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Adrenal Fatigue &/or Candida Infection

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Anyone have either adrenal fatigue or a candida "growth"/infection in their body?

If so, what are your symptoms, how did you get diagnosed, & what are you doing to treat it/them?

I'm seeing my primary doc later this week & want some info so I know what to ask for.

I've already taken some online quizzes for both adrenal fatigue & candidiasis, and scored very high

for both. But are these things that a regular primary care doctor would be likely to diagnose? & how?

Thanks so much.

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first, you want to avoid carbs, sugar, yeast, vinegar but you may already know this; try adding a probiotic and slowly increase your doses; as well as Pau d'arco, antifungal of some sort.

i had the worst Candida ever known to man. my legs were poofy, ok swelled; and my thrush was so bad the corners of my mouth developed these awful bumps on top of a tongue so sore i did not want to even move it around...my whole body felt like it kept enveloping this cobweb in its circualtion.

then i went gluten free!! or figured that part out. next concentrated on veggies and meats--caveman diet, and i mean caveman; still on it. now i realize the necessity of water water water. as you may have other allergies and things going on you may want to avoid them at all costs too as it will only help the candida win. or at least for me the D :( and the leaky gut, which is the most awful part; when evrything just seeps and sinks through.

i found garlic to be a great assistant at times. i'm sure many will help and have more suggestions; as well you can ask the experts at your local organic store. good luck--only when hope is fulfilled will hope be lost

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My sister has been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue through blood test. Her primary doc tested her and she tested postitive but Dr. didn't want to accept the test results and wanted to retest her until the numbers went into the normal range!and so sis went to a wonen's health center and they accepted the results as absolutely postive and were very helpful they want her to take another test that measures the hormone levels over the coarse of the day so they will know when are her problem times and can give her some meds to help with it. Test isn't covered by insurance so she's put it of but is planning to do it. They suspect she's not getting enough ofthe right hormones at bed time and in the am to help her sleep and wake up. She has a hard time getting to sleep and feels like she wakes up empty. One of the reasons they tested her for it and other things was that she has gained alot of weight for her very small frame and it just keeps increasing despite any efforts she makes. Adrenal fatigue was the only test that came back positive.As I said, there evidently are some meds that can help and she also mentioned supplements.

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My sister has been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue through blood test. Her primary doc tested her and she tested postitive but Dr. didn't want to accept the test results and wanted to retest her until the numbers went into the normal range!and so sis went to a wonen's health center and they accepted the results as absolutely postive and were very helpful they want her to take another test that measures the hormone levels over the coarse of the day so they will know when are her problem times and can give her some meds to help with it. Test isn't covered by insurance so she's put it of but is planning to do it. They suspect she's not getting enough ofthe right hormones at bed time and in the am to help her sleep and wake up. She has a hard time getting to sleep and feels like she wakes up empty. One of the reasons they tested her for it and other things was that she has gained alot of weight for her very small frame and it just keeps increasing despite any efforts she makes. Adrenal fatigue was the only test that came back positive.As I said, there evidently are some meds that can help and she also mentioned supplements.

I'm confused. Don't LOW levels of adrenal hormones cause weight LOSS? I thought high levels cause weight gain, as seen in Cushing's Disease. Weight *loss* is a symptoms of Addison's Disease/adrenal insufficiency. Wouldn't *excess* abdominal weight be associated with HIGH levels of hormones? Has she been tested for insulin resistance (a precursor to Type 2 diabetes) due to the abdonimal weight gain? This is usually a symptom. Medication (Metformin), simple diet, and exercise can be used to prevent insulin resistance from progressing to Type 2 diabetes and help with weight loss. More hormones *I would think* would make the problem much, much worse. Watch out, I would hate to have her health put at risk in addition to being scammed into "supplements". Was this a medical clinic she went to???

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I'm afraid I don't have answers to your questions or concerns other than she was tested for blood sugar problems and the test came back negative. I also thought the weight gain was a red flag in that direction.

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Anyone have either adrenal fatigue or a candida "growth"/infection in their body?

If so, what are your symptoms, how did you get diagnosed, & what are you doing to treat it/them?

I'm seeing my primary doc later this week & want some info so I know what to ask for.

I've already taken some online quizzes for both adrenal fatigue & candidiasis, and scored very high

for both. But are these things that a regular primary care doctor would be likely to diagnose? & how?

Thanks so much.

I scored over 350 on those quizes for candida - My GI doc kept telling me that he did not believe in the candida - I sure believe in it.

There are tests that your doc can run - blood, breath, and I believe even some skin tests. My doc refused to do anything but tell me to eat yogurt - that would fix it - He says yogurt fixes everything. I can't seem to eat milk products yet...so that doesn't help me at all.

Since I couldn't get any docs here to help me, I started taking the probiotics, I also see someone who gives "footbaths"

They are fantastic! You put your feet in a (plain) water plastic tub - then a negative ion charge goes into the water - and wow - for about 25 minutes STUFF comes out through the bottom of your feet, yuck! You also drink water to help flush your system. I had the colors beige, then mostly orange, then a small amount of dark green - (yeast, inflammation, then bile). They can tell by the colors of the "stuff" that is in the water to what the issue is. The water color at the end was so gross...a dark rust color.

Anyway, my first one I did have yeast - it came out and it looked like yeast that you activate in warm water...but not so much of it, just a small amount - I had more inflammation than anything else. I guess what ever the most problem in the body comes out the most, then the next, then the next...so who knows what I will have next time. I am having another footbath the end of this week, or next when ever she can get me in. I am looking forward to going again, I am only going once a month.

I didn't feel any different right away, but I sure could tell some of the swelling went down, but by the third day, I was feeling pretty good.

It might be kniesiology??? Not sure - she has been doing this for about 2 years, and almost fully certified.

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Well, I do have adrenal fatigue. Basically, I had a very invasive surgery last summer, and also own my own business, and work six days a week. I did not take as much time off from work as I was supposed to. (Surgeon wanted me to take 4 weeks off, I only took one week off.) Anyways, after feeling so drained, and lethargic, and gaining weight, and aches and pains, I went to see what was going on. I already had hypothyroidism, so I figured my thyroid meds just needed to be upped. I also told my doc how I can't sleep, and at most, would sleep for 2 hrs before waking. He tested my cortisol levels, fsh, lh, dhea, and I don't remember what else. My fsh, lh (both are hormones) were extremely low, as was the cortisol. He didn't think it was low enough to go for the crazy steroid treatment, and I didn't really want that either. So, for now, I take this....

http://www.zapfatigue.com/go/FatiguedToFan...drenalStressEnd

Mainly because I can't have soy, gluten, or dairy, this is safe for me. I knew it could take forever for a pharmaceutical place to get back with me regarding ingredients. After starting these pills (and I did have my thyroid medication dose increased too, as that was low still) I noticed a difference in only TWO DAYS!!! I was no longer falling asleep on the couch, I actually made it into the bed at night! My pain in my joints was better already too, and my brain fog was lifting! I guess from what I went through, my adrenal glands could not keep up with the stress I was under, and basically, they got pooped out. My doc thinks I'll be able to slowly wean off the pills soon (almost 3 months that I've been on them) and see if my adrenal glands kick in now that they were rested. (Basically, the pills mimics what your own adrenal gland produces, so your glands can rest up, and be ready to start when they are needed.) I'd talk to your doc, and see what they think. I have a good relationship with mine, and even if *he* doesn't think I have something, he will test me for it if I ask. He was surprised when my numbers came back low, and finally said...."Yup, you know your body well!" Good luck, hope you feel better soon!!

ps..this site has some great info!

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/adrenal-info/

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Much of what you've said describes my sister, including the surgery, which was the trigger for celiac disease for her, and life stress and symptoms. The test, saliva, I belive is the one her doc wants her to do. I remember she said that she had to send it off and there was only one lab and the supplement sounds like the same kind of thing she mentioned as well. She works in a pharmacy and the pharmacist she works is evidentally very familiar with AF and recommended it.

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Thanks everyone for the good advice. It's all so overwhelming, & I feel like I'M the one who's doing all the research into what could be wrong with my body (I'm the one who even found out about gluten after I went off it for a couple of weeks when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia). Anyway, I feel a bit more prepared for going into my doctor's tomorrow, where I'll ask him to test my thyroid, cortisol levels, & ask about candida too. I appreciate everyone's help!

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Much of what you've said describes my sister, including the surgery, which was the trigger for celiac disease for her, and life stress and symptoms. The test, saliva, I belive is the one her doc wants her to do. I remember she said that she had to send it off and there was only one lab and the supplement sounds like the same kind of thing she mentioned as well. She works in a pharmacy and the pharmacist she works is evidentally very familiar with AF and recommended it.

Wow, isn't it amazing how things, (like surgery) can trigger other stuff to start happening in our bodies?!?! I was already gluten free before my surgery, but I wound up with the soy and dairy allergies soon after! (I think part of it was they had me on a super high protein diet to recover, and I went a bit nuts with the soy stuff, and sure enough, that was all it took!) I am really glad to know that someone else recommended the AF pills!! I actually found them on my own, and asked my doc if they were ok. He said they were great, but it's always nice to hear it from someone else! I hope your sister is finally feeling better!!

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