I think it's very important to mention that the symptoms of yeast overgrowth in the body cause anxiety and depression not to mention many other symptoms. Symptoms that can mask as other illnesses. Stress, diets, medications along with other factors raises yeast in the body. Yeast causes some horrible anxiety.
I know many on this site takes meds and don't want to look at any other alternatives, but think about it, the meds are only a band-aid and can only get you over the hump. Being on meds for a long period will only harm the body and not heal it. We need to heal our bodies to get rid of the anxiety/depression. The body is a wonderful computer and we truly have all that we need to get well, but if the body is "sick" then it's our job to make it better
In no way am I trying to lecture anyone on their treatment regime, we all have to go at our own pace, but I've suffered from horrible anxiety/depression my whole life (23 years am 42 now) and I never got well on meds, I only started to get well when I healed my body. I just really wanted to share and will continue to share with you all how I've overcome and am still overcoming my anxiety. I also have Lyme disease as well.
If anyone is interested, I can list many of the things I do/take to try to heal. Some have worked wonders on me.
I went from being housebound for close to year, to working full time, living alone, joining a gym and just being OK. I've had a relapse this past year due to the lyme. I was on ton of antibiotics which fed my yeast. This is when my anxiety spun out of control again....but am fighting back.
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I know this topic has been brought up before and I know I posted this but I will poste it again.
Candida-induced Anxiety alternative medicine, nutrition
Some practitioners claim that even when clinical signs of infection are absent, yeast-related problems can cause or trigger multiple symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal bloating, mood swings, depression, anxiety, dizziness, unexpected weight gain, difficulty in concentrating, muscle and joint pain, cravings for sugar or alcoholic beverages, psoriasis, hives, respiratory and ear problems, menstrual problems, infertility, impotence, bladder infections, prostatitis, and "feeling bad all over."
According to its promoters -- some of whom practice "clinical ecology" -- one out of three Americans suffers from yeast-related illness, which they refer to as chronic candidiasis, candidiasis hypersensitivity, Candida-related complex, the yeast syndrome, yeast allergy, yeast overgrowth, or simply "Candida" or "yeast problem."
Clinical ecology refers to physicians who believe that exposure to certain chemical agents can result in physical damage, causing multiple chemical sensitivity and a variety of other disorders. Clinical ecologists often have a background in the field of allergy, not toxicology, and their theoretical approach is derived in part from classic concepts of allergic responses. Reference: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Clinical ecology is not a recognized medical specialty. Remember we all come from our own backgrounds and believes so check carefully before you try any new treatments or therapies.
Thank you peacesoul for your post. I am glad you have found something that works for you.
Welcome......I know the devastating effects of anxiety and will do just about ANYTHING to get it out of my life. Glad I could help.
I've wondered about the yeast connection myself as I have many of the symptoms. How do you cleanse the body of yeast? Do you need to see a special doctor for this? I'm very curious because I had thought about it even before I got sick.
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Lots of info here and great discussion by all. Glad to see members are open to ideas an willing to talk with their PCPs as well as advocate for themselve by researching the topic.
Thanks Peacesoul. You are a wealth of information. Keep posting.
I'm also happy others are open to all this because the only way to get better and healthy is to keep searching and keep trying new things.
Post Edited (peacesoul) : 4/26/2008 4:55:20 PM (GMT-6)
I am not real familiar with the probiotics...........can someone tell me about these, where you get them, how to know what you need and dosing?
Peacesoul you posted "If you take enough units a day, it does get absorbed in good amounts. It also needs to be taken on an empty stomach" Can you expand that comment for me. Thanks so much.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 4/28/2008 7:07:42 AM (GMT-6)
Hi guys, I am still looking for the info on probiotics, where you find info on how much to take, what kind etc?
I am always reading where members use probiotics but I still don't see any other info. I see alot of the CD members use Probiotics and my hubby has CD is why I keep asking.
Post Edited (peacesoul) : 4/29/2008 5:29:46 AM (GMT-6)