I am at the end of my rope, physically, emotionally, and mentally. I've retold my story so many times now, and have triend so many remidies, western and holistic.
Is this the right place to turn? My body is falling apart, and it is ruining my life.
I don't want to ramble about my symptoms unless I'm in a place that might be helpful. There are many. I don't know if they're related or not. I suspect it's Candida, or at least that is a major part.
Any support would be greatly appreciated. I've spent thousands, gone to so many doctors. They are baffled/tell me they can't do anything. I've tried diets, clenses, detoxes, supplements, major lifestyle changes.
And here I am again, falling apart.
Is there someone I can talk to about my ailments? I need an experienced and wise veteran.
We will help you as best as we can. A lot of us can relate to your struggle. I have been trying to find adequate help for years and have been turned away by naturepaths who said they just didn't know what to do for me. It can be very discouraging, especially when you spend thousands only to realize you've been treated like a guinea pig.
Unfortunately candida can wreak havoc on multiple parts of your body, but you will get better. This healing journey will make you stronger and wiser. You will respect yourself more than you ever have before.
I am still struggling. I'm only 22 myself and it is frustrating. I always ate healthy my entire life yet somehow, I got candida. It seems to be a hereditary thing on my dads side. I want to get healthy because I see the cancers/deaths it has caused for relatives. This is my only chance to save my life.
We will do our best to help you and know that I can empathize with you.
I think a lot of long term candida sufferers get hooked on the idea that they have candida and only ever try to treat candida which does not work, maybe it would help to try something new or start from the ground up even if its hard?
I just had to write to you as little less then 6 month ago i was imagining I am seeing the end of the rope.
I was skinnier then ever, pale as a hospital wall decorated with glamorous red blinking pimples, huge lymph nodes all over my body and about as much energy as a made in china watch battery.
I was waking up in the darkest moods and felt sparking irritable at any moment, just needed some tickling to become a hurricane of tears and hopelessness.
I thought I was basically gonna die and every image of myself, my life was a huge chaos and dark predictions spiced up by fears.
I've seen doctors and raised my depression as the wallet was decreasing.
Until, at about that point when I would have tried just about anything I visited a friend who is an alternative medicine men.
For the first time I got a diagnosis that resonated with a weird hunch I had for month by then: I had overspread candida and more then one type of parasites.
Suffering from arthritis ever since I was a teen I discovered how I might have been a victim of my own habits for a whole lifetime.
I was directed to a very strict diet. I thought I was eating healthy even before by not being a very meat loving, processed food eating person. However when placed on the anti-candida diet (which by the way today I use as a guideline to my own diet) i realized how far off the dairy loving, pasta eating me was from any form of healing, health maintaining nutritional habit.
It was not easy to respect the guidelines of no simple carbs, no Sugar (any type of sugar even fruit), no coffee and wine (i love'em both!...i guess). The first week was one of agony. I would have eaten my own fingers if they where dipped in something sweet and I mean real sweet not stevia sweet. Also, coffee has shown it's teeth when living without it turned out to be filled with migraine and fogginess.
BUT: it all ended somewhere at that point. Every day started to be a day closer to the sunlight again. My mind was gaining a clarity I don't even remember when I experienced before, my body was becoming as lean as clean.
And my spirit, it took flight.
It is definitely a huge awakening realizing how deep a grip certain culinary habits and stimulant uses have on us. That has marked my life from then on since I am one of those people who feels like predators weather they come in form of yeast or a thought have nothing to do in me and don't want to be addicted even mildly to anything.
Keeping up a conscious healthy eating habit, good sleep routine and building on your spirit trough search for knowledge (so you never do something without knowing and therefore without believing...as it would be a waste of energy) is a challenge but a challenge that you grow into just as smoothly as we all grow into our unhealthy habits all it's needed is persistency, belief is your own capacity and that of all humanity to overcome even the greatest of imagined challenges.
If you would like more info about diet and other useful tips, let me know as I will gladly give them to you however sickness begins in the mind and the mind is where the healing also begins.
You suffer a momentary imbalance and there is positively ways out of it as far as you are ready and determined to take them.
I suggest you also consider the possibility that your yeast trouble may be caused by something else. In my case it was heavy metal toxicity (mercury from my silver fillings). You may have a similar situation.
A little research on the subject of heavy metal toxicity would be helpful in deciding whether or not it makes sense in your case too.
"I was skinnier then ever, pale as a hospital wall decorated with glamorous red blinking pimples, huge lymph nodes all over my body and about as much energy as a made in china watch battery."
This sounds exactly like me right now. Actually, your whole post sounds like me - besides the fact that you are healing and I am not. I'm on the diet you are, is that all you're doing for your Candida/Parasites? Please message me the advice you're offering, I could really use it.
BTW, I loved reading your reply, you have your way with words.
I feel as you do and thought maybe I had wrote this. Im in such a dark and desperate place I cannot imagine my life with this digusting skin I have on my face. I have also been to medical drs, and naturopaths and no one can help me or tell me what exactly is happening to me. A brief rundown...44 yr old women who has always had skin issues in some form. In the last two yrs it went from bad to worse. I know have full blown rosacea, seborrheic dermatits, clogged pores and welts/hive like bumps that rear their head whenever they feel like it. I have changed my diet radically a year ago and when I saw no improvment in my skin, I started to add some foods back in as I was painfully thin. People started to talk around town and I was no closer to solving my problems. I still eat well. I generally avoid fruit and eat good grains like quiona, brown rice and lean meats and tons of greens and veggies. I do allow myself 1 cup of coffee a day and only drink water. I use stevia as my sugar for everything and eat no processed foods. My occasional treat is a gluten free almond cookie, once a day. I discovered I had a parasite called hookworm last year.I went thru treatment and no change and the parasite is gone. Im taking lots of good supplments...a multi vitamin, Vitamin C, D, A, Evening primrose oil, zinc, Betaine HCL digestive enzyme, and a good probiotic.. I dont take fish oil because at one point I thought this was giving me the hive like bumps I would get every day. I have developed a food phobia as a result of the hives because I just dont know what is giving them to me...My family doesnt know what to do with me and im ruining my marriage and losing myself and my children over this. can someone pls offer me some hope and an idea how to change this?