; but why US maybe? how come this happens to us while so many people just gulp and let there body process the rest normally? please don't say 'everyone is different' cuz life could not sustain itself on that answer. and again, just some insight. i'm not trying to make you my doctor here. appreciate it though

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I believe a lot of people do not feel well a lot of the time and are so used to it they don't even realize it. I know so many people with digestive issues and fatigue that are supposedly healthy. I also believe that some of us are like the canary in the coal mine. Also if you are celiac this really destroys your gut and sets you up for many digestive issues including candida, leaky gut and parasites.

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that helps makes alot of sense; though i have never really had what i perceive as food "leaking" into my system--i may have; but what i feel like is that food leaks out of my system or just passes through. i wonder--have you ever eaten and felt real terrible afterward, like you could faint i mean is where i am going; like everything is being plugged or blocked off? completely vacant? like you just lost 20 pounds in one gulp?

i realize all these foods you mention have yeast and add to the problem--i guess what is disturbing or confusing or frustrating is why me? not me personally; but why US maybe? how come this happens to us while so many people just gulp and let there body process the rest normally? please don't say 'everyone is different' cuz life could not sustain itself on that answer. and again, just some insight. i'm not trying to make you my doctor here. appreciate it though

Dear scotty,

I am glad that helped make it less confusing for you. This stuff can throw anyone through a loop. It is a lot to learn. I have felt terrible after eating on many occaisions. When I had my gallbladder in, I had diarrhea after every meal or snack. I felt like you were describing. It just goes straight through.

I understand how you feel. You ask God "What did I do to deserve this? Do you hate me? Can you hear me?" It makes no sense at all. How come everyone else on the planet seems to tolerate foods, when we cannot even tolerate some of the most basic things. Going through the "Why Me" stuff is normal. I do not know anyone on this forum who has not gone through this. Trust me, I would NEVER become a doctor! I am going to be an attorney, so I can sue all of their lying, no good, arrogant selves and punish them for all of us whose lives they have ruined!

Loraleena mentioned parasites. That is a distinct possibility, especially in your case. The parasites eat up what the host takes in. This very well could be a problem for you on top of the others.

I know you are overwhelmed. There are so many things to comprehend. More and more gets thrown at you. You feel like "Now what!?" I know how it feels when your body is like your enemy. It puts you through the misery everyday that no one else understands, nor do they care to. I often wondered if I died, and my spirit just forgot to leave my body!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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it's not so much why me? whay have i been chosen to suffer. i confronted that years ago. it's more why me scientifically. what makes me different. like Celiacs (unless that is all that this is and has lead to other things...) know it is the gluten destroying there small intestines. same as chrohns know stuff is making homes in there small intestine. i don't know--an obvious one--diabetics know there pancreas is not producing enough insulin (in most cases; just an i.e. here)--so i am kind of still a little confused on the scientific method for my suffering...? is it the gluten or the yeast or a combination or other things; is there something that significantly seperates people like us; does my gall bladder fail to control the PH levels or whatever...?

by the way how did you know you needed you gall bladder removed?

and how bout this--'you like ghost stories, well you're in one!' i wandered for years expecting someone to say that to me :unsure:

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it's not so much why me? whay have i been chosen to suffer. i confronted that years ago. it's more why me scientifically. what makes me different. like Celiacs (unless that is all that this is and has lead to other things...) know it is the gluten destroying there small intestines. same as chrohns know stuff is making homes in there small intestine. i don't know--an obvious one--diabetics know there pancreas is not producing enough insulin (in most cases; just an i.e. here)--so i am kind of still a little confused on the scientific method for my suffering...? is it the gluten or the yeast or a combination or other things; is there something that significantly seperates people like us; does my gall bladder fail to control the PH levels or whatever...?

by the way how did you know you needed you gall bladder removed?

and how bout this--'you like ghost stories, well you're in one!' i wandered for years expecting someone to say that to me :unsure:

Dear scotty,

Celiacs are different. We tend to hold on to stomach bugs longer than other people. That is why I am terrified of them. If I catch a stomach bug, it can take me a month to recover. Celiac damages the gut, and impairs the immune system. When the immune system is impaired, it cannot fight off infection. Due to the inability to absorb nutrients, your system cannot protect itself from normally harmless things. Even the most benign thing can be a problem for us. I do not know if the gallbladder has anything to do with PH levels or not, but if you have an overly acidic body, that can cause yeast to thrive. I knew my gallbladder needed removed when I was experiencing severe reflux, chest pain, pain under my right rib cage, severe gas, and diarrhea. The "You like ghost stories, well, you're in one!" sounds like a Stephen King novel line. I like it!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Pirates of the Carribean(...ghost stories...)

ok well i'm not going through anything testwise to determine if i am a Celiac. it if pretty obvious now that it harms me in some way. you had said something about condiments and other ways of ingesting yeast as a kid or back when i ate stuff containing it...just wondering why my body did (does) not tolerate it--could be anything at this ripe point in history for digestive studies-- like you said that gluten and yeast can misinterpreted by the body as the same almost and it has just been attacking evrything!! maybe i will heal

have a hell of a time coming up with things to eat; seem so limited--which i am used to does not bother too much--but i can't think of much any suggestions

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Pirates of the Carribean(...ghost stories...)

ok well i'm not going through anything testwise to determine if i am a Celiac. it if pretty obvious now that it harms me in some way. you had said something about condiments and other ways of ingesting yeast as a kid or back when i ate stuff containing it...just wondering why my body did (does) not tolerate it--could be anything at this ripe point in history for digestive studies-- like you said that gluten and yeast can misinterpreted by the body as the same almost and it has just been attacking evrything!! maybe i will heal

have a hell of a time coming up with things to eat; seem so limited--which i am used to does not bother too much--but i can't think of much any suggestions

Dear scotty,

I loved the Pirates of The Carribean movie! I have not gotten to see the last two, though! I do not usually go for fellows with eyeliner, but in Johnny Depp's case, I could make an exception. ;) But, you know how it is with all the attractive good guys wearing eyeliner, they are all taken, like Johnny. :lol:

I really do not recommend the blood tests anyway. They are not accurate. I was told I was not Celiac, but that is obviously not the case! I have the typical history to boot! I was born with digestive issues. The condiments contain vinegar, which can really cause yeast to overpopulate quickly once you have been on steroids and/or antibiotics. Anytime you eat mustard, ketchup, salad dressing, Miracle Whip, pickles, barbecue, olives (they are fermented - mold issues), nuts (especially peanuts and peanut butter or pistachios), and so many other things you could possibly eat or drink. Even teas contain molds naturally. I think what you have happening is exactly what you said, that your body just started attacking everything. That is what happens with Leaky-Gut. You can heal. It just takes tweaking of your diet.

I am experiencing the same dilemma with meals. I am at a loss a lot of the time. I miss snack food for sure. Affordability is a big issue for me. Right now, I mostly live off of canned veggies, canned and fresh fruits, and meats. I miss flavor! I miss taste! I miss not being hungry and thinking of food every waking moment of the day!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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thats funny i have been told i look like Johnny Depp when i put on eyeliner. :lol:

but seriously...

fruits!! and vegetables!! do you puree them!!! how in the world can you even lick them!! or smell them without a big plummeting air bubble that makes you lean to b-room!! you got to be joking ok what do you seriously eat

you know i can't get away from rice yet--mentally and physically--i am on brown rice (now) and well...considering new attempt at rotation...this packaged meat which says gluten free on it (but has sodium lactate i think anyways fermented from corn :unsure: leery) for a few days here; i will go back to my canned meat that i had in a few days; save for the morning where i eat turkey sausage which also says gluten free on the package; and bananas...all organic

not working in so many ways--like yesterday i felt like i had innumerous times before my rice diet: anxious and like i could go at any moment, thus crapping all my energy. i was at work!! can't go at work. would have to go home for sure or collapse with starvation, hunger pangs. my stools are so huge everything comes out everytime and if it don't it sits there waiting. i get dizzy after i am done in there just grosse i konw sorry--

on another note when my doc had a catscan done for my swelled legs--catscan of my abdomen and pelvis--to see if any blockage was present the expert who looked at the results was concerned i had alot of stool in my bowels--crazy; i was starving i mean in the body and did not feel full or anything; they wondered if i had a BM recently; i went the night before and stuffed myself full of rice of course--could not eat after 7 in the morning and was worried i would run out of energy by 10:45 or so when the thing got done...my belly felt empty

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thats funny i have been told i look like Johnny Depp when i put on eyeliner. :lol:

but seriously...

fruits!! and vegetables!! do you puree them!!! how in the world can you even lick them!! or smell them without a big plummeting air bubble that makes you lean to b-room!! you got to be joking ok what do you seriously eat

you know i can't get away from rice yet--mentally and physically--i am on brown rice (now) and well...considering new attempt at rotation...this packaged meat which says gluten free on it (but has sodium lactate i think anyways fermented from corn :unsure: leery) for a few days here; i will go back to my canned meat that i had in a few days; save for the morning where i eat turkey sausage which also says gluten free on the package; and bananas...all organic

not working in so many ways--like yesterday i felt like i had innumerous times before my rice diet: anxious and like i could go at any moment, thus crapping all my energy. i was at work!! can't go at work. would have to go home for sure or collapse with starvation, hunger pangs. my stools are so huge everything comes out everytime and if it don't it sits there waiting. i get dizzy after i am done in there just grosse i konw sorry--

on another note when my doc had a catscan done for my swelled legs--catscan of my abdomen and pelvis--to see if any blockage was present the expert who looked at the results was concerned i had alot of stool in my bowels--crazy; i was starving i mean in the body and did not feel full or anything; they wondered if i had a BM recently; i went the night before and stuffed myself full of rice of course--could not eat after 7 in the morning and was worried i would run out of energy by 10:45 or so when the thing got done...my belly felt empty

Dear scotty,

I would love to see you in some black eyeliner! :lol:

I do not have too much trouble with having to go to the bathroom eating fruits and veggies.

At first when I started the diet I did. I was not used to the fiber. That is all I eat most of the time. I do treat myself to a candy bar now and then. I bake cookies some, too. Sweet rice flour is great for those!

So far, your diet seems relatively healthy. Rice is something a lot of us are dependent on. It is the safe food! It is easier to digest than corn, that is for sure! I eat corn and do alright, though. I can eat an entire bag of popcorn and do pretty well. The rotation diet should be very helpful in determining other irritants. I found the carageenan is irritating to my stomach in the soymilk!

I know that anxiety where you have to go all the time! It is awful! This is so embarrassing, too! No matter where I was, or what I was doing, it could come on me. It got to the point I could hardly leave the house. I had to go no matter where I was, I could not keep it in. It was terrible! It seems you could be dehydrated from the bowel movements. I think you may need to drink some sort of electrolyte solution. Gatorade is safe!

I had an abdominal CT before. They made me drink barium, which did not set well. I doubt you have a blockage, either. I would think you would be constipated if you had a blockage. Of course, doctors are not too bright. We just have to humor them. It takes a while for your gut to heal. Are you still eating dairy? If so, cut that out. It can prevent Celiacs from healing.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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ok now i am kind of confused

eager to try things but i thought with the candida i should avoid sugar--fruits, Gatorade, cookies, canned goods????

thought corn and soy were off limits too?

oh boy oh boy i'm sure it will take a while to learn what bothers me, won't be fun; but i am at a point i don't know what bothers :angry: i wish i had someone say eat this and eat that or try this and try that while i am at the store. i too was at a point that i could hardly leave the house 1) cuz of the concern of not reaching a restroom in time--which never happened nota once mind you :blink:--2) but also; there is something about being outside, makes me weak or feel like i don't have enough energy to be alive. i'm fine here at home usually, even moving around. perhaps i try bits at a time but i really expected to avoid sugars and any food therein

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ok now i am kind of confused

eager to try things but i thought with the candida i should avoid sugar--fruits, Gatorade, cookies, canned goods????

thought corn and soy were off limits too?

oh boy oh boy i'm sure it will take a while to learn what bothers me, won't be fun; but i am at a point i don't know what bothers :angry: i wish i had someone say eat this and eat that or try this and try that while i am at the store. i too was at a point that i could hardly leave the house 1) cuz of the concern of not reaching a restroom in time--which never happened nota once mind you :blink:--2) but also; there is something about being outside, makes me weak or feel like i don't have enough energy to be alive. i'm fine here at home usually, even moving around. perhaps i try bits at a time but i really expected to avoid sugars and any food therein

Dear scotty,

With Candida, those things are supposed to be avoided on the strict regimen. However, it is easier on your body not to implement these changes all at once. You should do them gradually. Corn and soy are not off limits for Candida. Corn must be in small amounts, though. It is high in carbs. Again, that is on the strict regimen.

I hardly go out for the same reason. It can just hit you like a bolt of lightening. I am not much on public restrooms anyway. Being outside could make you weak from being exposed to the heat. Have you had your Thyroid checked? Mine is overactive at the moment, and it makes me very sensitive to the heat. Also, if you are exposed to environmental problems such as car exhaust where you live, that could irritate your symptoms. Candida causes people to be sensitive to smells like cologne, gasoline, candles, and all kinds of other things. I get lightheaded from the smell of cookware.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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it's more psychological being outside and all i don't think i am sensitive to things; but they bother like any other person. it's just a weird feeling. i get tired talking with people sometimes. i guess the whole beyond this realm aspect overwhelms, knowing i can't keep up; or do everything i want to or would do if i had the energy. disapointing--i don't know--just came to mind last post.

perhaps if i could develop more frequent BMs i would be better. sometimes after a good one is when food has the most effect, really absorbs and fills my entire body. i guess truly i have NO clue how an animal like myself is typically supposed to eat and digest and process food on a regular basis. i see people at working snacking all day and i wonder if i should be eating more, yet at the same time can't believe it cuz i would just poop!! eating like that

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it's more psychological being outside and all i don't think i am sensitive to things; but they bother like any other person. it's just a weird feeling. i get tired talking with people sometimes. i guess the whole beyond this realm aspect overwhelms, knowing i can't keep up; or do everything i want to or would do if i had the energy. disapointing--i don't know--just came to mind last post.

perhaps if i could develop more frequent BMs i would be better. sometimes after a good one is when food has the most effect, really absorbs and fills my entire body. i guess truly i have NO clue how an animal like myself is typically supposed to eat and digest and process food on a regular basis. i see people at working snacking all day and i wonder if i should be eating more, yet at the same time can't believe it cuz i would just poop!! eating like that

pardon my french

Dear scotty,

I get that way being outside sometimes, too. Mine is due to the heat and my Thyroid, though. The trouble is that we know we are limited right now. It is frustrating. You see other people get up and go to the store without have to take a second thought. It would be nice. I wish I had more energy.

I could be anemic, so that could be part of mine.

If your colon is holding on to BMs, that could be some of the trouble. You may have poop in there so when you eat it goes straight through because you already had some in there that needed out.

Your digestion may be too slow or too fast, too. That can cause these issues. I am a snacker. I never could eat meals like a lot of other people. I understand though why you are not sure it would be a good idea to eat frequently when you have bowel trouble. You might want to try it on a weekend to see if it helps. Don't worry, poop is allowed to be spoken of here! It is a part of our lives! :lol:

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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