Does anyone have Candida?,thinking about getting tested for it.

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   Posted 7/24/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone hope you all are well just wanted to come and share some good news.For awhile now I've been hoping to meet someone I could relate to when it comes to stomach and digestive issues and I have.He is like a blessing that's come into my life I met him at a health food store around my way.He is a sales rep there he's always come up to me and start up a conversation and I found him to be a really nice person.The last time I was in the store our conversation was about my troubles with IBS and how hard it's been for me.He had also mentioned that he had suffered from severe stomach problems for years and is still going through some now.I was like amazed I was able to meet someone else going through similar things so I asked him if it was alright to have his number.We exchanged numbers and have been talking for some and are starting to hang out some with each other.I was just feeling so alone and isolated everyday dealing with my flare ups and I've met someone I could feel comfortable around and relate to.His problem was Candida and he has it under control and I've read it can lead to IBS I'm wondering if that could be a factor in me having IBS.So I'm going to have my G.I doctor test me for Candida I'm hoping that we may find something that can reverse my symptoms if not I'm still going to fight to get my IBS under control so I can get back to living life.Is there anyone who has experienced having Candida? and what does it involve? do you have to change your diet? I'm looking forward to hearing from anyone with their experiences I wish you all the best digestive health all my love. :-)

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   Posted 7/24/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   

Great news!  I am so happy to read of your new friend.  :-)  It's so nice to find someone you can relate to.  I wish you 2 the best of luck... in health and love!!!

Sorry, I can't help you much with Candida, other than to suggest taking lots of probiotics.

I did, however, find a decent Candida Diet link.

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   Posted 7/25/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes, you have to dramatically change your diet to get rid of the yeast. It is not necessarily a life sentence, but you may need to limit certain foods once you get well, or your symptoms could manifest again. I know for me, I need to limit my sugar and grain intake, and absolutely no yeast. The only way to know for sure is to experiment with an antifungal diet. Tests may not be conclusive. They weren't for me, anyway, but on my own I finally figured it out. Candida is a culprit with many gut problems, but there are other types of fungus that can affect you, as well. Grains, including corn, and peanuts are commonly contaminated with aflatoxin B1, a carcinogenic Aspergillus fungal by-product. You may want to take natural antifungals if you decide to follow the diet, as well. Did your friend tell you that you may feel worse before feeling better once you begin? That is a good indication that you do have a yeast problem, because the toxins are dying off and leaving your body. You may feel miserable for a few days. Good luck with what you find out!


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   Posted 7/25/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
See my post in "What Should I do?"
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