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MT Lady
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   Posted 12/2/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering what y'all know about yeast and its effect on us and fibro. I have read some articles that say that an overgrowth of yeast is the cause of our fibro flare ups. Have you heard this too? Any of you trying a "yeast" diet or taking supplements to rid yourself of yeast?
Thanks so much!
Miriam

Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, microdiskectomy C5/C6, bulging disks L3/L4, compressed nerve L5/S1, disc compression L5/S1, IBS, hypothyroidism (now FINALLY well controlled) Also angioplasty, and angiogram, high bp, well controlled, high chol, now normal, well controlled

 


Jeannie143
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   Posted 12/2/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Ginny is our resident candida expert, having been dx with it and undergone treatment. She still has fibro, though. She will probably be along soon to give you her input.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


jhawkfan
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   Posted 12/3/2008 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   

veryone!

I was diagnosed and treated for candida overgrowth and two weeks after I started the diet, I could tell a difference in my pain. I was put on a very restrictive diet, but my doctor did give me two cookbooks which included salad dressings and mayo that you can easily make by yourself. I also lost 55 pounds and was doing great until this flare started due to weather. I would be happy to give further info regarding diet if anyone would like to email me. I was thinking the guy was another nutty doctor that didn't know anything about Fibro, until I got his book and read it and there are many symptoms of fibro that are candida related.ie..iif you are VERY bothered by perfumes or smoke, sinus problems, skin problems ect.. I know alot about this now, but I thank God for my doctor because this was something I could control instead of everything being completely out of my control. Many people who have this crave carbs (which was me) and they don't realize that they are craving it to feed the candida in their bodies. This goes for sugar cravings too. I also have the questionare my doctor gives all his patients at their first visit to see what the possibility if them having candida overgrowth. Well, let me know. I just had to write because most people think I am a lune when I bring this up, but there really is a correlation. Hope everyone is doing well,  


Gentle Hugs,
Sheri
 
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Lyrica,Tramadol,Gabapentin,AmbienCR,Zonagran,Phenobarbital,Mirapex,Dextromethopan, Flexeril
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Ginny
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   Posted 12/3/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Haha, Jeannie!  Resident yeast expert here!! LOL.
 
Yeah, I had a lot of issues with yeast infections, etc.  I started on a regimine of probiotics (acidophilus).  I took 2 capsules every day that had 15 billion organisms in it.  Within a month, my yeast was gone and I had lost 30 pounds!!  My maintenance dose is 1 capsule every other day.  I started doing this in 2005. 
 
Apparently, in Fibro and autoimmune diseases like Lupus, the body tends to produce way more yeast than is normal.  Not sure why.  But the probiotics are what worked for me.  Make sure they're the refridgerated, medicinal quality brand.  I use Metagenics.
 
This certainly doesn't cure Fibro or Lupus, but it makes me feel a whole lot healthier and my symptoms are probably not as bad as they would be if I wasn't taking it.
 
Good luck!
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


Carnissa
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   Posted 12/3/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I found when i was eating yogurt with live cultures i felt better... I find activia, by danon is good and you can get yummy flavors

but there are also cleanses you can do usually for about 14 days... if you wanted to try it first.. just make sure you go to a good natural health store... and i will warn ya they can be expensive
Diagnosed - fibromyalgia 2001
Meds effexor xr 300mg/day amitryptilene 10mg/day
 
 


SleepyBug
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   Posted 12/3/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
i am very interested in learning more about this...can someone give me a good book/website/ with more information or can i email one of you? i have reason to believe i might be having issues with this myself, but don't want to take up a lot of "on air" time going over my symptoms...

thanks!
danielle

MT Lady
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   Posted 12/3/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Danielle,
go to this website www.vitality101.com. Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum is a leading authority on Fibromyalgia and very knowledgeable concerning yeast issues. Also, there is a book "The Yeast Connection in Women" by Dr. William Crook that is very informative.

Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, microdiskectomy C5/C6, bulging disks L3/L4, compressed nerve L5/S1, disc compression L5/S1, IBS, hypothyroidism (now FINALLY well controlled) Also angioplasty, and angiogram, high bp, well controlled, high chol, now normal, well controlled

 


Green Grove
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   Posted 12/3/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
What about this and taking penicilln VK? Should I keep eating yogurt during this period, or wait until I'm finished?
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
Sam
 


Ginny
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   Posted 12/3/2008 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Good question to ask Sam!
 
When you're on antibiotics like penicillin, etc, you shouldn't take probiotics at the same time.  Take your meds and then wait a few days to resume the probiotics.  YOu want your antibiotics to work 100%.
 
You can email me any time. Just click on my name.
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


Jeannie143
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   Posted 12/4/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Ginny,
You were one of the first people I met on this forum who had yeast problems but didnt' attribute all of your health issues to the yeast. You looked at it with common sense and realized that it was a facet of the whole picture of what was going on with you. I respect you for that. Heaven knows we've had our share of peeps who think they've FOUND THE ANSWER to fibro instead of just trying different things that work. Besides, you have a lot more on your plate than fibro and still take time to help the people here. I think you're a good egg. turn
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Ginny
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   Posted 12/4/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh thank you Jeannie! You're a peach! 
 
Well, I knew that yeast is present in just about every person on earth, whether they had fibro, lupus, cancer, or no other health issues at all.  Yeast is one of those dang nasty little problems that is so common. 
 
The sudden weight loss I experienced with the acidophilus was something I wasn't prepared for.  It was an added bonus!
 
Thank you for what you said here.  It gave me a huge smile tongue
 
 
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


getting by
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   Posted 12/4/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
This was so informative to me. Thank you all for the information. I give acidophilus to my dog and probiotics and enzymes. But never thought about myself. I also heard that the yeast connection book is very informative.

Thank you all

Hugs, Karen
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