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IBS or Candida

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  • Posted By: Mnemosyne74
  • March 8, 2007
  • 04:16 PM

Hello all. I'm hoping you might offer some insight into a problem I've been having for nearly 5 years now. I was first diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome 4 years ago after suffering excruciating belly aches. Since then I have developed other symptoms such as headaches, mood swings, facial hives (this one is very recent) and diarrhea. Just 1 year ago I was again diagnosed with something called Candida. Unfortunately, there is very little written about this condition. Please bear in mind that it is not of the vaginal kind. I am not experiencing thrush/yeast infections. This makes me think it might be an entirely different condition. I have narrowed food allergies down to wheat and acidic fruits, but I wonder if I might also be allergic to gluten.

Can anyone help? Thanking you in advance.

-Andrea

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  • If you were never tested for celiac, you need to get tested right away.
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  • I've looked into that condition, and I don't feel any of my symptoms fit the description. Thanks anyway. - Mnemosyne
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  • You may very possibly have candidiasis - candida is normally found in the intestinal tract and can get out of balance in the system if you've eaten a diet high in sugars/refined carbs, taken many antibiotics in your life, or simply because of other related digestive disorders (you could be classified as having IBS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, IBD and have it too).Here's a website with some general information to get you started - good luck!http://www.candida-uk.com/candida_symptoms.htm
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  • I've looked into that condition, and I don't feel any of my symptoms fit the description. Thanks anyway. - MnemosyneCeliac disease IS an allergy to gluten, FYI. The symptoms range from "silent" celiac (with few or no symptoms) to many different varieties of symptoms. It is unlikely that you would be gluten-allergic and not have celiac disease, so you should get tested if you suspect such an allergy.
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