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#1045 Junglechicken

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:14 AM

Thanks Frogie, feeling crappy is all part of the healing process.

Luckily, I have a really nice Naturopath who I feel is there for me.

Got to ring up the surgery to request testing for:

Full blood count
CRP (C-Reactive Protein)
Thyroid function

On we plod.

TC,
JC xxx
Feb 2014 -Cipralex/Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms disappeared over a few days. Have been on this dose ever since and am experiencing "windows" and "waves". Nov 15th 2016 Re-started Therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT. Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 4th Jan 2017. Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment starts - anti-Candida diet starts as diagnosis of Systemic Candida. 24 March 2017 DETOX started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:43 AM

Meant to say that I literally feel "contaminated" by the Candida.....like I'll never get "clean" on the inside. Spoke to the surgery this afternoon, and my bloodwork is now ordered (see previous post).

My Naturopath emailed me a very comprehensive report which was so informative and helpful.

She recommended some natural medications which I ordered yesterday.

Candida is really NASTY and must be taken seriously.

I feel like an idiot for not realizing I had it for so long.....must have been in denial. How could I ever get yeast infection?
Feb 2014 -Cipralex/Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms disappeared over a few days. Have been on this dose ever since and am experiencing "windows" and "waves". Nov 15th 2016 Re-started Therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT. Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 4th Jan 2017. Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment starts - anti-Candida diet starts as diagnosis of Systemic Candida. 24 March 2017 DETOX started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:47 AM

Also forgot to mention, I haven't eaten a single sweet thing in a month!

Unfortunately it's going to stay that way for many more months if I'm going to kill this thing off......that means that Easter is a wash out this year, and probably the cruise in August as well.
Feb 2014 -Cipralex/Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms disappeared over a few days. Have been on this dose ever since and am experiencing "windows" and "waves". Nov 15th 2016 Re-started Therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT. Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 4th Jan 2017. Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment starts - anti-Candida diet starts as diagnosis of Systemic Candida. 24 March 2017 DETOX started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut.
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:25 AM

Looks like I'm reacting to just about everything I eat these days despite completely eliminating refined sugar and yeast based foods from my diet.

My face itches all the time, and sometimes my arms or back of my neck.

Had the bloodwork done this morning so have to wait a few days for the results.

Also, the "14 Day Detox pack" arrived....fortunately the foods I'm allowed to eat on "The List" are what I have been eating anyway.

Have lost 7ibs so far, and I estimate it will take a further 6 month to lose the rest.

Currently dealing with memory issues, anxiety, rapid heart rate, itching - all of these are related to sugar WD.
Feb 2014 -Cipralex/Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms disappeared over a few days. Have been on this dose ever since and am experiencing "windows" and "waves". Nov 15th 2016 Re-started Therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT. Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 4th Jan 2017. Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment starts - anti-Candida diet starts as diagnosis of Systemic Candida. 24 March 2017 DETOX started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut.
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:02 AM

JC. You're handling all of this brilliantly and with such a good attitude. I hope you continue to find the answers to the ongoing health problems created by these drugs. It can be somewhat of a jigsaw puzzle but ultimately , hopefully there are some eventual resolutions to this quandary.

 

Let's know the results of your blood work. Hopefully they will reveal something tangible that can be dealt with in a positive way.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:11 AM

JC. You're handling all of this brilliantly and with such a good attitude. I hope you continue to find the answers to the ongoing health problems created by these drugs. It can be somewhat of a jigsaw puzzle but ultimately , hopefully there are some eventual resolutions to this quandary.
 
Let's know the results of your blood work. Hopefully they will reveal something tangible that can be dealt with in a positive way.


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Thank you so much my friend :0)

Candida is brutal, it really is. I guess I'm hoping I don't have to have further investigations pending the bloodwork results.

Still, all this stuff has to be confronted head on and cannot be avoided.......I'm looking forward to getting some answers.
Feb 2014 -Cipralex/Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms disappeared over a few days. Have been on this dose ever since and am experiencing "windows" and "waves". Nov 15th 2016 Re-started Therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT. Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 4th Jan 2017. Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment starts - anti-Candida diet starts as diagnosis of Systemic Candida. 24 March 2017 DETOX started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut.
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Posted 23 March 2017 - 03:06 AM

Experienced a "Niacin Flush" this morning which completely freaked me out. 

 

It feels like an intense prickly heat/sunburn sensation and flared up all over my face and upper body.

 

Its caused by a large dose of Vit B3 (Niacin), which dilates all the capillaries, causing the body to feel warmer.

 

Fortunately it didn't last long......

 

At the moment its one skin reaction after another.....

 

Tomorrow I start my 2 week DETOX programme to try to bring my body back to a more "neutral" place, before kicking off the food group removal rotation.


Feb 2014 -Cipralex/Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms disappeared over a few days. Have been on this dose ever since and am experiencing "windows" and "waves". Nov 15th 2016 Re-started Therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT. Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 4th Jan 2017. Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment starts - anti-Candida diet starts as diagnosis of Systemic Candida. 24 March 2017 DETOX started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut.
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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:27 AM

Drinking two large glasses of water can prevent or stop the niacin flush


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:32 AM

Drinking two large glasses of water can prevent or stop the niacin flush

 

Thanks Scally, it happened in the morning when I was nowhere near hydrated enough.....it takes me most of the morning to reach a "comfortable" level of hydration, and I'm peeing near to clear again.


Feb 2014 -Cipralex/Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms disappeared over a few days. Have been on this dose ever since and am experiencing "windows" and "waves". Nov 15th 2016 Re-started Therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT. Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 4th Jan 2017. Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment starts - anti-Candida diet starts as diagnosis of Systemic Candida. 24 March 2017 DETOX started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut.
Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram)

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:06 PM

Bloodwork results came back :0)

"No action required"!

Always the result I am hoping for, and luckily got this time.
Feb 2014 -Cipralex/Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms disappeared over a few days. Have been on this dose ever since and am experiencing "windows" and "waves". Nov 15th 2016 Re-started Therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT. Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 4th Jan 2017. Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment starts - anti-Candida diet starts as diagnosis of Systemic Candida. 24 March 2017 DETOX started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut.
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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:06 PM

Bloodwork results came back :0)
"No action required"!
Always the result I am hoping for, and luckily got this time.


Great news!

Take care,
Frogie xx

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2009 - 2015: Gabapentin, 900mg, 2010-2015: tapered of 9 weeks, last dose Sept. 2015, no symptoms ___ Lamictal, 300mg, 2009-2015, taper of 6 weeks, last dose Oct 2015,

no symptoms ___ Valium, 40mg, 2008-2015, 8 week taper, last dose Dec 2015, no symptoms ___ 

2016: Carafate 1mg (anti-ulcer med) 4x a day as needed. Prescribed but not taking it. ___ Prilosec 40mg; 28-Aug

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Xanax, 3 mg in 4 split doses, 2008-present

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 02:37 PM

Bloodwork results came back :0)
"No action required"!
Always the result I am hoping for, and luckily got this time.


Great news!
Take care,
Frogie xx

Thanks Frogie!

Now it's back to you and your nausea, and me and my darn itching, lol....

SO fed up, I'm amazed I have any skin left at all.

TC,
JC xxx
Feb 2014 -Cipralex/Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms disappeared over a few days. Have been on this dose ever since and am experiencing "windows" and "waves". Nov 15th 2016 Re-started Therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT. Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 4th Jan 2017. Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment starts - anti-Candida diet starts as diagnosis of Systemic Candida. 24 March 2017 DETOX started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut.
Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram)

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 03:43 PM

Bloodwork results came back :0)
"No action required"!
Always the result I am hoping for, and luckily got this time.


Great news!
Take care,
Frogie xx

Thanks Frogie!
Now it's back to you and your nausea, and me and my darn itching, lol....
SO fed up, I'm amazed I have any skin left at all.
TC,
JC xxx

Hi JC:

You have no skin left, I have no stomach left pretty soon. It's going to just rot away lol...

Quite the pair we are. :)

Take care,
Frogie xx

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2009 - 2015: Gabapentin, 900mg, 2010-2015: tapered of 9 weeks, last dose Sept. 2015, no symptoms ___ Lamictal, 300mg, 2009-2015, taper of 6 weeks, last dose Oct 2015,

no symptoms ___ Valium, 40mg, 2008-2015, 8 week taper, last dose Dec 2015, no symptoms ___ 

2016: Carafate 1mg (anti-ulcer med) 4x a day as needed. Prescribed but not taking it. ___ Prilosec 40mg; 28-Aug

started 25% taper; 1-Oct 20mg a.m. + 15mg p.m. Stopped Nov 26, 2016 w/rebound acid but not too bad.

---CURRENT MEDICATIONS---

Supplements: 150 mg Mag chloride, 350mg Krill Oil, Milk Thistle, Probiotic

For nausea as needed: Zantac, 300mg only "as needed". Zofran 4mg for nausea; only take it when nausea is unbearable.

Xanax, 3 mg in 4 split doses, 2008-present

Lexpro: 2002 - March 2016: 20 mg; Mar-Apr 2016: 8 week taper 20 mg - 10 mg; 8-June 9mg; 13-June 10 mg; 11-Sep 7.5 mg; 25-Sep 5 mg; 5-Oct 10mg; started taking Liquid Lexapro in Nov 2016; started taper with liquid 1-Jan-17 9mg; 22-Jan 8.1mg; 22-Feb 7.3 mg,


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:19 AM

Yes Frogie, we are quite the pair, it's bad isn't it?!! Gotta try and see the funny side no matter what.

AliG, I decided this morning to go back to putting coconut oil on all affected itchy sore and dry skin areas.

I've been putting it on my fungal nails and think I am seeing improvement on my big toe, so thought that the anti-fungal properties in coconut oil could help my skin.

I know, I know.....you'll say "I told you so", however back then, I hadn't attributed the eczema/dermatitis flare ups to Candida.

Since none of the other creams or emollients have helped in any way other than calm the skin for about 5 mins; I may as well apply a natural remedy that contains natural and very effective anti-fungal properties.

Will keep you posted! Also I get this from the supermarket and it's very cheap so one less thing to worry about :0)
Feb 2014 -Cipralex/Escitalopram 10mg daily June 2015 - Started taper, 5mg every other day July 2015 - 5mg every 2 days August 2015 - 5mg every 3 days September 2015 - 5mg every 4 days Sept 14th - Completed tapering, but at 7 weeks "drug free" I suffered serious WD symptoms as a consequence of "incorrect" tapering. Nov 25 2015 - Re-instated Cipralex @ 2.5mg daily. WD symptoms disappeared over a few days. Have been on this dose ever since and am experiencing "windows" and "waves". Nov 15th 2016 Re-started Therapy Jan 19th 2017 Started CBT. Jan 2017 Homeopathic Treatment starts 4th Jan 2017. Mar 2017 Naturopathic Treatment starts - anti-Candida diet starts as diagnosis of Systemic Candida. 24 March 2017 DETOX started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut.
Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram)





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