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doctor denial? - candidiasis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 22, 2006
  • 09:10 PM

i think i have candidiasis in my gut, but my doctor won't test for it because she doesn't do the tests, in other words they don't acknowledge it. My previous doctor was the same. I also have some kind of gluten sensitivity. On top of all this, I am ultra-sensensistive in virtually every way, I get upset and jealous easily, I feel temperature so well that its hard to keep myself at a comfortable temperature. I blush easily, my eyes water for no reason, I get panic attacks and have trouble sleeping. I have a sore tongue, shaky when I miss a meal, I feel an impending sense of doom. lol. But I had flucazole (spelled correctly?), and I felt a LOT better. I realise this isn't a diagnosis, but my daughters dad wants a diagnosis or else he will not keep her off sugars and wheat etc. There is too much to write here but its been YEARS that I have been like this and I don't want Holly to turn out like me, social phobic and nervous person. I had a massive amount of antibiotics when I was young and was diagnosed with Candida when I was a toddler. I have been unable to find the Dr who diagnosed me but His name is Dr Pearson from Christchurch, New Zealand. I really think this is going to get worse as is has gotten worse in the last two years. Im very very worried. Please if anyone can help me I would really appreciate it.

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  • um i dont know if this is just a coincidence (spelling?) but i found this http://www.vuw.ac.nz/cacr/people/bio/david-pearson.aspx?exp=About
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 18, 2006
    • 10:55 PM
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  • It does indeed sound like you have candidiasis. I too suffered from it and the majority of medical doctors refuse to admit that candidiasis even exists. Most of them will tell you that it is all in your head.The best bet is to find a chiropractor. The majority of them are open minded enough to entertain the idea of candidiasis. Unfortunately they do not prescribe anti-fungals like the fluconazole that you had taken in the past. However you need to perform multiple steps to completely kill the candida. Usually a medicine will not cure you by itself.Here are the six steps you need to complete. Step one - remove the cause. Determine what caused the overgrowth in the first place (antibiotics, silver fillings, etc.) and remove the cause. If not the candida will take over again even after you are cured.Step two - starve the candida. The candida thrive on sugar and refined carbs. Take away their food and they will start to die off.Step three - kill the candida. Take a medical drug like the fluconazole or take natural antifungals like garlic and olive leaf extract.Step four - repair the damage. Take some supplements high in antioxidants to help the body heal.Step five - move the bowels. The majority of toxins, including the dead candida are eliminated throught the bowels. Take some extra fiber like psyllium hulls to help move things along.Step six - replace the beneficial bacteria in your gut. The reason the candida took over in the first place is that the beneficial bacteria were killed off by antibiotics. Take a high quality probiotic to replace these beneficial bacteria. You can find more information on my website - www.candida-albicans-cure.com. I have a complete list of the symptoms for candidiasis and most of yours are on the list.It may take a few months before you feel better but keep at it and you can get back to your normal vibrant self again!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 21, 2006
    • 10:07 PM
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  • I understand your frustration. I have had chronic health problems for 17 years. Mis-diagnosed with adrenal insuffiency, suspect Cushing's,and then finally diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and Diabetes type II. Nonetheless, it does not explain the laundry list of other symptoms I have.Candidiasis does. I was in my early 20's put on prednisone, frequent courses of anti-biotics and birth control pills for the Polycystic. (And the polycystic may be not be a correct diagnosis at all. I obtained my medical records and found the doctor was not as he lectured me, '100 percent positive' but rather only 'probable'.)The gist is, after recently becoming more ill than I have ever been, I came across Candida by putting in a search engine, 'symptoms of dizziness and spacey feeling'. Candidiasis was the only medical problem I found to have increased symptoms from heat/humidity/mugginess. The last 10 summers or so, I have dreaded humid days because my life becomes going to work and sleeping and doing all I can just to accomplish that.I can't imagine that tests for Candidiasis have an astronomical cost $$$$ but getting a doctor to even consider Candidiasis as being in the gut rather than in the female area is like pulling teeth. I am at the point where I will find the money to pay for the test myself. The other problem with the tests are that some labs are not accurate. Candida is in everyone and when at normal levels is a good thing. So, if you can't convince the doctor to do the correct tests you are back where you started from.All that stands in the way of either weeding out this diagnosis or confirming it, is having doctors get in the 21st century and stop them from thinking all female problems stem between the legs or can be handled by a psychiatrist. Especially since my psychiatrist, who has known me about 8 or 9 years, thinks my depression problems most likely stem from physical illness beyond mental chemical imbalance. But my physciatrist is a woman, so who is going to listen to her?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 9, 2006
    • 01:09 PM
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  • i am in a very similar situation to you... i have gone to 5 doctors and have failed to get a diagnosis. ive gotten 15 various lab tests that all come back normal. and one alternative doctor said i have candidiasis. all of my symptoms point to that, or some sort of bacterial/gut dysbiosis. eliminating sugar and wheat has been the best thing thats happened to me in the past 5 months of becoming sick. my stools were loose, foul smelling, and light colored. i was getting serious bloating, distention, abdominal burning, pain in upper left quadrant and, constant discomfort. now with just avoiding wheat, sugar and high carb foods (flour) for two weeks i am remarcably better. my stools are well formed, dark colored. i get little bloating/distention or pain. one doctor reccommended prevacid for my bloting and stomach pain but i didnt take it because i thought he was just treating a symptom rather than the cause. i now beleive i am right as my burning acididty in stomach has completely dissapeared with this diet. i still have mild discomfort all the time and have still not been cured of whatever ails me. but i have made serious strides.i am eating tons of vegetables. no grains at all. lots of beans legumes and nuts and seeds.no fruit (which may not be the best idea). i would reccommend eating some grain =...like rice if you can tolerate...i know i cannot. even sugary veggies like carrots cause mild reaction-sensitization of stomach.i advise testing your diet and ommitting offending foods-whatever makes you feel bad. more than that i cannot say...i have not gotten that far. but i am currnetly considering expesive consultation and treatment with a specialist:http://healthtruth.reachlocal.net/2.phpcheck out the site and see if your symptoms match.peace be with you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2008
    • 09:15 PM
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  • I understand your frustration. I have had chronic health problems for 17 years. Mis-diagnosed with adrenal insuffiency, suspect Cushing's,and then finally diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and Diabetes type II. Nonetheless, it does not explain the laundry list of other symptoms I have.Candidiasis does. I was in my early 20's put on prednisone, frequent courses of anti-biotics and birth control pills for the Polycystic. (And the polycystic may be not be a correct diagnosis at all. I obtained my medical records and found the doctor was not as he lectured me, '100 percent positive' but rather only 'probable'.) The gist is, after recently becoming more ill than I have ever been, I came across Candida by putting in a search engine, 'symptoms of dizziness and spacey feeling'. Candidiasis was the only medical problem I found to have increased symptoms from heat/humidity/mugginess. The last 10 summers or so, I have dreaded humid days because my life becomes going to work and sleeping and doing all I can just to accomplish that. I can't imagine that tests for Candidiasis have an astronomical cost $$$$ but getting a doctor to even consider Candidiasis as being in the gut rather than in the female area is like pulling teeth. I am at the point where I will find the money to pay for the test myself. The other problem with the tests are that some labs are not accurate. Candida is in everyone and when at normal levels is a good thing. So, if you can't convince the doctor to do the correct tests you are back where you started from. All that stands in the way of either weeding out this diagnosis or confirming it, is having doctors get in the 21st century and stop them from thinking all female problems stem between the legs or can be handled by a psychiatrist. Especially since my psychiatrist, who has known me about 8 or 9 years, thinks my depression problems most likely stem from physical illness beyond mental chemical imbalance. But my physciatrist is a woman, so who is going to listen to her? My stepfather is in a hospital right now suffering from some kind of infection the Dr's can't figure out. It is becomming more frustrating because they say they don't know what it is. He has lost about 30% of his body weight in the last 8 months. At first they said he had an infection in his blood, but they can not get an culcures to grow.I have read all of the postes about Candidiasis and he has EVERY symtom.
    Moses46 1 Replies
    • September 2, 2010
    • 03:29 PM
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  • I'd get on it and force a Candida test. Keep at it until you get someone to test him for it. Look for thrush in his mouth, then they can't really argue about a test. There is only one thing that is thrush and that's Candida/yeast infection.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 5, 2010
    • 02:45 PM
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  • My stepfather is in a hospital right now suffering from some kind of infection the Dr's can't figure out. It is becomming more frustrating because they say they don't know what it is. He has lost about 30% of his body weight in the last 8 months. At first they said he had an infection in his blood, but they can not get an culcures to grow.I have read all of the postes about Candidiasis and he has EVERY symtom.After reading this web page, I talked to the DR and he said he will go ahead and test for Candida. I realy what to thank you for haveing this web-site for people like me with questions. It seams we have to diagnose our own health issues more and more these days.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 7, 2010
    • 09:55 PM
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  • http://www.annboroch.com/books.phpHere is a link for a book on Candida, hope this helps.The doctor who wrote this book, Ann Boroch, specializes in Candida.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 2, 2011
    • 11:08 PM
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