Re: Candida Die Off Timeline
Although I self-diagnosed myself in April with candida, I felt better after eliminating those foods in about a week. I didn't notice any die-off reactions, I just woke up in the morning and didn't have the usual pains. I also took caprylic acid, grapefruit seed extract, berberine tablets, & oregano oil. I only took what was written on the bottles, the net info didn't give exact amounts. After 6 weeks, and my weight went from 110 lbs. to 103 lbs, people started whispering that something was wrong with me, even though I hadn't felt this good in 2 years. My co-workers thought I was a closet bulemic (I don't even know how to spell that word). So I began to search again for a dr. who believed in candida, and found one here in mid-Jersey. I'm in the process of testing with him, but have to wait to take the stool test as I had talked my primary into giving me a script for Nystatin, and that has to work out of my system. Anyway, I also eat brown rice cereal (like furina) in the AM, and brown rice pasta, which is a great filler. It tastes just as good as regular. Although wheat doesn't feed candida, it causes allergies for a lot of people and is best avoided. I still cook a lot of veggies, and eat beef and chicken as well, plus tuna salad with a tiny bit of mayo. The only dairy I can have (according to the strict diet I got from a book) is butter, so I really load up the veggies with it to make everything taste better. I haven't taken any more supplements because I want to see what my tests reveal. I take ultram for the pain, and ambien for sleep.
I go back to him 8/15, so won't have an update until then. He tested my blood for gluten intolerance, zinc, sed rate, and 6 vials worth of blood but I can't remember all the test names. I'll do the spit test tomorrow to see if it looks better. I had forgotten about that one. I know this didn't help you much, but it's feels better writing to people who feel crappy like me and are trying to heal themselves. Good luck!