Never had any stomach problems... I had a little heart burn and I started taking prilosec recently... That's actually when this started happening so I have this idea that this may all be candida related.. I found this : (Sorry, its really long but it basically says that prilosec blocks stomach acid and allows the candida to get out of control..causing alot of symptoms.. I also noticed some nausea lately as well as yeast feeling in the back of throat.. so needless to say, I'm going to stop the prilosec)
hungry after eating
If you are experiencing the gnawing burning "hunger" that I did after eating (when I knew I wasn't hungry) and especially craving certain foods, and not feeling well in other ways (energy level for one, and yeast infections for anothe..there are many symptoms I had 45!) I may be able to shed some light on this. Google "candida albicans and food cravings," it was an epiphony for me. I did all the "right" things and also sought medical treatment for the burning. In my case, however, it was not acid reflux or ulcers as my doctor thought. Being prescribed Prilosec made it worse and worse. No one seemed to understand the real problem, until my dentist found traces of a fungus in my mouth, and I realized I had had yeast infections, skin probs, and even got a spot on my toe. Long story short, as soon as I read of candida albicans I KNEW this was my problem. I had been struggling with many symptoms but didn't recognize them as such. I suspect this is a very widespread thing and mis-understood by doctors. My doctor gave me Prilosec and that let the candida grow out of control and I suffered for 2 years of pain and not understanding why I had "lost it" with food. It was horrible, that is true. As soon as I read about
it, I discontinued my birth control pills, and the Prilosec. You may feel bad for a few days while the candida dies off from inside your body, but 6 days into this I FEEL LIKE A NEW PERSON, or my old self again
The funniest part is the "ulcer" pains disappeared when Prilosec was stopped. All the advice to take acid blockers may be the worst thing for you if you have candida as I dad because blocking stomach acid makes a friendly place for the fungus to thrive and grow inside. My craving for cheese, bread and sweets, and coke and coffee were either this THING clamoring to be fed or else my poor body looking for a way to balance out my system. I was eating to make my stomach feel better, but it gets worse and worse. I think the original poster MAY be experiencing the same thing as I did, but I found that during my stuggles I got all the wrong advice because people assumed it was just normal stomach and food things like they experienced. My health was starting to deteriorate as I was full of candida albicans, probably brought on by my bodies defenses being compromised by antibiotics (they kill your beneficial bacteria and allow the yeast to flourish into a fungus) and stress and maybe caffeine plus heavy exercise and a low-fat diet for too many years. It is such a relief to know why I was sick and to feel better. I found plenty of help on the internet, and amazingly none from my doctor :-( In fact her prescript
ions made my problems much worse. I FEEL GREAT NOW not one craving for anything not even my usual coffee-jones. This was such a stuggle for me and it was such a godsend to finally figure it out, I was prompted to post this in case it can help some others. My doctor never understood my symptoms, just assumed it was ulcers, or reflux, and my faithful adherence to taking that med for 2 years caused damage to my health and a lot of suffering. Btw another symptom is brain fog especially after eating certain foods. And horrible fatigue. And, weight gain. I gained 50 pounds in 2 years, yet I was malnourished as your body cannot absorb the minerals you need from your food. While I did all the things people here have suggested! All good healthy advice, IF you have a healthy digestive tract and organs. But if you have candida albicans all the best efforts in the world won't help because you basically have a hungry parasite living inside you. Don't be scared but do be informed. A temporary restrictive diet and probiotics are basically the cure. Hope you like yogurt! Within 2 days all hunger and cravings were non existent, and I feel NORMAL!!!!!
Good luck to you, hope this may help. I believe we must respect our doctors but also be our own health advocates. I was trying so hard to understand what I was doing wrong, turns out I was very sick for a very long time. I hope I can help some others avoid what I went thru. Good health to you all!