I am new to this forum and would like to reach out for your support.
I have been dealing with a wide variety of musculoskeletal aches for quite some time. Tested for many things and even treated for Lyme even though tests were not conclusive (WB). After abx treatment for Lyme and new bloodwork only positive test was for candida. I have been having oral thrush for quite some time and thought I was taking precautions w/ probiotics and yogurt while on abx.
I suspect I had candida for quite some time and the abx exacerbated it. I am on no Sugar diet, taking diflucan, garlic, caprylic acid and probiotics. The muscle pain is somewhat widespread burning, stabbing type mostly in the legs as they are used the most.
How many of you folks experiencd these symptoms and do they get better with cont'd diet and antifungals, or am I "herxing" myself to death?
If indeed it is muscular. You want to know that candida depletes magnesium and vitamin B. So you'll want to supplement in magnesium for when your metabolism is in need it will go get some in your muscles.
Furthermore, if you are deficient in mag. you will be as well in calcium, for mag. is essential in order to assimilate calcium. Therefore you should supplement in calcium as well or your metabolism will go get some in your teeth and bones.
The BEST supplement is liquid. Candida is all over your bowels inhibitting assimilation so the liquid form assimilates better... especially so until you have completed a bowel cleanse. So magnesium chloride is your best bet just now. It tastes awful, but diluted in a full glass of water, it tastes alright and will be even easier to assimilate. For the calcium, any calcium Fizz which dissolves in water is your best option just now.
No Sugar diet is not even fruit sugar, no tea, coffee, vinegar (except Apple cider Vinegar) etc. Right?
Furthermore, to help with herx, you need to use antioxydants.
I believe that one should also supplement in vitamin B complex (this is very disputable as not everyone agrees on that issue). Loads of vitamin B I am definitely against but for anyone having a severe case of candida and having to carry on with the diet over months, or years, I belive that B complex is essential (it is essential for good digestion and you will end up with zero digestion if you dont supplement ).
I have these same muscoskeletal symptoms and suspect candida as well. I've suffered for years with tendonitis, shin splints and carpal tunnel. I've tried everything with no success. I'm hoping it's the candida and I can finally get rid of it.
I will be doing my first cleanse next week starting with the candigone and paragone.
It sounds like some kind of infection or rather that your liver just can't deal with your toxic blood. I had something fairly similar, but it was more of a dull ache all over rather than a "stabby" feeling in a particular muscle. I only got "stabbing" feelings when I exercised... but I quickly stopped that since my muscles couldn't recuperate.
The only thing that fixed it was giving my body time to heal, and after that, following the protocols that certain people here use.
When I was Over-acidic and had Candida I had many muscle aches and sharp pains. If I would bump into something or just lightly tap a finger, pain would shoot through. Since I have become more Alkaline and treated Candida these pains have disappeared.
Yes as Jhan said muscular or joint pain? I have gone thru periods of joint pain. The toxins from candida cause inflammation all over the body. These same toxins will deplete you of many minerals, dehydrate you and leave you with a myriad of seemingly unrelated symtoms. if you have candida they are all related. As Jhan said, magnesium is critical. Also getting plenty of Sea Salt in your diet will help with hydration. Although you may feel you are hydrated you most likely are not as a disruption of salt in the body will lead to chronic dehydration. And again, if you have candida you will be sodium depleted. Also, essential fatty acids are critical with joint pain. What's odd is that throughout my battle with candida I have struggled with many different symptoms and they are all related. For instance I had joint pain, then it went away and instead I started having trouble focusing with my eyes. Both are directly related to being depleted in omega 3 fatty acids and inflammation.
Basically it is safe to think of candida as a parasite in that it really does eat what you eat, and it gets to it first and nourishes itself leaving you depleted. Also the body will release precious minerals into the bloodstream in an effort to try to combat all the acid toxins from candida
So get on a good candida diet, drink plenty of water with Sea Salt , eat plenty of greens , take calcium and magensium, do enemas if need be to flush out alot, and take fish oil ( specifically without mercury) GNC has a good one.
And try to get some exercise. Do anything you can to reduce inflammation in the body. Relax, no stress, brisk walking, etc and stay off the trampoline for now ( all kidding aside)