Posted by Sue (Boulder, Colorado) on 08/31/2015
I'm in a real pickle with the "fungus amongus". Can you kindly advise me? I've just been through the wringer with a cascade of serious health conditions from chronic candida, leaky gut/dysbiosis and am looking for a way to heal/do the program but don't tolerate the baking soda protocol.
I also have allergies, asthma, bilateral chronic wrist tendonitis, right gluteus medius and minimus tendonitis, fatigue, acne, brainfog, fatigue, visual migraines, irritability, anxiety, etc. I have done a number of candida protocols over the years, getting better and losing weigh to a point and then having it rellapse. 2-3 years ago I tried doing Ted's alkalizing formulas 3 separate times. And each time I had to stop after a day or three because my gut "went out" - started gurgling and felt really off, my digestion became weird and gassy. I took HCI with and between meals and stopped the baking soda protocol and immediately felt better. Are my baking soda gut reactions indicative of a liver or kidney issue?
Right now I'm finishing my second month of Nystatin and a no sugar, low complex carb candida diet, because I just decided to try, try again to heal my leaky gut and get any coinfections resolved because I think it's causing my body to not be able to repair my collagen/heal my tendons because my small intestines aren't able to absorb the nutrients I need to heal.
I figure that I must have other critters. I did a round of Riflaxamin last year and it helped my gut. In a separate incident from the alkaliniizing. I figured I had SIBO because I was getting gassy when I ate and it was made worse by high dose probiotics. It went away with the Riflaxamin. However, I noticed when I tried to take a high dose probiotic last year that it seemed to come back.
Do you recommend a probiotic while doing the program? Is ACV ok to eat on salads etc? Am I allowed to eat any fermented foods like coconut aminos? or Tempe? What about saurkraut and kimchee?
I think what put me over the tipping point was being on over 30 antibiotics from 04-2010 for chronic sinus and finally a nasty upper respiratory bronchitis? thing that wouldn't quit. Unfortunately I got floxed many, many times. It left me badly depleted, allergic, fatigued and with myalgias. And I notice that I have bone rending charlie horses if I don't keep my magnesium levels up. However, I read something you wrote about a mineral supplement and I might try that. As I have limited means I appreciate any assistance in prioritizing supplements by necessity.
Moving forward what would be beneficial? I'm wondering if it is possible for me to do the Nystatin and use the Turpentine protocol and Iodine and Borax? I think the Nystatin is only going to hit my intestine and I don't think it's comprehensive enough. I do feel clearer on the nystatin but nauseous each time I dose. I have Turpentine, Methylene Blue, Thiosulfate, and Borax all on hand. I just need to order the Luggols iodine.
I re-read the diet and it says to minimize complex carbs or get rid of them. I am doing a cup to a cup and a half of a complex carb a day.
I also take MSM 1-2 tsp day, Silymarin/Milk Thistle, Selenium 200 mcg, Magnesium Glycinate 400mgs, Mag Chloride spray 70%, Zinc, Vitamin C, NAC 1200mgs, L-Glutamine, Chromium 4-600,5-Htp and GABA for stress. I also take IOSOL iodine since I have it and it makes me feel "brighter" but I am going to switch to Luggols. I have wondered if I have a methylation issue or pyrroluria. I feel better with B6/B5, Zinc, L-Tyrosine and Iodine. And a good B multi helps too. I have been trying your suggestion the last 2 days of 500 mgs of niacin for my attention and low mood and it think it helps. I also take 10,000 mgs Biotin. I heard it keeps the candida in it's less aggressive form?
Thank you for reading. I welcome any suggestions.