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I was wondering if anyone here is on candida diet ? I read about it and I have the symptoms ( bloating, GAS, abdominal pain, fatigue and mood swings). I have been on gluten/lactose free diet for about 10 days and i noticed only a slight change! I dont know if the candida diet is good for me or not i will ask my doc but i need your advice first

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Have you been tested for celiac, lactose intolerance, or for candida in your stool?

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Have you been tested for celiac, lactose intolerance, or for candida in your stool?

No I only had a blood test for lactose and gluten which came back positive! i will ask for stool test next time.

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All of your symptoms can be celiac. Stick to the gluten-free, lactose-free diet for at least three months before you worry about other things. It can take time for your villi to heal and your intestines to work right. If you had a biopsy with severe damage, it can be as long as a couple years.

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Isn't the best way to stop Candida infection by eliminating sugar in the diet ?

Would be a very hard diet for me the withdrawals I can't imagine ..............

I was diagnosed with Candida by stool test. I took Nystatin, which completely eliminated my candida. (3 later successive stool tests were clear of candida.) I did not eliminate all sugar from my diet or follow any special anticandida diet. However, I did abstain from my diagnosed allergens (gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg). A few of those are included on the anticandida diets. Instead of cane sugar I used stevia, beet sugar, agave, and/or maple syrup. However I don't normally eat many sweetened foods, because I prefer fruit.

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I'm thinking I might have candida, and it might be what's causing the massive spike in hunger (that slowly goes down after MONTHS) after I cut out first gluten, then dairy, then FISH OIL (which I only took for a few weeks, but stopped taking because it was somehow causing me weird symptoms despite the fact that I can tolerate fish itself just fine). Not to mention my headaches, random fatigue, other stuff I don't feel like listing.

I added coconut-related stuff to my diet, and it might be helping, but if Nystatin helped you, then I'll consider trying it. Or garlic-based things. I assume I will hate the taste of garlic and not be able to really stand eating it, so where can I get Nystatin? Will GNC (there's a local one) sell it in-store, do you think? Or, how about a good garlic extract that isn't pill-based? If it's an openable capsule, I can have that, but I can't swallow pills. Plus, I'm intolerant to casein as well as gluten, so it can't have any milk ingredients.

I want to solve all my symptoms and get back to feeling great, and I do think candida might be a possibility. Surprise surprise, my doctor doesn't believe candida overgrowth exists and no tests for it exist, so he won't refer me to get tested. So I'll just remove this problem myself.

How long did you have to take the Nystatin for? Did you start feeling better, or worse (i.e. the candida die off) really quickly?

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Nystatin, like all internal anti-fungals, is prescription only in the states. Fungal cells operate in much the same way mammalian cells work. Because of this, most drugs that have anti-fungal effects can have severely detrimental effects on your body cells as well. Topical anti-fungals generally aren't something to worry about as systemic absorption is normally not significant, ingested anti-fungal meds however have the risk of killing your liver. Because of that whole pesky dead liver thing you gotta get a doctor's script for it.

Also, the cheapest garlic supplement is found inside a husk in the produce department. Just stay far away from the precut junk.

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I'm thinking I might have candida, and it might be what's causing the massive spike in hunger (that slowly goes down after MONTHS) after I cut out first gluten, then dairy, then FISH OIL (which I only took for a few weeks, but stopped taking because it was somehow causing me weird symptoms despite the fact that I can tolerate fish itself just fine). Not to mention my headaches, random fatigue, other stuff I don't feel like listing.

I added coconut-related stuff to my diet, and it might be helping, but if Nystatin helped you, then I'll consider trying it. Or garlic-based things. I assume I will hate the taste of garlic and not be able to really stand eating it, so where can I get Nystatin? Will GNC (there's a local one) sell it in-store, do you think? Or, how about a good garlic extract that isn't pill-based? If it's an openable capsule, I can have that, but I can't swallow pills. Plus, I'm intolerant to casein as well as gluten, so it can't have any milk ingredients.

I want to solve all my symptoms and get back to feeling great, and I do think candida might be a possibility. Surprise surprise, my doctor doesn't believe candida overgrowth exists and no tests for it exist, so he won't refer me to get tested. So I'll just remove this problem myself.

How long did you have to take the Nystatin for? Did you start feeling better, or worse (i.e. the candida die off) really quickly?

If your doc won't test you for candida with a stool test, look for a naturopathic or holistic who will. You may not have candida or you may have a strain of candida which is not sensitive to (killed off by) garlic extract. My stool test results indicated which drugs or botanicals would kill my strain of candida.

I took Nystatin for 2 months. I did not experience 'die off', but I did experience Nystatin side effects (mild nausea for which I drank ginger tea) for about 3 days. Thereafter I didn't notice any side effects or 'die off' symptoms while taking Nystatin. My main candida symptoms were constipation and bloating. After Nystatin I was more 'regular', but I still had bloating until I resolved other digestive problems (mainly hypochloridia). However my next 3 stool tests during the following 2 years were negative for candida.

I did not use the anticandida diet because most of my diagnosed allergen restriction were also included in the anticandida diet. Also I had tried that diet a few years before I was diagnosed by stool test (when I suspected candida). I lost 4 pounds in 3 weeks, when I really didn't need to lose weight, and I still had candida symptoms. So when I was actually diagnosed, I just continued abstaining from my diagnosed allergens and used Nystatin, which was recommended by my stool test results.

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I just took a garlic tablet 2 hours ago. I can't swallow pills, so, yes, I bit the tablet and had to chew and taste it. I've never had garlic before, but it's very overpowering. I don't know at what point I should expect a noticeable effect, but I'm not getting anything that I can attribute to the garlic.

I'll try to find a holistic in my area, but there seems to be only one, which sucks.

I also just ordered grapefruit seed extract, and plan to try that as well. Hope it cures my candida or whatever it is I have.

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