I am new to this forum and am desperate need of assistance.I am 26 years old. I have been a vegetarian for about 7 years. I have always strived to eat a healthy diet. I don't consume gluten anymore and try to limit my dairy intake. I regularly take a multivitamin. I am very much into holistic medicine and strive not to consume commercial medication unless it is needed. I am an anxiety sufferer but do my best to go to counseling when I can.
Six months ago, I have been experiencing many gastrointestinal difficulties. It started with acid reflux type symptoms. I tried the holistic approach with little but not much success. Out of desperation and my Mom's suggestion, I took Prilosec for a short while. It didn't do anything for me at all so I all together discontinued using it.
Some of my symptoms have included stomach burning and frequent burping anytime I consumed or drank anything. This led me to do a lot of Internet searching and have became convinced that it is a candida overgrowth with the possibility of having h. pylori/low stomach acid.
So once I obtained insurance (switching from Mom's plan), I scheduled a GI appointment. Took tests for celiac (did eat some before test made me feel awful ), inflammation, and bacteria and everything came back normal. I may call back to get the specific tests that I have taken. Don't quite remember them.
So I decided to purchase a Candida Cleanse from Rainbow Light and began the process of cleansing. I began to significantly reduce the Sugar and carbs that I have been consuming while sticking to a vegetarian diet. I believe I have been doing this diet for 3 weeks now. Kind of have lost track.
In the beginning I was taking just one pill with minor side affects. I have been taking a much stronger probiotic than I have in the past (90 Billion). Last week I decided to up my dosage of Rainbow Light and include coconut oil into my diet and now I feel like problems are occuring. I have developed sensitivities to foods that I have consumed early on in the cleanse which is a major concern to me. I get suddenly cold after eating foods and feel intense burning and itching all over my body. I have had a minor fever (99.9) in the last couple of days and body chills and insomnia due to the pain. My teeth have been in a lot of pain as well. Experiencing diarrhea as well even when taking digestive enzymes. I try to regularly flush myself out with tons of water due to the toxic overload that can occur. My stomach burning goes in and out as well.
I am very afraid to eat food now because of what I have been experiencing. Today I tried a small amount of avocado, kale, and bland brown rice for lunch and my anxiety has been the worst I've ever experienced. Not to mention the fact that my jaw hurts so badly that I was convinced that I could not breathe. I have often contemplated going to the hospital because of what has been occuring.
My question for you all here is if this a part of die off related symptoms associated with Candida? I am very concerned about the allergic reaction bit and would like to know if this a part of it as well. Any insights, tips, etc. would be most appreciated.