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Re: Candida / Yeast: Symptoms & Cures
« Reply #330 on: January 08, 2009, 04:45:23 AM »
I am starting my regimen tomorrow and am armed with all my supplements, healthy foods in the fridge.  One thing I am confused about is the amounts I am to take when.  Here is what I have

Acidopholus Blast - take till yeast is at bay, then switch to
Ultimate Defense - take as instructed for ??? amount of time

Digestive Enzymes - take as package instructs throughout cleanse
Omega 3-6-9 - take as package instructs throughout
Aloe Vera - take as package instructs throughout

Tummy Tune-up - take after you are finished with ultimate defense????

Also, I have Yeast Assassin - where does that come into play?

I'm confusing myself.  Can someone please set me straight?

Thanks so much!
If I had these supplements in my cabinet I would...

1.  Take YA, Aloe, Omegas, Enzymes until they are gone.  Consider taking Omegas (or CLO) indefinitely or as your budget allows.  Sugar fast for at least 2 weeks or as long as you can manage.
2.  Take Acidophilus once the YA is gone.
3.  Take Ultimate Defense either after YA is gone or after Acidophilus is gone.  It wouldn't hurt to take 2 kinds of probiotics at the same time.  Learn to make and consume fermented foods while taking the supplements so you can continue with probiotics when your supplements run out.  The more the better.  ;)
4.  Save the Tummy Tune Up 8 for illness unless you really need it throughout your treatment.
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« Reply #331 on: April 02, 2009, 06:21:17 PM »
Okay ladies, after reading through the first 8 pages, I want to ask a couple questions and I am "read" out.  I will finish the rest of the thread tomorrow.  After reading about the yeast and the checklist to see if you might have it, I believe my 14 yo DD might have it.  She's been sick quite often and had anitbiotics quite a few times in her life, even steroids once or twice.  She got mono 3 years ago.  She's had tummy problems (nauseau when eating), dizziness and problem focusing on words on a page, among other symptoms (also whitish discharge, but not yeast infections).  I took her to a GI dr. to have her tested and they did x-ray, blood, and GI follow through (the barium thing) and everything looked okay, except for an excess amount of stool in her (lower abdomen?  I don't remember).  So they are treating her for constipation and then telling us to call back (oh, and for possible GERD).  If I want to start her on supplements, can I give her YA - as normally she would be considered an adult for medications - she's almost 120 lbs.  Also, would I have to take her off my homemade (ground fresh) whole wheat bread?  I'm also confused about milk.  Would I have to take her off of it, and is raw better (in terms of yeast) once we add it back in?  I'm already thinking of buying raw soon anyways.  So I should give her YA, Tummy Tuneup, spirulina, garlic, GSE and fish oil?  I will try anything to get this kid healthy.  It seems she is always sick, very often with tummy issues, sometimes other issues.  TIA for any help.  Oh, and do I have to use Virgin coconut oil?  I have the non-virgin and don't know if I could afford the virgin.  I guess I have to go read the Foods to Eat thread!

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Re: Candida / Yeast: Symptoms & Cures
« Reply #332 on: April 08, 2009, 03:33:24 AM »
Okay ladies, after reading through the first 8 pages, I want to ask a couple questions and I am "read" out. 
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Re: Candida / Yeast: Symptoms & Cures
« Reply #333 on: May 20, 2009, 06:13:27 PM »
Natures Sunshine has a new Candida Cleanse if you would like to try it.
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Re: Candida / Yeast: Symptoms & Cures
« Reply #334 on: May 22, 2009, 05:27:18 PM »
I have a question. I thought I had hypoglycemia, but is it possible that the symptoms (trembling hands, feeling dizzy, getting very grumpy) are also a result of candida?

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« Reply #335 on: May 23, 2009, 07:18:46 PM »
I have a question. I thought I had hypoglycemia, but is it possible that the symptoms (trembling hands, feeling dizzy, getting very grumpy) are also a result of candida?

yes! or food allergies related to candida. my sis and i were diagnosed 3 years ago with food allergies, and she had horrible hypoglycemia.  as soon as she stopped eating her allergens it went completely away.  she doesn't see the relationship yet, but her candida probably caused the allergies, unless we were born with them.  (possible definitely).  we had the 96 food allergens blood test.  they introduce the allergen directly to your blood.   hope you figure it out.
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« Reply #336 on: May 25, 2009, 01:57:04 PM »
Thanks!
I don't think I have any food allergies though, but my symptoms are way better since I'm on the diet. We'll see what happens, when the yeast is gone, and I add more carbs again.  :)

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« Reply #337 on: May 26, 2009, 03:17:18 AM »
Thanks!
I don't think I have any food allergies though, but my symptoms are way better since I'm on the diet. We'll see what happens, when the yeast is gone, and I add more carbs again.  :)


so glad to hear you are feeling better.  so maybe it was just the yeast!?  in case you get sporadic episodes of hypoglycemia, you might consider linking it to a food you ate.  have you had the 96 food allergen test?  we didn't know what they were or if we had any, but i had 7 allergens, and she had a couple less.  mine were mostly proteins (so wouldn't be a yeast feeding food) usually they are common foods that you eat every day or several times a day.  (as they were for us)      :'(  much harder to give up, than if they were something you never eat!  keep us posted.
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« Reply #338 on: June 29, 2009, 04:38:25 AM »
We've been on the diet (although not totally restrictively-no sugar except stevia and occasionally diet soda when out, no gluten grain except occasional Annie's mac 'n chz, no yeast, only granny smith apples and berries, etc) since after Easter.  We started the supplements (Candida Cleanse and a heavy probiotic) for about 3 weeks and had a few symptoms, but not too bad.  The one thing I'm wondering about is a symptom of my DD's.  I'm not sure if it's related because she also has a mild form of scoliosis (19°, which is 7° past normal, I think).  She was doing pretty well with the physical therapy exercises and the chiropractor, but just recently she's had really bad back pain that doesn't seem to be helped a lot by the chiropractor or the exercises.  Upper and lower.  We're going to try a 15 minute massage to see if it helps any before shelling out any more money.  I don't know if we should go back to physical therapy or what.  Could this be aggravated by die off?  Also, for me, is dizziness a die off symptom?  I've only had it twice, but it's been enough for me to have to sit on the couch for awhile, or I'll fall over.

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« Reply #339 on: September 28, 2009, 05:15:29 PM »
Hi WI Cheesehead-

I am also a cheesehead by birth :D

Regarding your daughters back problem.  Years ago I used to see chiropractors for back problems and my back would hurt after exertion etc...  When I began to treat myself for candida the back problems went away.  Now I am having to treat myself for candida all over again and I have noticed as I have had massive die offs that my back hurts just like it used to.  So IMO it could very likely be part of the die off....

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« Reply #340 on: September 28, 2009, 05:23:39 PM »
I have treated Candida in the past with Yeast Assassin with good results even though I did not adhere as strictly to the diet as I should have. 

After several courses of antibiotics while in Africa and a pregnancy I am having to treat myslef all over again. 

I am using a systemic dose of diflucan as I feel that this candida is hiding in my brain and possibly/likely other organs.  I am adhering to the candida diet and have been for awhile with some good results.

My candida is weird.  I do not have a huge problem with recurrent yeast infections and I think mostly my candida is under control in my GI tract but it seems to me to be lodged in my organs and brain.  I feel like I just can't "get" to it with the YA but maybe I just haven't taken a strong enough dose.  I feel like I have a severe candida issue that at best I have kept at bay for many years. 

So my question is does anyone have any idea or if the ingredients in Yeast Assassin would travel into the blood stream?  Like I know that Nystatin is not for systemic yeast because it does not enter the blood like diflucan.  Does garlic enter the blood?  I would think it could with high doses.

I googled but can't find anything about herbs entering the blood.

I am presently having a very massive die off reaction my throat is swelling and I am having huge amounts of mucous, fatigue and brain fog......



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Re: Candida / Yeast: Symptoms & Cures
« Reply #341 on: September 30, 2009, 10:24:50 AM »
joyfulmomto9 - Just out of curiosity, why do you suspect the yeast in your brain?  I found that interesting, as I've suspected that myself.


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« Reply #342 on: September 30, 2009, 11:02:55 AM »

  Like I know that Nystatin is not for systemic yeast because it does not enter the blood like diflucan. 




I would actually challenge this statement.  Nystatin is used for systemic yeast by many many naturepaths and MD's.  I'm going to guess the person telling you nystatin won't work is an MD who wants to prescribe diflucan because it's a newer drug.  Diflucan doesn't work for a lot of people I've chatted with.  If you're still having trouble then I would encourage you to switch to nystatin.  Diflucan is bad for the liver and even my doctor said that any MD putting someone on diflucan should have their liver checked monthly (and that's an MD saying that).  It's THAT bad for you.   :o  Nystatin has years of successes behind it that prove it works quite well on systemic yeast.  I've used it personally and had very good success with it.  I'm sure there are studies out there as well.  If I had to choose between diflucan and nystatin I would use nystatin hands down. 

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Re: Candida / Yeast: Symptoms & Cures
« Reply #343 on: October 01, 2009, 11:49:18 AM »
My DH just did some research about Yeast, as everything's pretty new to him, and he just told me this morning that he checked some German websites and found that many doctors (specialists with funghi, I don't know what you call them in English), say that Nystatin stays in the gut, it does not enter the bloodstream, so they say if you have yeast only in your gut Nystatin is good - and it doesn't have a lot of side-effects (because it stays in the gut), but if the yeast spreads in the body Nystatin can't kill it, and you would need another kind of treatment, and these have potential side effects, because they reach the organs.
They also say, that diet alone is not really good to treat Yeast, because if it gets starved, it will leave the gut, enter the blood and hide somewhere else.
So, I would be really interested what you all think about that.

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Re: Candida / Yeast: Symptoms & Cures
« Reply #344 on: October 02, 2009, 04:03:47 PM »
Hi WI Cheesehead-

I am also a cheesehead by birth :D

Regarding your daughters back problem.  Years ago I used to see chiropractors for back problems and my back would hurt after exertion etc...  When I began to treat myself for candida the back problems went away.  Now I am having to treat myself for candida all over again and I have noticed as I have had massive die offs that my back hurts just like it used to.  So IMO it could very likely be part of the die off....

We were on the diet for at least 4 months, while her back got progressively worse.  Finally went back to the scoliosis dr. and she said DD's calves were really tight and sent her to physical therapy at some sports therapists' (through Children's Hospital).  It was a Godsend.  He diagnosed her with almost flat feet.  We got her in some good shoes and inserts, and she felt a difference right away.  She says her back feels like it did before summer (when all of this started).  Praise God!  She's also doing the exercises with them (and at home) and is trying to teach her body (through the exercises) to communicate to itself.  She has no sense of balance right now.  Now we had her tested for food allergies, and 12 came up (including wheat and dairy).  However, it was the scratch test.  So I'm going to try putting her back on some of them, one at a time, to see if we get much reaction.

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« Reply #345 on: October 05, 2009, 08:53:43 AM »
Sorry I haven't checked her in a few days..

joyofthelord  I think it is in my brain because I have an extrememly difficult time concentrating, alot of brain fog and inability to think sometimes especially when people are talking to me.  Sometimes it is hard for me to think of the words to say back to them. 

I hear what you are saying about the diflucan being bad.  I guess I am desperate for something.  I am using it under the care of a naturopath.  I know it is a potentially damaging drug. 

Since I have been taking the diflucan and other herbals to kill it - I have had the most massive die off it is almost frightening.  I am still have alot of die of symptoms and still no increase in energy.  It seems to be coming out of my throat (hard to explain) and manifersting in new allergies to things.  The roof of my mouth itches and a whole host of other new yeast symptoms.  I hope I can get over this soon this is really miserable and I know the die off alone is bad for my body.

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« Reply #346 on: October 05, 2009, 08:59:36 AM »
Sorry I haven't checked her in a few days..

joyofthelord  I think it is in my brain because I have an extrememly difficult time concentrating, alot of brain fog and inability to think sometimes especially when people are talking to me.  Sometimes it is hard for me to think of the words to say back to them. 

I hear what you are saying about the diflucan being bad.  I guess I am desperate for something.  I am using it under the care of a naturopath.  I know it is a potentially damaging drug. 

Since I have been taking the diflucan and other herbals to kill it - I have had the most massive die off it is almost frightening.  I am still have alot of die of symptoms and still no increase in energy.  It seems to be coming out of my throat (hard to explain) and manifersting in new allergies to things.  The roof of my mouth itches and a whole host of other new yeast symptoms.  I hope I can get over this soon this is really miserable and I know the die off alone is bad for my body.



Activated charcoal can help with die off.

And instead of using Diflucan, why not use something like Black Walnut?
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« Reply #347 on: October 05, 2009, 09:21:09 AM »
Thanks Floydian that reminds me that I am suppose to be taking charcoal.

Black Walnut is in the other things I am taking which are,,

Yeast Assassin
Diflucan
Caprilic Acid
Another yeast killer from the Naturopath
Fungal treatment from naturopath


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« Reply #348 on: October 05, 2009, 10:02:07 AM »
That seems like a lot to be taking all at once.  When I used YA in the past, I was hit with a good bit of die off from that alone.  I know you want to get rid of it, but this seems extreme to me.

Also probiotics are a must and will help with die off.
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« Reply #349 on: October 05, 2009, 10:13:57 AM »
That seems like a lot to be taking all at once.  When I used YA in the past, I was hit with a good bit of die off from that alone.  I know you want to get rid of it, but this seems extreme to me.

Also probiotics are a must and will help with die off.

i agree, i think if you are doing this under the care of a dr. you should just do what he says.  the other things are making it too much. IMHO.  hope you can get done with the die off! sounds miserable!
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« Reply #350 on: October 06, 2009, 05:26:28 AM »
Yea it is alot and I am going to back off I think.  This is all the stuff that my doctor said to take at the same time.  He said "we really want to hit this hard!"

Well that's one way to put it.  It seems to be coming out of every pore of my body.  I am sweating it out and my ears are burning, lots and lots of throat and sinus mucous along with a serious flare up of allergies more than I have had in years.  I had a bad day yesterday, so bad I was weak just sitting in a chair.  I hope today will be better.  I am going to back way off I think as I cannot take the symptoms.

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« Reply #351 on: October 07, 2009, 07:32:52 AM »
Activated charcoal will really help with die off.  Also you want to drink a ton of water to flush all of that out of your system.  Water with lemon will help your body be more alkaline which will really help you feel better.  Spirulina is also supposed to be great for helping with die off.
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« Reply #352 on: October 07, 2009, 11:00:41 AM »
I am really needing advice.  My son (22) was on antiobiotics for years for acne, followed by acutane for about a month just recently.  He didn't stay on the acutane, as he hated how it made him feel.  I told him repeatedly how he needed to get off of all that, but unfortunately didn't until he started having reactions.  He started getting a rash, wish I feel was yeast, so I gave him probiotics and yeast assassin.  The itching has been over 2 months.  I bought him some strong pau d'arco, along with digestive enzymes, and taking the pau d'arco.  None of this is working after this long!

Am I barking up the wrong tree here - like maybe this isn't yeast??  Could it possibly be taking this long?  He stays away from sugar, and watches his diet.  He's also been fasting the last 2 days, but with no relief there either.  Can anyone help us, or give us a direction to go???

Is there anything else over the counter or anything that might help him or give him relief?  We would appreciate any advice or direction, he is miserable. :(

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« Reply #353 on: October 07, 2009, 12:03:16 PM »
I would look at the Gaps Diet and do what they suggest to heal the gut.  Acne,  like so many other skin problems ( in my opinion) stem from the condition of your gut health.  I also think that getting some colonics would help too.  You can read more here:  http://www.optimalhealthnetwork.com/Colon-Cleansing-Colonic-Enema-Therapies-Madison-WI-p/OHC_COLON_CLEANSE.htm

 http://gapsdiet.com/Home_Page.html

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« Reply #354 on: October 07, 2009, 12:28:33 PM »
I would look at the Gaps Diet and do what they suggest to heal the gut.  Acne,  like so many other skin problems ( in my opinion) stem from the condition of your gut health.  I also think that getting some colonics would help too.  You can read more here:  http://www.optimalhealthnetwork.com/Colon-Cleansing-Colonic-Enema-Therapies-Madison-WI-p/OHC_COLON_CLEANSE.htm

 http://gapsdiet.com/Home_Page.html

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The funny thing is, when he went off of all the meds, and started taking larger doses of Cod Liver Oil, the acne is completely gone!  Now, we just need to figure out the itching and rashes.  Does anyone think that this has been going on too long for yeast?  Or is there some kind of over the counter medicine for yeast that would be more effective?





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« Reply #355 on: October 07, 2009, 05:12:29 PM »
I would say that for sure yeast/candida is one of his problems if he was on antibiotics for that long.  I would get him some yeast assasin from Beeyoutiful and have him take that along with the yeast free diet and a good probiotic.

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« Reply #356 on: October 08, 2009, 03:15:32 AM »
I recently read some books on fasting and they spoke very specifically on having to 'relive' your illnesses as you fast and heal.  I would think that die off would be very similar and in my experience, it is.  As you 'fast' from certain foods that used to make you sick, you have the healing crisis of reliving the worst of it all at once.  These books said that if your problems were in your lungs, you would experience phlegm and coughing to empty the lungs, if yeast infections were your problem, you would experience discharge and odor and so on.  I would agree with the other girls that Joyfulmomto9 might be taking a few too many things at once.  It's a long process!  I've been through it and am still going through it myself.  I just thought the fasting info might help you understand the die off symptoms.  I'd also be careful of the timing of taking the charcoal.  It absorbs everything so, if you're taking a probiotic, it will absorb that if taken too closely together.

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« Reply #357 on: October 08, 2009, 04:01:51 AM »
joyofthelord, With long term use of antibiotics like that, or even just a month of a strong drug, he probably did/does have systemic yeast/fungal issues.
The drugs and the yeast both affect the immune system. Even if the yeast is gone, he may still experience itching and rashes as a side effect of a damaged immune system and increased levels of inflammation all over the body.
 Most likely he WILL need to use more yeast suppressing treatments until his body is again balanced, but I would switch to milder forms of treatment that will not antagonize a heavy dose of probiotics both in food and supplement form. I think your best cure for these issues will be anti inflammatory treatments and diet/supplements that support intestinal healing.

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« Reply #358 on: November 12, 2009, 06:33:23 PM »
GOOD article!  Diflucan is looking better all the time.  :P

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« Reply #359 on: November 21, 2011, 01:54:37 PM »
My husband has been taking Yeast Assassin for a few months along with Acidophilus Blast, Superdad's, and Omega Balance. He smells very yeasty but will not go on a gluten free diet (he is a big carb person). What else can I do for him? He says his mucous has gone down with taking the Yeast Assassin, but he takes it at night because it saps all his energy if he takes it during the day. Any other suggestions?