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Old Tue, Sep-18-12, 17:52
1sickgirl 1sickgirl is offline
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Plan: candida
Stats: 150/130/135 Female 70
Default do i have candida and what can i do

Hi, I am a college student and have been really sick for the last few years. Doctors diagnosed me with everything under the sun (gastritis, heartburn, IBS, etc.) but no medication helped. Recently, my gallbladder came back as malfunctioning, so the doctors wanted that removed. After that, I began to try to fix myself. I tried an allergy diet (no meats, dairy, or pretty much anything). The only things I could eat were vegs, fruits, fish, rice and anything rice made but allergy free. After 3 months with that and pounds lower, I decided to go to a chiropractor. He said I had parasites, H. Pylori and parasite fungus. I could eat what I wanted and take his meds. I got super sick after the first few minutes with his meds. I went to another chiro and he said I have candida.
Here are my symtoms:
bloating (internally and lower stomach looks prego)
stuffed and gross after I eat
pretty much everything to do with my stomach

Those are my main symtoms by I guess I would say I get
headaches often
rash behind my leg
and other things like that

Anyways, I have been on the treatment plan/diet for about 2 wks. Within an hour from leaving the chiro, I got diarrhea which lasted 3 days. I had not even started the diet or meds yet but he said he igniteated the process. After the diarrhea went away, I started the meds. I'm on garlic cloves, candibactin, probiotics, vit D, dynamic greens, magnesium (for my constipations). About 3 days after I started the meds, I got diarrhea again. Its been about two weeks since my first meeting with the chiro and about 1 wk since I started the meds.
My diet is fruits (which he says is ok), vegs, meats, eggs, oats and I just had a whole wheat wrap which he said should be fine.

The diarrhea came first and lasted about a week and a half total. I have been very emotional, but I'ma senior at college and can't handle all this anymore. After the diarrhea, I thought that was the die off process but now I am the bloated, stuffed, gross feeling self again.

What is this? Did I have my die off? How long till I feel better? What should I do?

Thanks so much to anyone and everyone who replies.
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Old Tue, Sep-18-12, 18:32
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narmical narmical is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 190/186/150 Female 68 inches
Progress: 10%
Location: NYC

Step one, stop going to the chiropractor! Here is a very good assessment of chiropractic

Although it was the penn and teller bullshit episode that convinced me against it.

Try a plain old MD
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Old Tue, Sep-18-12, 18:57
1sickgirl 1sickgirl is offline
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Plan: candida
Stats: 150/130/135 Female 70

I've tried several doctors and just looking at my gallbladder results, they shut down and say to take it out and come back if I'm still sick. That's why I went with a chiropractor/holistic doctor. I never liked them to began with but I personally know several people he has helped and so I thought I would try it because 6 out of the 7 people I personally know who had their gallbladders out really regret it now and I think I have a deeper problem than my gallbladder but I'm not sure what it is
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Old Tue, Sep-18-12, 22:42
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muffles muffles is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 245/216/145 Female 5"4
Progress: 29%
Location: New Zealand

Check out this website.

Given your symptoms I am not sure it is candida , but I do think it is a gut issue.

The gaps diet has helped many with gut healing.
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Old Tue, Sep-18-12, 23:05
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Stats: 235/135/135 Female 5'4
Progress: 100%
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Hi there, and welcome.

I have a few questions for you. First of all, what exactly have the doctors said about your gall bladder? Do you have gall stones? And why on earth would you take the advice of others who say having their gall bladder removed didn't help, yet ignore the advice of your doctors? I can promise you that the vast majority of people who have had their GB removed feel much, much better, and are grateful to have had the surgery. Medical advice ALWAYS trumps the "advice" of friends, no matter how well meaning.

Secondly, what sort of tests did the chiropractor perform to come up with diagnoses of H. Pylori and parasites? Because unless you had a gastroscopy, he cannot possibly make such a diagnosis.

I would first of all very strongly suggest you start eating a low carb (this IS a low carb forum after all ), antifungal diet. Oats and wheat are just about the last thing you need. I have a very strong suspicion that just removing all gluten from your diet will make you feel a whole lot better.

Please let us know how you get on.
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