If you’re a fibromyalgia sufferer you may be a candida sufferer also
Many experts believe there is a fibromyalgia candida connection
Dealing with fibromyalgia is no piece of cake. Iâ€™ve been suffering from its affects for over 25 years. When I first started having symptoms, the doctors I sought for help had a variety of diagnoses for me: depression, hypochondria and CFUO (chronic fever of unknown origin) among others. I was tested for Lyme disease and Lupus. The word â€˜fibromyalgiaâ€™ wasnâ€™t in anyoneâ€™s vocabulary back then. It wasnâ€™t until I was 35 that I was finally officially diagnosed as having fibromyalgia, through blood testing with my family doctor and through a new rheumatologist.
Itâ€™s been suggested that Candida is responsible for the onset of fibromyalgia. That could be true. I began having fibromyalgia symptoms very soon after Iâ€™d had surgery (and antibiotics) to remove my coccyx. At the time, my doctor diagnosed me as having mono, but many of the symptoms (like the mouth sores, thrush and headaches) make me think it was perhaps a combo of mono and antibiotic-caused Candida.
Although it seems very likely that Candida is responsible for many of fibromyalgia sufferersâ€™ symptoms, or might be the root of them, I think mine are just exacerbated by having yeast overgrowths. At the same time as my diagnosis with fibro my blood tests showed that I had chronic Epstein Barr Virus (CEBV), which I am fairly sure was what I had back when the doctor said I had mono.
The reason I think the Candida exacerbates (but didnâ€™t cause) my fibro is that there have been several long stretches where Iâ€™ve had no Candida symptoms, but the fibro and Epstein Barr symptoms are still there. But, I can be tooling along, coping fairly well, and when one little thing pushes me over the edge immunity-wise, the Candida is always lurking, as itâ€™s been just waiting to jump in. And, in a sense, it probably has been.
While Iâ€™ve noticed that when Iâ€™m run down, get even less than my normal low level of sleep, or pick up a virus, I get a Candida spike, I think medications can contribute to that. Some of the medications that helped relieve a lot of my fibromyalgia and CEBV symptoms seemed to leave me vulnerable to yeast overgrowth for some unknown reason.Â Iâ€™m not sure whether it was that the meds lowered my immune further, or that they had some side effects that triggered and encouraged the Candida.Â Some of the medications I noticed increased my susceptibility to yeast growth were Cymbalta, Lyrica, and Neurontin (gabapentin). I also noticed that Ambien and other sleep-enhancers left me vulnerable to opportunistic Candida infections. While the medications did help with certain symptoms, like pain and stiffness, eventually the Candida symptoms were too overpowering, so I eventually stopped taking any meds at all. My Candida problems really got better quickly. If/when I start taking my medications again, I am going to make sure to keep a detailed diary so that I can track my fibro symptoms separately from my Candida symptoms. Hopefully Iâ€™ll also be able to tell which ones trigger it, and how soon.
In my fibro support groups there are people who swear that Candida Albicans infections actually caused their fibromyalgia, and I have to believe them. I think the key thing is that it probably doesnâ€™t matter either way â€“ no matter what the cause of fibromyalgia, it is clear that a weakened immune system invites Candida to grow and flourish, instead of keeping it in check like it should.
In closing by all means do not have a closed mind when it comes to the possibility of your fibromyalgia being driven by candida
For those interested here is a link to an article about the candida diet which the fibromyalgia sufferer may find helpful
The secret solution to candida yeast problems – probiotics like Threelac
Threelac contains 3 unique strains of good bacteria that you will not find in other probiotics
It is a fact of life that we do not often like to consider â€“ we share our bodies with billions of micro-organisms. In fact, we could not live without them â€“ something like 500 to 1000 different species of bacteria and other organisms, (including yeasts or fungi) live in our gut – they provide a vital service, helping us to digest food and playing a vital role in immunity, but sometimes our guts fall out of balance and we need additional help like what
Our bodies are like a microhabitat for hundreds of different species.Â If we are healthy and our ecosystem is in balance, then all is well and all the species can live in harmony. It is when one species is allowed to dominate, however, that things can start to go wrong.
For many people, this is caused by the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics are very useful drugs â€“ there is no doubt that they have saved millions of lives since they were discovered around the time of the 2nd world war. The problem is though, antibiotics have become widely overprescribed. Often we are given antibiotics to combat a problem that could be better served by treating in a different way. Or, even if we do require the antibiotic, very real side-effects throughout our bodies can occur.
As well as (hopefully) killing the bacteria it was prescribed for, antibiotics can also kill off many of the beneficial bacteria in our gut. When this happens, other species have the opportunity to flourish. Antibiotics do not affect yeasts or fungi, so one of the species that begins to flourish is a type of yeast called candida albicans.
This is where widespread problems can occur. When given free rein of our guts, candida can quickly multiply at an astonishing rate, and also now has the chance to morph into a more sinister form â€“ the hyphal form. In this form, candida can put out long tendril-like filaments that can penetrate the lining of the gut, causing tissue damage and rapidly worsening digestive problems. Candida overgrowth can also cause a jaw-dropping variety of symptoms throughout our bodies which can include:
â€¢Â itchy, scaly skin
â€¢Â poor concentration and focus
â€¢Â bloating and excess wind
â€¢Â alternating constipation and diarrhoea
â€¢Â vaginal or male genital yeast infection
â€¢Â mouth sores, white coated tongue.
â€¢Â Chronic fatigue
What can you do?
Combating candida, once it has been allowed to get out of control, can be a challenge. One of the most important things to try to achieve, however is regaining a good balance of bacteria in your gut. This healthy gut flora can help act as a natural balance to the yeast. It is not as easy as just eating a bowl of yogurt a day, though â€“ a much more considered approach is needed… A probiotic like Threelac is highly recommended.
Diet is very important â€“ if you are eating high amounts of refined sugars and other highly processed foods then you will be feeding candida itâ€™s favourite food and it will continue to thrive. There are certain foods, known as prebiotics which will increase the chance of your body being able to make good use of the good bacteria you are taking (probiotics). These foods include soybeans, Jerusalem artichoke, chicory root, barley and oats. Limiting alcohol is also very important as alcohol is a strong irritant to the gut and can rapidly destroy the good work you are doing to improve your internal ecosystem.
It is important that you purchase high potency probiotics, and it is vital to ensure that the form that you buy is actually live. Some forms require refrigeration,Â the Threelac probiotic does not,Â and should be refrigerated in the shop as well. Make sure you check when you purchase. The potency of probiotics in tablet or capsule form is usually far greater than what you could achieve by eating natural yogurt, for example. The probiotic should also be continued for some time after you think your symptoms have eased, to ensure that the problems do not reoccur.
Candida can be a disabling condition that is often difficult to diagnose and combat. With a systemic approach and using probiotics, you will soon be on your way to good health again.
Interested in Threelac? Check out this page…
Here’s a helpful blog on candida yeast problem.
Want to feel better while struggling with candida yeast then get the Threelac probiotic
See why Threelac is the answer you’re looking for
A long time candida yeast sufferer who hasn’t found help?Â Get Threelac
I woke up one night scratching my genital area.Â And I don’t mean a little harmless scratching either.Â Not the give it a few swipes with your nails and you’re relieved… No I mean scratching myself until I was bleeding.Â Yep, just laying there in the middle of the night scratching myself until I drew blood.
If it was just a one-time event, it still wouldn’t be OK, but it would have been easier to accept.Â But when it happens over and over and over again?Â And this was before I found Threelac.Â Then somethings dreadfully wrong.
The groin itch wasn’t the only problem I was dealing with either…
No, I had several issues I was dealing with.Â I suffered with gas and indegestion on a regular basis.Â Moreso after eating pasta or bread or something with milk.
And I was a regular sufferer of constipation.Â I would be regular for three or four weeks and then BAM, I wouldn’t go for 2 or 3 days.Â I knew what would happen next.
I knew that soon my stomach would start to ache.Â I knew that I would get severe cramps.Â And eventually I would go and go and go.Â One time the “evacuation” was so severe I ended up with a anal fissure.Â If you’ve never suffered with an anal fissure you have no idea of the pain you deal with after every bowel movement.Â This was just a side “benefit” of a candida yeast overgrowth before I found Threelac.Â And this was of course before I even knew what a candida yeast overgrowth was.
A final problem I dealt with was dry, cracked and bleeding skin around my finger tips.
Heck I never knew all my problems were related.Â I treated them like a lot of people do… piece meal.Â One issue at a time.Â Â One doctor for one thing.Â Another physician for another.
Now that’s just a few issues.
Many candida yeast sufferers prior to trying Threelac can suffer with six or eight health challenges.Â Â Things like vaginal yeast infections in women, oral thrush, chronic fatigue, food allergies, ear and sinus problems.Â Some believe autism, fibromyalgia and ADD can be traced to a candida yeast overgrowth.
The medical community failed me on this one.Â I never found the solution to my problems through any physician.Â I had to wait for a someone to post on a message board about their problems which were very much like my own.Â They ended up getting this product called Threelac, which is a unique probiotic that has a reputation of being a strong candida yeast fighter.
And after using Threelac for 60 days I was about 50% better.Â After another 60 days I was about 90% better.
If you’re suffering with a candida yeast problem… Get Threelac.
Yes, you can get candida relief with a careful diet
Candida relief can be had with a careful diet
Excess growth of Candida can bring about conditions such as yeast infections, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, bloating, and thrush just to mention a few. Keeping this naturally present fungus in a healthy environment is your safest bet against having to deal with its infections.
Your Diet and Candida
Did you know that your diet can be used to treat and prevent complications brought about by the candida? Well, overgrowth of the fungus can be due to your poor lifestyle choices when it comes to food and nutrition. This fungus is known to thrive in environments with excess sugar and fats. This means that eliminating foods rich in carbs and sugar such as bread, snacks, chips, burgers, sodas and even alcohol may very well help control the fungus and keep it in its required environment. Eliminating bad bacteria from your body can be done by switching your eating habits around. This means eating foods that are rich in nutrients. For example when it comes to fats, you can use healthy fats in form of:
â€¢ olive oil
â€¢ fish oil
â€¢ organic raw butter
â€¢ extra virgin coconut oil
â€¢ cod liver oil
These fats are easy to break down and do not saturate your body meaning that yeast will have no fat deposits to thrive on.
When it comes to carbohydrates, consume them in very small amounts. Eat limited amounts of grains and switch to brown rice, oatmeal, millets and quinoa. Foods with natural high sugar content such as beets should also be consumed with restrictions as they may provide yeast with the food it needs to over grow.
Replace sugar content with fresh fruits and natural homemade juices that have no additives. The idea is not to avoid eating foods with sugar, carbohydrates and fats but consuming them in limited amounts and in their natural form. This means that your diet should consist of whole foods or organic foods. This is because most foods in the market are made using hydrogenated fats which are not a healthy option when trying to treat Candida
Probiotics have also been proved to be very effective in controlling Candida and are generally a great addition to your diet. These are basically microorganisms in form of yeast and bacteria. Probiotics are found in supplements and foods such as yogurt, kefir, cheese, fermented milk, fermented soy beans and others. Using these organisms assists your body to break down food and also line the digestive tract with healthy bacteria. This therefore boosts your immune system and consequently creates an environment where healthy yeast and bacteria is alive. Probiotics are used as a remedy on three levels; these are: correcting and controlling stomach acidity levels, filling the body with good bacteria, hence less space for abnormal growth and as hinted earlier rebuilding the bodyâ€™s immune system.
Healthy living not only controls Candida growth, but your overall health as well. A healthy diet means that your body has the resources to fightÂ candida and control elements that encourage yeast growth.
Bottom line, if you haveÂ a candida problem then turn it on its head with a careful diet
Now is the time to eat right if you suffer with vaginal yeast infections
Vaginal yeast infections are just horrible I don’t think I have met one woman that has coped well when they have a vaginal yeast infection.
It’s such a personal thing and can affect her emotions. Women need to be educated correctly concerning yeast infections. They need frequent support and to be encouraged to discuss the matter openly. Many women feel embarrassed about such a personal problem – nevertheless it must be diagnosed correctly. Do not delay in going to your doctor.
Most doctors are pretty good about dealing with this delicate problem and will give practical advice as well as his recommend protocol. I have listed some useful tips that you may consider adopting in helping you with your vaginal yeast infection
- Use the prescription as advised by your doctor.
- Tell your doctor about any drugs you are taking such as antibiotics, steroids, and birth control pills.
- If it is painful to urinate when you have a yeast infection – fill up half a tub of tepid or cold water and urinate in the tub.
- Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothes.
- Dry the genital area thoroughly after a shower or bath. Change out of a wet bathing suit or damp clothes quickly.
- Wipe from front to back after a bowel movement or after urination.
- Do not douche if using your prescribed fungal cream from your doctor because douching may wash it out of the vagina.
- Do not use tampons, because they may remove some of the fungal cream prescribed by your doctor from the vagina.
- Use deodorant-free sanitary napkins.
- Do not scratch the skin outside the vagina.
Scratching can cause more irritation.
- Boil your underwear and change your panties more than once each day. Wash delicate panties in the machine and leave them to soak in a small bucket of cold water overnight in which one-to-two cups of cider vinegar have been added.
- Drink a lot of clean water each day. Keep hydrated.
This past Tuesday, Tyler sent in this progress report- I’ll then comment on what Tyler sent…
“I am seeing a great deal of improvement since starting THREELAC about 6 weeks ago. My chronic jock itch and oral thrush has almost completely disappeared, brain fog and low grade fever has disappeared. I have been suffering from Candida for 20yrs not knowing what I had. A friend told me about Probiotics for my oral thrush and after my own research I found your Site. Since then my life feels like it is finally on track. I have been steadily increased my dose to 5 packs a day and also 2 scoops of Inulation. To increase my energy I took your advice on the Oxygen Elements which have increased my daily energy significantly. THREELAC truly is a miracle supplement that I believe saved my life. Tyler D.”
Tyler is obviously pleased with results he achieved, I mean who doesn’t want to feel better? One thing to keep in mind is that Tyler is giving the program time to succeed.
Many times I hear from someone after using a product for 2 or 3 weeks, not seeing a lot of progress and wanting to give up. Whoa! Hold on there! This candida stuff is tenacious. Most people are not going to get it under control in 2 or 3 weeks. It’s going to take time.
Tyler is also being very aggressive on his daily dosage He steadily increased his daily dosage starting out with 1 packet per day. Many won’t have to go up to 4 or 5 per day, but getting up to 3 per day isn’t unusual. Tyler has been suffering for 20 years, so being more aggressive may be needed.
I often hear from folks that stop at one or two packets per day and don’t get the relief they’re looking for. Again, this candida yeast stuff is harsh. If you want to beat it, you may have to be more aggressive than what you would like.
Also keep in mind that Tyler was added Inulation to his program also. Inulation is the best kept “secret” in battling a candida yeast program. You want faster progress? Get Inulation to go with your Threelac or Fivelac.
I’ve received some interesting emails lately…
“Hi Mike, I am very impressed with the results of the FiveLac. I Have rarely felt this good in the last decade. I have for a long time controlled the yeast by diet, high roughage no refined carbohydrates etc, but have only been able to minimize the effects. With the use of the FiveLac, I am now seeing symptoms reducing, and apparently disappearing for good. I hope I am enjoying a sense of well being long lost, however I am cautious and will continue Fivelac for the foreseeable future. The candida yeast once established appears extremely difficult to remove and warrants permanent lifestyle changes to avoid re-infestation. The use of your product is the first time I have felt that I may have secured a way of eradicating the infestation and am greatly enjoying the improvement in my life. I am hopeful things will continue in this manner I would like to place a further order please. Another round the same again thanks Mike! Dave Allison”
By the way Dave lives outside the US, and it’s amazing how many folks we are helping in countries all around the world. Here’s another email…
“Mike, I have been using the threelac and inulation for almost 2 weeks now. This past week was horrible, my head hurt so bad and my body ached so bad, nauseated. But then yesterday I finally had a break through. I did not have brain fog and actually went on a date with my husband. I felt like my old self and I can’t honestly say when the last time I enjoyed life like that. Thank God for my great friend Carolle N. that told me to contact you. So am definitely looking forward to better days ahead. You can share this with others if you like. Trish” And just one more…
“Hello Mike, I have to say thanks so much I am going on my 3rd week taking threelac and i love it sooooooooo much. My very much gas & bloated stomach along with diarrhea have gone. I can actually go to a store and stay longer than 5 min without feeling unbalanced. I will continue to take product and keep u updated.”