I was listening to a pod cast the other day. What had me interested was 1: she is a certified doctor, 2: she had fibro. symptoms , and 3: she found out she had CANDIDA. Some of the CANDIDA OVERGROWTH symptoms sound like the fibro. symptoms. Her name is Amy Myers, MD. I do know that before i moved to be with my fiance, i had a candida test done and it came back positive. after i got established i went to a gastro. Dr. and he asked if i was having any pain or discomfort. well, at the time i said… read more
I am a chronic candida sufferer. If you'd like to add me I'd be happy to discuss further! Candida Albicans/Candidiasis can be a complicated and controversial topic to discuss with your doctor(s). They simply don't believe it despite more recent scientific studies. I am familiar with Amy Meyers, Eric Bekker, Dr. Axe and other holistic Doctors. You have to be careful as some are trying to sell you product while other Dr's want to educate and help. I have had problems all my life with yeast and am allergic to OTC creams and suppositories. It is a vicious beast! If you clear it up it can come back if your have a compromised immune system. I cannot eat any refined sugar at all and looks like I will have to be grain and carb free is I want to get better.
My PCP just doesn't get it and I cannot afford Chinese medicine, so I have resorted to You Tube and the internet to educate myself. Fibro and Candida go hand in hand based upon what I have read, the symptoms are so similar.The Candida Diet did help but not every "Candida" diet is the same. Cutting out fruit is not necessary as long as it is not soft sweet fruits like melons. Research is key and knowing you can't go back to eating like you used to before becoming symptomatic is important to accept. Candida digs deep, depending on how many years you have had it will tell you how long it will take to get your gut flora back in balance.
Be careful and go slow. You don't want to experience die off reactions that make you become toxic, vomiting, fever, etc.
Happy to discuss this topic anytime :)
I have had fibro for 30 yeas and had yeast overgrowth most of the time. I take acidophilus to keep it under control. Everyone with fbro should take a probiotic because of high yeast levels. I'm not sure why we have it but most of us do. I hope you get it under control. Good luck. Hugs
It's s SUPER slow wean. You don't drop off all carbs and sugar at once. I very slowly cut out things over a long period. Starting with table sugar, sweets, etc. Allowing while grain gluten free carbs like brown rice, etc. I'm happy to share!
Will regular doctors test for this? Mine think I'm crazy, it's a fad to sell supplements and there's no such thing as "leaky gut"
When my youngest child was born, she was allergic to yeast, eggs, milk, white flour & sugar. Thank goodness for the extension office because my family had to go on a candida free diet & they had recipes for me to use. I had fibro by then & found out that by her having the allergies, I did end up feeling so much better. I try to still watch my intake on these. I like to use crackers without yeast in place of bread, applesauce is a wonderful sugar substitute, I try to substitute dairy milk with a nut milk, use as light flour as I can get as I don't like white nor do I like whole wheat. I do use cage free brown eggs. I feel at least 5 times better by using the substitutes because my irritable bowel is calmed.
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