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Old 05-24-2011, 02:32 AM   #1
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I seem to be feeling some of the less marked symptoms of candida more strongly recently. I'm getting the woolly head, vague aches and pains, fatigue (as always), dry mouth and body like I've got cotton wool stuffed in my mouth, thirst that water doesn't quench.
Are these all to do with candida? I had ice cream on Sunday and peanut butter yesterday which I think is causing this. The peanut butter is now in the bin!

I have been treating myself for candida for a while but I never really considered these symptoms because the fatigue was such a killer.

 
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Interesting connecting the Dry Mouth to Candida. I get Candida in my mouth on the inner cheeks, strangely not on my tongue. I also suffer very Dry mouth but only at night . I thought the reason was because I breathe through my mouth when asleep, but there could be a connection. I found ELUDRIL mouthwash has helped the Candida in my mouth. The biggest culprit Is SUGAR (Its Deadly...) for Candida. I keep slipping/sliding where a piece of Chocolate is concerned. Solofelix.

 
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I seem to be feeling some of the less marked symptoms of candida more strongly recently. I'm getting the woolly head, vague aches and pains, fatigue (as always), dry mouth and body like I've got cotton wool stuffed in my mouth, thirst that water doesn't quench.
Are these all to do with candida? I had ice cream on Sunday and peanut butter yesterday which I think is causing this. The peanut butter is now in the bin!

I have been treating myself for candida for a while but I never really considered these symptoms because the fatigue was such a killer.

For years I was unable to function due to the overgrowth and then die off. What has worked for me...Vit. D - builds your immune system to resist the continuous yeast overgrowth. (Tanning/sunshine and or Vit. D cream). My symptoms always were worse during gloomy days. Living in Florida has made a hugh difference. To kill the yeast I use food grade hydrogen peroxide while adding; activated charcoal to absorb the die off (toxins) and probiotics. I have tried anything and everything and this is the only combo that works for me.

 
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Thank you both. I realised I'm getting a lot of die-off from a combination of garlic and acidophilus possibly making me feel worse - garlic seems to make me feel terribly achy and all over awful if I take it every day - guess it's effective.

Thank you for the mouthwash recommendation.
Where do you get food grade hydrogen peroxide? I'll look into it - worth a shot. Thank you. Anything to help get rid of this ... but, I'm starting to realise that this is pretty much for the long term...it will take a long while!

 
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Thank you both. I realised I'm getting a lot of die-off from a combination of garlic and acidophilus possibly making me feel worse - garlic seems to make me feel terribly achy and all over awful if I take it every day - guess it's effective.

Thank you for the mouthwash recommendation.
Where do you get food grade hydrogen peroxide? I'll look into it - worth a shot. Thank you. Anything to help get rid of this ... but, I'm starting to realise that this is pretty much for the long term...it will take a long while!
You will need to order on line...just look for food grade. Be sure to look ito charcoal for the die off. Even though I know I will always have this...I know I can control it now. I also keeps my mind from obsessing about it...that was a big problem for me!

 
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I stopped obsessing about it for a while - but I guess I'm finding it hard to accept the limitations of the diet again.

Do you get a severe reaction if you eat anything that feeds candida? All I'm eating really now is meat and veg, I can't tolerate anything else because I get crushing fatigue and feel awful for days if I have anything else? This has gradually got worse since I got more and more onto the diet - I suspect my lapses have meant that the candida that remain are fighting hard to hold on to life! Either that or I don't know what is going on with my body...

I have activated charcoal in the cupboard - I will start taking it! Do you take it every day or how do you take it?

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Re: Symptoms of candida??

Fortunately for me I can eat a varied diet as long as I keep away from sugar (ITS DEADLY). I can eat berry fruits, I read that they are OK on the Candida diet. I avoid Cakes/ Biscuits/ Chocolate and White Flour products. Its the hardest diet ever, I do slip up (Its impossible not to) and then I suffer Thrush in my mouth, Nausea and utter tiredness. I can eat meat /fish/veg/ and berry fruits, nuts/seeds, and probiotic natural yogurts with sugarless jam. It might be a good idea to take a course of NYSTATIN before you start the diet. Good Luck, Solofelix.

 
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Hi Tess! Sorry about the delay in responding to you. Yes, I do take charcoal daily...more so during my monthly hormonal changes. You may be experiencing IBS which isn't uncommon with yeast overgrowth. This alone can drive you nutty! They say your digestive system is your second brain. Vitamin D really works well for both...it obsorbs into the intestines. I rub Vit. D. cream on my belly twice a day and have not had IBS for months. I suffered horribly from it and really restricted my diet which made me miserable and depressed. L Glutamine is also very good for the small intestines. Your thoughts can make all this much worse.

 
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You may also want to try a good enzyme to help breakdown your foods since the yeast has compromised your digestive abilities. This will allow you to expand your diet and help you to feel better.

 
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Hi Flamingowpb,
Thanks for the tips. I've never heard of vitamin D cream so will look for it. I'm taking glutamine and digestive enzymes now, with betaine HCL. I had massive die off on starting to take this for a week or so, so I'm hoping that made a big difference.
I'm actually getting more diarhhea/normal stools whereas before I was just horrendously constipated so this is much better. From what I've read, the trick is to change the environment (ie digestion problems), kill as much candida as possible, then introduce good bacteria isn't it? No point me starting to take probiotics now until I've killed more of the candida I think?

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Hi, just thought I would mention that I am trying (Grapefruit Seed Extract) for Candida.
I read that it is good for a number of conditions. I have been taking it once a day for one week now and the Oral Thrush I had has gone, not so sure about my stomach yet, that may take longer. One thing you must do and this I have learned from experience is to eliminate SUGAR, it is deadly for CANDIDA. I hope you are successful with what you are doing. Good Luck, Solofelix.

 
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Hi Tesss,
Glad you are starting to feel better. As long as you are not taking an antibiotic (which kills off all - good and bad- bacteria) you should keep taking probiotics to keep your system fighting on its own. The vitamin D cream is made by Life-flo...I get more results with creams and liquids then I do with pills I have to digest!!
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Hi all,

After suffering nearly all the candida symptoms for over 20 years, which I currently manage (I not try to fix anymore after numerous attempts!) through using a very good Candida supplement, and a very good probiotic as well as avoiding the usual sugars, breads etc. I can cope with life much better. Due to being tired of being told by naturopaths that I have Candida, Dr's not particularly interested as soon as you mention the mere word Candida, they seem to get that glazed look over their face! I thought, I need some 'Real' results, I need to find out more once and for all. I at least need to start this elimination process, rather than trying to self diagnose, it seems endless and too tiring to continue for the rest of my life. Most importantly, there could be a good medical reason for this.
After visiting a Gastroenterologist, he suggested I have a gastroscopy. So I am currently on the waiting list to have that procedure. Apparantly it only takes 15 mins, and is used to diagnose celiac disease or problems of the upper digestive system.
After reading (as I do) many articles on line, I came across a test called the Hydrogen Breath Test which I have never heard of before, and no specialist or GP has mentioned a word about it to me..why (?) A hydrogen breath test is used as a clinical medical diagnoses for people with IBS, common food intolerances, fructose malabsorbtion, lactose malabsorbtion, small bowel bacterial overgrowth syndrome. I am booked in for these tests in two weeks time. They consist of 3 tests: Lactulose, Fructose (which is also an allergy to wheat, some vegetables, and fruits, I had no idea!) and lastly Lactose. They state the purpose of this test may be due to our digestive system not completely digesting and/or absorbing all carbohydrates from your diet, in particular some of the small carbohydrate molecules in foods and when the carbohydrate is not absorbed, it continues through the digestive tract to the large bowel (colon). The bacteria that live in the large bowel ferment the carbohydrate releasing gases. These gases build up and can cause bloating, etc. The gas produced in the large bowel can diffuse across the bowel wall into your blood stream and into your breath as you breath out. Breath hydrogen and methane testing is used to help in the diagnosis of carboyhydrate malabsorbption by testing lactose and fructose malabsorption.

I hope this has been helpful, I really can't wait to get these tests done!
It's time to at least get some real medical results and then go from there. Hopefully something will come from these tests. I will let you know how my tests go.

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Re: Symptoms of candida??

flamingowpb:

I found your post quite interesting since I was diagnosed with IBS and I hadn't made the correlation before. What combination have you found to be most effective in destroying all the yeast? Thanks!
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What other things do you find useful in battling Candida? Can this also result in hair loss as well? I think my whole system is out of order right now and I would like to settle things down soon. Thanks!
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