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Old Tue, Feb-12-13, 11:44
zadok zadok is offline
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Plan: Candida
Stats: 220/200/250 Male 180cm
Default Fungus/Mold in Gut - Help!


I have been suffering from various symptoms for 8 years, depression being a major symptom. I have managed to keep the symptoms bearable with antidepressants, but 5 months ago my symptoms took a turn for the worst. I started losing loads of weight (lost 25kg of muscle to date), skin feels crawling, libido is even worse, depression is intense, tension headaches, sweating palms and feet, grinding teeth. Blood tests reveal that every major hormone is below the lowest limit (they were always low, but not this low) dr's tried giving me hormones, but they all make my symptoms worse.

2 weeks ago I got results back from a Genova Diagnostics GI function Profile test back. It shows: Yeast/Fungi: taxonomy unavailable +3 => 10000pg DNA/g specimen. Taxonomy unavailable may indicate ingested mold.

10 days ago I started 300mg difucan/day and a pretty strict low carb diet. I read all about the dieoff to expect before, but it is really hellish at the moment. All my symptoms are amplifed. I have had to take time off work, because I absolutely can't function. How long will this last? I have visions of this lasting months and losing my job over this...

My main question is whether anyone on this board has any experience with getting rid of non-Candida fungus/mold infestations? I have done a lot of research, but there is not much out there. The little info i could clean is that it could be significantly more difficult to get rid of than candida and dieoff symptoms are worse..?


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Old Tue, Feb-12-13, 11:53
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Nancy LC Nancy LC is offline
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Plan: Paleo 99.5%
Stats: 210/170/160 Female 67.5"
Progress: 80%
Location: San Diego, CA

You might want to get a B12 shot and just make sure you're not suffering from a B12 deficiency. I just saw something really amazing about it:

They give them at various health food stores from time to time in my part of the country.
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Old Tue, Feb-12-13, 12:04
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Leeny Leeny is offline
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Plan: LCHF/Ketogenic
Stats: 215/138/135 Female 5'7''
Progress: 96%
Location: Bay Area, California, USA

Have you ever heard of Gut And Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), a term coined by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to describe the connection between gut and brain health?

I don't know if this will be helpful to you, but perhaps it's something to consider.
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Old Sun, Feb-17-13, 13:00
Warren D Warren D is offline
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Plan: Fatty meat
Stats: 135/135/135 Male 166
Location: Ibiza, Spain

Originally Posted by zadok
grinding teeth.
About 10 years ago I was going to a nutritionist about candida. She also found that I had parsites. I later read that parasites can cause teeth grinding and remembered that I had in fact been waking up in the night sure that I had been grinding my teeth during that time.
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Old Sun, Feb-17-13, 14:25
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pollyanna1 pollyanna1 is offline
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Stats: 180/168.0/136 Female 5'2"
BF:& 5'2" Age 67
Progress: 27%
Location: USA

Oregano oil is your friend.
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