Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Candidias or better known as Yeast has invaded my body…Help!

God has a way of bringing back memories, slipping thoughts and ideas into our minds. He sends people with the right words to get us to the information we need. That’s what He did for me. My hope is, this information helps you or someone you know. 

Candidias or better known as Yeast has invaded my body…Help!

For years I suffered with this constant returning, nagging yeast infection. It took me weeks of cream therapy to find relief. Even the pill my Doctor gave me to kill fungus stopped working well. It was maddening, watching and feeling all these symptoms and with little or no relief. If you are a woman reading this, and you have had a yeast infection, then you know all too well the embarrassing desire to scratch the crotch, (even out in public). Oh the torment!! We quickly excuse ourselves to the ladies room to get in a good scratch for relief.

My symptoms finally extended past the *private area* and into the body. Can this happen? Oh, you betcha it can. It’s called Chronic Candidias/ Yeast syndrome or some intelligent scientific name like that.

For me, I had itchiness over many parts of my body (slightly bothersome), as well as very mild skin irritations. My fatigue made me feel like I was getting lazy; the cognitive difficulties, which has to do with the mind, tricked me into thinking old age was coming early. There was the abdominal discomfort and gas that plagued me, and not just me, but my precious little family (with whom I love to share everything with). This is me laughing as I am writing this!! At home, I could easily clear a room sending family members scrambling for fresh air. Although this was amusing and brought laughter amongst us, I'd prefer to not have the problem.

Lately I began to have pain in my hands and stomach. After repeated, repeated trips (yes I meant to double that word) to the Doctors who then prescribed pain relieving pills for the pain in my hands, antacid pills for my stomach, oral pills to kill fungus and vaginal cream for the Candida yeast infections; I was still suffering. 

(Ok, this is that God thing I told you about) I remembered a story my brother told me years ago about a co-worker who had a yeast reaction to sugar. This set my mind to doing some internet research on the subject matter at hand and found information about a condition called chronic Candidiasis or yeast syndrome.

This is a quote from one of the sites I found, it's URL is http://guardian.co.tt/features/life/2009/03/08/living-candida. Take a look at the article when you can. “Candida like everything else if left untreated can become chronic and overproduction of Candida can lead to a wide range of physical and mental symptoms. It can manifest as abdominal pain, fatigue, skin infections, and even cognitive difficulties. There appears to be such an extent of problems related to Candida overgrowth that Candida is often dismissed as a “cause.” In chronic Candidiasis, the rapidly multiplying Candida changes form. It morphs into its dangerous fungal state and spreads. The fungal form of Candida produces rhizoids—hook-shaped barbed appendages that cut into tissue and membranes, causing pain and other harmful symptoms. If not treated, a condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome can develop in the intestinal tract.” 

Sounds fun doesn’t it? I thought, Yuk! Scary!! WOW, this can get really, really serious. I began to follow the diet recommended. Now I’m finding relief from those embarrassing, crotch inviting scratching moments, as well as the other symptoms too. We Play an important role in helping our Doctor diagnose us. With research and awareness of our symptoms in detail, we can help them better diagnose and treat us. Knowledge is power!

So there you have it! Oh wait! I said something about diet didn’t I? I’m not going to discuss what I eat in this blog, I’d prefer you read about it yourself. I’ve included a few URL links below for you to check out. My hope is that you might come across information extremely important to you and what your body needs. This doesn't mean I won't talk about it with you. So just contact me by any of my listed ways to do so on my blog page =] … and btw..happy reading.




Remember, I wrote this to simply empower you with information. If you are struggling with the same symptoms, I urge you to discuss this information with your Doctor before you change your diet and lifestyle. Make sure your Doctor monitors your health.

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!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

oh yes. I am all to familiar with this. Thanks for the links.

Veronica Schultz said...

You are welcome. This diet is EXTREMELY limiting, but what a huge difference it's making. <3