Candidiasis and Panic?

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PanicAttacker27m
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   Posted 10/5/2007 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, so I just bought this book called Natural Relief for Anxiety by Bounre... in it there is a section on what other medical conditions can cause anxiety and panic attacks... one of the ones listed is called "Candidiasis" (yeast infection)
 
I actually had esophagial candidiasis over this summer, its a really rare condition (80% of people with it also are immunosuppressed such as with AIDS or luekemia) but occasionally healthy people can develope it also.
 
So I was treated for this using a strong antifungal called difulcan for a 2 week period, which is the standard treatment.
 
I was also anxiety free over the summer, things didnt start flaring up for me untill about a month ago.... I wonder if this could be related? Maybe I still have it?
 
Or maybe I dont still have it, and the experiance of having another strange medical condition is causing my anxiety?
 
P.S. I have had health anxiety ever since developing a Pulmonary Embolism 3 years ago, which could not be explained. So now everytime I feel something weird in my body I freak out! But I never had a panic attack until this year.
 
ANYWAYS... if anyone knows anything about this lemme know =)
 
Fun Fun Fun!
 
 
 

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/6/2007 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
HI hun
IMHO it could very well be the nasty yeast infection again

Eating lots of yogurt ...Probiotics my help till you see the doc

Was you partner also tx for this at same time as far as I know IF NOT it can be passed back and forth

I will leave that with you and I may just be wrong
I am sure somone knows the answer to this ......
prolly Kitt

Keep us posted plz

Luvs
LYN

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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/7/2007 6:38:56 AM (GMT-6)


crazycatlady21
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   Posted 10/6/2007 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
For the candidiasis infections try to avoid foods with yeasts ie beer and bread, which may exacerbate the condition.

For prevention of PE's (Pulmonary Emboli), make sure you are hydrated adequately and that you are moving your legs around if you are stationary for awhile (like in air planes), exercise is also a good way to prevent a clot from forming in the extremities which gets dislodged and then can go the lungs. If you are adequately hydrated, the blood has a less of a chance to clot, because it is thinner.

Good luck!

stkitt
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   Posted 10/6/2007 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning

I know with each book we read we may come away with the question who is right?  I will try to help you out a bit here.

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." Reference: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

From all I read and have learned over the years, just about anything may be at the root of the anxiety.  You have Health Anxiety and panic attacks are sudden, discrete periods of intense anxiety, fear and discomfort that are associated with a variety of somatic and cognitive symptoms.  The onset of these episodes is typically abrupt, and may have no obvious trigger.

How a person decides to deal with their anxiety is a personal choice.  For many people therapy is their first choice. I know that helped me.

You have a right to become anxious when you feel a weird sensation after experiencing a blood clot.  I would assume you are on a medication to prevent clots?

Please be assured that you are normal in everyway and that dealing with the anxiety is the best way to go. Have you ever learned the CBT method of dealing with anxiety/depression?

Gentle Hugs to you.

Kitt


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Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/6/2007 9:34:57 AM (GMT-6)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/7/2007 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
THanks sis

Luvs
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