Hi My name Is Fredrik I Just turned 18 and i am from Sweden so sorry if the english is not the best.
1 Year agoo I started to Get depression ,suicidal toughts, and skin rashes/red tiny dots -aka Keratosis Pelaris the diagnosis of what the skin dots are is not of importance it is what is creating it,, lookd like thousands of little red goose bumps .
i should say that at the time i did smoke alot of marijuana for 3 months dont know if it can contribute to anything like toxic liver,fungal overgrowth etc,
I went to The dermatologist and they said basicly try this exfoliating cream that i had allready tried and it made my skin even worse.
Then i heard some people talking about the link between candida/leaky gut and keratosis pilaris (the red skin dots.
i consulted a candida/leaky gut specialist in London and went there to do a test called vega-test or computerized-electro-dermal screening as it is also known as, it basicly compare your bodys frequency to the foods you may have a weakness for they often uses this tool for candida leaky gut, parasites ,cemcichal sensitivty ,heavy metals and other common health tests you can make today.
they tested 113 foods and i was sensitive to yeast, wheat , egg , Sugar , vinegar, peanuts ,pistachio, mushroom, soy sauce ,chocolate, fizzy drinks, and some fruits.
They told me i had fungal overgrowth and a leaky gut , stressed adrenals and a toxic liver.
And got a diet and some suplements for this.
so before i went on the candida diet and avioded all the foods that they told me to avoid, i actualy ate alot of them the first 2 months becouse the cravings for this food was to strong and i took half of the suplements for candida and then stoped and then 3 weeks later i took the rest..
so that suplementation didnt go to well and i started getting more and more red dots coating hole surface of the skin on legs, arms, shoulders , etc and i went on the candida diet verry strictly and avioded everything that was bad to eat on a candida diet ,,and i didnt eat to mouch carbs , etc i have basicly been eating fish , tofu , meat and brown rice and alot of salad and veggies the past 7 months .
everytime o eat i get this tingeling sensation under the skin like somthing is leaking thru and starts to grow on the skin like the red dots this sensation can be made up in my head but when i tryed to eat foods like yeast bread once i feelt it even more could also be made up in my head.-(probably is)
anyway my dots started to get more and more i started i started to get like red lines almost like litle sores/cracks under the skin at my armpits/shoulders chest area and the skin is alot more red and sensitive in this areas.
i started to get (fatigue wich is alot better at the moment) shoulder and neck pain could be becouse of that i dont do sport more , brain fog , loss of concentration , poor memory , irrability and anger outbursts ,
and the most frustrating of them all tinitus( wich i got 6 months agoo after getting on the candida diet when i stretch my neck and bite my teeths togheter hard it get worse and sounds even higher, i also started to get heraing difficulty in the left ears some days its better some days its worse and my ears feels sore alot of the time, i have not even listen to any high music the past year.
i also have red dots on the front of the tongue.
And i think its called blood pooling in my feets and head , for example when i have my head down to the ground leaning over the bed down at the floor to pick up somthing i get bright red all over my face and its a high pressure in my head feels like its gonna explode if i stand on my hands i havnt had this before since ive been standing alot on my hands when being younger gymnastics etc.
i have also lost alot of weight the past year and i look verry skinny i cant put on weight could be becouse this new diet i dont know.
3 months agoo aproximatly 6 months of being strictly on the candida diet i didnt see any improvement i tought the diet alone would do at least somthing,
so i consulted a nutrionist who claimed doing a hair mineral analysis was the best thing to do becouse when adressing the mineral and vitamin defiencies and balancing them, all my symptoms would go away.
so i got the paper and had mineral defiencys in calcium magnesium, copper , manganese , selen , boron , cobalt,
iodine , thalium , bismuth , platinum ,lithium ,
so i got suplements for Vitmanin E and no selen wich i tought was strange since it was low.
then i got somthing to adress blood sugar balance . pancreatic enzymes , calcium , magnesium , B vitamins , copper, thymulus , and a so called sympack with D vitamin , kolin , metonin, co enzyme q10 etc.
i also wonderd why i didnt get any suplement for the Iodine deficiency wich could indicate low thyroid functions ?
i have been on the suplements for full time now and nothing has happend it will be intresting when i get the new hair analys home if the deficiency remains.
could the deficiency be becouse of leaky gut and candida that i dont digest food properly and get any nutrient from them ?
Or is it becouse i have knocked out to many foods?
after this mineral and vitamin balancing im in contact with another nutrionist that had a proggrame for me she said ive been on it for about 4 days ,
the suplements are . (SACCHAROMYCES BOULARDII for me to stop reacting to everyfood i eat she says)( CULTURELLE a probiotic)
BIO DOPH 7 PLUS CAPS (a probiotic) HYDROZYME TABS (helps with the breakdown of foods) BIOTICS BIO D MULSION FORTE (vit D is needed to strengthen immunity in the gut) she says,
ALLERGY RESEARCH QUERCETIN 300 to stop the allegic response from food.
she says to me that you cant starve candida and you have to restore the imunity in the gut with good bacteria .
intresting to see if this works. and that im allowed to eat one apple a day.
im not sure its becouse my (iga) levels are high that i react to everyfood i eat i think its couse when nutrients leak thru the gut, the liver cant handle all those toxins and then send them to my biggest oran the skin.
so what should i do am i on the right way or entirly wrong?
Is Castor oil packs good for me ?
i am also wondering about other bacteria/parasites or viruses eggs was indicated as a food sensitvity and the link between salmonella/shigella and leakygut is there.
some people say you cant eat alot of fiber when you have leaky gut etc is this true? and that food combining is good. also that diary, grains and foods that are complex to break down should be avoided couse i dont have enzyme capacity and the internal structure to do so.( what foods are easy to digest?)
i am eating jordan s rubins chicken broth soup that is said to be good with leaky gut.
should i eat alot of alkaline forming food?
and i dont understand you cant eat rawfood when having leky gut becouse you cant break it down but a rawfood diet is famous for being rich in enzymes becouse cooked food dosnt have that ? ( and when having leaky gut you need alot of enzymes)
and im also going to make a a new food sensitvity test called (genova) its in blood.
so where should i start am i on the right way or could the skin rashes tinnitus be from somthing else?
i started eating sprouts last week and , alot of sea vegtabels , some buckwheat (sprouted) not cooked. and some hempseed milk and hempseed protein powder. yoghurt in the morning and lactofermented veggis. and the chicken broth soup.
some people say avoid sulfur contaning food when having leaky gut some say grains some say dairy some say nightshades some say eggs etc .
what to avoid and is there any idea trying to heal a leaky gut before getting rid of candida ?
I do Understand everyone is different and will find his/her way of healing there imbalances, but if anyone have some good valid points or recomendations i will appreciate them,
wow that was all, i will appreciate anyones thoughts about this hole mess . Thanks Fredrik!.
In your hair analysis, did they test for heavy metal contamination like mercury? Have you done any liver flushing? I mostly frequent the Iodine supplementation forum and someone over there told me that the typical way a hair test is read it may miss mercury contamination. Have you had metal (amalgam) fillings in your teeth? It seems like a smart group and you might pose some of your questions to them. Of course the recommendation at the top of the list is going to be iodine and the companion nutrients. If your minerals are low, that for sure is important to get into your diet. I am supplementing with Lugol's iodine and some natural thyroid hormone, among some other things I'm trying, most recently an essential oil product for parasites from Young Living and Lauricidin, a monolaurin (coconut oil derived product) that is supposed to be effectively anti-bacterial and antifungal without harming the good bugs.
I am not sure what your symptoms would suggest, but I typically hear that skin eruptions happen with things like "liver heat" from a traditional Chinese medicine standpoint (in which case I would probably do some liver flushing since some folks say that also helps their allergies), or because other pathways of elimination are clogged - the colon, kidneys, lymph, liver, etc. and so the body tries to detox through the skin. I have had a "bad gut" for years and tried many things. Actually the diet that helped me the most (when I could stay on it) was the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (also called SCC diet), and I still follow sort of a cheater's version of it. Google it. The premise is that certain types of sugars and carbs have a molecular structure which feeds "bad bacteria" in the gut, whereas others (like fruit and honey, apparently) break down quicker and so do not cause a problem. It's geared toward people with colitis and Crohn's but is supposed to help bowel issues in general. I found it best to avoid the sweeter stuff in the beginning, and better to eat the allowed sugars/carbs separately from protein.
I'm at a point where I'm not sure this is a battle I can ever win, but I'm learning how to manage it. Hopefully you'll have success. At only 18, you haven't had the years of damage that some of us have, so that's in your favor.
i understand your situation totally. in my case food intolerances were terrible too. if you can't handle chocolate or soy, i think it's most definitely liver issues. i however am not a proponent of Liver Flushes so i do coffee enemas and take liver supplements. to tackle the candida and other germs i use oral hydrogen peroxide therapy. and to heal the leaky gut i take L-Glutamine and probiotics.
when i was at my sickest, i also had the "blood pooling" you described and that has cleared up in leaps and bounds. it was so bad, swollen feet and the red face you described. sometimes i got the red dots you describe too, and usually it happened when my liver was stressed. i'm thinking if you clear up the candida and leaky gut issues while detoxifying the liver that all these other annoying symptoms will clear up. i'm finally able to tolerate small amounts of soy and i probably could tolerate chocolate, but i want to work harder on improving my liver before i put that to the test. seriously, a healthy liver makes all the difference. check out the Enema support group on curezone...i swear by the power of coffee enemas.
I really idetify with your story. it's a very difficult and lonely situ to be in.
I would just like to say that stress is a big factor in illnesses like this - do you have any sadness, unfinishes business that upsets you, maybe a hatred for someone, bad childhood experiences etc? learn how to meditate and relax and never over exert yourself. give yourself time everyday to clear your mind and think about the things that are good in your life and do not worry about your weight. you will heal and then you weight will natuarally even out. when you stopped smoking weed did this make you feel stressed? people often smoke it to feel less stressed and chilled but when you stop you feel worse and it aggrevates your health. anxiety can set in.
do not do lots of cardio but do stretching in the mornings as this helps your liver detox as it works hardest at night. you could try a gentle type of yoga, thai chi, y-dan...free videos on youtube. Chinese medicine is very simple and if youre like me, you will get over whelmed by seeing practitioners that give you lots of expensive supplements. There are simpler more natural ways and you can use herbs to help you. Acupuncture and chinese medicine may be the answer for you...or you can try a herbal forum. Also, you could try a book called Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford for some nourishing recipes. Do not eat too much raw salads and veg as they chill your liver. lightly cooked is best. avoid cold foods and drinks....make organic herbal teas and drink lots of warm water with lemon and celtic Sea Salt esp on rising to hydrate you throughly.
For me, I have recently found that all the things I was taking, expensive vitamins etc are just not getting to the route cause of my problems. I've had so many test and spent thousands of pounds.
My liver is getting more and more congested the more supplements i take and in turn your other organs will not function. what you need good wholesome foods esp broths and stews but see what you can tollerate and do it slowly. eat small amounts and often. relax and chew when you eat. try eating lots of in season fruits but on a empty stomach only and avoid anything fatty including avocado, olive oil...lean meats only. you may be ok with a little coconut oil to cook with but test yourself to see how you feel after. your liver will not cope with fats right now.
these are just a few things i put into practice on a daily basis and i'm improving a lot. there are different ways of getting rid of candida. for me eating 500g natural organic yougurt a day has done the trick but you may need to do something like wild oregano oil with olive leaf....you can find it on some forums here. some people prefer taking supplements like three-lac but its expensive and it didnt work for me.
I would love to chat some more with you as i have similar problems but there is a way out! best wishes, j x
Hi blackswan yes i have alot of stress and ofcourse i feel sad from time to time ive bean thru alot since i hit the teens not things i want to discuss on a openforum tho.
i just started taking yoga class last week and soon i will learn and have my own programme to do every morning for 45 min to 1 hour like you said.
i have this book called beat candida cookbook that says that i should try to eat as little salt as possible becouse it stimulats the adrenals to realese its sugarstores or somthing and candida will thrive on that i dont know if its true or not but i guess i could try just with lemon and warm water.
and i think what you say is true that you wont heal just by taking a bunch of expensive suplements you have to adress your imbalances both fysical and psychological.
i do eat 1 apple on a empty stomach once a day some say DO NOT eat any fruit it will make your candida worse but since i started i havnt feelt any change.
the hard thing for me with candida knowing what makes me worse or better is impossible unless i eat the things that aggrivates everyones candida like chocolate yeast moldy food etc , becouse the only symptoms i have is the tinitus and the skin rashes in general then i have the brainfog lack of memory but my symptoms are there all the time and they dosnt change unless i eat yeast and stuff and i become sick for a few days or depressed so thats hard.
i am eating a excellent borth thats very tasty and said to heal leaky gut i have been eating it for just 1 week yet so i dont know if it will but its from jordan s rubins book restore your digestive health you should try it!.
why cant i eat fat so im not able to eat seeds like hempseeds, pumpkin sesame flax sunflower then either?
i dont have mouch fat on my body is taking away the small amount i get really helpfullfor me?
Id also love to chat with you more and you send a email to me or iff you have Hotmail/msn you can add me on Fredde_9999@hotmail.com Thanks :)