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#1 Junglechicken

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:27 AM

Hi fellow Candida sufferers,

During my "travels" of the symptoms threads, I have never come across a dedicated anti-Candida thread so thought this could be a place we could discuss our healing from Candida Albicans.

Last Thursday I went to see a Naturopath about it as the eczema (among other things) has really got me down.

She did a report for me which stated that my Candida is "systemic". This means it's all over my body.

I also realise that I have had Candida for several years now, but didn't put 2+2 together; didn't see it as a whole.

Looking back, I can tell that stress has been the cause and latterly, WD has made it worse.

For the last month I have not touched refined sugar, have been taking massive doses of probiotics, although my Naturopath tells me that these won't do much with my leaky gut :0(

As for healing, I don't know how long it will take to eradicate the overgrowth and restore my gut health back to a healthy level. My immune system has been compromised because of the Candida.

Tomorrow I am having bloodwork done: Total blood count, C-Reactive Protein, Thyroid.

This I understand will determine level of inflammation.

Currently, my diet is very restricted and today I receive my 2 week "detox" kit as well as Adrenal gland support supplements and some other bits and pieces.

I had no idea how much damage Candida caused in the human body, and hope that further invasive investigation won't be needed.

Anyway, I hope we can help each other and share information to get through this. I have had eczema for over a year now which points to sustained inflammation in the body.

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<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


#2 Junglechicken

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 03:49 AM

Starting my 14 day DETOX programme tomorrow.

 

My Naturopath tells me that this will bring my body back to a "neutral" state and should reduce some of the inflammation I have been experiencing daily from anything I eat.

 

After that, I will remove a food group on a rotational basis to find out intolerances.


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 04:25 AM

Worst nights sleep :0(

I screwed up and didn't take all the supplements I was supposed to yesterday....don't ask, wasn't thinking straight.

Had horrendous itching last night, CANNOT go outside today as my face looks like something out of a horror movie.

Also having a VERY heavy TOTM, which isn't helping at all.

These Candida rashes are really awful - burning, sore and crazy itchy not to mention gross to look at :0(

I'm doing ok cooking the recipes on the menu plan which is something.

Otherwise, miserable as hell.

<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:53 AM

Spoke to my lovely Naturopath this afternoon who cheered me up immensely.

Given that my blood tests came back negative/no action required....I don't have "systemic Candida", just a very unhappy gut.

Thank you God! Systemic Candida usually happens to people who are hospitalized and is very serious.

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Stage 1: 2 week Detox
Stage 2: 6 week gut cleanse

Other tests may crop up later, but I have to remain calm as all I do is make the rashes worse by freaking out.

The technique for calming angry skin is cold wet flannel preferably soaked in cold camomile tea or similar. As its my TOTM, my body temp is much hotter, therefore slapping on coconut oil will trap the heat and cause irritation. This is what probably happened last night, as well, hormonal issues, and maybe eating fruit.

I'm learning, I'm learning.

<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 01:32 AM

Woke up to a lovely "new" rash all over my face and chest.

It's my gut dumping "Candida toxins" into my skin as it can't get rid of them effectively (yet).

What can I say, I'm used to looking like a freak show these days, and have even warned my hubby when he gets back today, lol.

<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 03:41 AM

I can't take the rashes any more.

 

Have ordered 1kg of "Bentonite Clay" which I can use on my upper body and face to draw the toxins away from my skin and give it some relief.

 

Don't know what else to do, I know my liver etc., is under strain trying to get rid of the Candida toxins and so my skin ends up being "it" as the toxic waste dumping site, however, its scary to look at and is sore etc, etc.,

 

Will keep you guys posted as to how well it works....


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:18 AM

I haven't left the house in 3 days.....that means its REALLY bad :(

 

Normally, I'll get cabin fever after a few hours, but I just haven't felt that I can be outside; not only because of not wanting to face people but also my skin is uber sensitive to the sun.

 

My CBT is on hold, and so is the stables work.

 

This morning, I crushed up fresh mint and put it in between kitchen paper and soaked it in cold water as a cold press for relief from the burning/itching sensation.  It worked for a bit, and then flared up again.

 

Hope to God the clay poultice works.


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:23 AM

hey Chicken,

 

I had just caught your Candida posts out of the corner of my eye on the forums page.  I have had candida terribly for years now.  It started when i was 18 and developed seboerric dermatitis and got much worse after I reinstated Zoloft and zyprexa in 2006.  I also began taking prevacid in 2006 which may have had something to do with it.    in 2006, i  became super fatigued all the time and developed bad breath and my body started to reek no matter how much i washed.  I didn't get eczema, but my whole groin started smelling like old moldy gym socks.  The smell was horrendous.   It was so bad and my dr wouldn't do anything for me except prescribe topical creams which did nothing.  I even wrote a poem about it. 

 

Man develops yeast infection

Is not adverse to being perverse

Says, "My cock smells

Like a moldy gym sock." 

 

I am still in full wd 3 years after quitting the meds cold turkey and have been having horrible problems with sleep.  I even started drinking beer again last summer as a way of knocking off and getting sleep.  Once I started drinking (only 2 or 3 pints of beer a night), I started developing horrendous fecal breath.  it was so bad and frustrating, it smelt like i had gargled with one of my own turds.  I started becoming constipated all the time and my stomach began bloating to the point of being distended.   it got me   doing internet searches (again the dr's. i would see wouldn't do anything, but would recommend i see a dentist even though i brush, floss, and gargle pretty regularly. ) and i started reading about intestinal parasites- pinworms, roundworms, tapeworms, etc. 

 

Anyways, i bought some wormwood online (Kroeger's capsules) a few weeks back and finally gave it a try last week and 3 hrs after taking it, i had probably a weeks worth of bowel movements in like 2 hours.  Hopefully this isn't too graphic, but i had worms come out (they look liked 2 inch long pieces of angel hair pasta), then a backlog of weeks of dehydrated apple chunks from the instant oatmeal i eat for breakfast (appearantly they don't digest) and then later rice shaped worm larva.  it greatly cleared up my breath issues and my skin around my eyebrows/forehead and my bloating has been reduced as well.  i don't know if parasites may be causing your eczema, but it is one of those things, about like the effects of wd, that the dr's seem to disregard.  Parasite infestation can only happen in 3rd world countries, is the common misperception or bias among our doctors   i have read some other stories online of people clearing up issues with rashes after doing these parasite cleanses so it may be something to think about.  About wormwood (besides being an anti parasitical herb it also fights yeast) , it can adversely affect the kidneys so you have to be careful.  i started developing all day dull headaches 3 days into taking the pills (similar to what many folks go through in a yeast cleanse) , so i stopped (Between how lousy i usually feel in wd and all day headaches, it was just too much).

 

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On Zoloft (200 mg) and Zyprexa (17.5 mg) March 1998- Feb 2014

In between was placed on Effexor 200 mg and Abilify for six months in 2004.  Developed mild akithisia which went away once I stopped the Abilify.  Developed severe GI issues in Dec 2001 and from that time on suffered from fatigue and hypersomnia where I would sleep between 12 and 20 hours a day and rarely ever left my apartment. 

 

Had tapered to 100 mg of Zoloft and 7.5 mg of Zyprexa at the time of going cold turkey Feb. 2014

Went 5 days without sleep at the beginning while vomiting all over my apt.  Had brain zaps for a number of weeks and also lightheadedness which both eventually went away.  However 2 1/2 yrs later I still struggle with insomnia, depression, and fatigue.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:59 AM

Hey Poet,

 

Its bad isn't it? 

 

Thank you for speaking out about it, and it baffles me how the medical profession aren't willing to do anything to help us (at least they aren't here in the UK).

 

I never thought I would end up feeling "contaminated" like this, but here I am/here we are; and sorry that you're in hell with this too.

 

Yes, I am definitely willing to have the "other" test done to check for parasites etc., as we travelled for 3.5 months around India before emigrating to Canada in 2010; so who knows, something might show up from that.

 

However, I think the rashes (as opposed to the eczema) are being caused by Candida toxins being dumped onto my skin as my liver can't cope with the amount in my body.  The eczema COULD be linked to parasites, and I'll go and have that testing done as a precaution.

 

My weight is steadily dropping which is good, but energy levels aren't fully back...guessing because of the huge calorie drop.

 

Will keep the updates coming and hope you will too.

 

TC,

JC


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 04:16 AM

However, the wonders of the internet led me to the idea of using:

 

Bentonite Clay - draws out the toxins

Witch hazel - calms the skin

Aloe Vera - heals the wounds (also suggested by AliG)

 

I just might "catch a break" from the unpleasantness of this detoxing.


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 07:21 AM

Hey Chicken

 

I was just talking on facebook with one of the members of the SA members only facebook page (faithgirl on SA) who has been  suffering quite horribly with eczema since her reinstatement.  If you are interested in joining the page, there is a link under "off-topic"  on the forum menu page.  Be warned though, most of us are not doing that well and are in full wd.  Anyways, Faithgirl told me that, by chance, she cut out fruits and veggies two weeks ago and most of her eczema, except for spots on her lower legs, went away.  She has had to radically change her diet.  Very rarely coffee or tea.  Chocolate or legumes only once a week.  No grains except corn.  Sounds awful to me, but outside of the terrible eczema she is doing really well and is leading an active life.  there was another younger woman on the Zoloft facebook page who had reinstated after 18 years on Zoloft and a year of withdrawal freefall misery after a careful taper and  who developed eczema after reinstatement so it looks like it's not all that uncommon, although maybe you know that already.  anyways. 

 

 

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On Zoloft (200 mg) and Zyprexa (17.5 mg) March 1998- Feb 2014

In between was placed on Effexor 200 mg and Abilify for six months in 2004.  Developed mild akithisia which went away once I stopped the Abilify.  Developed severe GI issues in Dec 2001 and from that time on suffered from fatigue and hypersomnia where I would sleep between 12 and 20 hours a day and rarely ever left my apartment. 

 

Had tapered to 100 mg of Zoloft and 7.5 mg of Zyprexa at the time of going cold turkey Feb. 2014

Went 5 days without sleep at the beginning while vomiting all over my apt.  Had brain zaps for a number of weeks and also lightheadedness which both eventually went away.  However 2 1/2 yrs later I still struggle with insomnia, depression, and fatigue.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:17 AM

Thanks PJ,

 

Yes eczema/dermatitis conditions are very common. 

 

The question is, how widespread on the body are they? Are they triggered by certain foods, or stress??  OR is it fungal i.e. Candida related?

 

Since starting this Detox, I have broken out into a rash which is hanging around and is extremely itchy, sore etc.,  I have started treating it with Bentonite Clay...which over time should draw out the toxins.  This isn't surprising BTW as detoxes have a way of being gotten rid of by the body via the skin (biggest organ).

 

How does it work? Well, I understand that Bentonite Clay comprises "negatively" charged ions and attracts "positively" charged ions; which are the toxins from the body to make it "complete".  Over several weeks, MAYBE my rashes will start to disappear because the toxins are being removed from my body.

 

This is my hope anyway....

 

I'm actually a member of the SA members only facebook page, so get to see most of the posts people are putting on there.  Will monitor those messages that come into my inbox more closely hereonin.

 

The next 3 days are the "liquid" stage of the detox...fun, fun, fun!

 

TC,

JC


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:17 AM

Hi Jungle,

 

Interesting....... sure doesn't sound like much fun.  I'm glad AliG mentioned the Aloe Vera to you, as well as the Coconut oil(although I did read through and see that isn't good at the moment).  I'll attest to the aloe vera gel though.......I got a sunburn yesterday and it worked great.

 

Are you stopping the ?massive adrenal support program now that your labwork is done and thyroid is normal? ........at least as far as the labwork shows.........

 

Do you think some of it/rash might be due to the antibiotics you took.......at least I'm thinking you had taken some for something???  And the steroid creams?  Can they be causative for candida overgrowth in a sensitive Lexapro withdrawal system?

 

Yay on the mint soak and teas like chamomille on your skin.......I am a big tea fan.

 

Good luck with all this......

 

peace, love, healing, growth(not parasitic or bacterial or fungal though), :)

 

mmt

 

Have you considered "sweats" as a means of detox........saunas and such.........or what does your naturopath think of doing something like that to ?detox from systemic candida overgrowth?  The moist heat may not be so good though......I believe candida thrives in dark, warm places.

 

I also wonder if you are reacting to some of the naturopaths suggestions as far as supplements you are taking?

 

I sure hope you can get on back out of the house soon and your skin clears........sending that cosmic virtual healing..........good thoughts!


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AD's, antpsychotics, antiseizure mood stabilizers. Lithium, lamictal,benzos, and stimulants. Some med. for narcolepsy once?, Gabapentin........probably more.  Ask me?......I probably was on it.  Haphazard W/D's by Dr. recommend or uneducated self.

10/2014- off Lexapro--had been on highest dose 10 mg. then 5 mg. for a couple of years, went from 5 mg. to 3 mg. liquid and then CT in hospital(voluntary).  I got out of the hospital on a combination of low dose adderal salts x1/day and trileptal 150mg. x2/day.

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!

 

3/21/2016---I did some unwise updosing of trileptal/oxcarbazepine with some stressful stuff......doubled the above dose x2 during this last wave but began liquifying again and on approximately 68mg. starting today.  11/12//2016 24 mg. oxcarbazepine  12/9/2016 off oxcarbazepine/trileptal!!!! :) optimistic

Omega3's,EPA +DHA= approx. 1200/day. Magnesium citrate orally,diluted in a liter of H2O(that I can shake up.....it usually dissolves more completely as the water gets down to room temperature) and/or Epsom salt baths prn.   Vit. C and E.  B12, melatonin 3mcg., and bioidentical hormones sublingually.  Trace mineral drops.  L-lysine.  L-methylfolate=300 mcg. Totally ready for a good long window to hit soon and getting better strings of full days and partial days along the way.  Definite improvement overall since I first arrived on the SA survivor ship.  Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.

 


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:55 AM

Solutions for Candida and other Fungal Infections

   hi hope this can be of help


21​/06/2012 citrol10mg for stress, constant urination ,diazepam 2mg 26/07/2012 .12/07/2012 citroll 20mg,

​24/09/2013 Lexapro 20mg.didnt take them for a week during this year felt extremely strange ,had no idea down to drugs at the time .

​20/10/2014 venlafaxine xl 75mg.09/01/2015 venlafaxine xl 37.5. questioned doctor about drop in dose ,I was told no problem.

​13/04/2015 venlafaxine xl 150mg NEVER TOOK THEM getting wise?.20/04/2015 venlafaxine xl 75mg.19/08/2015 Xanax 250mcg [agitated]

​10/06/2015 venlafaxine 37.5mg.02/03/2016 five beads out for taper only lasted till 06/06/2016 extreme irritability and anxiety. 

​11/11/2016 Xanax 250mcg took them for few days ,fairly distressing time [working nearly impossible].11/11/2016 I was given a prescription for  Zyprexa 2.5mg AND DECIDED  NOT TO GET IT FROM CHEMIST.[my doctor gave them a great sales pitch ,talking about other patients that have benefited ,in witch it just annoyed me ]


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 10:33 AM

Thank you MMT and Powerback, will respond properly later.

ND thinks my skin issues are emotional as in my upper body and face only.

Just applied pure Aloe Vera gel (even cooler from the fridge), and my skin liked it for 5 secs, then became super itchy as the gel seemed to tighten over it.

Have tried everything topical out there....give up.

Now my face feels more blown up and inflamed :0(

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:31 PM

hey Chicken,
 
I had just caught your Candida posts out of the corner of my eye on the forums page.  I have had candida terribly for years now.  It started when i was 18 and developed seboerric dermatitis and got much worse after I reinstated Zoloft and zyprexa in 2006.  I also began taking prevacid in 2006 which may have had something to do with it.    in 2006, i  became super fatigued all the time and developed bad breath and my body started to reek no matter how much i washed.  I didn't get eczema, but my whole groin started smelling like old moldy gym socks.  The smell was horrendous.   It was so bad and my dr wouldn't do anything for me except prescribe topical creams which did nothing.  I even wrote a poem about it. 
 
Man develops yeast infection
Is not adverse to being perverse
Says, "My cock smells
Like a moldy gym sock." 
 
I am still in full wd 3 years after quitting the meds cold turkey and have been having horrible problems with sleep.  I even started drinking beer again last summer as a way of knocking off and getting sleep.  Once I started drinking (only 2 or 3 pints of beer a night), I started developing horrendous fecal breath.  it was so bad and frustrating, it smelt like i had gargled with one of my own turds.  I started becoming constipated all the time and my stomach began bloating to the point of being distended.   it got me   doing internet searches (again the dr's. i would see wouldn't do anything, but would recommend i see a dentist even though i brush, floss, and gargle pretty regularly. ) and i started reading about intestinal parasites- pinworms, roundworms, tapeworms, etc. 
 
Anyways, i bought some wormwood online (Kroeger's capsules) a few weeks back and finally gave it a try last week and 3 hrs after taking it, i had probably a weeks worth of bowel movements in like 2 hours.  Hopefully this isn't too graphic, but i had worms come out (they look liked 2 inch long pieces of angel hair pasta), then a backlog of weeks of dehydrated apple chunks from the instant oatmeal i eat for breakfast (appearantly they don't digest) and then later rice shaped worm larva.  it greatly cleared up my breath issues and my skin around my eyebrows/forehead and my bloating has been reduced as well.  i don't know if parasites may be causing your eczema, but it is one of those things, about like the effects of wd, that the dr's seem to disregard.  Parasite infestation can only happen in 3rd world countries, is the common misperception or bias among our doctors   i have read some other stories online of people clearing up issues with rashes after doing these parasite cleanses so it may be something to think about.  About wormwood (besides being an anti parasitical herb it also fights yeast) , it can adversely affect the kidneys so you have to be careful.  i started developing all day dull headaches 3 days into taking the pills (similar to what many folks go through in a yeast cleanse) , so i stopped (Between how lousy i usually feel in wd and all day headaches, it was just too much).
 
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Hi PJ,

So my ND suggested doing the "other" test today to get checked out for parasites. So will order the tests tomorrow and send the samples off to the lab.

Will keep you posted as to the results.

My skin has erupted even more this evening just when I thought it had calmed down. ND thinks it's emotional rather than allergic reaction to food or even toxins from die-off.

TC,
JC

<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:35 AM

Solutions for Candida and other Fungal Infections
   hi hope this can be of help
https://www.youtube....h?v=ekLKcVfgBb8


Thank you Powerback, wow, that MD giving the talk was great, lol!

Miffed, because I wrecked 4L worth of Saucraut....it was too salty and then got moldy so had to be thrown away :0(

Certainly feel more informed and a bit less scared.

Best,
JC

<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 03:43 AM

Will be ordering the Dysbiosis profile tests (urine and stool) from a company called "GDX.net".

 

Its a relief to be getting somewhere with the investigations as standard MD urine dip tests don't tell you anything and they certainly won't offer stool tests.

 

My skin is as bad as its ever been......extremely itchy and flakey, and I'm back to using steroid cream treatment again.  ND has advised getting wild salmon oil supplements so will comply as I'm going out of my mind.

 

Finished the "liquid" 3 day section of the Detox, and now 5 days of solids.  Then complete!  Next stage is the 6 week "Gut cleanse".

 

ND confirms compromised immune and digestive system, hence skin reactions to food.

 

Watch this space, HAVE to try to keep a positive attitude but struggling, really am.


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:47 AM

PJ,

Saw your update on the FB SA members only site.

I wondered if there was more investigation that could be done to help you get rid of the parasites. Do you know how you got them? Was it through diet or travel?

In all honesty, I don't know how long it's supposed to take (with anti-parasite meds) to get rid of them.

Don't get why you're not being offered more support with this.

TC,
JC

<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 04:47 AM

Finish the detox in 2 days.

Test kit arrived this morning...gotta scoop my poop for 3 consecutive days - yup!

Can't wait, can I do this drunk?!

<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:48 AM

I finish my detox today :)

 

That was 14 hard days, however, I'm now used to the diet change and am getting to like it.

 

Also, I have to wait 14 days for the anti-fungal to leave my system before I can do the stool test - this involves 3 days of sample collection, so have that scheduled for end of next week.......don't relish the prospect of having to do it, in fact, I'm dreading it.

 

THEN I start the 6 week gut cleanse......got to discuss details with my ND.

 

Currently steady at a total of 8Ibs of weight loss, hopefully this will continue to drop as I move into the gut cleanse phase.

 

 

On another note:

 

Some wise words from my hubby last night.

 

He reckons every time I go and get the dip test for suspected Cystitis/UTI.....its always negative.

 

Therefore, its very likely that I'm mistaking IBS symptoms for bladder/UTI symptoms.  The IBS always hits me in the same area of my body - lower abdomen every time I get stressed.  Also, the timing is spot on in that when the eczema stopped with steroid treatment; the lower abdominal pain started on cue.

 

This leads to unnecessary AB treatment....not that I always took them each time there was an "episode".

 

Hubby said, "you need to accept and just go with it rather than fight it".

 

Now, how many times have I heard that advice on SA?!


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 01:56 AM

Got to watch out with these "Niacin flushes". 

 

My skin gets burning hot which makes me itch, and that makes me panic and back comes the eczema.

 

Am OD'ing on, eerr Niacin.  Silly me.

 

Weight loss is gradual but going in the right direction.  8Ibs so far, although its teetering at 9Ibs - hey ho.

 

On Sunday I start the "biological testing" for a 3 day period.

 

THEN the 6 week "Gut Cleanse" starts, with the aim of ridding my body of die-off "bad" bacteria/fungal toxins.

 

Its a LONG slog to get healthy again, but worth it.


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:43 PM

Candida is kind of complex as far as keeping it gone. its not super hard to get a bunch of it out. 

 

ive used acetyl cytseine (NAC) in the back door using an oral syringe and get candida out just about every time i do. sometimes a lot

 

ive also heard of people having good luck with kefir and yogurt enemas for candida. kefir is better IMO and not super difficult to make either milk or water kefir yourself. i wouldn't go crazy with the enemas but a couple here and there should be fine. some people seem to overdo them IMO. either way some form of probiotics should help but im kind of not impressed with the pills. one they are overpriced and two i don't ever notice a huge difference with them. I can get a container of yogurt for just over a dollar and i get decent results with three or four tablespoon once or twice a day. I use axelrod brand and i get results with it. sauerkraut and fermented vegetables are other options. i kind of feel like most of the pills just get destroyed once the stomach acid dissolves the capsule but idk. 

 

candida can sometimes feed on heavy metals so something to be aware of. personally, im tired of feeling bad and had some health issues on top of the medication issues so im covering my bases but put the detox on hold until i get the mercury out of my mouth. im basically doing a parasite cleanse from a guy named the barefoot herbalist. i use the p/w/a and the pwa tincture. its supposed to be a good brand and ive expelled some things and mucus and looks like plenty of eggs but no huge worms (yet). you might want to supplement that with a good GREEN black walnut hull tincture or essential oils if you know you have a parasite issue. theres a few on amazon that are pretty good. and then going to do a heavy metal cleanse.

 

some of this stuff isn't cheap but its worth the money to me bc ive noticed a difference with what i have done.  its not terribly expensive either but the binder is over a hundred dollars for the metal cleansing but much more effective than clay or chlorella. typically you would want to do metal cleansing under supervision bc you can make yourself worse if you mess it up. 

 

MSM might help you too and cleansing for gallstones and that kind of thing might help. i can get you information on metal cleansing and supplements for that if you are interested. I think decreasing your toxic load by killing parasites and metals should give your immune system a good chance to get things under control. i was dealing with EBV and CFS and am getting a lot of energy back and feeling somewhat healthy for being brain damaged. 

 

glutathione is key too. making your own liposomes or the using the exit is going to be the cheapest and most effective. some people have good luck using it with a nebulizer. you can use mag oil in a nebulizer too and things like vitamin C, essential oils, etc. 

 

aloe vera is a great suggestion. i would take large segments fresh if i could get it. I found an oil that works really well as an alternative. 


gabapentin (neurontin) - 900 mg-1500 mg - currently tapering to 900 mg once a day. this is the only drug i take now

 

olanzapine (zyprexa) - 20 mg - 2011-2015 (discontinued in August of 2015)

vyvanse - 70 mg - 2012 - 2014 discontinued (fast taper)

xanax/clonazepam - 2007-2011 (rapid detox) 

short history with SSRIs, mood stabilizers, and other goodies over the years

 

currently taking magnesium chloride oil internally and externally. 

 

 


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:04 AM

Candida is kind of complex as far as keeping it gone. its not super hard to get a bunch of it out. 

 

ive used acetyl cytseine (NAC) in the back door using an oral syringe and get candida out just about every time i do. sometimes a lot

 

ive also heard of people having good luck with kefir and yogurt enemas for candida. kefir is better IMO and not super difficult to make either milk or water kefir yourself. i wouldn't go crazy with the enemas but a couple here and there should be fine. some people seem to overdo them IMO. either way some form of probiotics should help but im kind of not impressed with the pills. one they are overpriced and two i don't ever notice a huge difference with them. I can get a container of yogurt for just over a dollar and i get decent results with three or four tablespoon once or twice a day. I use axelrod brand and i get results with it. sauerkraut and fermented vegetables are other options. i kind of feel like most of the pills just get destroyed once the stomach acid dissolves the capsule but idk. 

 

candida can sometimes feed on heavy metals so something to be aware of. personally, im tired of feeling bad and had some health issues on top of the medication issues so im covering my bases but put the detox on hold until i get the mercury out of my mouth. im basically doing a parasite cleanse from a guy named the barefoot herbalist. i use the p/w/a and the pwa tincture. its supposed to be a good brand and ive expelled some things and mucus and looks like plenty of eggs but no huge worms (yet). you might want to supplement that with a good GREEN black walnut hull tincture or essential oils if you know you have a parasite issue. theres a few on amazon that are pretty good. and then going to do a heavy metal cleanse.

 

some of this stuff isn't cheap but its worth the money to me bc ive noticed a difference with what i have done.  its not terribly expensive either but the binder is over a hundred dollars for the metal cleansing but much more effective than clay or chlorella. typically you would want to do metal cleansing under supervision bc you can make yourself worse if you mess it up. 

 

MSM might help you too and cleansing for gallstones and that kind of thing might help. i can get you information on metal cleansing and supplements for that if you are interested. I think decreasing your toxic load by killing parasites and metals should give your immune system a good chance to get things under control. i was dealing with EBV and CFS and am getting a lot of energy back and feeling somewhat healthy for being brain damaged. 

 

glutathione is key too. making your own liposomes or the using the exit is going to be the cheapest and most effective. some people have good luck using it with a nebulizer. you can use mag oil in a nebulizer too and things like vitamin C, essential oils, etc. 

 

aloe vera is a great suggestion. i would take large segments fresh if i could get it. I found an oil that works really well as an alternative. 

 

Thanks WW, some great suggestions.

 

I'm also taking NAC and have to take it upon waking and going to sleep.  Its effective at getting rid of phlegm and mucus.  Some more info for those who didn't know:

 

NAC replenishes levels of the intracellular antioxidant glutathione (GSH), which is often deficient with advancing age and in chronic illness.

  • NAC also regulates expression of scores of genes in the pathways that link oxidative stress to inflammation.
  • These dual effects give NAC a unique role in the prevention and treatment of many common diseases, both acute and chronic.
  • NAC can protect against avian influenza and more common seasonal flu symptoms.
  • NAC reduces the frequency and duration of attacks of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and may slow the clinical course of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
  • NAC protects tissues from the effects of exercise-induced oxidative stress, adding value and safety to your workout.
  • NAC improves insulin sensitivity in people with some of the most difficult-to-treat metabolic disorders.
  • NAC blocks cancer development at virtually every step in the process, and through multiple mechanisms, making it an important cancer chemopreventive agent.
  • NAC fights the stomach infection Helicobacter pylori on two fronts, inhibiting the organism’s growth while reducing production of inflammatory cytokines that can lead to gastritis and cancer.

 

Apparently the 6 week Gut cleanse will be heavy in probiotics - we'll see.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:35 PM

Hey chicken, I just read about your eczema and candida issues. I NEVER had bad skin and a couple of month after I was off Paxil completely I broke out in Pompholyx Eczema on my toes and feet, psoriasis, which is unusual for someone my age to get for the first time at 46 and something called geographic tongue. It seems they are all related. The only thing I have left is some psoriasis (minor) on my toenails. I have read that all of these things may be linked to candida. It's amazing the amounts of insults these meds can do tou our bodies.
Paxil start September 2003 due to Fluoroquinolone adverse reaction that I wish doc. knew what it was. 10mg. most of the time with a few short runs of 20mg. FAST tapered 3 times and finally hit poop out or a reaction to nsaid's in Nov.2013. Started a 10% taper Jan. 2014 and have been ok until Sept 14 and went through a short hell. Now plodding through and looking for the light with unrelenting insomnia and pain, fog, loss of interests....<p>12/20/14 - .8mg.
1/01/15 - .75 mg.
1/15/15 - .42 mg. better sleep now, hope it continues...
2/11-15 - .25 mg. doing really good!! 2 weeks feel 85% of old me!
3/17/15 .14 mg. Knee pain bad!
4/07/15 .05 mg. this is so small now that I am estimating and just licking it off palm small as a "." And I'm using small text..
4/13/15 NOTHING !!!! Took my last little micro dose on 4/12/15. 😃👍👍👍

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:32 AM

By way of an update:

 

 

OK, so I saw the ND yesterday.

 

She said that my CNS was so sensitive, that some of the supplements that I was taking were just too much for it, and it was reacting with autoimmune response - rashes and eczema.  The skin was so sensitised that coconut oil, bentonite clay, aloe vera were also too much for it causing it to react further.

 

Another important point she made was that though unpleasant, its better that the toxins are all coming out onto the skin rather than other internal organs......

 

She has advised only using filtered water on it as well as my emollient.

 

The move back to the UK last year set the bomb off in my body....hence the Candida overgrowth and chronic illness that followed with that.

 

I have stopped taking the "AdrenoMax" as just too strong at the moment.

 

Have stopped seeing Homeopathy person as too expensive and wasn't really helping, I think my ND communicates better and provides comprehensive reports after each consultation.

 

She has said how important it is that I resume mindfulness meditation and CBT, and to be able to look at myself in the mirror because of how I feel about myself (obviously ****).  Exercising VERY important too.  MUST STOP TRYING TO FIGHT this and achieve ACCEPTANCE.

 

All of my body stats/measurements have reduced except for muscle mass (which is really good).

 

Got to keep this up.


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


#27 Junglechicken

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:04 AM

Hi Jungle,

 

Interesting....... sure doesn't sound like much fun.  I'm glad AliG mentioned the Aloe Vera to you, as well as the Coconut oil(although I did read through and see that isn't good at the moment).  I'll attest to the aloe vera gel though.......I got a sunburn yesterday and it worked great.

 

Are you stopping the ?massive adrenal support program now that your labwork is done and thyroid is normal? ........at least as far as the labwork shows.........

 

Do you think some of it/rash might be due to the antibiotics you took.......at least I'm thinking you had taken some for something???  And the steroid creams?  Can they be causative for candida overgrowth in a sensitive Lexapro withdrawal system?

 

Yay on the mint soak and teas like chamomille on your skin.......I am a big tea fan.

 

Good luck with all this......

 

peace, love, healing, growth(not parasitic or bacterial or fungal though), :)

 

mmt

 

Have you considered "sweats" as a means of detox........saunas and such.........or what does your naturopath think of doing something like that to ?detox from systemic candida overgrowth?  The moist heat may not be so good though......I believe candida thrives in dark, warm places.

 

I also wonder if you are reacting to some of the naturopaths suggestions as far as supplements you are taking?

 

I sure hope you can get on back out of the house soon and your skin clears........sending that cosmic virtual healing..........good thoughts!

 

Hi MMT,

 

Sorry for replying so late and thank you for your comments :0)

 

My skin is just waaaaay to reactive at the moment to take anything other than medical emollient, which I also shower and wash my face with.

 

Basically, I'm in an auto-immune situation here, and so supplements that are too strong or foods that don't agree set it off to the point I'll get rashes and wider spread eczema.

 

Although my bloodwork came back "A-OK", which means I don't have "Systemic Candida", (the dangerous kind); the "biological" sampling (stool test) will determine any parasitology, gut inflammation, or autoimmune diseases I could have.

 

Until I get the results back from this, I won't know how to proceed i.e. 6 week gut cleanse to get rid of the Candida or medication.

 

No, I wasn't taking ABs over here, but took a fair few in India (Q1 2010) for stomach issues.  Steroid creams are not an issue in as far as exacerbating the Candida goes (as is the case with oral steroids and ABs)......they push the eczema/dermatitis back into the body, which keeps it at bay (temporarily), only for it to return with a vengeance.

 

Funnily enough, I experienced a sweat lodge in Southern Alberta (Canada) some years ago, the sweet grass was sizzling away on the hot stones which gave off this lovely aroma.......magical experience but much too hot for me.  We had a dip in a nearby river afterwards as it was the height of the summer.

 

Anyway, will keep you guys posted with developments.........

 

JC


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:45 PM

No problem.......I'm weaning on posting but just pop in and out and read and sometimes like to comment on those I am a bit more familiar with.  Or not......lol......this place be like home.......what can I say?

 

I use the sweats for healing and spiritual growth and it's been great for me........I love, love the sweet grass and sage.

 

Seems when I had concerns about the Candida stuff.....the basic yeast infection not systemic........the kefir really helped......I still do a bit of kefir now and then just to alkalize(or does it acidify??  long day today and I am tired) I guess.  It's pretty cheap really and is great in the morning.   I thought about making my own too.  Maybe it's a commonality in Lexapro withdrawal for some......the Candida overgrowth for a time.

 

Yah.......healing developments coming soon from the Jungle I hope......

 

Best and all the love and light of Easter for you too,

 

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Started with psycho meds circa 1988 I think 27 or 28 total.

AD's, antpsychotics, antiseizure mood stabilizers. Lithium, lamictal,benzos, and stimulants. Some med. for narcolepsy once?, Gabapentin........probably more.  Ask me?......I probably was on it.  Haphazard W/D's by Dr. recommend or uneducated self.

10/2014- off Lexapro--had been on highest dose 10 mg. then 5 mg. for a couple of years, went from 5 mg. to 3 mg. liquid and then CT in hospital(voluntary).  I got out of the hospital on a combination of low dose adderal salts x1/day and trileptal 150mg. x2/day.

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!

 

3/21/2016---I did some unwise updosing of trileptal/oxcarbazepine with some stressful stuff......doubled the above dose x2 during this last wave but began liquifying again and on approximately 68mg. starting today.  11/12//2016 24 mg. oxcarbazepine  12/9/2016 off oxcarbazepine/trileptal!!!! :) optimistic

Omega3's,EPA +DHA= approx. 1200/day. Magnesium citrate orally,diluted in a liter of H2O(that I can shake up.....it usually dissolves more completely as the water gets down to room temperature) and/or Epsom salt baths prn.   Vit. C and E.  B12, melatonin 3mcg., and bioidentical hormones sublingually.  Trace mineral drops.  L-lysine.  L-methylfolate=300 mcg. Totally ready for a good long window to hit soon and getting better strings of full days and partial days along the way.  Definite improvement overall since I first arrived on the SA survivor ship.  Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.

 


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:32 AM

Thank God!

 

Biological samples get couriered to lab today.......

 

That was 3 days of HELL!!!!

 

Should find out the results 1-2 weeks from today.


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:55 AM

In the meantime my hair keeps coming out in chunks :( Also, my skin is REALLY bad :(

 

The ND has suggested a couple of creams to try so I'm praying that they will work.......completely out of ideas :(

 

Have been detoxing for a month now......weight has dropped by 10Ibs which is good, so 1-2Ibs weight loss per week.

 

Got to wait for my Genova lab results to come back to determine what will happen next, i.e. 6 week Gut Cleanse?

 

My therapist has given me a relaxation CD to help bring down my stress levels, in addition to exercising.


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:03 AM

Have had to take anti-histhamine :( 

 

Skin is just too raw and itchy.


<p>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 Candida Related Complex (CRC). 24 March 2017 DETOX (3 weeks) started for anti-Candida to help "re-set" my gut. April 2017 "Genova Testing 3 day stool sampling" Comprehensive Analysis.  Gut Cleanse - 6 weeks.  Plan to re-start taper (liquid Cipralex/Escitalopram) when feel ready.






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