View Full Version : Really In Need Of Suggestions/help
02-01-2006, 10:14 AM
Has anyone here ever experienced full body edema due to Candida..I mean its getting insane, the past month I've been avoiding fruit after what I believed to be a candida flare up (from eating combo of excess fruit/fat); I say I believed to be a candida flare up because I have soo many of the symptoms (and it just made sense); so I discontinued fruit, also kept fat at a lower level, started taking probiotics and Fungal Defense (by Garden of Life) but didn't see any real change after a few weeks; So, I thought about everything I've read here how some people have done great by limiting fat and eating fruit, so I figured, let me give that a try. So, Monday I had some fruit for breakfast (cutting out fat now) a green smoothie for lunch and salad for dinner..Tuesday I woke up retaining a bit more water (on top of the 7 lbs. I've been fighting this month), so I decided to do an all fruit day (which has always helped in the past to battle swelling from food allergies)..I woke up with an additional 2lbs..thats a total of 7lbs up from Sunday.. and about 13-15 all together this past month that I've suspected candida!!! I'm congested..extemely uncomfortable..puffy..I obviously know this isn't weight gain in the way of fat, because lord knows I haven't been eating excess calories and I work out A LOT (1hr. cardio/day..Bikram yoga 6x's/week)... I don't even know what to eat at this point since my body seems to be rebelling against everything..I made a drink with E3live and grapefruit (which I read is fine for candida) and I have some Ultimate Meal to mix if I really need it..but right now I'm afraid to put anything in my mouth..and yes,I'm a bit hungry...if I was to do a juice fast, I wouldn't even know what to use!!
I am SO DARN sorry for you pain on every level. As you know we both share similar issues with food allergies and intolerances. I know that I feel the best when I eat fruit so I would not eliminate it. Also --this is a long shot--but when I exercise esp with weights my weight always goes up the next day. Do you ever give your body a rest day to recharge?? It sounds like you push yourself a lot, which is fine..but the day after my rest day--my weight always drops.
If you share more details of what you are eating maybe someone can help you more??
How about a juice fast? or a Master Cleanse?? also how are your BM's could you be er--backed up??
02-01-2006, 10:43 AM
you could have the flu?, maybe detoxing, pregnant?, pms.
02-01-2006, 10:47 AM
here is my suggestion to you
go to your Dr. tell him to test you for candida
there is another type of yeast they won't check for
so ask to be checked for both types
then, if he prescribes anit fungal medication
if it doesn't clear up go back
keep on top of this or it will get worse
nip it in the bud while you can
If you can see a GYN
i wish you had my GYN
she prescribed diflucan
one every other day for four doses
and 22 years of suffering with candida
disappeared in just a few days
i tried all the herbs, all the supplements
just made it simple and went to the DR.
that was 6 months ago
and no sign of yeast overgrowth at all.
thank God for Drs.
02-01-2006, 11:07 AM
Hi All..thanks for the replies..let me try to answer all questions, suggestions, etc.:
ahhh JMD..yes I know you feel my pain..thank you soo much..I haven't been working out with weights..and especially now I've taken a few days off from working out,just because I feel soo uncomfortable... and I am backed up BIG time; believe it or not, I tried the MC twice..and that salt water mix had NO effect on me, it actually made me feel worse..all bloated and backed up..that was all 3 times that I tried it!!
I don't think I have the flu(I feel fine..lol,knock on wood!)..definitely pregnant or pms..but can detox do this to a person??
and Laurs..is Diflucan the way to go?? I just fear going to my doc and having them look at me like I'm nuts (because I don't have a yeast infection); I feel like if I had an alternative therapy doc I'd be much better off..Do my symptoms sound like candida to you?? I don't have the yeast infections that so many usually associate with candida..but I do have too many other symptoms.
02-01-2006, 11:08 AM
ooops..in the above post I meant to say DEFINITELY NOT PREGNANT OR PMS..
So sorry to hear about all of your discomfort.
I would suggest that you find a good naturopath in your area. You can be assured that a naturopathic physician will NOT look at you like you're crazy, even though an allopathic physician might. It all depends on the individual doc of course, but naturopaths tend to think more systemically.
Have you considered the possibility that it may not be candida at all? I know you said you have the symptoms and have been trying to self-treat, and I'm a big fan of that. I think we should all take responsibility for our own healthcare. But when your own best guess isn't working, it might be time to consult a professional who can help you re-direct your healing strategy.
Very best of luck to you!!
02-01-2006, 11:13 AM
don't let fear stop you from seeking the help you need
go to the dr and find out exactly what this is
it could be some kind of yeast/parasite
the best way to know for sure is to get tested
these organisims are tricky and hardly easy to self diagnose
much less a stranger(s) trying to tell you what it is
that's what these dr. are trained for~ to help you
just say a little prayer first
and let your longing to get better
out weigh your fears
you are too important to guess about this
time to know for sure what's going on!
I feel so bad..how about an enema--i know when i am backed up like the highway at rushhour...I use an enema and feel better within minutes..especially the headaches and tension.
When to go to ANY doctor alternative or NOT feel confident in YOUR body and how you know it so well !! I mean the doc is LUCKY to have a patiient so dedicated to health!! DO NOT be ashamed of being in-tune with it!! TOO many people go to a doc get a pill and live detached from the body. You know yourself bettert han anyone...please try and do some yoga relax and trust the next step will be revealed as to what to do next oh and maybe try and enema :D
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