1. Leaky gut is "all over" the intestines, and even if it's isolated on just one area on the right side, it does not cause anything like this "horrible burning raw pain from appendix to gallbladder".
2. What you are experiencing and reporting jboy, may be some type of a food/herb reaction; it may be some type of congestion, blockage and/or inflammation/infection, and it may be caused by benzodiazepines (or complicated by them in some way).
jboy, I've already explained to you in great detail how with a drug that has a 100-200 hour half-life, that a change in dose made 1-14 days ago may be totally responsible for what you experience on day 15. So in the future, I ask that you post the last 14 days worth of 'daily dosages' of the Valium along with whatever post you make. No one (except God) can possibly have any idea what is doing what without that information.
So I also advise anyone giving you advise to review that information BEFORE offering advice. (ray, I know you've got experience with psych-drugs and you've followed jboys posts/responses, and you've been educated on paxilprogress about benzos. Insight, if you're not familiar with benzodiazepine usage/withdrawal symptoms/syndromes, be sure to read through jboys posting history and some of the initial links I offered him, because this is a case where you 'need to know' in order to give good advice, or advice that doesn't cause harm.
3. Whenever you have pain, the VERY FIRST course of action is a couple-three rounds of EFT, followed by castor oil pack (for at least two hours). If you're still having pain, then post that you've done those two things so you (and all of us) can have a better idea of what may be really happening.
4. Lower intestinal pain is most commonly caused by a blockage, congestion, inflammation/infection...general/overall "lack of flow". If EFT & a castor oil pack doesn't do the trick, the next step is a warm water enema
(or two). Using catnip tea is very relaxing and beneficial (use 1T of catnip per 4 cups of water, bring it to a boil, cover, simmer for 10-15 then strain & cool to a comfortable temp for the enema). Catnip tea is also very soothing and relaxing to drink, so you could make up a quart
or two and keep it in the fridge (it'll keep 2-3 days) and have it to drink if you don't need it for enemas. It's good to have some 'at the ready', even though it only takes 15 minutes or so to make some. Catnip is VERY inexpensive (1/2 pound at Mountain Rose is $6.75)
5. You've mentioned in the past possibly having a colonic/s, and I agreed then (and still agree) that is something that would be VERY beneficial! And if you have a good, experienced/knowledgeable therapist, you'll also get good information regarding what is seen coming out
6. IF candida is causing the severe pain you're reporting (which would be extremely bizarre/unusual), then killing them is what you'd need to do...but of course, you'd also experience the die-off. It's FAR more likely you have a small blockage and/or congestion, and that is causing inflammation or infection. You've GOT to get good strong flow happening to relieve that...castor oil packs, enemas, plenty of fluids, colonics
(and garlic to beat the infection, if there is one). NOTE: once a part of our body becomes so infected as to cause this a "horrible burning raw pain from appendix to gallbladder", it's almost impossible for the pain not to be constant 24/7 if infection is the cause (and you would also have a fever). So more than likely you're looking at a general blockage, lack of flow and typical inflammation (if it's not a food/herb reaction). "Food/herb" reactions are usually experienced within minutes of ingesting the offending food/herb.
7. Things like the IF#1/IF#2, ACV, garlic, cayenne, etc., are far more likely to cause upper GI issues than lower GI issues (once they get to the lower colon, they're mixed/diluted with a vast amount of digestive fluids and other foods/water/juices etc). This is not to say they don't kill parasites
& candida, it's just that the 'burning/acid sensation' they may cause is always much less...and actual death of a parasite
or candida is not something we can feel (we just feel the chemicals of their presence and their rotting carcasses after they die). If there is an area of ultra-raw inflammation, we may feel it when the diluted garlic/cayenne hits it - but both are going to assist the healing, never actually do more damage.
8. Pain and inflammation are ALWAYS increased by stress or anxiety. ALWAYS. This is why EFT is absolutely essential the minute you start to feel pain. Many times we worsen our own pain by being stressed or feeling anxious about it...and very few us are able to stop a natural 'pain/anxiety' response with out the use of a good tool like EFT.
9 & 10. One of the things they used to teach doctors in medical school was this: "If you hear the sound of pounding hoof-beats on the road behind you, don't start looking for zebras!" Too bad almost all of CZ and virtually no doctors (MD or ND) ever learned that. If it looks like duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck...it's likely a duckt - not an African antelope. And if it sounds like a horse (and you don't live around zebras), then it's probably a horse.
What you are experiencing sounds and acts like a clog/congestion and inflammation...or a benzo reaction. Don't waste your time trying to turn into into a zebra or an antelope. Use good common sense and solid treatment options.
You know you have candida; leaky gut is possible, but I don't recall ever seeing that you had some kind of test that proves it, so you don't know if you have it unless you did.
IF#1/IF#2 and regular enemas/colonics will remove the clogs, congestion and build-up that cause inflammation and pain; they'll also remove the feeding/breeding grounds of candida (hence helping heal leaky gut). Slippery Elm IS soothing and will help heal leaky gut), but it can't heal leaky gut if the candida are still present.
SO...EFT, Castor Oil pack for 1-2 hours (minimum!), then if those don't work, post your symptoms along with your last 14 days Valium dosage. Then while waiting for a response, go do a warm water enema
or two (catnip tea would be beneficial). Stay consistent with the IF#1/IF#2, get a colonic
(or two) scheduled, and continue with LOTS of fluid (water, juice and VEGGIE BROTH...which I keep suggesting, but keep not hearing anything about :::grin:::).
Healthiest of blessings,