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Sara14
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   Posted 11/27/2007 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a blood test for food allergies done last week. My allergist left me a message today saying I had a "strong reaction to wheat and yeast." I don't know if that means I'm allergic, intolerant or what. He said he advises me to cut down my consumption of wheat to one serving daily. I currently eat kind of a lot of wheat-containing products and I love them. I'm a big whole-wheat bread, toast, pasta kinda girl. I'm vegetarian, too, so my food options would be somewhat limited if I cut out all wheat. I'm glad my test turned out fine for dairy and soy, b/c I eat a lot of those, too.
 
I've never had noticeable allergic symptoms from food, so I'm wondering if I really need to cut down on wheat or not. Could any of my gastrointestinal symptoms (D & mushy stools, urgency, 3-5 BMs) be from food allergies/intolerances or is that just the UC?
 
Anyone have food allergy testing done? Is a wheat and a gluten allergy different?
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed


kim123
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   Posted 11/27/2007 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have UC symptoms (urgency, D, gas), then that could very well be an indication of food intolerance/allergy to them. If you really want to know, experiment by eliminating them for awhile. Or, keep eating them and never know, I suppose. Yeast, or versions of, is in a LOT of processed foods, so read all labels. I am affected "BIG TIME" by yeast and too much wheat. Took me awhile to figure it all out.... 8 years. In fact, after I eliminated yeast, sugar and grains from my diet for awhile, my UC symptoms disappeared. How about millet and flax yeast free bread, or brown rice yeast free bread. I eat that now, no problem.

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   Posted 11/27/2007 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you shared this information with your GI?  If your blood work is showing a reaction to wheat you may have a condition that is called celiac disease.  I would ask your allegist if he/she performed any of the these tests: IgA endomysial antibodies (EMA), IgA tissue transglutaminase (tTG), IgG tissue transglutaminase and Total IgA antibodies and what the results were.  If not, then I would ask your allergist or your GI to have this blood test done for you.  Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease and people with it can not tolerate gluten which is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye (also oats since the processing of oats is often done in the same vicinity or with the same equipment as wheat).  Celiac disease causes all kinds of gastrointestinal issues such as loose stool, diarrhea, bloating, noisy stomach and a whole bunch of other issues.  When a person with celiac eats wheat etc the intestines attack it as though it were a foreign substance...eventually this leads to damaged small intestines that will lead to malnutrition. 
 
Here is a link with more information about celiac.
 
If you are testing positive for this disease ask your GI to perform an upper endoscopy to confirm diagnosis. 

Old Hat
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   Posted 11/27/2007 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Veebo's questions make me wonder what bloods your original gastro tested when he diagnosed you with UC. Meanwhile, I happened to see DeBoles corn (flour) pasta elbows in a health food store over the weekend-- in case you want to try them as a wheat-free alternative. Take care & let us know what you find out. Hopefully, you don't have celiac disease; also, you might get more answers if you post on the allergy forum here. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Horus
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   Posted 11/27/2007 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I avoid yeast and wheat also. They make organic 100 % rice pasta so don't think you have to give up pasta, just wheat. I mix my rice pasta with chicken(soy for you) and snap peas and wheat free soy sauce and carrots and celery and make a great stir fry. They even make plain rice pizza crust so you can make your own pizza. You really need to start watching what you eat and watching the ingredients list on all your food items. Black and white pepper, MSG, autolyzed yeast extract and wheat are found in most processed foods so you really have to watch to avoid these. You'll find it easy to locate tasty items if you shop at health food supermarkets as most have a gluten free wheat free section. If I eat even one wheat heavy pasta meal I'm wrecked, and I'm not even celiac. So you can see that cutting out wheat will make a big difference. Autolyzed yeast extract unnecesarily stimulates the immune system also and can cause bowel problems.

Sara14
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   Posted 11/27/2007 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the replies.

kim - I guess you are right that if I don't try to eliminate things, I will never know if it helps or not.

Veebo - I will ask my allergist which blood tests he did when he calls me back (hopefully tomorrow). I haven't told my GI yet, but will. I haven't had any problems with my small intestine (that I know of). It looked normal with a CT scan and w/my colonoscopy in September (I know that just barely goes into the small intestine...I think my GI went into the ileum). If I had Celiac, would I notice symptoms soon after I ate gluten? I have never noticed any type of symptom from eating wheat, yeast or gluten before. I do still have about 3-5 mushy BMs a day, some urgency, bloating and gas pains sometimes, but I just attributed this to the rectal inflammation that showed up on my last c-scope. Could I have UC and Celiac (boy, that would suck!)? Sorry for all the questions...this is all so frustrating and confusing for me. I will check out the Mayo Clinic link you gave me. Thank you.

Hi, Old Hat - I don't know what blood tests my original gastro checked...good question though. I will see if I can find out. Thank you for the suggestion on the DeBoles pasta. I'll have to see if my local health food store has it.

Horus - Thanks for your input. Good to know there are wheat-free options out there. That stir fry sounds really tasty. Has wheat always affected you like that or just since you've had UC?
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed


Horus
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   Posted 11/27/2007 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Sara,

No I didn't have issues with wheat or yeast before I got UC. Now one single wheat meal and I'll be ruined for the rest of the day and the next day I'll feel queasy. My body will speedily shuffle out that wheat meal pronto!

My stir fry I eat maybe once a week. I usually stew my vegies. I eat lots of white rice and corn. Corn flakes have resistant starch in it. They have yeast free rice bread in alot of stores you can eat for toast. It tastes like card board but with some sugar free fruit spread it's good. Sometimes I'll put a thin thin coat of honey on my rice toast, sometimes I put a light dash of cinnamon- ya I know, and sometimes I'll use the rice bread as a mop that i dip into my soup and eat it that way. You'd be amazed at all the gluten free foods they have. They are some of the cleanest foods you'll find as far as avoiding problem ingredients.

princesa
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   Posted 11/28/2007 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
You should request the blood test for celiac disease, but even if that come back negative, you can still have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat or gluten. The fact that you say you love wheat-based foods and eat them all the time is a red flag. We tend to crave the very foods that are causing problems for us. Wheat and dairy are prime offenders. Other major offenders are sugar, corn, yeast, peanuts, eggs, soy and tree nuts. Check out The False Fat Diet by Elson Haas if you're interested in learning more about delayed food allergies and sensitivities.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


Sara14
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   Posted 11/28/2007 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I talked to my allergist today and he said I am allergic to wheat and yeast. He wants to put me on Diflucan tablets, twice a week. I don't know the dosage or for how long he wants me on this, or why really...I'm assuming it has something to do with the yeast.

I asked him what blood tests he did and he just told me he checked for corn, soy, wheat, candida (yeast), dairy, cats, aspergillus (a type of mold), and egg. He didn't tell me what type of test he used even though I asked. I also asked him to mail me copies of my reports and he said he would rather just talk about it with me when I see him next (he wants to see me again in Jan. but I really don't like him and don't think he knows what he's doing, so I don't really want to see him ever again). He really frustrates me.

I asked him about celiac disease and he said he didn't test for it. He said I didn't have to worry about that, because that isn't the same thing and he doesn't think I have that. I also checked with my GI's nurse and I have never been tested for it there either. Edit: My GI ordered a blood test for celiac disease, so I should get results in about a week.

princesa - Thank you for the advice and book suggestion. I think I just crave wheat-based products because they're yummy...maybe it's b/c it's giving me problems though...who knows.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed

Post Edited (Sara14) : 11/28/2007 12:30:43 PM (GMT-7)


princesa
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   Posted 11/28/2007 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
You should insist on the celiac blood panel. I'm amazed that a gastro doc wouldn't test for it. Celiac is very under diagnosed in this country. There's info and a great forum if you're interested:

http://www.celiac.com/

Diflucan is an anti-candida medication. A candida overgrowth happens when gut ecology gets out of balance for a variety of reasons - antibiotics, birth control, poor diet, etc. You might want to take the online candida test to see if you have some of the common symptoms:

http://www.yeastconnection.com/yeast.html

It's a tough thing to admit, but cravings for the very foods that cause problems for us is very common. For many years, I was a sugar and chocoholic. I was all about the breads, pastas and desserts. These things all contain the ingredients I've learned are problematic for me: dairy, sugar and grains.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


Sara14
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   Posted 11/28/2007 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey princesa - I just heard from my GI and he just ordered a blood test for celiac disease for me. So, I should have the results in about a week. Do you think the allergist saw I had a yeast overgrowth and that is why he's putting me on diflucan or is it just b/c I'm allergic to it?
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed


kim123
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   Posted 11/28/2007 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
'm thinking it is the yeast overgrowth. Be prepared for a fungi die-off reaction, though. As for the bread tasing like cardboard, I agree that there is some stuff out there that is not very appetizing, but I found a local health food bakery and they make delicious millet/flax bread that tastes and feels like real bread. Check around.

princesa
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   Posted 11/28/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Sara, I'm glad to hear it. Keep in mind however that even if the celiac results are negative, you can still have problems with wheat and/or gluten. People with compromised digestions often have problems breaking down dairy and gluten. The best way to tell is to experiment with an elimination diet.

Yeast overgrowth is usually diagnosed by symptoms. Most traditional docs don't test for it. Even my alternative medicine doc says he questions the tests because it's normal to have SOME candida present in the gut and it's hard to determine numerically what's abnormal for different people. Did you try the online quiz? Some symptoms are pretty obvious give aways: coating on the tongue, recurring vaginal yeast infections, bloating after eating certain foods known to be yeast triggers.

Regarding gluten free breads, I bake with almond flour. It makes a heavy consistency similar to cornbread, but it's really good. Makes good cookies and pancakes, too.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


Sara14
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   Posted 11/28/2007 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I took the yeast test...I only scored a 6. I've never had a vaginal yeast infection in my life. Never had thrush. Don't have any symptoms after eating yeasty foods. In fact, I just ate two pieces of whole wheat bread and it was delicious and I feel great. I eat healthier than most people I know and I don't want to cut something out if it's not going to do anything.

I checked out the gluten-free breads at my health store and they cost like $6 for a loaf and look really bad. I don't want to spend that much on a loaf of bread. And I don't know how to bake my own bread. I will look into the almond flour...that sounds good.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed


Veebo
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   Posted 11/28/2007 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sara14. I am glad to hear that your Gastro is ordering the Celiac test for you (they often don't bother). Hopefully it comes out negative but it is good that they are checking. I was diagnosed with Celiac about 3 years ago. My main symptoms were frequent soft stools/diarrhea, gas, cramping, and distended stomach (I had other problems as well but never related them to the issues I was having with my stomach). I have been on a gluten free diet ever since and I am about 60% better. I am now concerned that I may also have UC ...and yes that would really suck. But I just want to feel better so I will do whatever it takes. Even if you do not have celiac disease it sounds like you will benefit from a wheat free diet anyway. I do most of my own baking since I do not like the vast majority of ready made gluten free products but I would recommend that you try out KinniKinnick products. They have a really good italian tapioca bread (good for sandwiches) and sunflower flax rice bread (good for munching on:-) ). They have a website and a lot of healthfood stores carry them (WholeFoods does not). Also Vans wheat free waffles (buckwheat berry or blueberry) are really good. Keep us posted and let me know if you need anymore food ideas...I have tons of recipes too!

Sara14
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   Posted 11/29/2007 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Veebo. Thanks for all your suggestions and advice. I just did my blood test for celiac, so I guess I'll find out how that turns out in about a week. Sorry to hear you think you might have UC, too. I read your other thread and that sucks your GI is being so difficult/rude. My first GI was kind of lousy, too, so I got a new one. Have you gotten the colonoscopy done yet? The symptoms you listed before you cut out gluten are kind of what I'm dealing with now, but I am pretty sure they're just from my UC, since I still have a little bit of inflammation. It will be good to find out though.

My allergist gave me a prescription for fluconazole (diflucan), but I don't know if I want to take it or not. It says "for yeast and fungi" on the prescription he sent me. Anyone ever had to take this?
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed


princesa
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   Posted 11/30/2007 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, if you don't have many of the symptoms of candida overgrowth, I'm not sure why your doc suspects a yeast overgrowth and has prescribed it.

I definitely felt better after a course of diflucan. If you have a candida (yeast) overgrowth, it will knock it down to acceptible levels, reducing alot of annyoing physical symptoms. My GP says he had one UC patient who went into complete remission after taking diflucan. Basically, it helps get your gut ecology back into balance. Taking probiotics to restore good gut flora and eating an anti-candida diet are necessary, too.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


Sara14
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   Posted 11/30/2007 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
He never said he suspects a yeast overgrowth. He said I showed a strong reaction to yeast on my blood allergy test (I didn't show much of any reaction for yeast on the skin allergy test though). I called and talked to one of his assistants today to clarify why exactly I was prescribed the fluconazole and the assistant said it is partly to deal with mold allergies (the allergist never told me this...) and partly for yeast allergies. It still didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. He said I'll be on it for 6 weeks and then they'll see if I need to stay on it. I've been reading horrible side effects of this drug...

And I read that diflucan wipes out both good and bad bacteria from your gut, so I don't know if it helps get your gut ecology into balance...and it only kills the yeast species candida, and can allow other, harder-to-kill species to thrive. I'm glad it worked for you and I guess I'll give it a try...I am just so skeptical of all drugs and supplements now and don't want to screw anything else up in my body.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed


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   Posted 11/30/2007 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I would advise calling the medical records department of the clinic and having them send you copies of all of your records - including the tests you just had done. You'll need those for a new GI if you switch. Then maybe you can research into what's going on and get some "straight" answers. It's so frustrating when people don't tell you the WHOLE story!

There are lots and lots of gluten-free products on the market now. My dad is a celiac. When he was dx'd in 2000 there was hardly anything out there and Mom had to do all sorts of research into cooking and baking. In fact, she's found many recipes that she likes better! She's a big fan of the rice pasta :)

Keep us updated on how you're feeling!
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princesa
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   Posted 11/30/2007 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Sara14 said...
And I read that diflucan wipes out both good and bad bacteria from your gut, so I don't know if it helps get your gut ecology into balance...and it only kills the yeast species candida, and can allow other, harder-to-kill species to thrive. I'm glad it worked for you and I guess I'll give it a try...I am just so skeptical of all drugs and supplements now and don't want to screw anything else up in my body.
 
It can help get your gut ecology back in balance only in that it kills back an overgrowth of Candida. That's why I added that probiotic supplements and dietary adjustments are necessary to restore the good gut flora and to lessen the risk of a recurrence of overgrowth.
 
What side effects are you referring to? Almost every drug has a scary list of possible side effects. I didn't have any problems with diflucan at all.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


kim123
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   Posted 11/30/2007 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe nystatin is what you would prefer. It kills yeast in the "gut", with few, if any "side effects". You have UC symptoms...I'm guessing, D, gas, loose stools, urgency,etc. That is exactly what yeast overgrowth symptoms can be. My doctors could not find any proof of that for me, with so many tests I had done. On my own, I learned that UC, Crohn's, diabetes, allergies, high cholesterol, arthritis, etc. can have a fungal etiology, meaning that it can be caused from fungus, and not just candida. There are over 200 different fungi. Aflatoxin B1, a carcinogen, is found universally in all grains, including corn, and peanuts. You mentioned that your GI mentioned someone going into remission after taking diflucan. Makes sense...if UC can have a fungal etiology, killing thte fungus, and restoring your natural bowel flora, you get better. I would take the diflucan, under my doctor's supervision, and go from there. As well, maybe you could restrict your grains and sugars to speed up your results (fungi LOVE grains and sugar). That may be why you are craving them, as well. The only side effects I can foresee would be the die-off effect, when the toxins are being released from your body. It is good you are questioning your doctor, however, Too often, we are puppy dogs and take whatever doctors pass our way, assuming they know it all. Let us know what you decide. :)

Sara14
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   Posted 12/1/2007 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi dakotagirl - Thanks for your reply. That is a good idea to get copies of my records. I don't know why the allergist wouldn't send me a copy of my test results when I asked. Do clinics generally charge for copies in your experience? It's really my allergist who is frustrating me, not my GI this time. I really like my new GI, for the most part.

Hi princesa - That makes sense...thanks for explaining that to me. If I take it without making dietary changes, will it be pointless? My allergist didn't really mention making any dietary changes while on it. He said to cut down on wheat a bit, but I think he meant to do that forever, not just while on diflucan. Also, good to know you didn't have any side effects from it. I know every drug has possible side effects, but I just get so worried over all of them now that I have UC..I guess I just don't want anything else to go wrong with my physical health. Some of the side effects I read about for diflucan were nausea (which I already have quite a bit of), D, abdominal pain, dizziness (which I get quite often, too) and vertigo. The vertigo one scared me...some people were saying they had it last for years after taking the drug. Of course, I just read that on some drug side effect forum-type Web site, so who knows if their vertigo was really from something else or what.

Hi kim - It does sound like nystatin would be preferable. When I talked to my pharmacist about the diflucan, he said the allergy place I'm going to, "likes to prescribe it a lot." So, something in their philosophy must think it helps people with allergies. My GI didn't say anything about someone going into remission after diflucan...I believe that was princesa's GP. But, yes, that is encouraging to hear. I am going to start taking it next week.

Thanks, guys! Hope you're all having a good weekend.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed


princesa
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   Posted 12/2/2007 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Nystatin is known for being effective mostly in the gut. Diflucan works more systemically, so I imagine that's why your doc prescribed it.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


Sara14
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   Posted 12/2/2007 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Makes sense. I started taking my allergy drops today (sublingual immunotherapy), too, so we'll see how that goes. princesa & others - What foods should I avoid while on the diflucan to make the most of it? I know sugars and wheat. Are there others? kim mentioned all grains and nuts...but I don't know if I can do that. All I would have left to eat is fruit, veggies, soy products and dairy. I guess that would be do-able for a while, but I wouldn't like to restrict my diet like that forever.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed


princesa
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   Posted 12/3/2007 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
There are different versions of anti-candida diets out there. Some are more restrictive than others. These links may help you decide what type of diet would be best for you:

http://www.yeastconnection.com/fighting_diet.html

http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/4966/diet.htm

http://users.wildblue.net/wmson//yeastdiet.htm

http://www.candidadiet.com/treatment/treatment_diet.shtml
 
From what you've said, you scored low on the candida quiz and must not be experiencing many troublesome symptoms. As a result, I wouldn't think you'd have to be too restrictive in your diet.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 

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